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Forensic chemistry faculty and students teach middle schoolers the processes preformed by real-life forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
Taylor medalist Alison Cegielski congratulated by Chancellor Jones at 72nd Honors Day Convocation
Charles Hussey, professor & chair of chemistry & biochemistry, honored with the 2015 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Robert Brown, professor of political science, is the 2015 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Jodi Skipper, assistant professor of anthropology & Southern Studies, receives Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History
Biochemistry major Esosa Andrew Adah signs the Phi Beta Kappa register as he & 67 other UM students are inducted into the oldest honor society in the nation.
- THE DM: Ford Center to Host Opera World Premiere
Alumna Nancy Van de Vate composed Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
- Opera Theatre Presents World Premiere of ‘Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’
Adaptation is latest work by acclaimed alumna Nancy Van de Vate.
- Moving Women Forward: What Fair Pay Has to Do With It
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies will host a presentation on the pay gap by attorney and advocate Noreen Farrell on April 20.
- Amy Sara Carroll Chosen as Summer Poet in Residence
Author to work with M.F.A. classes, conduct public reading of her poetry.
- Columbia University Anthropologist Is Earth Day Lecturer
Paige West will discuss Papua New Guinean research April 22 at Overby Center.
- Thirteen Students Selected for Chinese Program’s Capstone Year
UM places more students in the program than any other university.
- D.T. Shackelford & Darryail Whittington Win 2015 Sullivan Awards
UM McLean Institute honors student-athlete and alumnus alongside Chancellor Dan Jones.
- A Message From Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the Environmental Studies Minor
- Smith Fellows Experience SFA
Kentucky couple supports individuals pursuing notable foodways work.
- The Oxford American: Trash Food
Chris Offutt, associate professor of English, writes about "A boundary that only food can cross" and Southern Foodways Alliance Director John T. Edge.
- The Clarion Ledger: Elise Winter: A Lifetime of Giving
The alumna (BA history, political science) received the 2015 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The DM: Students Participate in Weekend Archeological Dig
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology participated in an anthropological dig as part of Holly Springs’ annual Behind the Big House Tour.
- Middle School Students Probe Faux Crime Scene on UM Campus
Field trip to forensic chemistry program allowed seventh- and eighth-graders to examine evidence, present case.
- 72nd Honors Convocation Includes Taylor Medals, Outstanding Teacher Award
Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa inductions also scheduled.
- Middle-Schoolers Participate in Mock Crime Scene on Campus
Forensic chemistry faculty and students taught the processes preformed by real-life forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
- Hussey Honored With SEC Faculty Achievement Award
UM chemistry professor and administrator honored for teaching, research and scholarship.
- Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters 2015 Awards
Five of the eight winners are UM alumni and faculty.
- THE DM: Students Lead Conference on Identity, Individuality
The interdisciplinary academic conference is April 9 in the Union Ballroom from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- Hill Country Music Focus of Blues Symposium
April 9 event at UM library features lectures and film.
- American Mathematics Institute Director To Deliver UM Dalrymple Lecture April 9
University of Bristol Professor Brian Conrey Speaking at Overby Center Auditorium.
- Robert Brown Is UM Teacher of Year
Political science professor receives Elsie M. Hood Award at Honors Convocation.
- Jodi Skipper Receives Award of Merit
Jodi Skipper, assistant professor of anthropology and Southern Studies, received the Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc., from the Mississippi Historical Society at their annual meeting in Corinth on March 7th, 2015. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for outstanding archival, historical, museum or records management work. Read more about Dr. Skipper’s work here.
- The DM: Students Study Oprah Winfrey in ‘The Power of O’
History Professor Shennette Garrett-Scott draws in considerations of politics and the economy, money and power, in and beyond popular media and on American culture and contemporary black women.
- The DM: Second Sustainability Conference to Begin Today
Goals include engaging people across disciplines and professions and advancing the conversation about socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development.
- Researchers Evaluate If ‘Breast Is Best’ in the Delta
Center for Population Studies joins interdisciplinary team to plan and study breastfeeding program.
- Classics Class Explores ‘Who Owns The Past?’
Professor Hilary Becker and students visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie's and other antiquities sites over spring break.
- UM Cinema Festival to Showcase Short Films This Weekend
March 27, 2015 | by Tyler Kelly, courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Short films from different categories will be showcased at the University of Mississippi Cinema Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Overby Center Auditorium. The categories include narrative, documentary, experimental and dance, and the event is expected to run for approximately an hour and a half. Festival organizers will host a reception beforehand at 6 p.m. on Friday. “Oxfilm, an organization that supports film makers in Oxford, is being good enough to give us a free reception with food and drinks and to support us as well,” said Alan Arrivée, assistant professor of cinema and cinema director. “They want to make more of a connection between the community and the university in filmmaking.” “These are the works of filmmakers just starting out,” said Michelle Emanuel, head of cataloging and associate professor. “They will not be like the films at the multiplex or ...
- Gallery 130 Features Full Slate of Spring Shows
Visit Meek Hall during the semester to support student artists.
- ‘American Cultural Icon’ John Waters to Perform Free One-Man Show
The acclaimed writer, director and photographer's “This Filthy World” is set for March 28 at the Ford Center.
- Bruce Levingston, Friends Share ‘Words and Music’ at Ford Center
Chancellor's Honors College artist-in-residence leading all-star local line-up for March 27 show.
- Influential TV Writer David Simon to Deliver Gender Conference Keynote
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies 15th annual Student Gender Conference will feature television writer David Simon as the Howorth Lecturer.
- The DM: W. Ralph Eubanks, Pre-med Student Turned Publisher
The alumnus exemplifies the success one can achieve with a liberal arts education from the University of Mississippi.
- Migraines’ Causes, Treatments Topic for Science Cafe
UM psychologist to share research on neurological illness at March 24 event.
- Chemistry Department Modifies Bachelor’s Curriculum
Undergraduate degree program offers traditional and pre-med emphasis.
- Provocateur and National Treasure John Waters to Visit
The one-man show at the Ford Center on March 28 at 7PM is free and open to the public.
- An Ethical Proposition for UM
Alumni donate to strengthen curriculum in ethical reasoning.
- Children’s Book Festival to Benefit Local Schoolchildren
The 2015 Children’s Book Festival is part of the Oxford Conference for the Book held later this month.
- Students Carry on Torch
Scholarships pay tribute to former Speaker of the House, attorney Tim Ford.
- Oxford Conference for the Book Highlights Margaret Walker
Sessions are free and open to the public.
- Pep Band More Than Stands In for Kentucky’s Band
Pride of the South Supports Fellow Band Members in Unique Show of Support
- The Daily Mississippian: Filmmaking in Mississippi
by Clara Turnage | March 3, 2015 Dason Pettit recently wrapped his first film, “Extrication.” Pettit, an art history major and cinema minor at the university, grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and remembers when there weren’t such avenues for independent filmmakers here. “Always, growing up, I wanted to make a movie. Times were so different then and resources were so limited,” Pettit said. “It’s changed a lot. In the past 20 years, Oxford itself has moved forward in a progressive way.” The cinema minor that gave Pettit the tools and skill set to create his film was only implemented at the university four years ago, but it reflects the change that he said is happening in Mississippi. “Now, you’ve got a program here at school,” Pettit said. “This cinema minor helps students to engage and be able to do they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.” Alan Arrivée, assistant professor and director of cinema who came ...
- The Daily Mississippian: An English Professor with an Interesting Talent
In August of 2002, Adam Gussow arrived on campus to begin his work as an assistant professor of English and Southern Studies.
- Bruce Levingston: An Undivided Artist
Populi Magazine interview with the Chancellor's Artist in Residence by Eleanor Anthony, a mathematics and philosophy major.
- McLean Institute Seeks Nominations for Sullivan Award
In recognition of a student, alumnus or community member who sets an outstanding example of selfless service to others.
- Artist Talk: Women in the Film Industry with Maggie Renzi
February 19th at 6:30PM in 209 Bryant Hall with a reception to follow in the Farrington Gallery.
- Barksdale Award Winning Students Eager to Experience Life in ‘the Margins’
Recipients to spend time with cowboys on two continents, use theater to raise awareness of the deaf.
- Living Music Resource Hosts Bolcom and Morris
The Living Music Resource season ended with performances by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom and singer Joan Morris.
- Art Department to Host Four Virtual Lectures
The Virtual Visiting Artist Program is bringing talented artists from around the country to campus via Skype.
- Two Students Receive Barksdale Awards
Kate Lindsay is a theatre arts and accountancy major. Joe Bell is an international studies, public policy leadership, and Spanish major.
- Gallery 130 Features Full Slate of Spring Shows
Visit Meek Hall to support student artists.
- Alumnus Leads Journal to Prestigious Nominations
W. Ralph Eubanks credits UM English faculty for his solid career foundation.
- Increasing Opportunities for Study Abroad
Offerings include “Art in the French Riviera” taught by Professors Kris Belden-Adams and Joshua Brinlee and Professor Laura Johnson's “Environment of Psychology in Tanzania."
- Visiting Writers Series Begins
The John and Renée Grisham Visiting Writers Series kicked off with poet Keetje Kuipers reading from her book, “Keys to the Jail.”
- UM FASTrack Peer Mentoring Program a Success
Upperclassmen help first-year students get a head start on academic achievement.
- Music Department Presents Black History Month Concert
Feb. 26 show features university bands performing African, Caribbean, jazz and world music.
- Kiese Laymon Selected as 2015-16 Grisham Writer-in-Residence
His novel, Long Division, received the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.
- Ten Outstanding Seniors Awarded Hall of Fame Distinction
Recipients honored for academic achievement, community service.
- John Z. Kiss Gets NASA’s Highest Civilian Honor
Biologist, Dean of the Graduate School awarded Outstanding Public Leadership Medal.
- College Corps Recruiting Volunteers
There are 72 spots available for students to work in the Oxford-Lafayette community.
- Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson to Deliver Keynote for Black History Month Events
Performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and awards are scheduled.
- Artist Talk: Women in the Film Industry with Maggie Renzi
February 19th at 6:30 PM in 209 Bryant Hall with a reception to follow in the Farrington Gallery.
- Andrew Lippa Performs for Living Music Resource
The accomplished composer, producer, lyricist, book writer and performer worked with singers on selections from his award winning Broadway musicals.
- Between the Bar Lines with Andrew Lippa
Living Music Resource presents Broadway composer Andrew Lippa Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 pm in Nutt Auditorium.
- Olé, Diversity!
The Clarksdale Municipal School District and the Department of Modern Languages are partnering to highlight diversity at four schools by celebrating Hispanic culture.
- Music of the South Concert Series Rocks It Out
Lee Bains III to perform Jan. 27.
- UM Professor Receives 2015 Humanities Scholar Award
Eric Weber to receive award from the Mississippi Humanities Council.
- Faculty, Staff, Students Join MLK Day of Service
Marvin King, associate professor of political science, will deliver the keynote address Jan. 19 at the MLK Day of Service.
- Space Plants on Way Back to Earth
Following 6 months aboard the International Space Station, UM researcher John Kiss' experiment germinates.
- Graduate’s ‘Destiny’ is Video Game Voice-overs
Morla Gorrondona (MFA theatre arts '00) got first voice job at UM.
- D.T. Shackelford Wins 2014 Wuerffel Trophy
Linebacker Honored for Exceptional Community Service.
- Mississippi Humanities Council Announces Public Humanities Awards
Eric Weber, associate professor of public policy leadership, is the 2015 Humanities Scholar of the Year.
- Students To Release Documentary on Public Education
Senior public policy leadership majors Kaitlyn Barton and Christine Dickason will screen their film on Friday, December 5 at 5PM at the Overby Center.
- Preserving the Culinary Wealth of South
Jim ‘N Nick’s founder, wife make major gift to Southern Foodways Alliance.
- UM Hosts 2015 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Event is one of six prestigious regional meetings scheduled.
- Kenneth Sufka is Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year
UM psychology educator received prestigious honor in Washington, D.C.
- VIDEO: Biology Professor Talks Turkeys on NPR's Science Friday
Richard Buchholz discusses his research on the mating habits of America's favorite Thanksgiving bird on the popular national show.
- Alumnus Honored by Navy for Science and Technology Achievements
Kerry Commander receives National Defense Industrial Association Bronze Medal.
- BFA Students to Show Thesis Projects
Show features graphic design, painting and photography.
- UM Theater Presents ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’
The audience decides the ending of the musical based on Charles Dickens' novel.
- MFA Student Caroline Randall Williams Writes Cookbook
Williams and her mother, author Alice Randall, wrote “Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by 100 Years of Cooking in a Black Family."
- Italian Professor Unearths the Story Behind European Treasures
Valerio Cappozzo, assistant professor of modern languages, curated the exhibition in New Zealand, European Treasure: A. H. Reed’s French and Italian Autograph Letters.
- New biography examines Elvis Presley against backdrop of the South
UM professor Ted Ownby pens foreword.
- Science Cafe to Focus on In-Memory Databases
UM Information Technology staff members to participate in Nov. 11 session.
- Seeding the Future
Loyal UM alumni Johnny and Renee McRight create biology scholarship and support athletics.
- UM Dedicates Pittman Hall
Event pays tribute to Jackson couple's generosity, involvement.
- UM Gospel Choir Celebrating 40th Anniversary
Concert, competitions to highlight observance in November.
- UM Hosts Freedom Series Nov. 15-18
Week's events include concerts, museum tour, and film screening.
- Military Appreciation Month Set For November
Campus events include football game, military review ceremony and Egg Bowl Run.
- Jay Watson to Deliver Annual Humanities Lecture
Teacher of the year to discuss Faulkner and the speed of modern life on Nov. 3.
- Lead Gift Announced for Science Building
Gertrude C. Ford Foundation commits $20 million for construction.
- Chemistry Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Hussey honored for groundbreaking work with molten salts.
- Biologist’s Research Makes News
Professor Ryan Garrick’s study of giant tortoises in the Galápagos Islands is published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
- Law School’s Affiliated Faculty Program Brings Innovative Approach to Scholarship, Teaching
The first four affiliated faculty in the law school’s new program include professors John Green, Steven Skultety, and John Winkle.
- LOU Symphony Orchestra Begins Vernon’s Last Season
For 42 years, Ronald Vernon, professor of music emeritus and associate dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts, has conducted the Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony Orchestra.
- Symposium Focuses on Semiotics of Race
Two-day event with U.S. Holocaust Museum features lectures and panel discussions.
- Josh Gladden Elected to Two National Leadership Roles
National Center for Physical Acoustics director and professor brings leadership, experience, and vision to professional societies.
- Galapagos Tortoises Topic for Science Cafe
UM biology professor Ryan Garrick will discuss preservation efforts in Oct. 21 presentation.
- UM, Oxford to Celebrate Food Day
Oct. 16 celebration to feature on-campus farmers market, festival and panel discussion.
- Nationally renowned artist William Dunlap brings exhibition to UM gallery
“I always come back to Mississippi. I like to say there’s a little Mississippi in everything I do."
- SEC Announces 2014-15 Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows
Steven Skultety, chair of philosophy and religion, and Virginia Rougon Chavis, chair of art, were selected as 2014-15 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.