‘It’s Time’ for the Oxford Film Festival

17th annual event brings more than 200 movies to community over five days

Editor’s note: The 2020 Oxford Film Festival has been postponed. Click here for more information.  OXFORD, Miss. – The 2020 Oxford Film Festival, which begins March 18, will host the world premiere of “It’s Time,” the story of Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, and screenings of 222 films and more than 100 other events over fiveRead the story …

Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public policy leadership, and Jared Michael Akers, D4 dental student at the UMRead the story …

Economics of Self-Interest

Jon Moen knows what motivates Wall Street decision makers

OXFORD, Miss. – To truly understand the inner workings of Wall Street, look to the fundamentals of human nature, a University of Mississippi economist advises. “Just because the tech is more advanced now doesn’t mean that the people are more advanced,” said Jon Moen, UM chair and professor of economics, who worked as an economist for severalRead the story …

Food for Thought Aplenty During UM Brain Awareness Month

Neuroscience research poster showcase, keynote address and Science Cafe among scheduled events

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – Connections between the human brain and the immune system is the theme for upcoming Brain Awareness Month observances, set forRead the story …

Authors, Book Lovers Converge at 27th Oxford Conference for the Book

Free public annual event set for April 1-3

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Along those lines, both book lovers and friendsRead the story …

Eminent Trombonist to Perform at UM

Abbie Conant stars March 5 in multimedia 'Aletheia'

OXFORD, Miss. – The LOU community will have an opportunity to see a musician at the top of her field Thursday evening (March 5), when trombonist Abbie Conant performs “Aletheia,” a musical theater piece that also includes vocal, piano and electronics, at the University of Mississippi. Presented by the UM Department of Music, the 7:30Read the story …

The Road from Self-Doubt to Truman Finalist

UM student leader finds clarity in application process for prestigious national scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When Joshua Mannery found out he was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, he was shocked and excited, but the possibility of winning $30,000 in scholarship funding wasn’t what excited him most. Rather, it was the affirmation of all of his community service that confirmed the University of Mississippi junior and member of the SallyRead the story …

New Orleans Ensemble Bends Jazz Tradition

Fans have two opportunities to see Skrontch this Wednesday in Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – Composer and clarinetist Byron Asher and his jazz ensemble, Skrontch, will visit the University of Mississippi on Wednesday (March 4) to share their recent project, Skrontch Music. Asher will be a guest on “LMR Live,” an hourlong online talk show with host Nancy Maria Balach, at 1 p.m., and the full SkrontchRead the story …

Passing Through a Porous Border

UM poet Derrick Harriell tries his hand at fiction

OXFORD, Miss. – Prose and poetry are forged from the same raw material: words. But crossing from one genre into another can be precarious. “The biggest obstacle for me in writing fiction was that I was used to being ambiguous and leaving things mysterious,” said Derrick Harriell, a poet and associate professor of English andRead the story …

Living Music Resource Launches Secret Salon Society

Annual giving program to benefit music, arts education

OXFORD, Miss. – Living Music Resource, an innovative music and arts education program housed at the University of Mississippi, has launched the Secret Salon Society as its official annual giving philanthropic initiative. “Those joining the Secret Salon Society will be our partners who will be instrumental in providing the crucial support needed to allow allRead the story …