Generations: The University of Mississippi Then and Now

Four Black families share perspectives on their UM experience

OXFORD, Miss. – When civil rights activist James Meredith (BA 63) integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he made it possible for thousands of other Black people to follow him, including his late son Joseph, who received a doctorate in business administration in 2002, and granddaughter Jasmine, who received a master’s degree in integratedRead the story …

Legacy Celebration Honors Meredith, African American Firsts

Alumni return to alma mater for recognition and reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – Memories and laughter filled the air and a few tears filled some eyes as dozens of African Americans who achieved “firsts” at the University of Mississippi returned to their alma mater for the Legacy Celebration. Drawing more than 300 people, the Friday (Sept. 30) event in the Johnson Commons Ballroom was partRead the story …

A Seat for Everyone at the Longest Table

UM hosts students, faculty, staff, community members for dinner and diverse discussions

OXFORD, Miss. – Throughout much of the University of Mississippi‘s history, students such as James Meredith have been an integral part of spurring the change seen on campus today. To honor such students and promote conversation and fellowship, the Longest Table returns from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 2) in the Circle. The freeRead the story …

Meredith Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM Integration

Alumnus creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students

OXFORD, Miss. – A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic achievement that opened the door for thousands of other students. The James H. Meredith Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by UM alumnus Dr.Read the story …

Library Events Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Integration

Alumna Dottie Chapman Reed, research librarians offer historical account, new perspectives

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Libraries‘ Department of Archives and Special Collections is commemorating the university’s 1962 integration with two lectures and an ongoing exhibit. The lectures offer a one-of-a-kind historical perspective and new digital scholarship exploring the response to the integration. From the Depths of the Archives The materials lining the DepartmentRead the story …

Law School to Host Screening of ‘You Asked for the Facts’

Documentary examines Robert F. Kennedy's visit to the university

OXFORD, Miss. – In conjunction with the week of events marking 60 years of integration at the University of Mississippi, the School of Law will host a screening of the PBS syndicated documentary film “You Asked for the Facts: Robert Kennedy at the University of Mississippi” on Monday (Sept. 26). The film chronicles U.S. Sen.Read the story …

Documentary Offers Detailed Portrait of James Meredith

Screening of film presenting civil rights icon's life, history and impact set for Tuesday

OXFORD, Miss. – A documentary about the life and sociocultural contributions of James Meredith will be screened next week at the University of Mississippi. “Mississippi Messiah” provides a comprehensive biography of Meredith, who integrated the university in 1962. The screening, at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) in Fulton Chapel, is among a series of eventsRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s Isom fellows. “The fellows this year had such interestingRead the story …

NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three students. Athena Flint, aRead the story …

University Supports Staff Members’ Creativity with New Residency

Application deadline is May 23

University of Mississippi staff members on the Oxford campus may apply for Staff Creative Residencies, one-week opportunities to work on individual creative projects. The initiative, conceived by the Mississippi Lab and funded by the Office of the Provost, supports projects such as painting, photography, woodworking, writing, video game design, music composition, quilting and more. “JustRead the story …