After 100 Years: Still Making a Joyful Noise

UM Jazz Ensemble celebrating centennial anniversary with Dec. 8 concert in Natchez

OXFORD, Miss. – What do Reader’s Digest, the Lincoln Memorial and the University of Mississippi Jazz Ensemble have in common? They each turned 100 in 2022. The UM Jazz Ensemble will celebrate its centennial with a special performance Thursday (Dec. 8) during the Mississippi Band Directors Association State Band Clinic in the Natchez Convention Center.Read the story …

University Expanding Food Rx Program

USDA awards $500K to assist with providing food for Quitman County residents

OXFORD, Miss. – Nutritionally-vulnerable Quitman County households soon will have access to valuable food supplies, thanks to a University of Mississippi program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program has awarded a $500,000 grant to the UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, known asRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Sociology Professor Willa Johnson

Memorial service set for Nov. 28 at Paris-Yates Chapel

OXFORD, Miss. – Willa Johnson was undeniably a hero in her own right, championing diversity at the University of Mississippi all while gaining national acclaim for her scholarship and expertise. The professor of sociology, who died Nov. 7, taught for 23 years. She was the first Black woman to rise from adjunct instructor to fullRead the story …

Ole Miss, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball

OXFORD, Miss. – ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met the Magnolia Battalion at Calhoun City Square, where they passed the ball off beforeRead the story …

Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Belden-Adams, associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi, will spend the next academic year teaching and advancing her research into the history and theory of photography as the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. “I am honored and excited toRead the story …

Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whitmore is first Ole Miss student to participate in German American Exchange program

OXFORD, Miss. – Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even life-changing, because of its location. The third-year law student at the University of Mississippi spent her summer in Germany working for Meissner Bolte, an intellectual propertyRead the story …

Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project

OXFORD, Miss. – Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University of Mississippi researcher, with support from the National Science Foundation. UM politicalRead the story …

Professor Granted Visual Artist Fellowship

Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes creative contributions to state

OXFORD, Miss. – Kariann Fuqua, instructional assistant professor of art and director of museum studies at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a highly competitive artist fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the state’s official grants-making and service agency for the arts. Fuqua received one of just five MAC Visual and Design Artists FellowshipsRead the story …

Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A new gift in his name will enable students to reach for the stars. The $200,000 gift from his brother, Robert Summers, of Palo Alto, California, establishes theRead the story …

Beloved Political Science Professor Mourned by Campus Community

Mississippi constitution expert John W. Winkle III leaves impressive legacy at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – John W. Winkle III was a monumental figure at the University of Mississippi. He won virtually every teaching award the university offers, served as chair of the Department of Political Science more than once and contributed to the creation of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Trent Lott Leadership Institute, toRead the story …