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Matthew Becker visits Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2022.

UM Research Associate Attends Workshop on Russia, Eastern Europe

Develops projects focused on Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative,’ Serb nationalism NOVEMBER 14, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi research associate was selected to attend a workshop that brought together experts interested in engaging the public with their knowledge of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Matthew Becker, research associate for outcomes assessment and […]

Dustin Todd

Alumnus Helps Improve Facilities for Ole Miss Student-Athletes

Dustin Todd cites myriad of experiences, importance of athletics for regional economy as motivators NOVEMBER 4, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY A young University of Mississippi graduate’s desire to give back to his alma mater was borne from a myriad of experiences, including memorable football games he attended, involvement in campus politics and family ties to […]

Master Sgt. Anthony Douglas & Haley Barbour

State, National Leaders Share Insights on Leading Through Disaster

Panel discusses leadership through tragedy, crisis at Ford Center event SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five state and national leaders shared lessons from their struggles and successes of leadership in crisis Thursday evening (Sept. 14) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. With former Sen. Trent Lott moderating, former […]

Lake Dodson (right) meets Enobot Agboraw

Political Science Major Making Case for Nuclear Alternative

UM senior working to decrease international tension over nuclear weaponry AUGUST 17, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN A University of Mississippi senior political science major is working to spread the word about a seldom-used radioactive element that he believes can help solve energy needs and lessen the threat of nuclear conflict. Lake Dodson, of Madison, believes that thorium […]

Patrick Dean

Alumnus’ New Book Explores Life of Early American Naturalist, Artist

Text details the multifaceted, complicated history of Mark Catesby JUNE 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Outdoor and environmental author Patrick Dean will sign his new book, “Nature’s Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World,” at Square Books in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. June 19. The text tells the story of Catesby, a […]

Oxford Conference for the Book

For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly appreciate the extraordinary […]

Voter Friendly University

UM Named a Voter-Friendly University

Students take lead on voter registration, education and civic leadership MAY 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi has been named a “voter-friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center‘s Campus Vote project. The Campus Vote Project, in coordination with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, recognizes institutions that have dedicated effort to […]

Heather McMahan

Alumni Give Guidance to the Class of 2023

Notable UM alumni encourage leadership, kindness and pursuing passions When the members of the class of 2023 graduate on May 13, they’ll complete one journey and commence the next. Building on the legacies they’ve established at the University of Mississippi, they are ready to go forth and apply the talents, education and verve they’ve developed […]

Allyson Hopper was chosen as Miss University and will compete in the Mississippi pageant in June. Submitted photo

Journey to Commencement—Pursuit of Service

Allyson Hopper concentrates on community and effecting change. MAY 9, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Allyson Hopper, the University of Mississippi’s Rebelette captain and Miss University, is devoted to serving her community. A political science major with an emphasis in law and courts, she aims to attend a law school with a criminal justice program. “I […]

Heidi Myers takes a senior photo on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Submitted photo

Journey to Commencement—The Definition of Determination

Heidi Myers wills her way through a semester with cancer. MAY 8, 2023 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Heidi Myers took 15 hours of classes plus a lab during the spring semester of her sophomore year at the University of Mississippi. No big deal, right? The impressive part is she did it while undergoing chemotherapy, and she […]