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 …

UM Faculty Travel across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from the SEC office that bolters intra-SEC collaboration. Participants travel to other SECRead the story …

Student’s Photos are Picture-Perfect

Yasmine Malone among 22 female photographers featured in The New York Times

OXFORD, Miss. – Yasmine Malone definitely has an eye for photography. The University of Mississippi student was among 22 young female photographers selected to participate in a recent New York Times feature project. The newspaper asked the women to take photos for “This is 18,” which explores daily life for girls around the world whoRead the story …

Retired New York Times Journalist Named Overby Center Senior Fellow

Greg Brock will share insights from distinguished career as center's latest honoree

OXFORD, Miss. – Veteran journalist Greg Brock, whose 43-year-career included positions at some of the country’s largest and most respected newspapers, has been named a senior fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi. His appointment was announced by Charles Overby, chairman of the Overby Center, an institute devoted to creating aRead the story …

Students Starting Careers with Help from Internship Experience Program

Program supports students interning in Atlanta, D.C., and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – “Life changing.” “Incredible.” “Eye-opening.” “Extraordinary.” A group of University of Mississippi students recently used these words to describe the unique experiences they had this summer that not only enhanced their career skills but also opened doors for their future. Last month, students met with UM administration, faculty and staff to discuss their experiencesRead the story …

Anchorage to Oxford: Student Travels 4,500 Miles for Graduate School

Son, father drive eight days to begin Ole Miss IMC program

OXFORD, Miss. – Chris Lawrence and his father spent eight days on the road from Anchorage, Alaska, to Oxford, going through a CD case full of classic rock, telling stories and taking in diverse landscapes on a 4,500-mile adventure to start a new journey as a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. At theRead the story …

McLean Institute Grant Award to Fund Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts

OXFORD, Miss – A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute welcomes a new group of outstanding students from around the globe thisRead the story …

Politics Dominate Autumn Schedule at UM Overby Center

Twelfth year of programing continues with Wednesday evening discussion

OXFORD, Miss. – Fresh off the success of bringing the popular MSNBC program “Morning Joe” to Oxford, the University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics is preparing a slate of election year-themed discussions on campus. The center’s 12th year of programs at Ole Miss began Friday (Sept. 14), with an evening atRead the story …

Professor Uses NSF Grant to Study Interpersonal Communications

Graham Bodie and colleagues study conversations about everyday stressors, levels of support

OXFORD, Miss. – Graham Bodie believes that if people can feel that they’re being heard during times of stress, their lives will improve. With that in mind, he is working to find the best way to teach critical listening skills that could enhance lives. A visiting professor of integrated marketing communications at the University ofRead the story …

Alumna Credits Ole Miss with Helping Her Win Miss Tennessee

Christine Williamson to compete in Miss America pageant next month

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Christine Williamson has spent countless hours with children of the Children’s Miracle Network. Christine’s passion for helping others is a big part of why she won Miss Tennessee, said her sister, Christal Williamson. “She really cares about the children there,” said Christal, a 20-year-old junior at the University ofRead the story …