Professor Lands in Nashville Film Festival with ‘Son of Sun’

Theatre and Film's Rory Ledbetter recalls being awestruck filming inside birthplace of rock 'n' roll

OXFORD, Miss. – Rory Ledbetter received a pleasant surprise in his inbox recently. According to the out-of-the-blue email, the University of Mississippi theatre arts professor is making an unexpected appearance in this year’s Nashville Film Festival, set to take place virtually Oct. 1-7. “Son of Sun,” a narrative short film that Ledbetter had acted inRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Lifetime Educators

Church group gift establishes fund for Ole Miss doctoral students

OXFORD, Miss. – The contributions of lifelong educators are being honored by their church group with a scholarship to assist doctoral students in the University of Mississippi School of Education. With a gift of $30,000, the Pamela P. and Jerome W. Smith Excellence in Education Leadership Scholarship Fund honors the Smiths, both of whom haveRead the story …

New Podcast Shares Music from Faculty and Students

Department of Music celebrates relationship with its audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – During a time when performing arts organizations everywhere have hit the pause button on their seasons because of the coronavirus, the University of Mississippi Department of Music is looking for new ways to connect with audiences through music. From this exploration, a podcast was born. The “yoU Me Music Hour” is aRead the story …

Donors Help Fulfill Student Pharmacists’ Dream

Additional support will provide essential medical resources for professional students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student pharmacist Zoe Thaw decided to study pharmacy after seeing the vital work performed by pharmacists in her hometown of Brandon. The first-year professional student fell in love with the profession as she interacted with the practitioners and witnessed the difference they made in patients’ lives. Pharmacists are againRead the story …

Operation Immunization Brings Flu Shots to Ole Miss Community

Student pharmacists will offer drive-thru flu shots on select dates

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is conducting its annual Operation Immunization to provide flu shots to the Ole Miss community. Operation Immunization is an immunization awareness campaign designed to increase the public’s knowledge while increasing the number of adults receiving immunizations. “With fluRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Alumna and Her Fight Against Cancer

MacEacherns establish endowment in memory of wife, mother

OXFORD, Miss. – Armed with a University of Mississippi education, School of Pharmacy alumna and cancer survivor Jane MacEachern devoted her professional career to the fight against cancer through research and drug trials. To pay tribute to their late wife and mother, Doug MacEachern and his son, Taylor MacEachern, have created the Jane B. MacEachernRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

Early tests show spray effective in blocking virus from attaching to cells

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it’s something that you can easily carry in your bag. The treatment would take the form of a nasal sprayRead the story …

Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing Announces Fiction Shortlist

Partnership with Oxford Conference for the Book aids mission to celebrate authors, books and reading

OXFORD, Miss. – The judges for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing have announced their 2019 fiction shortlist. The three finalists for this year’s prize are Chanelle Benz, for “The Gone Dead”; Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, for “The Revisioners”; and De’Shawn Charles Winslow, for “In West Mills.” The Willie Morris Awards are administered by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric atRead the story …

We All Share Responsibility for Keeping Our Campus Healthy

The Mississippi State Department of Health publishes a weekly summary of COVID-19 cases in Lafayette County. In the week ending Aug. 1, 864 cases were reported. The next week, there were 966. The week ending Aug. 15 had 1,063 cases; the next week, 1,160; and the following week, 1,413. The week ending Sept. 5 talliedRead the story …

New Recordings Show Strengths, Interests of Music Faculty

Albums offer varied takes on collaboration

OXFORD, Miss. – For faculty members at the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Music, balancing teaching, research, and advising with professional music careers is a way of life. Many professors travel to perform and teach, and quite a few are standing members of ensembles around the country. Two of these faculty members – flutist NaveRead the story …