Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence,” the virtual international conference includes four days of lectures, panels and other presentations.Read the story …

Oxford and Lafayette Students Win Top Prizes in Regional Science Fair

University hosts MSEF Region VII Lower Fair for area first-sixth graders to display projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from Oxford and Lafayette elementary and middle schools competed among fellow budding scientists from 13 north Mississippi counties in April during the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair hosted by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs. Students submitted videos of themselves with their projects and explained each partRead the story …

Oxford Students Win Big at Regional and State Science Fairs

MSEF Region VII Upper Fair and State Fair 2021 awards announced

OXFORD, Miss. – The science fair season has been going full blast this year, even virtually. Students from across a 13-county region recently participated in the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fairs and the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. The MSEF Region VII virtual science fairs are hosted by the University of Mississippi OfficeRead the story …

University Offers On-Campus and Online Summer Camp Options for K-12

Students can enhance love of learning and stay sharp with UM summer programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs is offering a range of summer program options for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Through a wide variety of classes on both the Oxford campus and through virtual options, summer programs combine academic benefits with plenty of fun and excitement for participants. StudentsRead the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …

Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

March 24 event to feature latest Paragon Award winner, showcase innovative online teaching strategies

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Last March, when the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the state, faculty at the University of Mississippi began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation. As they look back over the past year, faculty and staff in the UMRead the story …

News You Can Use: Safely Celebrate with Your Teams During Holidays

UM experts share practical tips for participating in year-end events without spreading COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Luckily, that festive ugly Christmas sweater will look just as good over Zoom as it would in person. While the holidays typically present plenty of opportunities for people to reconnect with family, friends and coworkers, the COVID-19 pandemic is complicating things this year. But University of Mississippi experts are sharing tips forRead the story …

University Keeps Producing ‘Global Citizens’ Despite COVID-19

Taiwanese partnership helps equip tomorrow's military officers with language skills, cultural knowledge

OXFORD, Miss. – A masked-up mission to Taiwan earlier this year, just before COVID-19 shut down much of the world, has allowed the University of Mississippi to continue offering opportunities for students to learn Chinese and soak up regional culture through an exchange with an international university in Asia. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions to travelRead the story …

Students Boost Resumes Through Virtual Internships

Revamped internship, job prep course offered for students in second fall session

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Internship Experience Program is offering an eight-week course this fall for students from any major wanting to learn skills that employers will be looking for after graduation. The one-hour course, EDHE 320: Internship Exploration, will be offered online in the second fall term from Oct.12 to Nov. 24.Read the story …

Virtual StudyUSA Program Helps Connect Students with Industry Leaders

Online info session scheduled July 30 for UM faculty to explore new opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – When Washington, D.C., became a COVID-19 hotspot late this spring, University of Mississippi chemistry professor Randy Wadkins decided to reimagine how he could safely facilitate engaging conversations among students, government leaders and scientists around the world during one of the most significant time periods for both science and public policy – aRead the story …