Communication Sciences and Disorders Wins Big at State Competition

Department brings home top Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association honors

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi brought home four of the nine awards given at the Mississippi Speech-Language and Hearing Association‘s annual honors event Sept. 2 in Jackson. Mallory Putnam, a graduate of the program from Hernando, won the 2021 MSHA Outstanding School Clinician honor. EmilyRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

Scoring a Net Profit

UM business school helps alumnus realize 'hoops' dream

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Jordan Wyton grew up playing basketball and became a walk-on for the Ole Miss Rebels. These days, he has turned his love for the game into a business that helps others enjoy it as well. Wyton, originally from Grayson, Georgia, began HoopAtlanta in 2020 to provide fun, organizedRead the story …

Bird Courtship Rituals Topic for Virtual Science Cafe

Neuroscience professor to discuss manakin study during Sept. 21 Zoom event

OXFORD, Miss. – The acrobatic courtship rituals among Central and South American birds is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 21) by a University of Mississippi biologist. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. Lainy Day, associate professor of biology and director of the neuroscienceRead the story …

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable experience in ethnographic methods as part of a summer research project. “I am proud of myself for collecting my data and conducting interviews,” said Davis,Read the story …

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History

OXFORD, Miss. – Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History at the University of Mississippi, “TheRead the story …

Lenoir Dining is Back for the Fall

Interactive learning lab feeds Ole Miss campus and community

OXFORD, Miss. – Hungry campus and community members can visit the Lenoir Dining interactive learning lab, a student-run restaurant in Lenoir Hall at the University of Mississippi. Serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, this full-service restaurant offers a three-course meal, complete with bread andRead the story …

Folklorist Bill Ferris Joins ‘LMR Live’ on Monday Afternoon

Shardé Thomas and Scott Baretta talk music and Mississippi with Ferris and host Balach

OXFORD, Miss. – Folklorist William Ferris; musician and tradition-bearer Shardé Thomas, of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band; and blues scholar and sociologist Scott Barretta are guests for a special edition of “LMR Live,” streaming live at 1 p.m. Monday (Sept. 13). The guests will talk with host Nancy Maria Balach, chair and professorRead the story …

New Course Allows Students to Learn and Experience Religious Relics

Pilgrimage class offers hands-on experience and opportunity to collaborate across disciplines

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has created a new religion course that combines academic study of religious pilgrimages with the creation of 3D images of ancient relics. The course, REL 340: Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys, examines many material objects that serve as pilgrimage destinations – particularly saints’ relics, which can be corporal, suchRead the story …

‘Voices of Mississippi’ Debuts Sept. 14 at Ford Center

World premiere of multimedia event features historian Bill Ferris, area blues and gospel musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people andRead the story …