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Clifton Taulbert to Deliver Lecture Tuesday

OXFORD, Miss. – International lecturer, entrepreneur and Pulitzer-nominated author Clifton Taulbert will speak Tuesday (Feb. 9) on his new book “The Invitation” at the University of Mississippi. The lecture, hosted by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is set for 5 p.m. in Weems AuditoriumRead the story …

Famed Mississippi Author to Deliver Talk on Black Wall Street

Clifton Taulbert shares perspectives with UM community via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi author and business consultant Clifton Taulbert will discuss the history of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a virtual lecture Wednesday (Oct. 14), hosted by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi. Free and open to the public, the noon event is setRead the story …

UM Launches StrengthsFinder Coaching Program

New initiative to assist students, faculty and staff in developing leadership skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Recognizing the importance of skilled leadership, the University of Mississippi has launched a new initiative to coach students, faculty, staff and members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. StrengthsFinders has been adopted by the Ole Miss Student Union to pursue use of an overarching leadership inventory that is exciting and engaging for students, staffRead the story …

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned

OXFORD, Miss. – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started. Nichols enrolledRead the story …

Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research

Amber Hodge to continue dissertation work at University of Virginia's academic libraries

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Amber Hodge has received a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature, which funds a month of research at the University of Virginia’s expansive academic libraries. Hodge, who is working toward a Ph.D. in English literature with a graduate minor in gender studies, will continue work on her dissertation,Read the story …

Famed Mississippi Author to Share Inspiring Message with UM Students

Clifton Taulbert on campus to speak with CEED Innovation Scholars

OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute of Public Service and Community Engagement will host “An Evening with Clifton Taulbert” from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Bryant Hall gallery to discuss his career as an entrepreneur, businessman, Pulitzer-nominated author and U.S. Air Force veteran. Taulbert’s books illustrate the power of incorporating community engagementRead the story …

Rudy Kittlitz Remembers Alma Mater through Generous Donation

Successful chemical engineer becomes major donor to School of Engineering

Since he graduated from the University of Mississippi half-a-century ago, Rudolf “Rudy” G. Kittlitz Jr. (BSChE 57) has enjoyed a long and prosperous career. Not one to forget where he came from, the retired chemical engineering alumnus has become a major donor to the School of Engineering at his beloved alma mater. “For the pastRead the story …

Students Win Journalism Awards at Various Conferences

More than 50 honors in regional competition include work in newspaper, TV, radio and online

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students earned more than 50 awards in three regional contests this spring for their outstanding work in newspaper, television, radio and online journalism. “The Student Media Center is one of the best recruiting tools for the university and the Meek School,” said Patricia Thompson, assistant dean for student mediaRead the story …

UM Students Sweep Public Relations Association of Mississippi Awards

Twelve Ole Miss students honored out of 14 winners, including Best in Show

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi public relations students and recent graduates swept the awards in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi student competition, with one student winning overall Best in Show. Only 14 total students from around the state won awards, and students from the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media won 12Read the story …

McLean Institute Teams with Newton Schools for Virtual Reality Project

Classroom technology places school system at forefront of VR movement in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi has partnered with the Newton Municipal School District to introduce virtual reality education in the state. “The McLean Institute has an ambitious, statewide mission to fight poverty through education,” said Albert Nylander, McLean Institute director and UM professorRead the story …