Sarah Isom Center Podcast Puts New Lens on Southern Culture

'Swerve South' examines region's gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – Rock stars. Rebellion. Radical spaces. Welcome to the universe of “Swerve South,” a new podcast produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies.  “Swerve South,” a six-part weekly series that debuted Nov. 27, examines the Deep South through the lenses of gender, feminism, multiculturalism, pop culture and queerRead the story …

Professor Participating in Bridge-Building Mission to Israel

David Holben part of academic exchange exploring country's history, politics and culture

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is preparing to join colleagues from universities and colleges across the country to travel to Israel on the 2019-20 Winter Faculty Fellowship Program. David H. Holben, professor of nutrition and hospitality management, will be among 28 educators to participate in the program, which is a competitive academic fellowshipRead the story …

A Season of Style and Substance

UM student fashion show supports Toys for Tots

OXFORD, Miss. – Fashion and philanthropy will unite to brighten holiday spirits this Friday (Dec. 6) at a University of Mississippi student-organized fashion show. Proceeds from the “Fashion Expo: Schoolin’ Life” event will be donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program that benefits underprivileged children at Christmas.Read the story …

Student Co-Directors Work Against Student Food Insecurity at UM

With community support, Kate Reinhardt and Holten Moreno lead the UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Food Bank provides a discreet and much-needed source for food, hygiene products and more for Ole Miss students and employees each week. Supported primarily through donations, the UM Food Bank provides hundreds of meals each semester. Since the fall semester began in August, the Food Bank, housed inRead the story …

Preserving Precious Artifacts

Two UM professors unite to save university's archaeological collection

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi anthropology professors have received a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to maintain and preserve the university’s archaeological collection, a noted assemblage of as many as 500,000 Native American artifacts stored on the Oxford campus. The grants program, Save America’s Treasures, helps preserve nationally significant historic properties andRead the story …

Arielle Hudson Named UM’s 27th Rhodes Scholar

Tunica native becomes university's first African American female to earn coveted scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Arielle Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar, making her UM’s first African American female to be selected for the prestigious, international scholarship program. Hudson, a senior English education major, was selected after interviews with the officials from the Rhodes Trust on Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Scholarship recipientsRead the story …

Keith Carter Named Ole Miss Athletics Director

Former Rebel Basketball All-American Was 2016 National Fundraiser of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – A nationally recognized fundraiser who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in college athletics, Keith Carter will take the reins of the University of Mississippi athletics department 20 years after leading its men’s basketball program to the top of the Southeastern Conference.   After receiving a unanimous recommendation from the members ofRead the story …

Classics Professor Sees the Writing on the Wall

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons studies ancient Roman graffiti for insights into culture

OXFORD, Miss. – They didn’t have spray paint or Sharpies, but ancient Romans graffitied all over their towns thousands of years ago.  They created political posters, announcements of public events, like gladiators’ competitions, and personal greetings. One surviving salutation to a woman reads “Aniciae feliciter,” or “good tidings to Anicia.” “Without access to paper, people communicatedRead the story …

Q&A with Ole Miss Students Interning for ’60 Minutes,’ Fortune Magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media are in New York this semester, taking classes and interning through the Semester in Journalism program operated by a journalism institute at The King’s College.  “60 Minutes” intern Matthew Hendley is a junior broadcast journalism major from Madison. He has workedRead the story …

UM Student, Alumna Among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Arielle Hudson, Chinelo Ibekwe prepare for interview process for prestigious international award

OXFORD, Miss. – An education major at the University of Mississippi and an engineering alumna are both finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Arielle Hudson, a senior English education major from Tunica, will compete for the scholarship during a series of interviews Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham,Read the story …