Scholars, Advocates Convene at UM to ‘Unmake Mass Incarceration’

Conference focuses on prison reforms, reducing recidivism, restorative justice and other initiatives

OXFORD, Miss. – Against the backdrop of a nation with 2.2 million people behind bars, the University of Mississippi hosted a three-day conference focused on drastically lowering U.S. incarceration rates, improving higher education programs for inmates and envisioning a world without prisons.  “Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration” brought scholars, activists, writers, former inmates and othersRead the story …

Embry Memorial Scholarship 2019 Recipient Named

Freshman Ethan Edmondson carries on Rebel's legacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively involved on the Oxford campus and was dedicated to his academic pursuits. He excelled academically, making both the UMAARead the story …

Junior Using Experiences with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – When Delora Denney, of Picayune, was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease. She has since been hospitalized six different times due to the debilitating symptoms triggered by the disease. “I can still recall sitting in the doctor’s office and being told that I have migraines,” Denney said.Read the story …

UM Holiday Concert Slated for Dec. 5

Crowd favorite returns to the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – For anyone with a busy schedule wondering how to get in the holiday spirit, the University of Mississippi Department of Music offers its 2019 Holiday Concert. This popular Oxford holiday event is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s Holiday ConcertRead the story …

Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3

Lunchtime music series in Bryant Hall continues with Nave Graham

OXFORD, Miss. – The next performance in the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series features flutist and new University of Mississippi instructor of music Nave Graham on Dec. 3. Graham will play three pieces for flute and electronics. One of the pieces is Eve Beglarian’s “I Will Not Be Sad in This World”Read the story …

Rebirth of Renaissance Music

Anonymous donor funds UM symposium to revive music of earlier era

OXFORD, Miss. – A Renaissance music renaissance is coming to the University of Mississippi. Thanks to a gift provided by an anonymous donor, a symposium in summer 2020 will bring the enchanting, but seldom-performed music of the Renaissance back to life with a four-day series of lectures and free concerts focusing on historical performances ofRead the story …

Preserving Precious Artifacts

Two UM professors unite to save university's archaeological collection

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi anthropology professors have received a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to maintain and preserve the university’s archaeological collection, a noted assemblage of as many as 500,000 Native American artifacts stored on the Oxford campus. The grants program, Save America’s Treasures, helps preserve nationally significant historic properties andRead the story …

Classics Professor Sees the Writing on the Wall

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons studies ancient Roman graffiti for insights into culture

OXFORD, Miss. – They didn’t have spray paint or Sharpies, but ancient Romans graffitied all over their towns thousands of years ago.  They created political posters, announcements of public events, like gladiators’ competitions, and personal greetings. One surviving salutation to a woman reads “Aniciae feliciter,” or “good tidings to Anicia.” “Without access to paper, people communicatedRead the story …

Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these connections, some of these students headed off to pitch meetings with UM alumni in New York, networkingRead the story …

From Higher Education, Success Stems

Major gift honors faculty, supports excellence in STEM instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s major gift will honor two of his favorite professors while also supporting instruction in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Rhett Atkinson and his wife, Elaine, established the Doctors Andrew Stefani and Eldon Miller Memorial Chair for STEMRead the story …