Education Students Plan Week of Service Sept. 26-30

Seniors to read 'Pass It On' to Lafayette elementary school students

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior education majors at the University of Mississippi will read a book to area elementary school students as part of their Week of Service in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the university’s integration. The UM School of Education is partnering with the Lafayette County school district Sept. 26-30. Seniors majoring inRead the story …

‘James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier’ Adds Voice to History

Diverse essay collection commemorates Meredith's 1962 enrollment

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi, along with Yoknapatawpha Press, has released an anthology of essays chronicling James Meredith’s 1962 enrollment. “James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier” serves as the commemorative text for the 60th anniversary of the university’s integration. In the collection, 10 university students, journalists, historians and eyewitnesses tell the story of Meredith’sRead the story …

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Turns 10

Thriving UM-MSU collaboration continues to produce dedicated future educators for state's schools

OXFORD, Miss. – Nine years ago, the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program was created to address the severe teacher shortage in Mississippi public schools. Approaching its 10th anniversary, METP has become an honors college-style program within the University of Mississippi School of Education, producing a steady stream of high-performing teachers committed to serving K-12 studentsRead the story …

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Levingston and other distinguished artists are honoring the new organization being created toRead the story …

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal aspirations paired with popular spots on campus and in Oxford, showing viewers whereRead the story …

Bancroft Fund Commits $1 Million to Accountancy Building

Gift continues foundation's support of university, names classroom in new facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million gift from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable & Educational Fund will name a large first-floor classroom in the Patterson School of Accountancy‘s new building at the University of Mississippi. “The Bancroft Charitable Fund has been a longtime supporter of the Patterson School, and I’m a 1969 accountancy graduate,” saidRead the story …

IMC Professor Honored for Study of Vaccine Discourse on Social Media

Amanda Bradshaw examined advertising and discussions in early months of COVID-19 pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi assistant professor of integrated marketing communications has earned an honorable mention in the Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award juried competition. Amanda Bradshaw’s three-part dissertation examined vaccine-related social media advertising and organic vaccine discourse on social media in the early months of COVID-19, from March to May 2020. “Notably, the WorldRead the story …

Documentary Offers Detailed Portrait of James Meredith

Screening of film presenting civil rights icon's life, history and impact set for Tuesday

OXFORD, Miss. – A documentary about the life and sociocultural contributions of James Meredith will be screened next week at the University of Mississippi. “Mississippi Messiah” provides a comprehensive biography of Meredith, who integrated the university in 1962. The screening, at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) in Fulton Chapel, is among a series of eventsRead the story …

Effective Drug Delivery Topic for Hybrid Oxford Science Cafe

Biochemistry professor to discuss potential for ionic liquids to target therapies

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor will discuss the effective delivery of drugs during the first Oxford Science Cafe of the fall semester. The talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) at Heartbreak Coffee’s downtown location. The event also will be broadcast over Zoom. Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry andRead the story …

Music Professor Honored as Musical Icon in Ghana

George W.K. Dor lauded for contributions to Ghanaian music and culture

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, George Worlasi Kwasi Dor visited his home country of Ghana as a renowned music professor at the University of Mississippi. He returned as an icon. The University of Ghana’s School of Performing Arts named Dor an Iconic Composer of Ghanaian Art Music. Additionally, the school declared him a Distinguished ContributorRead the story …