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UM Graduates’ DaisNotes App Offers New Connection Tool

Platform connects students to help build lifelong friendships, academic support networks August 24, 2021 by Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi alumni have developed an app that boldly aims to solve a very common problem: the feeling of being disconnected. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort […]


Dr. Riley

Alumni Spotlight—Meet Dr. Emmitt Riley III

UM Doctoral Alumni Are Leaders August 10, 2021 Courtesy of the University of Mississippi Graduate School Newsletter Dr. Emmitt Riley III is a down-to-earth Mississippi Delta man who shares insightful information on American Politics today. Riley hails from Itta Bena, Mississippi, and he attended college at Mississippi Valley State University—earning a bachelor’s degree in both […]


Building A Strong Foundation

Smiths’ Love for the Humanities Inspires Gift to Liberal Arts June 8, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight A lifetime of love for the humanities inspired a Natchez, Mississippi, couple to provide academic support to the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts. When Carolyn and Marion Smith were briefed on the crucial call for funding […]


Molly Harris

Alumni Spotlight: Molly Harris

As volunteers manager with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Molly Harris (BA political science 14) played a role in the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. She was selected to lead the recruitment, training, and management of approximately 300 volunteers. “I saw everything you didn’t see on TV and […]


This year’s Hall of Fame members are Shelby D’Amico, Harrison McKinnis and Robert Wasson, all of Madison; Victoria Green, of Canton; Asia Harden, of Greenville; Swetha Manivannan, of Collierville, Tennessee; Joshua Mannery, of Jackson; Gianna Schuetz, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Robert “Cade” Slaughter and Madison Thornton, both of Hattiesburg.

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership April 9, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student […]


Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM’s role in success February 24, 2021 by Michael Newsom Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, […]


Patrick Dean

Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Dean

Meet alumnus Patrick Dean (BA political science 81), whose book A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali America’s Wildest Peak is being published by Simon & Schuster on March 2, 2021. He grew up in the Mississippi Delta towns of Cleveland and Leland and now lives in Monteagle, Tennessee. How did your interest […]


Honorees (from left) Vaughn Grisham and John Winkle are pictured at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College with Dean Doug Sullivan-Gonzalez.

A Gift that Honors

UM Endowment Pays Tribute to Former Faculty Members December 23, 2020 by Bill Dabney A $100,000 gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) pays tribute to two former University of Mississippi faculty members — one for his innovative approach to instruction and the other for his impact on the donor’s education and career […]


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Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics OCTOBER 20, 2020 BY JB CLARK The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, […]


Jennie Lightweis-Goff

Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the […]