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Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence

Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence The 29th annual Mississippi Universities Higher Education Appreciation Day—Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program recognized Robert Brown, professor of political science (left), and Rod Bridges, president of the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body and a public policy leadership and pre-med major in the Sally […]

Peace Society Annual Conference

International Conference at UM Focuses on Global Conflict Management 49th annual meeting of Peace Science Society unites preeminent group for discussion, research NOVEMBER 16, 2015 | BY EDWIN SMITH David Carter of Princeton University answers questions after speaking at the 49th Annual North American meeting of the Peace Science Society (International). Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications […]

Learning Lessons from Haley Barbour’s Career

Learning Lessons from Haley Barbour’s Career Initiative launched to honor former governor through UM political science department NOVEMBER 4, 2015 | BY TINA HAHN An initiative is underway to honor two-term Mississippi governor and national political leader Haley Barbour at the University of Mississippi, with a goal of attracting $1.5 million for a faculty chair […]

Scholarship Honors Retired Professor

Scholarship Honors Retired Professor UM political science alumni and friends have honored Goberdhan Bhagat, who taught in that department for 30 years before retiring in 1994, with a scholarship endowment in his name. Bhagat (affectionately known as GB) joined the faculty after serving as a diplomat for the Indian government in the United Nations. “GB […]

Former Political Science Chair Robert B. Albritton II Fondly Remembered Former Political Science Chair Robert B. Albritton II Fondly Remembered UM administrators, faculty members recall late colleague and mentor as a great leader, example SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 BY EDWIN SMITH Robert Bynum Albritton II, chair and professor emeritus of political science, is being fondly remembered by his University of Mississippi colleagues as a visionary […]

Student Finds Calling Through DC Internship


Robert Brown | Photo by Robert Jordan, UM Communications

Robert Brown Is UM Teacher of Year

Political science professor receives Elsie M. Hood Award at Honors Convocation During Robert D. Brown’s 24 years of teaching at the University of Mississippi, the popular faculty member has earned many honors, but receiving the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award Thursday ranks as his most rewarding. The professor of political science was presented the […]

Scholarships pay tribute to former Speaker of the House, attorney Tim Ford

By Tina Hahn  |  March 11, 2015 The University of Mississippi is mourning the loss of dedicated alumnus Tim Ford – who was a longtime speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, successful attorney and strong proponent of education – and students are being encouraged to expand his rich legacy of public service. The Tim […]

Winkle’s Vast Contributions Honored with Fund Promoting Faculty Excellence

For nearly four decades, UM political science professor John Winkle has impacted the lives of his students and devoted ample time to academic endeavors across campus. In honor of his years of service, the University of Mississippi has established the John W. Winkle III Fund for Faculty Excellence. The initiative will attract funds for faculty […]

Maj. Gen. James E. Donald Inducted in Alumni Hall of Fame

The highest annual honors for alumni who have made an outstanding contribution through good deeds, services, or contributions, admitted retired Maj. Gen. James E. Donald of Atlanta to the University of Mississippi Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2012. Donald, former chairman of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, earned the Bronze Star for his bold […]