Event Offers Free Screening of New Delta Documentary

Film focuses on problems of gay and HIV-infected people in the South

OXFORD, Miss. – The troubled lives of people struggling against prejudice, poverty and HIV infections in the Mississippi Delta and other parts of South will be explored in a new documentary, “deepsouth,” to be screened next week at the University of Mississippi.Read the story …

Nylander Named Director of McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement

McLean Institute at UM will use intellectual and cultural resources to transform the state

Albert Nylander

Albert Nylander

OXFORD, Miss. – Fighting poverty through education has been a life-long mission of Albert Nylander.

The Greenwood native has used his leadership positions in academia to fight “enduring concentrated poverty” in the Mississippi Delta. As the new director of McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, Nylander said he plans to continue focusing efforts towards improving statewide and national public good.

“The University of Mississippi has built a solid reputation for community service. I am honored to be associated with these efforts, as well as serve in a leadership role to coordinate future projects addressing poverty throughout the state,” said Nylander, professor of sociology. Read the story …