Visiting Classics Professor to Discuss UM Exhibition

Wayne State University scholar to lecture about '14 Black Classicists' project

OXFORD, Miss. – The photographs and biographies of 14 prominent Black classicists are on display at the University of Mississippi and will be celebrated with a guest lecture on Nov. 3. Michele Valerie Ronnick, distinguished professor of classics at Wayne State University, will discuss the history of Black classicism at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall,Read the story …

Courage: Lifting Her Voice

Sophomore encourages tough conversations about racial injustice

As part of the 60th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi, this is the second of a four-part series based on the themes that are inscribed on the Civil Rights Monument on campus: perseverance, courage, knowledge and opportunity. These student stories reflect the characteristics that James Meredith embodied six decades ago when heRead the story …

Seeing the Woods With No Trees

UM production of 'Into the Woods' delivers innovative take on popular musical

OXFORD, Miss. – Have you ever imagined how much fun it might be if characters from your favorite stories came together to create a story of their own? With its latest production, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is about to grant your wish. “Into the Woods” opens Friday (Nov. 4) inRead the story …

UM Team Wins Debate Tournament

Warren Debate Union wins at event hosted by Lewis & Clark College

OXFORD, Miss. – Just months after the Ole Miss Rebels won the 2022 College World Series in baseball, another team representing the University of Mississippi has won a national tournament. The university’s Warren Debate Union took first place in the national competition hosted by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. The duo of KatherineRead the story …

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series

OXFORD, Miss. – Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Army ROTC program. Maj. Gen. William Freeman Jr., Col. Andrew Robertson and Carl Biersack willRead the story …

University Partners with HUD Higher Education Network

Collaboration to focus on areas such as housing access, eviction prevention

OXFORD, Miss. – Laura Martin, associate director of the University of Mississippi‘s Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and director of M Partner, has been appointed to a national think tank devoted to building relationships between higher education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “This is an exciting outgrowth ofRead the story …

New Biology Chair Aims to Lift Program to New Heights

Sixue Chen brings focus on plant efficiency and desire to increase student opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixue Chen, an accomplished biological researcher and new chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi, plans to use agricultural research and outreach to elevate the program nationally. Chen, who specializes in systems biology of plant stress response, came to UM from the University of Florida, where he conductedRead the story …

Grishams Commit Estate Gift to Transforming Lives

Bequest to support mission of Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – Vaughn Grisham, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Mississippi, believes his life’s purpose is to raise the quality of life for others, so much so that he founded an institute focused on that. Recently, the former McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, housed on the Ole Miss campus,Read the story …

Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who received his bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting from UM, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22)Read the story …

Barbour, Lott Call for Citizen Leadership

Bipartisanship is key to 'moving Mississippi forward,' former officials say

OXFORD, Miss. – Stating that government effectiveness depends upon the people’s input, former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott challenged listeners Thursday (Oct. 1) at the University of Mississippi to become united in facing society’s challenges. Barbour and Lott led the “Moving Mississippi Forward” discussion at the Overby Center for Southern JournalismRead the story …