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Interview: Professor Conor M. Dowling

UM political scientist explains what mid-term results could mean for the US NOVEMBER 9, 2022 Conor M. Dowling, professor of political science at the University of Mississippi, joined WTVA 9 News TODAY in Tupelo to talk about what the November 8 election mid-term results could mean for the country. What are the most significant aspects […]

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Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University […]

Beloved Political Science Professor Mourned by Campus Community

Mississippi constitution expert John W. Winkle III leaves impressive legacy at UM NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT John W. Winkle III was a monumental figure at the University of Mississippi. He won virtually every teaching award the university offers, served as chair of the Department of Political Science more than once and contributed to […]

Thomas Lee, a graduate student in the UM School of Journalism and New Media, encourages other Ole Miss students to 'put themselves out there' when looking at internship and employment opportunities. The Gulfport native took a chance and landed a summer internship at ad agency network BBDO Worldwide. Submitted photo

Putting Yourself Out There

UM students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide AUGUST 12, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik […]

University of Mississippi political science students in Dr. Matthew Becker’s study abroad class at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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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 […]