Dance Company Celebrates Modern Dance with ‘Calling Terpsichore!’

Annual showcase features range of styles during performances being staged this weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – In Greek mythology, Terpsichore is known as the goddess of dance. So it is only fitting that she should make an appearance at this year’s annual showcase from the University of Mississippi‘s resident modern dance company, Mississippi: The Dance Company. “Calling Terpsichore!” will open in Meek Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 22), withRead the story …

‘Evicted’ Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller

OXFORD, Miss. – The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019. Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, “Evicted” was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction forRead the story …

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston

OXFORD, Miss. – The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, received acclaim for his latest album, “Citizen,” and a series of 10 sold-out concerts with two dancers at the Royal OperaRead the story …

‘We Shall Overcome’ Set for Tuesday Show at Ford Center

Musical production celebrates life, work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OXFORD, Miss. – Versatile recording artist Damien Sneed brings his production of “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.” to the University of Mississippi for a Tuesday (Feb. 12) performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This multimedia production combines the culture of African-American music traditions throughout the period ofRead the story …

‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life

Director promises a show 'like nothing you've ever seen before' in Ole Miss Theatre production

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when the lights go out on society as we know it? The first show of the Ole Miss Theatre spring 2019 performance season offers a challenging – and strangely comforting – answer to that question. “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,” written by Anne Washburn, opens Friday (Feb. 8) in Meek Auditorium at the University ofRead the story …

Department of Theatre and Film Gets Showcase at Oxford Film Festival

New collaboration provides opportunities for filmmakers across campus, region

OXFORD, Miss. – A rising new cinema star will debut at next week’s Oxford Film Festival: the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. “Ole Miss Theatre & Film Presents,” a block of films curated by the faculty of the department’s new film production emphasis, in its second semester, will screen Saturday (Feb. 9); the festivalRead the story …

University Wraps Up 15th Speaker’s Edge Competition

More than 100 students show off public speaking skills in annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 business and accountancy students tackled ethical issues ranging from gender discrimination to embezzlement and pitched ideas for boosting the workplace at the University of Mississippi’s annual Speaker’s Edge competition. They were joined by 69 judges and 17 coaches for this year’s speaking competition, a partnership between the university’s SchoolRead the story …

Virtual Classrooms Deliver Real Advantage for UM Education Majors

Mixed-reality teaching experience helps students develop skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Meet Ava and Dev. They are in middle school. Ava is quick-thinking and decisive and likes to be challenged with new ideas and concepts. Dev is a rule-follower who is self-driven with high standards. Ava and Dev are not your average students. In fact, they are not even real students at all.Read the story …

Retired New York Times Journalist Named Overby Center Senior Fellow

Greg Brock will share insights from distinguished career as center's latest honoree

OXFORD, Miss. – Veteran journalist Greg Brock, whose 43-year-career included positions at some of the country’s largest and most respected newspapers, has been named a senior fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi. His appointment was announced by Charles Overby, chairman of the Overby Center, an institute devoted to creating aRead the story …

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ Tour Brings Holiday Spirit to UM

Young dancers from across north Mississippi get chance to perform with Moscow Ballet

OXFORD, Miss. – The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is coming to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30). The Moscow Ballet has toured annually with the “Great Russian Nutcracker” since 1993. This year, the show is being performed in more than 100 cities, featuringRead the story …