History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship

Lindgren-Gibson first Ole Miss historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities Center seminars. Lindgren-Gibson said she was absolutely delighted when she found out she received this fellowship. “It’s an honor toRead the story …

Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston

Trip to include performances, a master class and professional networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – When Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi and artistic director of Living Music Resource, gets to South Carolina this weekend, she’s going to hit the ground running. Balach and two Ole Miss music majors, Maddi Jolley, a master’s student in vocal performance from Paris, Texas, andRead the story …

Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS' 'The Open Mind,' to speak March 21 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton Chapel. The 6 p.m. lecture is open to the public. Alexander Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, will discuss theRead the story …

Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness

UM sophomore, Winona native chosen for Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student is heading to Virginia this May to study leadership at the home of the country’s first leader, George Washington. Mitchell Palmertree, a sophomore public policy leadership major from Winona, has been selected as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. The program is a highly selective, six-week institute for 16 risingRead the story …

Another Year of Exploring ‘New Horizons’

TEDxUniversityofMississippi to host fourth annual speaking event March 6

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is set to host its annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference that will bring together speakers from throughout the university community to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 6). The fourth TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host eight speakers, including Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, to speak on topics relatedRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Welcomes Authors for 26th Year

Readings, panel discussions and lectures are free and open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – What do a championship poker player, the U.S.-Mexico border controversy and the Appalachian South have in common? They are all part of this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 27-29 at the University of Mississippi. The 26th annual event is a mixture of authors, editors, historians and scholars whoRead the story …

Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss

Navy ROTC prepares for 'national championship' drill competition

The University of Mississippi  Navy ROTC Drill Team will participate in a national competition Friday (March 1) at Tulane University. The Mardi Gras Drill Meet is considered the “national championship” of drill competitions.  Ole Miss midshipmen are in the final stages of preparation and will travel to New Orleans to represent the university in events that includeRead the story …

English Professor Examines Voices of Early America

Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for her first academic monograph, “In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America.” The Early American Literature Book Prize, jointly awardedRead the story …

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned

OXFORD, Miss. – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started. Nichols enrolledRead the story …

‘LMR Live’ to Broadcast from Chancellor’s House Hotel Library

Artists also to perform free weekend concert at Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – When “LMR Live” host Nancy Maria Balach sits down with a guest, she creates an instant rapport and an energy that delights viewers of the live-streamed talk show. Her guests are typically professional musicians, and the conversation ranges from their ideas about music and current projects to their experiences as working professionalRead the story …