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 …

Donoghue Collection Brings Legends of Blues to Life

Archives and Special Collections opens exhibition of memorabilia related to Sonny Boy Williamson

OXFORD, Miss. – Sonny Boy Williamson soap and incense, test pressings of Memphis Slim and Buddy Holly records, and a signed contract by B.B. King are only a few of the many items recently donated by the family of William “Bill” Donoghue to the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. A man ofRead the story …

Spring SouthTalks Continue ‘Mississippi Voices’ Theme

First lecture set for Jan. 26; schedule includes both virtual and in-person events

OXFORD, Miss. – The spring SouthTalks Series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, continues the focus on “Mississippi Voices.” This theme finds connections to other places, problems and people that solidify the global interconnectedness made undeniable by the pandemic. SouthTalks explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies and includesRead the story …

‘The Light in the Piazza’ Subject of Nov. 3 SouthTalk

Several events celebrate Elizabeth Spencer's 100th birthday

OXFORD, Miss. – The beloved characters created by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer are returning to the South with a University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza,” which is the focus of a SouthTalk sponsored by the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Composer Adam Guettel, director Blake McIverRead the story …

Anthropologist Sheds Light on Politics of Migrant Life and Death

Jason De León brings work of Undocumented Migration Project to campus for Sept. 30 discussion

OXFORD, Miss. – Jason De León will share his experiences as executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research-art-education-media collective, in a Thursday (Sept. 30) lecture at the University of Mississippi. “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life and Death along the U.S.-Mexico Border,” is set for 4Read the story …

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable experience in ethnographic methods as part of a summer research project. “I am proud of myself for collecting my data and conducting interviews,” said Davis,Read the story …