Acclaimed Mezzo-soprano to Perform and Coach Young Singers at UM

'LMR Live' program, aria matinee and evening recital open to public

OXFORD, Miss. – International opera singer Sandra Piques Eddy will join music faculty members at the University of Mississippi to teach emerging singers at the Living Music Institute, coming up this weekend on campus. LMI is an aria-intensive workshop that brings emerging artists from across the U.S. and Canada to work with UM professors NancyRead the story …

Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Women Artists

Grace Moorman will research influence of American female artists living in Paris in 1920s

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Grace Moorman is going to Washington for the spring 2019 semester to work as a curatorial intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery on a project that highlights the contributions of 20th century women to the arts.  Moorman, a junior art history major from Madison, is toRead the story …

Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research

Amber Hodge to continue dissertation work at University of Virginia's academic libraries

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Amber Hodge has received a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature, which funds a month of research at the University of Virginia’s expansive academic libraries. Hodge, who is working toward a Ph.D. in English literature with a graduate minor in gender studies, will continue work on her dissertation,Read the story …

Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications

Off Square Books event set for Jan. 22

OXFORD, Miss. – Three faculty members at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture are kicking off the spring semester with a celebration of their books’ publication. The event, set for 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Off Square Books in Oxford, features Jessica Wilkerson, who wrote “To Live Here You HaveRead the story …

Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover

Saumen Chakraborty's research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer's disease

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded a $317,198 grant from the NIH in September to study a class of enzymesRead the story …

Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor's work with Nigerian university

OXFORD, Miss. – George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, a music professor at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with professors at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Dor, a native of Ghana who holds the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at UM, will travelRead the story …

University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment

Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in student veteran treatment in its annual rankings, with the university coming in at No. 85 nationally among all public institutions.Read the story …

Books and Bears Bids Farewell to Its Father Christmas

Retiring administrator Donald Cole attends his 21st and final toy distribution for employee families

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty-one years ago, Donald Cole volunteered to emcee the first Books and Bears program at the University of Mississippi. Each second Friday in December since, the associate provost and associate professor of mathematics has been “Father Christmas” to Facilities Management Department employees gathered to collect free gifts for their children and grandchildren.Read the story …

UM Faculty Travel across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from the SEC office that bolters intra-SEC collaboration. Participants travel to other SECRead the story …

Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans

Walkers for Warriors group gives back to Ole Miss through 'Walking Dead' cosplay enterprise

OXFORD, Miss. – Four years ago, University of Mississippi student Nicholas Roylance was injured in training exercises during his time as an active duty member of the United States Army. That accident during drills left Roylance wounded, angry and searching for his path in life. Roylance eventually found his place at Ole Miss, pursuing a career in actingRead the story …