Journalism Professor Speaks at National Magazine Conference

 'Mr. Magazine' Samir Husni presents national award, celebrates MPA centennial

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s “Mr. Magazine” played a prominent role in MPA-The Association of Magazine Media’s centennial celebration earlier this month in New York City. Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman Lecturer and director of the university’s Magazine Innovation Center, presented, for the second year in a row, the Launch of the Year award atRead the story …

30th Annual PILF Auction to Benefit Public Interest Work

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Masquerade benefit event available to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The Public Interest Law Foundation at the University of Mississippi School of Law is bringing Mardi Gras to Oxford this month for the 2019 PILF silent and live auction. The Mardi Gras Masquerade black-tie event is set for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Jackson Avenue Center. Guests will enjoy food andRead the story …

An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

Brass and Ivory Trio Explores a Less Traditional Combination

Thursday recital features piano, trumpet and trombone

OXFORD, Miss. – Brass and ivory converge to create a fascinating musical treat for Valentine’s Day at the University of Mississippi. The Brass and Ivory Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14) in Nutt Auditorium, offering an inventive program and rich, beautiful music to those celebrating – or even avoiding – Valentine’s DayRead the story …

Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will have access to the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture housed in Texas A&M’sRead the story …

Parker Lifeshare Foundation Gift Supports Special Education

School of Education creating program to equip students to teach autistic children

OXFORD, Miss. – With the help of a $470,000 gift from Parker Lifeshare Foundation of Jackson, the University of Mississippi School of Education is designing a program to address the specialized needs of children across the autism spectrum and prepare education professionals who will teach them. According to the 2018 Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee Report,Read the story …

Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week

Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Brain Institute, is the keynote speaker for the first twoRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life

Director promises a show 'like nothing you've ever seen before' in Ole Miss Theatre production

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when the lights go out on society as we know it? The first show of the Ole Miss Theatre spring 2019 performance season offers a challenging – and strangely comforting – answer to that question. “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,” written by Anne Washburn, opens Friday (Feb. 8) in Meek Auditorium at the University ofRead the story …