Fifth Annual Civil War Conference Addresses Multiple Issues Leading to War

OXFORD, Miss. – Focusing on a variety of issues that propelled that nation into a bloody four-year conflict, the fifth annual Civil War conference at the University of Mississippi coincides this year with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s 1860 election and the beginning of the secession crisis.

Two UM Students Get Unique Opportunities Abroad Through Prestigious Scholarship Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students are spending their fall semesters abroad after receiving grants from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair Opens Students’ Eyes to Possibilities

OXFORD, Miss – Representatives of universities spanning six continents packed the lobby of the Ole Miss Student Union recently for the Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair. Ole Miss students meet with representatives from exchange programs, affiliate programs and faculty-led programs during the Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair.

UM Writing Project Named One of Two 2010-11 National Summer Institute Demonstration Sites

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Writing Project has recognized the quality and achievements of the University of Mississippi Writing Project, naming it as one of two 2010-11 National Summer Institute demonstration sites.

Annual Faulkner Conference to Explore Author’s Relationship with Hollywood, Impact on Writing

OXFORD, Miss. – Several William Faulkner novels and short stories were made into poignant feature films, but – unknown to many – the Nobel Prize-winning author also wrote screenplays for Hollywood.

Workshop Guides Aspiring Filmmakers Through Process from Scripting to Shooting

OXFORD, Miss. – Award-winning filmmaker Micah Ginn is set to direct the University of Mississippi’s ninth annual Filmmaking Workshop, an intensive four-day clinic designed to introduce amateurs to both film appreciation and the actual techniques of filmmaking. Matthew Graves (left) and Micah Ginn plan to share their extensive knowledge of filmmaking with participants in the UniversityRead the story …

Virtual High School Earns Accreditation As Alternative Route to Diploma

OXFORD, Miss. – Although there are no hallways with lockers, homecoming festivities or graduation ceremonies, the University of Mississippi’s online Independent Study High School is recognized as a legitimate alternative program for earning a diploma.

Summer Writer’s Workshop Offers Tutelage from Award-winning Authors

OXFORD, Miss. – Ever have an interest in writing a novel? How about learning how to write nonfiction more creatively? The 2010 Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers’ Workshop features many respected writers providing readings, critiques and insight into the art of creative writing.

Piano Discoveries Summer Camp Offers Challenge, Encouragement June 13-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Middle and high school students will be able to study piano and make new friends during the Piano Discoveries Summer Camp, a weeklong program at the University of Mississippi designed to encourage and challenge piano students.

Rebel Quest 2010 Set for Six-Week Run this Summer

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Outreach will offer its popular Rebel Quest program for grades 2-7 again this summer. Rebel Quest is a day camp for children ages 6 to 13, filled with games and fun learning activities.