Holiday Village Returns to Ford Center

Seasonal events include gingerbread houses, Santa's mailbox, Beach Boys concert

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is helping everybody get into a holiday mood with its annual Holiday Village, a Beach Boys concert and story time for children. The Holiday Village display runs through Dec. 17. This year’s display features 16 gingerbread houses, aRead the story …

From Crafting Cardboard to Creating a Company

CME student, Ole Miss business major starts company creating 'man cave must-have'

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Lubker spotted some empty cardboard beer boxes and saw an opportunity. Knowing that alcohol-themed home decorations are big among college students and younger adults, the University of Mississippi senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, with a knack for DIY projects had already created a silhouette of his home state out of beerRead the story …

Holiday Concert Returns to the Ford Center

UM Chorus joined by Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drums for Friday show

OXFORD, Miss. – For some, the holiday season doesn’t even begin until the University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts its annual Holiday Concert. Olivia Huey, a pianist from Pontotoc working toward her master’s degree in music education, said it’s one of her favorite concerts of the year. “The Holiday Concert is one I savorRead the story …

Launching the Future of Biomedical Engineering Education

UM opens new biomedical engineering space to prepare students for cutting-edge field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has unveiled its sparkling new biomedical engineering expansion that will better prepare students for careers in a pioneering field that combines technology with medicine. The roughly 6,500-square-foot space, on the third floor of Brevard Hall, also will help nurture innovative research and advance the technological and economic developmentRead the story …

Museum’s 2021 Holiday Keepsake Honors ‘The Vaught’

Annual ornament sale supports the University Museum and Historic Houses

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has unveiled its 2021 holiday keepsake ornament, a likeness of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, iconic home of the Ole Miss Rebels football team. The ornament celebrates Mississippi’s largest stadium, which holds the record for the state’s largest-ever football crowd, 66,176 fans. The ornament celebrates the stadium as the OleRead the story …

Going Green to Lessen Stormwater Flooding

UM researchers explore use of green infrastructure locally, in Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – Cities and towns are crisscrossed and checkered by streaks and blotches of black and gray asphalt streets and concrete parking lots. When downpours – remnants of a hurricane lumbering up the East Coast, a bomb cyclone unloading on California, an afternoon thunderstorm over New Orleans – pass over, these streets and lotsRead the story …

Former Chancellor to Discuss New Memoir

'Thacker Mountain Radio Hour' to host Robert Khayat lecture event

OXFORD, Miss. – Robert Khayat, chancellor emeritus of the University of Mississippi, discusses his new memoir, “60: A Year of Sports, Race & Politics,” at 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 18) at The Lyric in Oxford. Khayat will be the featured author at the fall season finale of the “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour.” The former chancellor’sRead the story …

Ole Miss Launches $1.5 Billion Campaign

Historic initiative to strengthen university for generations

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi launches the largest comprehensive campaign in Mississippi history today (Nov. 12) to raise $1.5 billion in private support and increase the flagship university’s endowment to $1 billion to strengthen it for generations to come. University officials will introduce Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss to alumniRead the story …

Alumni Return Home to Perform in ‘The Light in the Piazza’

Cast members give students an up-close look at the lives of professional performers

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi alumni have returned to campus to lend their expertise, talent and guidance to students by working with the Department of Music on the upcoming UM Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza.” Mary Donnelly Haskell and Calvin Ellis, who both earned degrees in music education, willRead the story …

Rebel Run Rambunctiously Returns

Some 1,400 Ole Miss freshmen and sophomores run across Vaught-Hemingway Stadium turf

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s classes of 2024 and 2025 resumed the tradition of Rebel Run on Saturday (Nov. 6) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, as more than 1,400 students in red shirts had permission to frolic across the field before the Ole Miss-Liberty University football game. In most years, the entire freshman class isRead the story …