Holiday Concert Returns to the Ford Center

UM Chorus joined by Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drums for Friday show

OXFORD, Miss. – For some, the holiday season doesn’t even begin until the University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts its annual Holiday Concert. Olivia Huey, a pianist from Pontotoc working toward her master’s degree in music education, said it’s one of her favorite concerts of the year. “The Holiday Concert is one I savorRead the story …

Oxford Science Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founder Marco Cavaglia, former speakers to highlight Nov. 16 hybrid event

OXFORD, Miss. – The 10th anniversary of the Oxford Science Cafe will be observed Tuesday (Nov. 18) in a hybrid event available both in-person and virtually. Michelle Hanlon, co-director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Air and Space Law, is the presenter for the program at Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., and onRead the story …

Alumni Return Home to Perform in ‘The Light in the Piazza’

Cast members give students an up-close look at the lives of professional performers

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi alumni have returned to campus to lend their expertise, talent and guidance to students by working with the Department of Music on the upcoming UM Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza.” Mary Donnelly Haskell and Calvin Ellis, who both earned degrees in music education, willRead the story …

Theater of War Invites Community to See Impact of Conflict

Production uses ancient literature to bridge the gap between civilian, soldier experience

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Department of Classics and Office of Veteran and Military Services is using the lens of ancient Greek literature to explore the emotional and social tension between soldiers and the societies that send them to war. The Veterans Day event, presented in partnership with Theater of War Productions, isRead the story …

Army Officer, Former Football Player Returns to UM to Talk Vaccines

Lt Col. Sheldon Morris holds campus discussions on immunization with students, faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sheldon Morris returned to the University of Mississippi this week to meet with students, faculty and staff to answer their questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Morris is a former Ole Miss football player who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was brought to campus byRead the story …

Warren Debate Union Prepares for Campus Public Debate

Organizers hope Nov. 8 discussion of ballot initiatives sparks community dialogue

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi community members can listen and engage in competitive arguments surrounding Mississippi’s political system on Monday (Nov. 8), when the Warren Debate Union presents its Democracy Debate. The event, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union, Room 323, is free and open to the public.Read the story …

Political Veterans Talk Problem Solving in a Divided Country

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker share lessons for leading in a polarized nation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two of Mississippi’s major political figures of the modern era used their decades of combined experience recently to share lessons with more than 100 University of Mississippi students about solving problems in a divided nation. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who served from 2004 to 2012 and was also chairman of theRead the story …

Classical Pianist, Swiss Photographer Team Up for Ford Center Show

Andreas Klein and Andreas Rentsch also to conduct master class, talk with UM music, art students

OXFORD, Miss. – Classical pianist Andreas Klein and Swiss fine arts photographer Andreas Rentsch will perform together Thursday (Nov. 4) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. Part of the Artists Series, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. During the first half, Klein will play a BachRead the story …

Biologist Talks Science on CBS’s ‘Mission Unstoppable’

IF/THEN ambassadorship gives Goulet national platform to encourage young women

OXFORD, Miss. – Tamar L. Goulet loves sharing her passion for the sciences with anyone who will listen, especially young women interested in pursuing a career in the male-dominated field. This weekend, the University of Mississippi biology professor will have a national audience as she takes CBS’s “Mission Unstoppable” into the field to learn aboutRead the story …

Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' brings live acting back with a bend and snap

OXFORD, Miss. – After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens Friday (Oct. 29) at theRead the story …