First-Generation Students to Celebrate Achievements

Events scheduled Nov. 7-10 include kickoff party, coffee and conversation

OXFORD, Miss. – When Julia Peoples enrolled at the University of Mississippi, she was the first in her family to go to college. The Puckett native struggled to find the right fit; that was, until she discovered the First-Generation Student Network as an upperclassman. “The connections were really useful to me as a I workedRead the story …

Visiting Classics Professor to Discuss UM Exhibition

Wayne State University scholar to lecture about '14 Black Classicists' project

OXFORD, Miss. – The photographs and biographies of 14 prominent Black classicists are on display at the University of Mississippi and will be celebrated with a guest lecture on Nov. 3. Michele Valerie Ronnick, distinguished professor of classics at Wayne State University, will discuss the history of Black classicism at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall,Read the story …

UM Team Wins Debate Tournament

Warren Debate Union wins at event hosted by Lewis & Clark College

OXFORD, Miss. – Just months after the Ole Miss Rebels won the 2022 College World Series in baseball, another team representing the University of Mississippi has won a national tournament. The university’s Warren Debate Union took first place in the national competition hosted by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. The duo of KatherineRead the story …

University’s EAC Report Card Posted

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is once again making its Education Achievement Council report card available to the public. The document may be viewed at http://www.mississippi.edu/eac/downloads/2020-2021/um.pdf. To request a copy of the report, email umpr@olemiss.edu. Education Achievement Council report cards for all the state’s universities have been posted online at http://www.mississippi.edu/eac/. The report cardsRead the story …

Sustainability Research by UM Professor, Former Student Earns Notice

Dissertation results on tiny house living published in Journal of Business Ethics

OXFORD, Miss. – The rising cost of housing across north Mississippi, and around Oxford in particular, led a former University of Mississippi graduate student to seek out options, including building a so-called tiny house. The results shaped Derek Ezell’s academic journey to a doctoral degree and led to a research paper that has gotten nationalRead the story …

Kentucky Professor to Discuss Aftermath of Till Murder

Brandon M. Erby to lecture Oct. 25 in Lamar Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – The tragedy is somewhat well known. Emmett Till, 14 years old, was visiting relatives in the Delta town of Money when he was accused of harassing a white woman in a grocery store. Just days later, Till was abducted, brutally beaten and killed. Relatives of the woman were accused of the crimeRead the story …

Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who received his bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting from UM, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22)Read the story …

Barbour, Lott Call for Citizen Leadership

Bipartisanship is key to 'moving Mississippi forward,' former officials say

OXFORD, Miss. – Stating that government effectiveness depends upon the people’s input, former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott challenged listeners Thursday (Oct. 1) at the University of Mississippi to become united in facing society’s challenges. Barbour and Lott led the “Moving Mississippi Forward” discussion at the Overby Center for Southern JournalismRead the story …

James Meredith Honored by Student Organization

Columns Society class named for civil rights icon who integrated university 60 years ago

OXFORD, Miss. – A distinguished student organization at the University of Mississippi has selected James Meredith as the namesake for its 2022-23 class of members. On Oct. 1, 1962, Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the university. Each spring, the outgoing class of the Columns Society is responsible for naming the newRead the story …

Distinguished Alumni to Share Insights at Honors Convocation

Members of Barksdale family also returning for Honors College's 25th anniversary

OXFORD, Miss. – A trio of successful Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College alumni are returning to the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 13) for the fall Honors Convocation. The theme for the convocation is “The Transformational Power of Honors Education at the University of Mississippi.” Former NASA engineer Markeeva Morgan, Nisolo founder-CEO Patrick Woodyard,Read the story …