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Sunday, September 21, 2014

University of Mississippi

Poor doesn’t equal failure

Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

Mom – always thinking of everyone else

Co-Publisher Tim Phillips looks back at all his mother has done to help him, his brothers and his family through the years and takes the time to thank her on Mother’s Day weekend. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

University seeks feedback on mascot from alums

University of Mississippi alumni have an opportunity on May 19 to voice their opinion on a new mascot during a focus session on May 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions are limited to 30 people per session, so reservations are necessary by contacting Lynda Walker in the Alumni Office at 915-7375. More information can be found at mascot.olemiss.edu(May 5, 2010, Page 2)

Celebrating Jacob Thompson’s 200th birthday

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look at the accomplishments of one of Oxford’s most distinguished citizens, Jacob Thompson as the University Museum, the city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation gets set to celebrate Thompson’s birthday with a special event on May 11. (April 30, 2010, Page 2B)

Small steps save energy

To help with understanding how small green changes can make a big impact, both on the environment and on your wallet, today’s Green Week activities are focused on helping with energy audits. Outside the student union, members of Habitat For Humanity is working with low-income residents in the Oxford area to provide free consultations and upgrades to lower electric bills. Several university buildings are also competing to see who can reduce their energy consumption the most. A workshop on energy conservation will be open to the community at 2:30 today which looks at the many ways to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

 (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

Choir spans gap

What began as a creative way to raise money for the restoration of the Burns Belfry has spun off an exercise in community building as an ad-hoc choir representing several local churches has been rehearsing for its part in The Worship Experience event set for Friday at the Ford Center. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

Origins of Ole Miss Rebels and Colonel Rebel

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back to the 1930s when the University of Mississippi nicknamed its athletic teams the Rebels and created a mascot named Colonel Rebel. (April 16, 2010, Page 2B)

Courage recalled

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

Searching for ET

Sandip Pakvasa from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii will give a public lecture titled “Galactic Neutrino Communication and SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence).” The public lecture will be given from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall 101 on April 13 the Physics Department at the University of Mississippi.

He will discuss some ideas in the use of neutrinos in communication across the galaxy by advanced civilizations and how we may intercept these signals and discern their presence. He will also discuss a proposal to employ neutrinos to modulate the periods of Cepheid variable stars and use them as beacons as a sort of a galactic semaphore. Previous schemes for detecting ETI have involved electromagnetic radiation while we propose alternatives. The philosophy of searching here is to employ any and all possible methods to search for ETI communication and in particular the ones we suggest require only the examination of already existing data or data soon to be forthcoming. (April 6, 2010)

Before we were the Ole Miss Rebels

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at who the Ole Miss Rebels were before they were Rebels. He traces them back to their days as the Red and Blue and then the Mississippi Flood, a name picked in a contest in the 1920s. (April 2, 2010, Page 3B)

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