A Spirited Creation

Innovative bottle label earns industry award for UM graphic design professor

OXFORD, Miss. – Tyler Barnes, an assistant professor of art at the University of Mississippi, has won a gold-medal American Advertising Award for his achievements in sales and marketing packaging. The ADDY, the Oscar of the advertising industry, is given annually by the American Advertising Federation to celebrate creative achievements in that industry – fromRead the story …

Virtual ‘Spooky Physics Demonstrations’ Set for Friday

Department of Physics and Astronomy offering night of fun and frights for all

OXFORD, Miss. – Even in the face of a pandemic, the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy will present its annual “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” this Friday (Oct. 30) although this year it will be held virtually from Lewis Hall. The program via Zoom runs 6 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly show includes demonstrationsRead the story …

Theatre and Film at UM Opens Season with Shadowy Radio Dramas

'Listening in the Shadows' spurs student creativity while following pandemic guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Journey back to the Golden Age of Radio with “Listening in the Shadows,” the first production of the season for the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. This series of five original radio plays written and performed by Ole Miss students arrives just in time for Halloween – which isRead the story …

Mathematics Professor Wins Competitive Research Award

Ayla Gafni will use grant to further her analytic number theory studies

OXFORD, Miss. – Ayla Gafni views the solving of complex mathematical problems as deciphering a puzzle or searching for the solution to a centuries-old mystery. The University of Mississippi mathematics professor fell in love with the abstract science of numbers, quantity and space at a young age. That enthusiasm for mathematics has followed Gafni intoRead the story …

First-Generation Students to be Lauded During Weeklong Celebration

Both in-person and virtual activities set for campus observance

OXFORD, Miss. – The academic achievements of first-generation students at the University of Mississippi will be celebrated in a series of in-person and virtual activities planned for Nov. 2-6. First-Generation Student Celebration Week is co-sponsored by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s First-Generation Student Network and the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience’s StudentsFIRSTRead the story …

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 …