Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs

OXFORD, Miss. – A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome.Read the story …

Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’

Next-Generation Rebels: Biology major Khadeejah Franklin has goals in mind

OXFORD, Miss. – “Remember your purpose.” That’s the advice University of Mississippi freshman Khadeejah Franklin received from her mother before leaving her hometown of Vancleave for Oxford. “Stay focused,” Triniss Wilkerson said she told her daughter. “I also told her do not lose sight of the reason why she is there. It’s OK to have a littleRead the story …

Biology Alumnus Publishes Research in Prestigious Journal

National Academy of Sciences publication features article co-authored by J.P. Lawrence

OXFORD, Miss. – The biology research of a multinational team, led by a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been selected for publication in a prestigious international science journal. UM graduate J.P. Lawrence, a postdoctoral researcher of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Irvine; and Bibiana Rojas, Academy of Finland Research FellowRead the story …

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17

OXFORD, Miss. – The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones can connect lessons and information from the past that shed light on the current landscape. Jones, the Society of Black Alumni PresidentialRead the story …

Hispanic Heritage Film Series Begins Sept. 19

Five films explore daily life, little-known Spanish-American history in free screenings through Oct. 17

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with its annual film series, which begins Sept. 19 and features five movies that explore little-known Spanish-American history and also “critical explorations of daily life and myth,” among other topics.  The UM Department of Modern Languages presents the annual film series, which runsRead the story …

Search for New Particles Topic for Fall’s First Science Cafe

UM professor Jake Bennett to explore subatomic world Sept. 17

OXFORD, Miss. –The international search for the fundamental building blocks of all matter is the topic for an upcoming public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The fall semester’s first meeting of the Oxford Science Cafe is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Uptown Coffee, 265 N.Read the story …

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources

OXFORD, Miss. – Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients of Doris Raymond Honors Scholarships, three were awarded Harold Parker MemorialRead the story …

Ole Miss ROTC Runs in Remembrance of 9/11 Victims

Cadets to run Saturday in memory of nearly 3,000 victims of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC programs will honor the 2,996 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a memorial run and the solemn sound of chimes at Peddle Bell Tower. The run will begin Saturday (Sept. 14) at 8:46 a.m., which is the timeRead the story …

Piano and Vocal Recital Offers ‘Words of Love’

Longtime collaborators present program of traditional, contemporary work

OXFORD, Miss. – Pianist Amanda Johnston and mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland will perform a program all about love, entitled “Mots d’amour,” or “Words of Love,” on Monday (Sept. 9) at the University of Mississippi. The 7:30 p.m. recital in Nutt Auditorium is free and open to the public. “We’re performing songs about various facets of love,”Read the story …

Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities

Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul

OXFORD, Miss. – For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret and document the American South in all its complexity by examining topics such as the historical meaning of being a SouthernerRead the story …