Former CBS Sports Producer to Lead Documentary Film Workshop

Terry Ewert to mentor students and help them create award-winning films

OXFORD, Miss. – A 13-time national Emmy Award-winning sports television producer and television executive will return to the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media this month to lead a 48-Hour Documentary Film Festival workshop. Terry Ewert, former executive producer of CBS Sports, has won Emmys for writing and documentaryfilmmaking . He wasRead the story …

Opioid Researcher to Deliver 2019 Waller Lecture

Laura Bohn has participated in eight patents related to opioids

OXFORD, Miss. – Laura M. Bohn, professor of molecular medicine and neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the 2019 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi. The Oct. 11 lecture, “Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve Therapeutic Potential,” will build on her nearly three decades of research into the impact ofRead the story …

TEDx Announces Search for 2020 Speakers

Organizing team plans spring event to challenge and engage audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Sharing great ideas is the foundation of every TEDx event, and this year will be no exception at the University of Mississippi. The organizing team for the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi event is seeking speakers for the spring event. Over four years, TEDxUniversityofMississippi talks have had almost 40 speakers and videos of the eventsRead the story …

Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects

OXFORD, Miss. – A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into questions literature often doesn’t answer. The departments of Art and Art History, Classics, English, Philosophy and Religion, and WritingRead the story …

Author of ‘Crazy Love’ to Speak at UM

Wednesday public event features Steiner on domestic violence

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Crazy Love,” brings her compelling story of love and domestic violence to the University of Mississippi on Wednesday (Oct. 9). Free and open to the public, the 7 p.m. program is slated for The Pavilion at Ole Miss. October is NationalRead the story …

Dr. Glenn Boyce Named University of Mississippi Chancellor

Former Commissioner of Higher Education is Visionary Leader

OXFORD, Miss. – The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has voted unanimously to name Dr. Glenn Boyce as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi Boyce, a well-respected leader in higher education, most recently served as Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Mississippi, before retiring in June 2018. InRead the story …

Ole Miss Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on Oct. 26 and students can volunteer by clicking here. Meals and transportation will beRead the story …

‘Father of Public Relations’ Imparts Wisdom to UM Students

Harold Burson, one PR's most influential figures, speaks at School of Journalism and New Media

OXFORD, Miss. – Harold Burson, a 1940 University of Mississippi graduate known as the “Father of Public Relations,” visited his alma mater Wednesday (Oct. 3), imparting to students what he’s learned over his remarkable career as a confidante to some of the nation’s most powerful people.  A Memphis native, Burson was an exceptional student, so much soRead the story …

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills sharpened by hours of practice, intense focus and teamwork. Most importantly,Read the story …

Nurse Practitioner Aims for ‘Something Bigger Than Myself’ for Others

Lauren Cannon Durham excited to serve Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Normally, when Lauren Cannon Durham is administering a shot or bandaging a wound, the nurse practitioner is the one asking questions of her patients in the University of Mississippi‘s V.B. Harrison Health Center. Roles reversed recently, however, when a pre-med student having second thoughts about her major asked Durham why she choseRead the story …