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Brooke P. Alexander, a UM graduate and visiting assistant professor of art and art history at the university, created the cover art for Bruce Levingston’s new album.

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston FEBRUARY 18, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, received acclaim for his latest album, “Citizen,” […]


University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events JANUARY 31, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver […]


Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Women Artists

Grace Moorman will research influence of American female artists living in Paris in 1920s JANUARY 14, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM University of Mississippi student Grace Moorman is going to Washington for the spring 2019 semester to work as a curatorial intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery on a project that highlights the contributions […]


Charlotte Burge

UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship

Student’s sculptures seek to raise awareness of mental illness OCTOBER 14, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON An ability to use her artistic skills to raise awareness of those struggling with mental illness helped a University of Mississippi senior earn a prestigious visual arts scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in […]


Alumni Profile: Oscar Pope

OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY Bethany Fitts for the University of Mississippi Alumni Association Oscar Pope (BA art ’10) has always wanted to create meaningful content that both defines culture and connects people. “I don’t know where [that passion] comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create responsibly.” He first developed an interest […]


MFA ceramics student William McKinney

MFA Ceramics Student Selected to Represent UM in China

OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY Olivia Whittington This October MFA ceramics student William McKinney is representing the University of Mississippi at the Taoxichuan Creative Fair in Jingdezhen, China. Selected by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, McKinney is one of seven students chosen to represent universities in the United States. “It’s a huge honor…it […]


Thanks to the support of the Global Leadership Circle, OMWC scholar Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece. Outside of her classes, Curtis volunteered with Syrian refugees through the Athens Salvation Army.

Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences

OCTOBER 8, 2018 A number of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) scholars enjoyed summer school in way that was anything but typical. For example, University of Mississippi senior political science major Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece — even volunteering with the Athens […]


Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter (left) and his wife, Sharon, look over a recent addition to the Department of Archives and Special Collections with library Dean Cecilia Botero and Jennifer Ford, head of special collections.

Special Collections Announces Fall Brown Bag Lecture Series

All noon events in the Faulkner Room are open to the public SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The public is invited to six lectures brown bag lectures hosted this fall by the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi Library. All the events begin at noon in the Faulkner […]


Students view Barlow’s Planetarium while on display at the UM Museum. Photo by Robert Jordan

UM Museum Named to ’51 Most Astounding University Museums’

Facility in national spotlight for fourth time in five years AUGUST 8, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Museum and its extensive collection of art, scientific equipment and Greek and Roman antiquities are in the national spotlight once again, this time being named to EdSmart’s list of “51 Most Astounding University Museums.” The […]


TEDxUniversityofMississippi Brings ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

Seven speakers for 2018 program BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi hosted its third TEDxUniversity of Mississippi conference with seven speakers giving brief, thought-provoking lectures on the theme of “MomentUM.” The 2018 lineup included faculty members, a graduate student, a law student and others discussing a variety of topics, including how substance abuse is treated by […]