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 …

Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3

Lunchtime music series in Bryant Hall continues with Nave Graham

OXFORD, Miss. – The next performance in the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series features flutist and new University of Mississippi instructor of music Nave Graham on Dec. 3. Graham will play three pieces for flute and electronics. One of the pieces is Eve Beglarian’s “I Will Not Be Sad in This World”Read the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Launches Shellfish Aquaculture Podcast

Series produced at UM School of Law tackles 'who, what, where and why' of industry

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law has launched a shellfish aquaculture podcast. The eight-episode “Law on the Half Shell” podcast is part of a National Sea Grant College Program-funded collaboration to examine impediments to shellfish aquaculture across the United States. Kerrigan Herret, a studentRead the story …

Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Set for April 2-3, 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2020 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum is slated for April 2-3, 2020 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. For the first time, the MEF will hostRead the story …

First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Continues Nov. 5

Noontime music series features ambient music this month

OXFORD, Miss. – The First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series has, to date, featured music for piano and for clarinet and piano; cello, flute and voice are slated for upcoming performances. But this Tuesday (Nov. 5), Michael Gardiner will perform on something a little different: his laptop. Gardiner, associate professor of music theoryRead the story …

Symposium Focusing on Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs Opens Friday

Events features panel discussions and graveside ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty have partnered with several statewide organizations to present “Voices of Reconstruction,” a two-day event kicking off Friday (Nov. 1) and centering on the Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs. A full schedule of events is listed below: Friday (Nov. 1) Panel Discussion: “Ecology and Reconstruction: Race and Land UseRead the story …

Award-winning ESPN Producer Teaching Sports Workshop

Dwayne Bray will lead students in long-form storytelling exercises

OXFORD, Miss. – An award-winning ESPN producer will teach a one-week workshop at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media in November. Dwayne Bray will offer a select group of sports-minded students an opportunity to work with him Nov. 4-9 on local enterprise stories about college athletics and local sports. “Students will alsoRead the story …

Documentary about Faulkner Household Screening Thursday

'Thinking of Home' offers glimpse from an insider's point of view

OXFORD, Miss. – Much has been written and broadcast about William Faulkner. But there has been nothing produced talking about life in the Faulkner household from an insider’s point of view. “Thinking of Home: Falkner House and Rowan Oak” is a 30-minute documentary featuring Oxford writer Larry Wells, who with his late wife, Dean Faulkner Wells,Read the story …

Ole Miss Alumni Association Welcomes 2019-20 Officers

Birmingham banker Matt Lusco elected as president

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association welcomed new elected officers for 2019-20 at its annual meeting Oct. 5 as part of the University of Mississippi‘s Homecoming activities. Matt Lusco (BBA 79), of Birmingham, Alabama, was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Lusco is senior executive vice president and chief risk officerRead the story …

UM Civic Engagement Efforts Rewarded with National Designation

Ole Miss among 11 institutions recognized for engaging students and communities

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been recognized nationally for its work on civic learning and democratic engagement by a national organization of higher education student affairs professionals. The association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, also known as NASPA, selected UM as one of 11 national Lead Advisory Institutions for theRead the story …