A Philosophical Approach to Politics

Visiting UM professor brings new insights to public policy leadership classes

OXFORD, Miss. – For Zachary Vereb, visiting assistant professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi, the teaching of philosophy is rooted in the here and now. “I think all students benefit from studying philosophy,” he said. “I went into philosophy because I wanted to bring positive change to the world. No matterRead the story …

New Podcast Considers Trouser Roles

UM music faculty and students use opera as a lens to think about gender

OXFORD, Miss. – What does music have to do with women’s suffrage, feminism, gender and queer culture? Two University of Mississippi online events this week offer chances to experience music as a way of thinking about some of these larger issues. A new edition of “LMR Live” streamed via http://www.livingmusicresource.com on Monday (Oct. 19), andRead the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

'Nationwide Now' series reckons with inequalities in our present reality

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, many painful inequities around the world have come to light,” said Shawnboda Mead,Read the story …

Potential for Life on Venus Topic for Virtual Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss discovery of phosphine on shrouded planet during Oct. 20 event

OXFORD, Miss. – The recent discovery of chemical compounds that may indicate the possibility of life in the atmosphere surrounding Venus is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled Tuesday (Oct. 20) by University of Mississippi event organizers. The program is set for 6 p.m. on Zoom. Jennifer Meyer, instructional assistant professor of physics and astronomy,Read the story …

Experience and Opportunity Meet in the Music Department

Graduate assistants gain valuable professional skills while developing as musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the faculty, staff and students at the University of Mississippi Department of Music is a cohort of musicians and music educators who fall into more than one of those categories. They are graduate assistants, and while they’re pursuing advanced degrees, they also perform important work that pushes the department forward andRead the story …

UM Student Receives National Lambda Sigma Scholarship

Former president Olivia Jordan recognized for leading chapter through tough spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student’s leadership and involvement in the Lambda Sigma honor society for sophomores has been recognized with a scholarship from the national organization. Olivia Jordan, of Grove Hill, Alabama, is one of five students nationwide chosen to receive the Lambda Sigma National Scholarship. The national honor society for second-yearRead the story …

UM-Grown Bacteria Conquer the Final Frontier

Microbial growth in space research being conducted aboard International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – Bacteria grown in a University of Mississippi laboratory are zipping around the Earth about every 90 minutes, racing roughly 250 miles above the planet aboard the International Space Station. The microbes are part of UM biologist Patrick Curtis’ research that aims to better understand how bacteria respond in weak gravity, which couldRead the story …

Outdoor Performance Features ‘Music for Breathing’

Faculty Woodwind Quintet set for a live music experience in the UM Circle

OXFORD – With precautions and protocols in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a live music experience may feel like a thing of the past. But five music professors at the University of Mississippi are going out of their way to present music in a safe, outdoor setting on Tuesday (Oct. 13). TheRead the story …

Valuing Higher Education

UM alumna continues legacy of giving to Grove Scholars program

OXFORD, Miss. – Renvy Pittman’s belief in the power of higher education is evident in her continued generosity to the Grove Scholars program at the University of Mississippi. The 1977 UM graduate’s recent $100,000 gift to the program is the latest in her legacy of support, which totals more than $900,000, including a 2019 giftRead the story …

Jelani Cobb to Give Virtual SouthTalks Lecture

Freedom, race and justice will be discussed in Oct 19 session

OXFORD, Miss. – Journalist and educator Jelani Cobb frequently writes about race, politics, history and culture, and will share his views on the enormous complexity of those topics in a virtual SouthTalks lecture “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today.”  Set for 5 p.m. Oct. 19, the talk, which is part ofRead the story …