Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Sociology and Southern studies professor named university's Humanities Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next month. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. ToRead the story …

Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM's role in success

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, of Flora, is serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Judge Kristi H.Read the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8

OXFORD, Miss. – Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly be business as usual, either, butRead the story …

Faculty, Students Represent University at Natchez Literary Celebration

Several UM professors join William Winter Scholars at event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be well-represented at the 32nd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, a virtual event set for Feb. 22-27 that is free and open to the public. Ann Fisher-Wirth, a professor of English and director of the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies, and Annemarie Anderson, a Southern studiesRead the story …

Isom Center Celebrates 40 Years of Women’s Studies

UM academic, social support center continues leading with yearlong reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – This year marks 40 years of women’s advocacy, research and education for the Sarah Isom Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. The official story of women at Ole Miss goes all the way back to the 1880s with the admission of the first 11 female students inRead the story …

Striving for Student Success

College of Liberal Arts welcomes Hope Tulchinsky as success coach

OXFORD, Miss. – Hope Tulchinsky has joined the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience staff at the University of Mississippi as a success coach for the College of Liberal Arts to help students navigate their college experience and beyond. Tulchinsky will serve as an advocate and helper for students to get connected toRead the story …

Intersection of Science and Spirituality Assists UM Students

God at the Speed of Light endowment helps lift financial burdens

OXFORD, Miss. – Years after earning medical certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics and medical management, Dr. T. Lee Baumann turned his years of quantum physics notes into the bestselling book “God at the Speed of Light,” with profits improving prospects for many University of Mississippi students. Baumann first began researching a connection between quantum physicsRead the story …

Music Department Partners with Orchestra for Remote Recording

North Mississippi Symphony, UM music faculty and students combine efforts to produce concert series

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the many benefits of being a music student at the University of Mississippi is a chance to learn from guest artists and performers. This semester, a collaboration between the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Department of Music is yielding master classes and exclusive access to recording sessions with the professionalRead the story …

Acclaimed Singer and Pianist Lend Expertise to Young Musicians

Fourth annual Living Music Institute develops skills in performance and the business of music

OXFORD, Miss. – What young musician wouldn’t welcome a weekend of training that includes feedback from seasoned music professionals and targeted coaching on how to build a career, connect with the community and develop an identity as an artist? That’s exactly what the Living Music Institute, an intensive training weekend produced by Living Music ResourceRead the story …

History Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Ashleen Williams first UM student named pre-doctoral fellow by Humanities Without Walls consortium

OXFORD, Miss. – A doctoral student at the University of Mississippi who recently was recognized as a future leader in higher education has been selected to receive a second prestigious academic award. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among the 2021 recipients of the National Humanities Without WallsRead the story …