Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’

Events include recording of 'The Sound and The Fury: April 7, 1928,' African American heritage tour

OXFORD, Miss. – Three first-time events highlight the University of Mississippi‘s 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 21) in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Families,” the international conference includes five days of lectures, tours, exhibits and other presentations, which explore the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s multifaceted ancestry. The event also features panelRead the story …

Gift Boosts University’s STEM Efforts

Kellum family estate supports construction of active learning facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum, of Tupelo, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics building on the Oxford campus. University leaders have a vision for the 200,000-plus-square-foot building to be an important toolRead the story …

Mississippi Historian David Sansing Leaves Historical Legacy

UM staple dies at 86 following storied career

OXFORD, Miss. – David G. Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of the definitive history of the university, died Saturday (July 6) in a Memphis hospital one day after suffering a fall at his Oxford home. He was 86. A beloved historian, writer and teacher, Sansing spent his careerRead the story …

IHL Passes Policy to Award Academic Credits for Military Learning

The United States military is known for being the best in the world. The training is rigorous. The expectations are high. With life or death consequences, the room for error is zero. When service men and women decide to use their G.I. benefits to pursue higher education, they sometimes find themselves in a classroom relearningRead the story …

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation's fourth-largest program

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner universities. The new class also brings the total number of students at UM to 41,Read the story …

Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work this Summer at UM

Anne Marie Cammarato will create play with Ole Miss students to be performed in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is debuting an innovative program this summer that aims to address the opportunity gap faced by many new and emerging women playwrights. The Emerging Women’s PlaywritingRead the story …

Physics Alumnus Wins International Award for Gravitational Wave Thesis

Hector Okada da Silva will receive the GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize in Spain

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi physics alumnus has been selected to receive an international honor for his doctoral dissertation on gravitational wave research. Hector Okada da Silva, of Belém, Brazil, will be presented the 2017 Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Thesis Prize for “Compact Objects in Relativistic Theories of Gravity.” The honor includes aRead the story …

Wading into Muddy Waters

UM blues scholar takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s with 'Coahoma' podcast

OXFORD, Miss. – Field hollers, traditional African American church music and songs by a tractor driver who later became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century are among the gems in the Coahoma Study of the Mississippi Delta in 1941-42.  The study by folklorist Alan Lomax and a team from Fisk UniversityRead the story …

Classics Major to Study in Italy

Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo, Italy, in July, followed by studies this fall at the Umbra InstituteRead the story …

University Museum Joint Publication Set for Release

'The Beautiful Mysterious' showcases unique photography of William Eggleston

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum, Friends of the Museum and University Press of Mississippi will celebrate the launch of their first co-published book, “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 17) at Off Square Books. The project, first in a series, helps showcase the museumRead the story …