Environmental Passion Earns UM Student a Udall Scholarship

Taylor Cook (third from left) was shocked at the announcement she has received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship. Cook is the second University of Mississippi student to earn the honor. UM photo by Robert Jordan

Taylor Cook (third from left) was shocked at the announcement she has received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship. Cook is the second University of Mississippi student to earn the honor. UM photo by Robert Jordan

OXFORD, Miss. – When Taylor Cook walked into the chancellor’s office at the University of Mississippi, she was not expecting to see a roomful of smiling faces.

But that is what she got at a surprise reception to congratulate her on winning the 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, which provides $5,000 for one year of study. She is the second UM student to achieve this honor.Read the story …

Scholar to Discuss Concept of Incarnation in Spanish Literature for Annual Longest Lecture

Frederick A. de Armas

A distinguished Spanish literature scholar and professor in the humanities at the University of Chicago will discuss the “Spanish Golden Age” Tuesday (Nov. 29) at the University of Mississippi.

is set to deliver the 51st annual Christopher Longest Lecture at 6 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium. A reception precedes the lecture at 5 p.m., and both events are free and open to the public.

His talk, “Art Made Flesh: Ekphrasis of Incarnation from Cervantes and Lope de Vega to Galdós and Vargas Llosa,” focuses on a curious metamorphosis used by Spanish writers from the 17th century to the present, looking at instances where descriptions of a work of art within a text lead to incarnation.Read the story …