‘Evicted’ Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller

OXFORD, Miss. – The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019. Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, “Evicted” was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction forRead the story …

International Graduate Student Makes Mark with Massive Fundraiser

Iranian native Mina Esfahani raised $700K to save child in home country

OXFORD, Miss. – Mina Ghofrani Esfahani was pursuing a master’s degree in the University of Mississippi’s integrated marketing communication program in fall 2017 when her compassion for a critically ill child in her home country prompted her to put to practical use the theories she was learning. Esfahani was born and raised in Iran. She took toRead the story …

Burgeoning School of Nursing Program Increases Reach

Move to South Oxford Center will allow program to admit more students and offer more options

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning in the fall, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing will expand its footprint in Oxford with a new space and more students. The next cohort of students pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will number 45, an increase from this year’s class of 30. The eventual goal isRead the story …

Weekend RebelTHON Fundraiser Aiming High ‘for the Kids’

Annual event benefits Baston Children's Hospital; portion to help renovate cancer center

OXFORD, Miss. – Emphasizing that it’s all “for the kids,” RebelTHON organizers at the University of Mississippi aim to make the 2019 dance marathon to benefit the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the UM Medical Center its most successful event ever. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) in Tad SmithRead the story …

An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

University’s Annual Statewide Economic Impact Close to $3 Billion

Study reveals benefits generated by UM for students, taxpayers and society

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s annual economic impact totals $2.9 billion and enables 43,121 jobs across the state, which means that one out of every 37 jobs in Mississippi is supported by the activities of UM and its students. A new report of the university’s impact also revealed a return of $4.40 inRead the story …

‘We Shall Overcome’ Set for Tuesday Show at Ford Center

Musical production celebrates life, work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OXFORD, Miss. – Versatile recording artist Damien Sneed brings his production of “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.” to the University of Mississippi for a Tuesday (Feb. 12) performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This multimedia production combines the culture of African-American music traditions throughout the period ofRead the story …

‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life

Director promises a show 'like nothing you've ever seen before' in Ole Miss Theatre production

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when the lights go out on society as we know it? The first show of the Ole Miss Theatre spring 2019 performance season offers a challenging – and strangely comforting – answer to that question. “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,” written by Anne Washburn, opens Friday (Feb. 8) in Meek Auditorium at the University ofRead the story …

University to Host American Legion Boys State Through 2021

Hundreds of high school juniors come to campus in May to learn about the workings of government

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will continue to host American Legion Boys State through 2021, bringing high school juniors to campus for a weeklong event designed “to develop tomorrow’s informed, responsible citizens.” The university will host American Legion Boys State through 2021. Hundreds of students will stay on campus May 26-June 1 this year to learn howRead the story …