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Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University
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 ...
Burgeoning School of Nursing Program Increases Reach
Burgeoning School of Nursing Program Increases Reach
Move to South Oxford Center will allow program to admit more students and offer more options FEBRUARY 15, 2019 BY KATE ROYALS Beginning in the fall, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing will expand its footprint in Oxford with a new space and more students. The next cohort of ...
Highlighting Research of Liberal Arts Professors
Highlighting Research of Liberal Arts Professors
Thomas Couple Establishes Research Award Endowment February 14, 2019 By Mary Stanton Knight Sanford and Susan Thomas of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. ...
Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship
Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship
English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M FEBRUARY 10, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a ...
Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week
Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week
Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction FEBRUARY 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in ...
Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year
Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year
Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture FEBRUARY 7, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing ...
University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances
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 ...
‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life
‘Mr. Burns’ Examines Importance of Stories in Everyday Life
Director promises a show 'like nothing you've ever seen before' in Ole Miss Theatre production FEBRUARY 6, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART What happens when the lights go out on society as we know it? The first show of the Ole Miss Theatre spring 2019 performance season offers a challenging – and strangely ...
High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship Skills at Conference
High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship Skills at Conference
STRIVE! brings 100 north Mississippi high school students together with area business leaders JANUARY 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH For 100 north Mississippi high school students, the path to owning their own businesses got a boost recently at the University of Mississippi. Those students spent Thursday (Jan. 24) investing ...
Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher
Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher
JANUARY 30, 2019 Leo C. Stein, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, is part of a team of physicists that recently used supercomputers and artificial intelligence to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers. The research, conducted with ...
Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups
Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups
Caltech, UM physicists use supercomputers and AI to create most accurate model of stellar mergers JANUARY 30, 2019 BY WHITNEY CLAVIN/CALTECH STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes. Formed from the deathly collapse of massive stars, black ...
Department of Theatre and Film Gets Showcase at Oxford Film Festival
Department of Theatre and Film Gets Showcase at Oxford Film Festival
New collaboration provides opportunities for filmmakers across campus, region JANUARY 30, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART A rising new cinema star will debut at next week’s Oxford Film Festival: the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. “Ole Miss Theatre & Film Presents,” a block of films curated by the faculty of ...
Faculty Pianist and Guest Mezzo-soprano to Perform Songs of Love
Faculty Pianist and Guest Mezzo-soprano to Perform Songs of Love
Longtime collaborators launch tri-city tour Jan. 29 on campus JANUARY 25, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Valentine’s Day may not be until Feb. 14, but pianist Amanda Johnston and mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland will perform a program all about love, entitled “Mots d’amour,” or “Words of Love,” Jan. 29 at the ...
‘Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’ Goes Junior
‘Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’ Goes Junior
Kids' version of iconic radio show features special guests and youth hosts, musicians JANUARY 24, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” a live radio show featuring literary and musical guests, is teaming up with the University of Mississippi’s Living Music Resource to produce an episode that is ...
Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018
Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018
Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy,' Chris Offutt's 'County Dark' recognized by AJC JANUARY 23, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two University of Mississippi faculty members had books recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as among the best pieces of Southern literature published in 2018. Kiese Laymon’s memoir “Heavy” and Chris Offutt’s historical novel “Country Dark” were ...
Estate Gift Honors Family and Friends
Estate Gift Honors Family and Friends
Wilsons' planned contribution designed to benefit teaching in UM Honors College JANUARY 19, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY Ron and Jody Wilson, of Oxford, want their planned gift to help generate more University of Mississippi courses that will engage and challenge students for generations to come. The Wilsons recently included Ole ...
Philosophy Chair Wins National Excellence in Academic Advising Award
Philosophy Chair Wins National Excellence in Academic Advising Award
Steven Skultety recognized for service and support of students JANUARY 23, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Over the past few years, Steven C. Skultety has advised, encouraged and lent a compassionate ear to hundreds of students at the University of Mississippi. Now some of those same students are nominating him ...
Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Women Artists
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 ...
Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research
Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research
Amber Hodge to continue dissertation work at University of Virginia's academic libraries JANUARY 10, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Amber Hodge has received a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature, which funds a month of research at the University of Virginia’s expansive academic libraries. Hodge, who ...
Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications
Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications
Off Square Books event set for Jan. 22 JANUARY 8, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Three faculty members at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture are kicking off the spring semester with a celebration of their books’ publication. The event, set for 5 p.m. Jan. ...
Ole Miss Hall of Famer Credited with ‘Altering the Face of Medicine’
Ole Miss Hall of Famer Credited with ‘Altering the Face of Medicine’
Renowned immunologist Dr. Max Cooper wins Japan Prize DECEMBER 27, 2018 BY TINA HAHN Dr. Max D. Cooper, of the Emory University School of Medicine, didn’t become a researcher to win awards. As a pediatrician, his concern for his patients led him to explore why inherited disorders disable the immune ...
Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover
Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover
Saumen Chakraborty's research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer's disease JANUARY 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ...
UM Recognized Among Country’s Top-Tier Research Universities Once Again
UM Recognized Among Country’s Top-Tier Research Universities Once Again
Carnegie Classification recognizes R&D investment and doctoral and professional degrees granted DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity released Monday in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list of ...
UM Educators Fostering Cuban Educational Collaboration
UM Educators Fostering Cuban Educational Collaboration
Six faculty members are applying principles, information gathered and shared during recent conference DECEMBER 18, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi faculty members were among educators from Cuba and many surrounding countries, including the United States, brought together for the recent Cuba TIES IV Conference. UM educators ...
University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment
University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment
Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in ...
Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans
Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans
Walkers for Warriors group gives back to Ole Miss through 'Walking Dead' cosplay enterprise DECEMBER 12, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Four years ago, University of Mississippi student Nicholas Roylance was injured in training exercises during his time as an active duty member of the United States Army. That accident during drills left ...
Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship
Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor's work with Nigerian university DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, a music professor at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with professors at the University of Port ...
Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss
Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss
Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk ...
National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper
National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper
Research explores new class of solvents called ionic liquids DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A trio of University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry professors are cover stars, with their paper landing on the front of the latest issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The professors are Nathan Hammer, associate professor ...
Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect
Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect
Yasmine Malone among 22 female photographers featured in The New York Times DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Yasmine Malone definitely has an eye for photography. The University of Mississippi student was among 22 young female photographers selected to participate in a recent New York Times feature project. The ...
Jenkins  Receives Award Created in Football Player’s Memory
Jenkins Receives Award Created in Football Player’s Memory
EMBRY LEGACY CONTINUES DECEMBER 5, 2018 BY ELLE SNODGRASS It has been 20 years since University of Mississippi student-athlete Joey Embry tragically died in a drowning accident, yet his legacy is continually expanded among students whose scholarships bear his name. “I think it's a great idea to start a scholarship ...
Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium
Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium
Thursday event will support Ignite campaign for Living Music Resource NOVEMBER 27, 2018 BY LYNN WILKINS The University of Mississippi’s Nutt Auditorium will dress herself appropriately to host a full-bore cabaret competition Thursday (Nov. 29) evening. “If you think you know what Nutt looks like, think again,” said event organizer ...
Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques
Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques
Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history NOVEMBER 26, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions ...
UM Offers New Multidisciplinary Disaster Sciences Minor
UM Offers New Multidisciplinary Disaster Sciences Minor
From dealing with wildfires to hurricanes, program aims to prepare students to help others NOVEMBER 21, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts is offering a minor designed to help others in times of need following natural disasters. UM launched its Disaster Sciences minor program this ...
Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award
Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award
Trio recognized as national leaders for advancing student success through personalized learning NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members have earned a national award from Online Learning Consortium for advancing student success through adoption of digital courseware. Their work is having an impact across ...
Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar
Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar
Senior from Oxford earns coveted award, becomes university's 26th honoree NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program. Brisack, a general studies major with minors in English, ...
Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents
Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents
Clark Makes Contribution NOVEMBER 20, 2018  |  STAFF REPORTS Eric and Karan Clark of Oxford, Mississippi, recently made a $10,000 contribution to the John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Clark and his brothers, John B. Clark of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the late ...
UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend
UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend
Crawford Moore's interest is on issues surrounding air and space law NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law to make a difference in his home state and country, but also the world – and beyond. The second-year student at the University of Mississippi School ...
UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition
UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition
ROTC students will carry game ball from Calhoun City to Oxford NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial game ball for the 91st Battle for the ...
UM Establishes Center for Researching Multi-messenger Astrophysics
UM Establishes Center for Researching Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Emergent scientific field arose from discovery of gravitational waves NOVEMBER 15, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Riding a new frontier of scientific discovery into gravitational waves, the University of Mississippi is now home to the Center for Multi-messenger Astrophysics. The center was launched Nov. 1 after the center’s creation was approved by the ...
Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review
Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review
UM cadets, midshipmen continue storied history with annual program NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Scores of cadets and midshipmen stood steadfast at attention for inspection Thursday (Nov. 8) in front of the Lyceum during an annual tradition designed to demonstrate the discipline and training they have received as ROTC ...
Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process
Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process
Through floor debates and committee votes, students learn ins and outs of Legislature NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Neal Lancaster wanted to gain practical knowledge about how the Mississippi Legislature functions. And thanks to an immersive University of Mississippi political science course aimed at preparing future state legislators, ...
Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100
Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100
Storied program continues to teach vital lessons, prepare future leaders NOVEMBER 9, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Mississippi‘s Student Army Training Corps, which was formed while the nation was preparing future officers who would become part of the more than 2 million ...
History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists
History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists
Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell set to compete for coveted award NOVEMBER 12, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM For the first time ever, the University of Mississippi boasts three 2019 finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which draw students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford ...
Ole Miss Wish Granted to Cancer Survivor
Ole Miss Wish Granted to Cancer Survivor
Benjamin Clark honored with Disney trip, memorable weekend thanks to Student Veterans Association NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The crowd of nearly 60,000 roared Saturday (Nov. 3) as Darth Vader led stormtroopers out of the northwest tunnel onto Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Standing alongside his family, 13-year-old Benjamin ...
Former UM Band Member’s Gift to Help Construct New Tower
Former UM Band Member’s Gift to Help Construct New Tower
AN UPPER-LEVEL GIFT NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY ELLE SNODGRASS A gift to the University of Mississippi is expected to help take the Ole Miss band program to a new level — literally. Sumner Spradling of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently gave the university $100,000 to establish the Band Director’s Tower Fund, ...
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
UM students to discuss artifacts found at Faulkner's home at Nov. 10 event NOVEMBER 7, 2018 BY JULES COOK   University of Mississippi archaeology students will get a chance to share their field work with the community when they host a Public Archaeology Day on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Rowan Oak. Free ...
Ignite Campaign Aims to Take Living Music Resource to Next Level
Ignite Campaign Aims to Take Living Music Resource to Next Level
Innovative music program gives students experience, career edge NOVEMBER 6, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The goals of the Living Music Resource, a program of the University of Mississippi Department of Music, are not modest: to expand music education and training to include career preparation, community engagement, and technical and ...
English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship
English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship
Creative writing program director Derrick Harriell plans to use funds to finish poetry book NOVEMBER 4, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a $5,000 artist fellowship to Derrick Harriell, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi. ...