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Derrick Jones

University Names New FASTrack Director

Experienced educator Derrick Jones joins university’s learning community MAY 2, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has selected Derrick T. Jones as the new director of the FASTrack: Foundations of Academic Success Track program. Jones previously served as executive director of Upward Bound at Mississippi Valley State University, which […]

Program cover for 2023 CLA Awards Ceremony

College of Liberal Arts Celebrates Outstanding Accomplishments

Recognizes stellar students, teachers, staff, and alumni APRIL 28, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Students, teachers, staff, and alumni were honored by the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts at a campus celebration on April 27. “The inaugural College of Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony celebrates some of the outstanding individuals who make our university a special […]

Spring breaks forth on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus in front of Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts.

College of Liberal Arts to Host Inaugural Awards Ceremony

Honoring University of Mississippi students, teachers, staff, and alumni in the liberal arts APRIL 20, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT The inaugural University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Commons Ballroom. Outstanding students, teachers, staff, and alumni will be recognized at […]

Program cover for 2023 CLA Awards Ceremony

Inaugural College of Liberal Arts Award Ceremony

The College of Liberal Arts Annual Awards Ceremony recognizes recipients of the College-level teaching and research faculty awards, staff awards, Ventress Scholars (undergraduate students graduating with a major in the College with a 4.0 GPA), the James Meredith Changemaker Award, and the Early Impact and Hall of Fame Alumni Awards. The award event is also […]

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 […]

Melanie Ho

Southern Documentary Project Director Earns Two Fellowships

Melanie Ho plans to use award to network with other emerging storytellers and hone skills MARCH 10, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Melanie Ho, producer-director at the Southern Documentary Project and an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, has enjoyed many accolades the past few months. […]

Derrick Harriell

Derrick Harriell Named Director of African American Studies Program

New leader plans to hire faculty and create innovative programming to boost profile FEBRUARY 14, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Derrick Harriell, an associate professor of African American Studies and English at the University of Mississippi, is the new director of the university’s African American Studies program, and he has plans to increase the program’s size […]

Sarah Rodriguez

Using Oral Histories as an ‘Avenue to Difficult Truth-telling’

Sarah Rodriguez blends love for food and meaningful conversation at Southern Foodways Alliance FEBRUARY 6, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Sarah Rodriguez engages with people through her work as an oral historian, honing skills such as honesty and empathy building. She also enjoys connecting with them over a meal, which is not surprising, given her […]

Laura Martin

University Partners with HUD Higher Education Network

Collaboration to focus on areas such as housing access, eviction prevention OCTOBER 27, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Laura Martin, associate director of the University of Mississippi‘s Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and director of M Partner, has been appointed to a national think tank devoted to building relationships between higher education and […]

Kevin Cozart, operations coordinator in the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, displays photo portraits of LGBTQ Mississippians that he captured during his staff creative residency. Photo by Bruce Newman Photography

Staff Members Complete Inaugural Creative Residencies

Fifteen tackle outside projects that fuel progress, plan Sept. 1 presentation for results AUGUST 17, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Fifteen University of Mississippi staff members recently completed their first week of a residency aimed at allowing them to advance creative projects outside their formal positions.  The participants of the Staff Creative Residencies Initiative were […]