New Faculty Members Bring New Perspectives on Studying the South

Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons spent time on campus before joining faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again, but perhaps it is possible to return to a college campus after a few years away. New University of Mississippi faculty members Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons aren’t returning home, per se, but they are back in a familiar place. They both studiedRead the story …

Library Events Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Integration

Alumna Dottie Chapman Reed, research librarians offer historical account, new perspectives

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Libraries‘ Department of Archives and Special Collections is commemorating the university’s 1962 integration with two lectures and an ongoing exhibit. The lectures offer a one-of-a-kind historical perspective and new digital scholarship exploring the response to the integration. From the Depths of the Archives The materials lining the DepartmentRead the story …

Historian to Discuss Work on Slavery and Race in America

Daina Ramey Berry visiting UM for annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History

OXFORD, Miss. – Historian Daina Ramey Berry has researched case studies from contemporary educators and various university faculty on what it means to teach the truth about slavery and the value of learning about race and slavery. She will discuss her findings at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13), during this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in SouthernRead the story …

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

Lectures begin Sept. 7 with David Wharton's 'Roadside South'

OXFORD, Miss. – Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out – nowhere to greater effect than at the University of Mississippi, which marks the 60th anniversary of its integration this fall. With that in mind, programming forRead the story …

A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students' college dreams a reality

OXFORD, Miss. – In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. FASTrack helps first-year students become successful members of the university community by offeringRead the story …

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college's disciplines

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named after alumni donors Dr. NorrisRead the story …

Ralph Eubanks Recognized for Reflecting Mississippi

UM alumnus and visiting professor honored by Mississippi Humanities Council

OXFORD, Miss. – Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded Eubanks, visiting professor of English and Southern studies at the University ofRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns as In-Person Event

Popular event includes diverse lineup of authors and several special functions

Editor’s note: Because of the threat of severe weather across north Mississippi this afternoon and evening, the opening reception at 7:30 p.m. is cancelled. For details on the Future of the South lecture featuring Imani Perry, go to https://www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/ or https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/. The Oxford Conference of the Book will resume as scheduled Thursday morning. OXFORD, Miss.Read the story …

Tastes Like Home: Alumnus Co-authors Book on South Carolina Food

Kevin Mitchell focuses on forgotten foods

Note: Kevin Mitchell is slated to demonstrate his cooking on the NBC “Today” show Thursday (Feb. 24). During the “Today” broadcast, he is to cook fish and grits with tomato gravy. During “Today with Hoda & Jenna,” he plans to cook blackened salmon with curried black-eyed peas and collards. OXFORD, Miss. – Chef Kevin MitchellRead the story …

Gift to Southern Studies Benefits Graduate Students

One trip to Oxford led donor Marc Rosen to a mutually enriching relationship with UM center

OXFORD, Miss. – A trip to the University of Mississippi to learn more about the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gave tax attorney Marc Rosen an opportunity to continue his education in Southern literature, build relationships and affect the lives of Southern studies students. With a $55,000 gift, the Los Angeles native establishedRead the story …