Free Concert Celebrates Mississippi Composer

William Grant Still is known as the dean of African-American composers

OXFORD, Miss. – William Grant Still is known around the world for his significant contributions not only to African-American music, but to the American classical music cannon. “The American South is blessed with rich African-American musical traditions, and though we immediately think of jazz and blues, we can also think of classical music,” said GeorgeRead the story …

Brass and Ivory Trio Explores a Less Traditional Combination

Thursday recital features piano, trumpet and trombone

OXFORD, Miss. – Brass and ivory converge to create a fascinating musical treat for Valentine’s Day at the University of Mississippi. The Brass and Ivory Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14) in Nutt Auditorium, offering an inventive program and rich, beautiful music to those celebrating – or even avoiding – Valentine’s DayRead the story …

Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will have access to the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture housed in Texas A&M’sRead the story …

Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week

Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Brain Institute, is the keynote speaker for the first twoRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life

Director promises a show 'like nothing you've ever seen before' in Ole Miss Theatre production

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when the lights go out on society as we know it? The first show of the Ole Miss Theatre spring 2019 performance season offers a challenging – and strangely comforting – answer to that question. “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,” written by Anne Washburn, opens Friday (Feb. 8) in Meek Auditorium at the University ofRead the story …

Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher

OXFORD, Miss. – Leo Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, is part of a team of physicists that recently used supercomputers and artificial intelligence to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers. The research, conducted with physicists at Caltech, was published in theRead the story …

Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups

Caltech, UM physicists use supercomputers and AI to create most accurate model of stellar mergers

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes. Formed from the deathly collapse of massive stars, black holes are incredibly compact – a person standing near a stellar-mass black hole would feel gravity about a trillion times more strongly than they wouldRead the story …

Department of Theatre and Film Gets Showcase at Oxford Film Festival

New collaboration provides opportunities for filmmakers across campus, region

OXFORD, Miss. – A rising new cinema star will debut at next week’s Oxford Film Festival: the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. “Ole Miss Theatre & Film Presents,” a block of films curated by the faculty of the department’s new film production emphasis, in its second semester, will screen Saturday (Feb. 9); the festivalRead the story …

School of Law Hosts MLK Commemoration Events

Activities include lectures, discussion, film screening

OXFORD, Miss. – Few people have had more impact on America’s culture and political landscape than civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the next week, the University of Mississippi School of Law will host several events to commemorate King’s life, legacy and fight for civil rights and examine how we can moveRead the story …