SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers for this fall include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson and Jacqueline Olive

OXFORD, Miss. – Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture‘s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory, viewers can watch from wherever they have an internet connection. All SouthTalks events, which includeRead the story …

History Professor Granted Fellowship in Budapest

Frances Kneupper will write a scholarly study of Medieval prophets

OXFORD, Miss. – Frances Kneupper, associate professor in the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi, has been honored as a 2020-21 senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Central European University. Founded in 2011 in Budapest, Hungary, the institute promotes scholarly research in the context of an intellectualRead the story …

Gift Helps Ensure Success for the Southern Foodways Alliance

Estate of California couple to fund endowment honoring John T. Edge

OXFORD, Miss. – Roger and Rebecca Emerick, of Hillsborough, California, have committed a planned gift to extend the mission of the University of Mississippi‘s Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization they applaud for its compelling storytelling and inclusive takes on cultures and people. The Emericks included the SFA in their estate plans, committing $1 million toRead the story …

University Keeps Producing ‘Global Citizens’ Despite COVID-19

Taiwanese partnership helps equip tomorrow's military officers with language skills, cultural knowledge

OXFORD, Miss. – A masked-up mission to Taiwan earlier this year, just before COVID-19 shut down much of the world, has allowed the University of Mississippi to continue offering opportunities for students to learn Chinese and soak up regional culture through an exchange with an international university in Asia. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions to travelRead the story …

Chemistry Professors Receive NSF Award to Explore Lower-Energy Light

Research could lead to better-performing electronic devices, new applications

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors have received a more-than-$500,000 National Science Foundation award to further explore using lower-energy light to drive systems that will improve daily life. With hundreds of devices working by absorbing light and then using that energy, instruments that could be improved by the professors’ research include solar cells,Read the story …

A Designer, an Actor and a Filmmaker Walk into the Theatre Department

Three new faculty members bring excitement, experience to their UM classrooms

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is welcoming three new faculty members for the fall 2020 semester – one in movement, one in design and the other in film. Lauren Bone Noble, Cody Stockstill and Jaye Sarah Davidson bring a variety of skills and experiences to the department. EachRead the story …

Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville's research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Genevieve Verville, a May 2020 chemistry graduate with minors in mathematics, biological sciences and psychology, has been named a 2020 NCHC Portz Scholar. The Montgomery,Read the story …

History Professor Granted Fellowship at Harvard

Garrett Felber will focus on writing two books examining African Americans and imprisonment

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi history professor is set to begin a one-year fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in September. Garrett Felber, assistant professor of history at UM, is among just 16 chosen fellows this year. Founded in 1975,Read the story …

Music Professor Garners Honors for Performance and Service

Adam Estes passes benefits and experience on to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Music professor Adam Estes recently garnered two honors that he knows will do more than just add to his resume – they also will bring opportunities for his students. Estes, an associate professor of music in saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, has been named a regional director of theRead the story …

UM Sophomore and Her Steeds Stealing Shows

Suzanne Crull is winning top honors in Arabian Horse Association competitions

OXFORD, Miss. – Since she was 7, Suzanne Crull has loved horses and horseback riding. As a young adult, the University of Mississippi sophomore and her steeds have become prize-winning regulars in regional and national Arabian Horse Association competitions. The Arabian horse is a breed that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive headRead the story …