Oxford Conference for the Book Brings Variety of Authors to UM

Poets, journalists, scholars and readers coming to campus March 2-4 for free event

OXFORD, Miss. – Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, as well as first-time novelists, are part of the variety of legendary and debut writers hosted at the Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 2-4. Poets, journalists, scholars and readers will visit the University of Mississippi for the 23rd conference. The three-day event, which is free andRead the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council to Honor Charles Overby with Legacy Award

Tickets available for dinner featuring award-winning chefs

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will honor Charles Overby, a champion of the First Amendment and the free press, with the 2015 Legacy Award this spring at the University of Mississippi. Overby will receive the Legacy Award, presented by C Spire, at a dinner April 18 at Carrier House, homeRead the story …

NASA Speakers, Rocket Make Big Impression at UM

Space Launch System replica, key officials wow local audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Perhaps the only thing as impressive as having three NASA officials speak Friday (Oct. 31) at the University of Mississippi was the 30-foot inflatable replica of the Space Launch System they brought with them. During a daylong “show-and-tell” presentation themed “NASA/SLS Day at Ole Miss,” Todd May, who manages the agency’s SpaceRead the story …

Ole Miss Announces 2014 Racial Reconciliation Week Activities

Second Annual Events Will Take Place Sept. 22-27

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Athletics and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation have announced a slate of activities for the 2014 Racial Reconciliation Week, which runs Monday through Saturday (Sept. 22-27). Racial Reconciliation Week began in 2013 with a week of events dedicated to promoting racial equity and encouragingRead the story …

Women’s Council Legacy Award Salutes Barksdales

April 11 events honor couple for providing opportunities for young people

OXFORD, Miss. – Visionary education champions Donna and Jim Barksdale, of Jackson, have been selected for the 2014 Legacy Award given by the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions as philanthropists, leaders and mentors and through these contributions have brought about definitive, positive change in theRead the story …

Journalism Students Gain Valuable Media Experience

UM partnerships with media help students get their work published, aired

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media have been gaining valuable work experience through partnerships with print and broadcast media outlets across the state. Each year, about 60 students participate in newspaper reporting trips on which they spend a weekend writing stories or shooting photos forRead the story …

Media Executives Set to Speak at ACT 4 Experience

UM Magazine Innovation Center to host fourth annual conference

  OXFORD, Miss. – The Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi is preparing for its fourth annual Amplify, Clarify & Testify, or ACT, Experience conferment this week at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. This year’s event will focus on digital and print as an integrated force – not either/or, butRead the story …

Overby Panel to Focus on JFK’s Influence on Politics, Media Coverage

Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant and CBS News' Susan Spencer set for 'Hail and Farewell'

OXFORD, Miss. – The late President John F. Kennedy’s role in revolutionizing American politics and press coverage will be the focus of a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) at the University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. This semester, Overby Center Chairman Charles Overby and Overby fellow Curtis Wilkie haveRead the story …

Chief Product Officer of Forbes Media to Visit UM

Lewis D'Vorkin plans to discuss digital publishing platform in April 10 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – One of Lewis D’Vorkin’s daily habits is to scan the 60 framed magazine covers lining the marble staircase of the Forbes office in New York City. The covers, which date back to October 2010, feature the no-nonsense, people-centric design recognized as the Forbes brand.The brand is clear, simple and unwavering, said D’Vorkin,Read the story …

Overby Center Event to Reflect on Medgar Evers’ Career

Myrlie Evers-Williams headlines panel to commemorate 50th anniversary of husband's death

OXFORD, Miss. – Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will join two other prominent Mississippians to discuss her late husband’s life and career at 5 p.m. Friday (April 5) in the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi. Evers-Williams rose to fame herself as a civil rightsRead the story …