Gift Helps Provide a Welcome Table

Fellowship fund furthers foodways research for UM graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The work of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi sets a welcome table where all may gather to consider the history and future of the South with respect and reconciliation. The work pursued by the SFA, a member-supported organization housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture,Read the story …

Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates UM alumna's 'spirit of giving'

OXFORD, Miss. – One Christmas Eve afternoon when Dr. Jane-Claire Williams was 9 years old, her family piled into their car and drove from their home in Jackson to a neighborhood in another part of town where homes were smaller and the lawns weren’t as manicured. They stopped at one of those homes and deliveredRead the story …

Chócala Plays Twice at UM this Week

Band infuses Latin rhythm, rock, jazz and blues

OXFORD, Miss. – Chócala, a Latin band from Charlotte, North Carolina, is performing in Oxford this week, and fans have two opportunities to catch their music at the University of Mississippi. The band, which was slated Thursday evening on “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” will play a live concert event at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 11)Read the story …

Opioid Researcher to Deliver 2019 Waller Lecture

Laura Bohn has participated in eight patents related to opioids

OXFORD, Miss. – Laura M. Bohn, professor of molecular medicine and neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the 2019 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi. The Oct. 11 lecture, “Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve Therapeutic Potential,” will build on her nearly three decades of research into the impact ofRead the story …

Author of ‘Crazy Love’ to Speak at UM

Wednesday public event features Steiner on domestic violence

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Crazy Love,” brings her compelling story of love and domestic violence to the University of Mississippi on Wednesday (Oct. 9). Free and open to the public, the 7 p.m. program is slated for The Pavilion at Ole Miss. October is NationalRead the story …

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, for two months, being immersed in what’sRead the story …

FedEx Gift Honors Ducker

Donation for UM alumnus benefits university's academic and athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi, FedEx Corp. honored Ole Miss alumnus Mike Ducker upon his retirement as a longtime leader of the global transportation company. “Whether in Europe, Asia or the Americas, Mike Ducker always answered the call when FedEx asked him to lead in a variety ofRead the story …

First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer

Price Walden brings rarely-heard Schumann and original compositions to Bryant Hall at midday

OXFORD, Miss. – Composer and pianist Price Walden is set to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) for the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series at the University of Mississippi. The 45-minute program, in the gallery of Bryant Hall, is free and open to the public. Lunches are welcome. It includes worksRead the story …

New Women’s Council Scholarship Honors Longtime Leader

Guest retires after helping build the University of Mississippi Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Almost every morning of her tenure as vice president of the University of Mississippi Foundation, Sandra Guest walked the grounds of the Brandt Memory House, picking up a stick here, tending a plant there, watering a fern or envisioning a new way to add beauty to her surroundings. Her dedication to theRead the story …

Late Sen. Cochran’s Legacy Expanded

Donors join to build resources for scholarships and archives at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi – as well as the state and nation – lost one of its strongest voices of support with the passing of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on May 30. Thanks to alumni and friends dedicated to expanding his legacy, an endowment has been established for scholarships, educational opportunities andRead the story …