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Kristi-H.-Johnson

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned two degrees in air and space law from UM JUNE 22, 2020 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. […]


COVID Clash: When Chief Executives Disagree

UM political scientist explains the fed-state dustup MAY 6, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL COVID-19 has a political face – and it’s not always pretty. Why are state governments jousting with the federal government about policies, payments and procedures in response to the pandemic? According to Marvin King, an associate professor in the University of Mississippi […]


Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


The Road from Self-Doubt to Truman Finalist

UM student leader finds clarity in application process for prestigious national scholarship MARCH 2, 2020 BY JB CLARK When Joshua Mannery found out he was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, he was shocked and excited, but the possibility of winning $30,000 in scholarship funding wasn’t what excited him most. Rather, it was the affirmation of […]


UM Student Named Truman Finalist

Jackson native, student leader Joshua Mannery to interview for scholarship in March February 21, 2020 by JB Clark OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Mannery, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that comes with national recognition for potential as a public service leader and up […]