Annual UM Pack-a-Thon this Weekend

Feed the Hunger sets goal of packing 150,000 meals for impoverished

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student-led campaign to provide thousands of meals for impoverished children in Kenya, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jamaica and rural Kentucky is once again counting on the Oxford and Lafayette County community for support. The ninth annual Feed the Hunger Pack-a-Thon will be held at Powerhouse Community ArtsRead 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 …

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 …

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 …

Graduate School Expo Set for Feb. 8

Event showcases diverse academic offerings and research opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi hosts a Graduate School Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 8), giving prospective students an opportunity to check out all that the university has to offer.  The event begins with a welcome session in Bondurant Hall, Room 204C. It will give attendees a chance toRead the story …

Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018

Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy,' Chris Offutt's 'County Dark' recognized by AJC

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi faculty members had books recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as among the best pieces of Southern literature published in 2018. Kiese Laymon’s memoir “Heavy” and Chris Offutt’s historical novel “Country Dark” were among 11 titles selected as the best Southern books of 2018 in what AJC arts and books editor SuzanneRead the story …

Fifth Annual Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Set for March 8

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum will be hosted March 8 at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps in Jackson. Formerly known as the Rural Entrepreneurship Forum, the event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the current entrepreneurial climate and future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. Registration beginsRead the story …

UM Faculty Travel across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from the SEC office that bolters intra-SEC collaboration. Participants travel to other SECRead the story …

UM Group, Community Members Visit Lynching Memorial

OXFORD, Miss. – A group of more than 50 people – including University of Mississippi faculty and students, Oxford high school students and community members – recently visited the Equal Justice Museum and Memorial Park in Montgomery, Alabama. The trip, which took place Nov. 3 and was organized by the UM Slavery Research Group, allowed participants to visit theRead the story …

Business School Launches Networking Program

Business Connect will link students with former graduates for employment

OXFORD, Miss. – Gathering leaders from some of the state’s largest businesses for a high-powered reception in Jackson, the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration has kicked off a new networking program to connect students with alumni for employment. The Business Connect program, founded this summer, seeks to determine the hiring/talent acquisition goals ofRead the story …