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Matt Knerr

Journey to Commencement—Ready for the World

Matt Knerr excelled in every aspect of university life and beyond. MAY 5, 2023  BY EDWIN B. SMITH Matt Knerr was already an accomplished student before enrolling at the University of Mississippi in 2019. To say he built on those accomplishments during his four years at UM would be an understatement. A member of the […]

Te’keyra Shelton

Senior Named Inaugural Frezzo Award Winner

Honors College student conducts research on critical race theory MAY 1, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Te’keyra Shelton, a senior from Tupelo, is the inaugural Mark V. Frezzo Human Rights and Social Justice Award winner at the University of Mississippi and recently discussed her research in a campus program. The scholarship award tributes the life […]

Howry Hall

North Mississippi VISTA Project Explores Civil Rights Legacy

Members make connections during experiential learning trip to the Delta APRIL 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT As they begin yearlong terms of service, members of the North Mississippi VISTA Project visited sites in the Mississippi Delta to build relationships among the group and make conceptual connections around poverty alleviation and its connection to racial justice and civil […]

Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

University Celebrates Employee, Community Service

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship APRIL 20, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement recognized outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 18) during its annual Celebration of Service. Honors presented included the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award, the Excellence in […]

James Meredith

Faculty, Staff Honored for Diversity Excellence

Event serves as final celebration in university’s 60 years of integration commemoration APRIL 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi leaders and members of the campus community came together Tuesday (April 11) to honor faculty and staff achievements in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The Honoring Diversity Excellence ceremony and reception came at […]

Annie Cafer. Photo by Thomas Graning

Anne Cafer Named Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Educator to lead research, creative achievement and graduate education MARCH 29, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Nationally recognized rural sociologist Anne M. Cafer has been named as associate dean of research, scholarship and graduate education for the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. Cafer, a leading scholar of community resilience, brings to […]

Sloths live in the tops of trees, making Maya Kaup’s experience as a trained tree climber handy in her research. Submitted photo by Sam Trull

University Sets Inaugural Earth Month Celebration

Expanded calendar of events to include recycling competition, campus farmers market MARCH 28, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the first time, the University of Mississippi is expanding its Green Week to the entire month of April. The new Earth Month celebration will feature more events and opportunities for environmental education and outreach. Since 2009, the […]

Jamarcus Brown (second from left) engages youth from the Boys of Girls Club of Lexington

North Mississippi VISTA Project Persists in Mission to End Poverty

Grisham-McLean Institute recruiting members to fight poverty through education MARCH 9, 2023 BY DAYTON ASHBY The federal AmeriCorps agency has renewed national service grant funding for the Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi. This continues a 12-year investment toward alleviating poverty through the North Mississippi VISTA Project. The […]

Forum Examines Issues of Race and Ethnicity

Interdisciplinary Feb. 27 event to facilitate discussion among faculty, graduate students FEBRUARY 20, 2023 University of Mississippi faculty and graduate students will share their research on race and ethnicity in a Feb. 27 forum. This event begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the first panel will begin at 9 a.m. in the Butler Auditorium […]

Judy Meredith

Judy Meredith Highlights ‘Blasts from the Past’ at UM Keynote

Her documentary about husband James Meredith shown earlier in day FEBRUARY 19, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH AND CLARA TURNAGE Recalling several African American firsts as if they happened only yesterday, Judy Meredith connected them to husband James Meredith’s journey to become the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Before an almost […]