Cantata Celebrates Sojourner Truth

Nicholls State soprano and chamber ensemble to perform Sunday afternoon at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Stanley Friedman didn’t learn about Sojourner Truth growing up. “It just wasn’t taught in segregated white schools in Memphis in the ’50s and ’60s,” said the composer, who teaches composition in the University of Mississippi Department of Music. Upon later discovering this fiery abolitionist and early proponent of women’s rights, Friedman knewRead the story …

UM Names Senior Director of Gift Planning

Byron Liles works to assist individuals with estate, financial goals

OXFORD, Miss. – As the new senior director of gift planning for University Development, Byron Liles hopes to use his expertise and passion to help alumni and friends expand their legacies at the University of Mississippi. “I’m excited to build partnerships on and off campus and to be an advocate for the life-changing opportunities thatRead the story …

Free Concert Celebrates Mississippi Composer

William Grant Still is known as the dean of African-American composers

OXFORD, Miss. – William Grant Still is known around the world for his significant contributions not only to African-American music, but to the American classical music cannon. “The American South is blessed with rich African-American musical traditions, and though we immediately think of jazz and blues, we can also think of classical music,” said GeorgeRead the story …

Burgeoning School of Nursing Program Increases Reach

Move to South Oxford Center will allow program to admit more students and offer more options

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning in the fall, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing will expand its footprint in Oxford with a new space and more students. The next cohort of students pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will number 45, an increase from this year’s class of 30. The eventual goal isRead the story …

Brass and Ivory Trio Explores a Less Traditional Combination

Thursday recital features piano, trumpet and trombone

OXFORD, Miss. – Brass and ivory converge to create a fascinating musical treat for Valentine’s Day at the University of Mississippi. The Brass and Ivory Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14) in Nutt Auditorium, offering an inventive program and rich, beautiful music to those celebrating – or even avoiding – Valentine’s DayRead the story …

University’s Annual Statewide Economic Impact Close to $3 Billion

Study reveals benefits generated by UM for students, taxpayers and society

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s annual economic impact totals $2.9 billion and enables 43,121 jobs across the state, which means that one out of every 37 jobs in Mississippi is supported by the activities of UM and its students. A new report of the university’s impact also revealed a return of $4.40 inRead the story …

Parker Lifeshare Foundation Gift Supports Special Education

School of Education creating program to equip students to teach autistic children

OXFORD, Miss. – With the help of a $470,000 gift from Parker Lifeshare Foundation of Jackson, the University of Mississippi School of Education is designing a program to address the specialized needs of children across the autism spectrum and prepare education professionals who will teach them. According to the 2018 Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee Report,Read the story …

Oxford Piano Trio Celebrates 30 Years of Performance, Friendship

UM professors and longtime collaborators retiring this year

OXFORD, Miss. – When they take the stage Monday evening as Oxford Piano Trio, violinist Robert Riggs, pianist Stacy Rodgers and cellist Sue Gaston will have history – as well as music – on their minds. The Oxford Piano Trio performs the work of Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Eric Ewazen at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 11)Read the story …

Pharmacy Faculty Members Elected to Lead State Organization

UM professors hold all executive roles in Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Four University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy faculty members have assumed new leadership roles within the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy, the state chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Katie Barber, Sally Earl, Melissa Reilly and Seena Haines, who all have appointments in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, are MCCP’sRead the story …

Gift Honors Ole Miss Football Great, Restaurateur

Doug Cunningham's wife sets up scholarship in tribute to his life

OXFORD, Miss. – The late college and pro football player Doug Cunningham enjoyed a life defined by great affection for his family and friends, the University of Mississippi and his two restaurants. But there was something else – the great value he placed on education – and that has inspired a scholarship in his name.Read the story …