Old-Time Piano Champions Set for Livestreamed Performance

Virtual 'Parade of Champions' available free Friday evening

OXFORD, Miss. – Seven champion old-time piano players will perform gems from early American music in a free online concert, slated for 7 p.m. Friday (July 10). “Old-time piano” includes ragtime, blues and early jazz – all American forms of piano playing that were present in the early 20th century. This is the form ofRead the story …

Faculty Leaders Enhance Teaching Methods for Fall

Resilient pedagogy model helps ease potential disruptions in instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring resulted in the transition of classes to online, remote or other alternative formats in a week’s time by University of Mississippi faculty and students. As the university prepares to welcome students back to campus this fall, faculty are relying on a resilient coursework modelRead the story …

Campus Rec Participates in Virtual Intramural Sports Competition

Pandemic inspires esports tournament among Mississippi colleges

OXFORD, Miss. – In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi restructured all in-person activities on campus during the spring and summer terms. Activities such as classes and student advising moved to a remote online structure. Even the Department of Campus Recreation held intramural sports basketball, football and soccer competitions online.Read the story …

Are We There Yet?

Nope. By no means. No way. No. We are not there yet. When I was a kid, my (large) family drove places in a station wagon. Three people were in the front seat, three in the middle seat, two or three in the rear-facing back seat, and one or two in the tiny space betweenRead the story …

School of Education Honors 2020 Practitioners of Distinction

Four professionals lauded for career excellence in field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has named four alumni as Practitioners of Distinction. The recipients are early-to-mid-career professionals with a record of excellence and commitment to education. They will be recognized at a ceremony to be planned later. “Our Practitioners of Distinction are currently immersed in their careers in theRead the story …

UM Announces Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

New 'Campus Ready' plan implements safety and health protocols to prevent COVID spread

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has released its official “Campus Ready” plan that outlines campus operations and modified academic parameters in preparation for faculty, staff, and students to return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while returning to in-person operations, the university is implementing newRead the story …

UM Senior Wins Top College Journalism Honors

Matthew Hendley takes top awards in Louisiana-Mississippi AP collegiate competition

OXFORD Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior, who is spending his summer reporting for News 21 – an award-winning investigative reporting project from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University – recently won two top awards in the college division of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition. Matthew Hendley,Read the story …

English Professor Awarded Fellowship by Academy of American Poets

Beth Ann Fennelly will use part of $50,000 grant to support 2021 Glitterary Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi’s poet laureate, has been honored as a poets laureate fellow by the Academy of American Poets, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry. The $50,000 fellowship will go toward supporting her own workRead the story …

Journalism Students Place in National Hearst Contest

Competition among the most prestigious in collegiate journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Four students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media have been honored with an award in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The students won eighth place in the category of Team Multimedia/News or Enterprise for a project about Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. Website content includedRead the story …

Journalism Instructor Leading Online Freedom of Information Event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will co-sponsor a Zoom event Tuesday (June 23) that explores open meetings, public records and what the public is entitled to know about COVID-19. Ellen Meacham, adjunct instructor of journalism, will lead the 11 a.m. event, which is open to the public.Read the story …