News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military

OXFORD, Miss. – With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once the holiday comes and goes. Maj. Seth Davidson, executive officer of the Ole MissRead the story …

‘Welcome Home’: University Opens LGBTQ+ Lounge in Lamar Hall

Fourth-floor facility offers welcoming environment for students to gather

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 31) dedicated a new LGBTQ+ lounge space in Lamar Hall – a relaxing, open area with stylish seating and large windows, which offer an impressive campus view from the fourth floor.  The space, UM’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ area, is the result of five years ofRead the story …

International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria

George Dor conducts research, collaborates with Nigerian colleagues

OXFORD, Miss. – George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi, had a very productive summer, and his activities promise to pay dividends for his students for years to come. Dor conducted field research, collaborated on academic course design, presented lectures, mentored faculty and students, and performed, all courtesyRead the story …

UM-Manufactured Materials Launched into Outer Space

Nano-reinforced materials to be tested aboard the International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – New nano-reinforced materials created at the University of Mississippi left the Earth Saturday morning (Nov. 2) on a journey to the International Space Station. The innovative research materials were part of a payload that blasted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The materials will spend a year orbiting the globe attached to the outsideRead the story …

First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Continues Nov. 5

Noontime music series features ambient music this month

OXFORD, Miss. – The First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series has, to date, featured music for piano and for clarinet and piano; cello, flute and voice are slated for upcoming performances. But this Tuesday (Nov. 5), Michael Gardiner will perform on something a little different: his laptop. Gardiner, associate professor of music theoryRead the story …

Award-Winning Poet Visiting UM for Lecture

Terrance Hayes to speak Nov. 6 as part of Edith T. Baine Lecture Series

OXFORD, Miss. – Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will visit the University of Mississippi Nov. 6 as part of the seventh annual Edith T. Baine Lecture Series for Scholars and Writers. The event, set for 6 p.m. in Bondurant Hall Auditorium, is sponsored by the Baine lecture series and the UM Department of English. It is freeRead the story …

Professor Uses Concert to Shine Light on New Faculty

Adam Estes performs with colleagues Monday for Faculty Recital Series

OXFORD, Miss. – When Adam Estes, associate professor of saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, began developing ideas for his upcoming faculty recital, the Department of Music had just hired new faculty – two of whom are also woodwinds. “I was interested in collaborating with our new faculty, and elected to build aRead the story …

Symposium Focusing on Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs Opens Friday

Events features panel discussions and graveside ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty have partnered with several statewide organizations to present “Voices of Reconstruction,” a two-day event kicking off Friday (Nov. 1) and centering on the Reconstruction Era in Holly Springs. A full schedule of events is listed below: Friday (Nov. 1) Panel Discussion: “Ecology and Reconstruction: Race and Land UseRead the story …

‘Americans and the Holocaust’ Traveling Exhibition Coming to UM

Touring library display to arrive in Oxford in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – The J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped American responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930sRead the story …

‘Spooky Physics Night’ Set for Friday

Department of Physics and Astronomy offers fun, frights and food for all

OXFORD, Miss. – New frights and fresh takes on old delights are the order of the evening when the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy presents “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1) in Lewis Hall. The program will include stage shows starting at 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.Read the story …