Microplastics Research Tackles a Gigantic Problem

Chemistry professor's work examines impact of the tiny plastics in Mississippi waters

OXFORD, Miss. – The world is awash in plastics, and a University of Mississippi professor’s research is exploring just how flooded waterways across the South are with tiny bits of these materials. The American Chemistry Council estimates that U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.4 billion pounds during June and year-to-date production was 43.5 billion pounds, the approximateRead the story …

Gift Helps Provide a Welcome Table

Fellowship fund furthers foodways research for UM graduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The work of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi sets a welcome table where all may gather to consider the history and future of the South with respect and reconciliation. The work pursued by the SFA, a member-supported organization housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture,Read the story …

Chócala Plays Twice at UM this Week

Band infuses Latin rhythm, rock, jazz and blues

OXFORD, Miss. – Chócala, a Latin band from Charlotte, North Carolina, is performing in Oxford this week, and fans have two opportunities to catch their music at the University of Mississippi. The band, which was slated Thursday evening on “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” will play a live concert event at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 11)Read the story …

TEDx Announces Search for 2020 Speakers

Organizing team plans spring event to challenge and engage audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Sharing great ideas is the foundation of every TEDx event, and this year will be no exception at the University of Mississippi. The organizing team for the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi event is seeking speakers for the spring event. Over four years, TEDxUniversityofMississippi talks have had almost 40 speakers and videos of the eventsRead the story …

Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects

OXFORD, Miss. – A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into questions literature often doesn’t answer. The departments of Art and Art History, Classics, English, Philosophy and Religion, and WritingRead the story …

Ole Miss Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on Oct. 26 and students can volunteer by clicking here. Meals and transportation will beRead the story …

Rediscovering Ramanujan

Mathematician Ken Ono finds inspiration for the future of math in the past

OXFORD, Miss. – How do we save the Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change? There’s no app for that, but there is a theorem – of sorts. “The future of humankind depends on people who can solve complex problems, and for that we need to cultivate science talent,” said Ken Ono, the ThomasRead the story …

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, for two months, being immersed in what’sRead the story …

UM Director Playing Key Role in Upcoming 2020 Census

John Green serving as vice chairman of Mississippi Complete Count Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – The director of the State Data Center of Mississippi, housed at the University of Mississippi, has been tapped by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as vice chairman of the Mississippi Complete Count Committee. Bryant established the committee Aug. 7 with Executive Order 1449 and named Giles Ward, former Mississippi senator from Louisville,Read the story …

First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer

Price Walden brings rarely-heard Schumann and original compositions to Bryant Hall at midday

OXFORD, Miss. – Composer and pianist Price Walden is set to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) for the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series at the University of Mississippi. The 45-minute program, in the gallery of Bryant Hall, is free and open to the public. Lunches are welcome. It includes worksRead the story …