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History Professor Selected as Prestigious Learned Societies Fellow

Mikaëla Adams to continue her scholarship in Native American studies OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi history professor has been awarded a coveted fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. Mikaëla M. Adams is among 78 scholars selected from nearly 1,150 applicants for the yearlong fellowship, which she plans […]


Historian to Lecture on the ‘Triumph of Abolitionism’

James Oakes to deliver Gilder-Jordan lecture Sept. 12 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY A leading historian of 19th century America speaks Sept. 12 at the University of Mississippi on “The Triumph of Abolitionism” as part of the Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History. James Oakes, distinguished professor and chair of humanities at the […]


UM students and faculty participate in a discussion of slavery, segregation and racism on the grounds of Rowan Oak before staying overnight in the old kitchen, behind the house. Photo by Thomas Graning/

Students and Faculty Spend the Night on Rowan Oak Grounds

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, leads group in discussion and reflection MAY 9, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Ten University of Mississippi students and two professors spent a night recently in sleeping bags in the old kitchen behind Rowan Oak, home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, as part of the Slave Dwelling […]


Andrew Newby speaks at the parking pass ceremony.

Home of the Brave

As military veterans arrive on campus, the University of Mississippi—one of only four SEC institutions designated a Purple Heart Campus by the National Military Order of the Purple Heart—welcomes them with resources and assistance. Created in 2013 and currently supporting 1,300+ student veterans, active members of the military, and their dependents, the Office of Veteran […]


Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Sports in the South’

First talk, examining protests in pro football, kicks off Sept. 5 SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi continues this fall with a focus on “Sports in the South.” All lectures take place […]


A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Marks Two Decades of Preparing State for the World

More than 500 graduates have launched successful global careers AUGUST 30, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Since its first class graduated in 2001, the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has sent hundreds of students into the world. A Croft Institute degree serves as a passport, a stamp of approval recognizable in the global marketplace of […]


Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi (from left), Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes, have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships.

Three Graduates Receive Rural Physician Scholarships

Funding supports medical training at UM School of Medicine JULY 30, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes were honored at […]


2018 Evers Research Scholar Chosen

JUNE 1, 2018 Telisha Dionne Bailey (PhD history ’15), a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bailey’s research examines the complex and often overlooked history of the imprisonment of African American women in Mississippi between 1890 and 1980. While at the Mississippi […]


Mississippi Encyclopedia Debuts Online

Online version made possible through partnership with Mississippi Humanities Council JUNE 12, 2018  By REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY As of this summer, if you don’t want to lug around the nine-pound Mississippi Encyclopedia, just grab your laptop and the wonders of the state are at your fingertips. The online version of the 1,451-page Mississippi Encyclopedia, a […]


Andrew Hayes, an international studies and economics graduate, will teach at a public school in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Kevin Bain/ Communications

UM Doctoral Student, Graduate Named US Fulbright Finalists

Eric Rexroat headed to Belgium, Andrew Hayes going to Spain JUNE 15, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi doctoral student and a recent graduate will study in European countries this fall, thanks to the 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Eric Rexroat, a Ph.D. candidate in the university’s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, […]