Walter Isaacson Urges UM Grads to Embrace Creativity, Collaboration

Renowned journalist and biographer delivers Commencement address to more than 15,000 in Grove

OXFORD, Miss. – Under powder blues skies Saturday in the Grove, Walter Isaacson stressed to the University of Mississippi’s graduating class that being smart is only part of success, and that life’s greatest achievements come from collaborating to connect the arts and sciences with humanities and engineering. Isaacson, acclaimed biographer, professor and historian who alsoRead the story …

UM Opens Search for Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement

Committee established to find qualified candidate

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is seeking to fill the new position of vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement. This position is one of the key components of UM’s comprehensive action plan designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment on all its campuses. The action plan was announced in August 2014, andRead the story …

Poets Advise Honors Students to Use Their Imagination to Influence Communities

OXFORD, Miss. – After flipping a coin to determine who would speak first, poets Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass encouraged University of Mississippi honors students to keep poetry in their lives while working for social change. Delivering the keynote address for the recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, the husband-and-wife duo even sensed poetryRead the story …

Rebel Black Bear Selected As New On- Field Mascot for Ole Miss Rebels

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebel Mascot Selection Committee is excited to announce the Rebel Black Bear as the new on-field mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Former President’s Visit An Honor for University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – Former President Bill Clinton’s appearance today (Oct. 14) at the University of Mississippi will offer students an opportunity to hear firsthand about the importance of exercising their right to vote.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Former President Clinton to Speak Thursday in Grove

Former President Bill Clinton will visit the University of Mississippi Thursday (Oct. 14) to discuss the value of voting and the importance of participating in the election process. Clinton plans to speak at 11:45 a.m. on the Grove stage.

Solo Theater Performance, Workshop Oct. 16 Mark LGBT History, Diversity Awareness

OXFORD, Miss. – A monodrama performance and workshop on documentary theater are scheduled Oct. 16 at the University of Mississippi to recognize October as LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) History Month and National Diversity Awareness Month. The events are free to the public.

Top Ranked Dance Company Performs at Ford Center Oct. 26

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the world’s foremost modern dance companies, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is slated to perform Oct. 26 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Staff, Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence in Advising Students

… Inaugural award to be presented annually OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi faculty and staff members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in advising students have been selected for special recognition.

Fifth Annual Civil War Conference Addresses Multiple Issues Leading to War

OXFORD, Miss. – Focusing on a variety of issues that propelled that nation into a bloody four-year conflict, the fifth annual Civil War conference at the University of Mississippi coincides this year with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s 1860 election and the beginning of the secession crisis.