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Haley Barbour Inducted into the AAPC Hall of Fame

JUNE 14, 2022 OLE MISS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BGR Founding Partner Haley Barbour (JD 73) was recently honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s largest and only bipartisan network of political professionals—as an inductee into the AAPC Hall of Fame. Inducted along with Governor Barbour were Alexander Gage and Mandy Grunwald. AAPC annually selects […]


Faculty in the News: Commentary on Russia

May 23, 2022 Susan Hannah Allen, associate professor of political science at the University of Mississippi, was asked to write for Nature on the impacts and implications of sanctions on Russia. “The uncertain impact of sanctions on Russia In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a broad swathe of countries have imposed a bevy […]


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Making Sense of Events in Ukraine

Talk/Panel with Dr. Susan Allen, associate professor of political science; Dr. Joshua First, Croft Associate Professor of History & International Studies; and Dr. Laura Huber, assistant professor of political science; is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 5:30PM in Croft 107. Sponsored by the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, Department of Political […]


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Faculty in the News: Susan Hannah Allen

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unfolds, scholars across the U.S.—and the world—are looking at the ramifications for regular people and for the international community. The Conversation asked three scholars to briefly explain what this attack means for the people of Ukraine and the world. Read “Military experts react to Ukraine invasion, assess […]


Wayne Drinkwater (left) established a $150,000 charitable gift annuity (CGA) which will provide support to the University Libraries while honoring his wife, Ouida Creekmore Drinkwater. Photo by Bill Dabney

A Friend of the Library

Charitable Gift Annuity a ‘Win-Win’ for Donor Supporting UM Libraries JANUARY 18, 2022 BY BILL DABNEY Drinkwater, who earned bachelor’s (political science) and juris doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1971 and 1974 respectively, recently established a $150,000 charitable gift annuity (CGA) which will ultimately provide support to the University Libraries’ areas of […]


UM Alumnus Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

JANUARY 19, 2022 A shareholder attorney at Wise Carter in Jackson, University of Mississippi alumnus Charles E. Cowen (BA history and political science 10, JD 13) was appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a four-year term on Mississippi’s Advisory Committee to the Commission on November 19, 2021. The Commission maintains the United […]


Photo of Chancellor Glenn Boyce (left) and his wife, Emily, greet Elizabeth and Will Galtney, of Houston, Texas, at a reception at the University Museum. The event celebrated the dedication of the museum’s Elizabeth and Will Galtney Greek and Roman Art Wing. Photo by Kirsten Faulkner/University Development

New Home for Greek, Roman Antiquities Dedicated

Event celebrates Galtneys’ generosity, passion for UM, arts and culture NOVEMBER 3, 2021 BY JONATHAN SCOTT OXFORD, Miss. –Elizabeth and Will Galtney’s generous spirit and passion for the arts, culture and all aspects of the University of Mississippi were celebrated recently at the dedication of the Elizabeth and Will Galtney Greek and Roman Art Wing at the University Museum. […]


Political Veterans Talk Problem Solving in a Divided Country

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker share lessons for leading in a polarized nation NOVEMBER 3, 2021 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Two of Mississippi’s major political figures of the modern era used their decades of combined experience recently to share lessons with more than 100 University of Mississippi students about solving problems in […]


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 […]


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 […]