A Couple that Stays Together Plays Together

Ole Miss theater alumni premiere new play via livestream

MARIETTA, Ga. – At a time when the entertainment industry is crippled by a pandemic and theaters everywhere have been forced to shut their doors, two University of Mississippi graduates are set to debut a new play live via the internet. Kaleb and Tina Sade Mitchell (BFA 14; BA 15), husband-and-wife actors who met asRead the story …

Support for the Arts

Gift establishes film production studio fund

OXFORD, Miss. – A love for the arts since childhood led Nancye Starnes, of Charleston, South Carolina, to support a new film production program at the University of Mississippi that will offer professional training and a new production facility for students. The alumna’s gift of $200,000 establishes the Nancye Starnes Film Production Studio Fund inRead the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …

Coming Full Circle

New Women's Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students

OXFORD, Miss. – In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – Barrett is helping shape the lives and future career paths ofRead the story …

Gladden Named Vice President-Elect of Acoustical Society of America

International society promotes science, technology of sound

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden, who serves as the University of Mississippi‘s chief research officer, has been elected as vice president-elect of the Acoustical Society of America. Gladden’s role as ASA vice president-elect began Friday (May 15). He will automatically assume the office of vice president on June 6, 2021. Founded in 1929, ASA is the premierRead the story …

Supporting Research

College of Liberal Arts receives boost to research

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help the College of Liberal Arts continue to attract and retain top faculty. The stock-transfer gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous supplements a faculty research grant endowment that was established in 2014. A portion of the giftRead the story …

Air Force Veteran to Lead UM Intelligence, Security Studies Center

Shaio Zerba brings combined military intelligence, academic credentials to position

OXFORD, Miss. – A U.S. Air Force veteran with degrees in political science and security studies has been hired as the new director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Mississippi. Shaio Zerba will join the Ole Miss staff July 1. She retired Oct. 1, 2019, as a lieutenant colonel inRead the story …

Musicologist Named to Prestigious Mahler Research Center

Thomas Peattie is the only North American scholar appointed

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime fascination with composer Gustav Mahler was rewarded recently when University of Mississippi music professor Thomas Peattie was among 10 scholars from seven countries invited to serve on the board of the new Gustav Mahler Research Center in Dobbiaco (known as Toblach in German), Italy. The center – established by theRead the story …

University Honors Three with Frist Awards

Carmen Riggan, Stefan Schulenberg and Sovent Taylor recognized for exceptional student service

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Carmen Riggan, pre-law adviser and assistant to the dean in the College of Liberal Arts; Sovent Taylor, director of the Health Professions Advising Office; and Stefan Schulenberg,Read the story …

COVID Clash: When Chief Executives Disagree

UM political scientist explains the fed-state dustup

OXFORD, Miss. – COVID-19 has a political face – and it’s not always pretty. Why are state governments jousting with the federal government about policies, payments and procedures in response to the pandemic?  According to Marvin King, an associate professor in the University of Mississippi departments of Political Science and African American Studies, power struggles betweenRead the story …