Biologists Developing Mobile App for Coastal Marine Assessment

Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz lead new Gulf of Mexico Citizen Scientist Initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – In the age of crowdfunding and viral media, two University of Mississippi biologists are developing a mobile phone app that will allow “citizen scientists” to conduct marine assessments on the north central Gulf of Mexico. Professors Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz have partnered to create a Mobile App for Marine Assessment asRead the story …

Mastering a Musical Balancing Act

UM instructor David Carlisle earns doctorate while teaching, performing

OXFORD – David Carlisle knows how to keep a lot of balls in the air. Carlisle teaches and performs as an adjunct instructor in the University of Mississippi Department of Music. He is also principal percussionist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, which carries responsibilities far beyond performing, and he recently completed his Doctor of MusicalRead the story …

A Life of Service

Ole Miss graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at two institutions. Digby grew up as anRead the story …

Finding Meaning and Resilience Six Months into the Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor discusses emotional fallout from COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – After passing the six-month mark of coronavirus shutdowns, many people are still struggling to find hope and a sense of meaning in their lives. Much about the virus and how to control it remains uncertain; consequently, rates of depression, anxiety, suicidality and substance abuse are increasing. But even with no end toRead the story …

Understanding COVID-19 Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss origins, infection processes of virus during Nov. 17 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The infection processes of the COVID-19 virus are the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Nov. 17 by University of Mississippi faculty researchers. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Joshua Sharp, associate professor of pharmacology and director of the UM Glycoscience Center of ResearchRead the story …

Rendering Remotely

UM theatre and film professor brings drawing course to life via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The ongoing pandemic has brought many challenges for college professors and students, including a remote, online format for many courses. But some, including Jared Spears, instructional associate professor of scenic technology at the University of Mississippi, have discovered that the remote format has produced many positive outcomes. “There have been so manyRead the story …

Opera Theatre Offers a Duet of Duet Programs

Actors use safety protocols for dramatic effect in two live performances

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you safely present singers in a live performance during a pandemic? “The old joke would be, ‘very carefully,’” said Julia Aubrey, director of the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre and associate professor of music. The UM Opera Theatre presents a live performance of “It Takes Two: Duets from Opera, OperettaRead the story …

Theatre and Film at UM Delivers Original Remote Production

'Near/Far' explores isolation through movement and mask work

OXFORD, Miss. – In the opening frames of “Near/Far,” the second fall-season production from the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi, a series of glitchy, time-altered city scenes flicker by: traffic-crowded streets, pedestrian-packed sidewalks, daytime hustle and raucous nightlife. Suddenly, everything goes black. Blurry rectangles of gentle color begin to appear,Read the story …

Pride of the South Night Set for Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway

Ole Miss marching band appears for the first time on the field this season

OXFORD, Miss. – Playing on field is the dream of many marching band musicians. The crowd, the music, the spirit, the energy – it’s all part of the experience. Like many beloved public experiences, unfortunately, the on-field halftime show was a casualty of 2020, but the University of Mississippi marching band has made other plans,Read the story …

Sociologist Part of National Team Lauded for Rural Population Research

John Green and fellow UM population researchers lauded for outreach efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi sociology professor and administrator is part of a multidisciplinary research team that has been awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. John Green, who is also senior research associate at the university’s CenterRead the story …