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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
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.
Charles Hussey, chair & professor of chemistry & biochemistry, receives the Distinguished Research & Creative Achievement Award from Alice Clark
Luca Bombelli, associate professor of physics & astronomy, receives the Frist Student Service Award from Brandi Hephner LaBanc
College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award recipients for 2015 (from left): Hilary Becker, Kathryn McKee, Karen Forgette
SouthDoc film on Governor Winter nominated for Emmy
Blues legend B.B. King reads Living Blues magazine during a visit to UM long ago.
- Students Present Range of Studies at Neuroscience Research Showcase
First event raises awareness, provides opportunities for collaboration.
- Blues Legend B.B. King Lives On
B.B. King continues to inspire through his collection in the UM Blues Archive.
- Top New Business: Cotton’s Café Takes $10K Prize
Alumna Janet McCarty (BA art '14) won the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge.
- Southern Documentary Project Nominated For Emmy
The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi
- Gallery Features Plein Air Paintings
Works by Philip Jackson, Matt Klos, David Jewell and students through June 14.
- Bird Is the Word
Student organization takes flight.
- English Instructor Wins Statewide Poetry Prize
Poet Tim Earley credits state's literary influences with shaping his work.
- Six Freshman Honored for Leadership, Academic Excellence
Omicron Delta Kappa honor society presents annual awards.
- Alumni Profile: Susan Carter Hall
The art history major parlayed her passion into a successful career.
- Modern Languages Receives Phi Sigma Iota Chapter
UM first in Mississippi to earn recognition from national honor society
- Charles Hussey Named 2015 UM Distinguished Researcher
Chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry honored for achievement, creativity
- Bombelli, McCauley Win 2015 Frist Student Service Awards
Honorees lauded at Commencement for dedication to helping students.
- Economics Instructor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award
Yan Li honored for dedication to students, curriculum and instruction
- Three Receive College of Liberal Arts Teaching Honors
Teacher of Year, Instructor of Year and Cora Lee Graham Teacher of Freshmen awards.
- Economics Student Wins Prestigious Prize
George Akpandjar honored for research on relationship between homeownership and unemployment.
- SFA Journal, Podcast Named Publication of the Year
‘Gravy’ covers Southern food in both printed and audio media.
- MS Institute of Arts & Letters Announces Awards
Five of the eight winners have UM connections.
- UM Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The highest honor a university can receive for commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
- Living Wage Campaign
A sociology professor initiates long-term class project to raise the minimum wage on campus.
- Celebration of Achievement Honors Minorities, People of Color
Annual event begins at 5:30 p.m. May 8 in Tad Smith Coliseum
- Gamble Named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
Junior physics major holds a perfect 4.0 GPA.
- Moon Landing Scientist Speaks to Students
Josephine Howard offers problem-solving advice.
- McLean Institute Prepares to Launch Community Projects in Delta
Continuing work funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.
- Dalrymple Tribute By History Professor Emeritus David Sansing
Remarks at the announcement of the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History on April 27.
- THE DM: First Department Dedicated to Alumnus
Ceremony for new Arch Dalrymple III Department of History.
- History Department Named for Arch Dalrymple III
$5 million gift pays tribute to the late leader and businessman.
- Students Dig For Clues About Slaves’ Daily Lives
Work yields insights into life of antebellum Holly Springs.
- THE DM: Alumnus Creates Double Decker Poster
Frank Estrada's work is featured for Oxford's 20th annual arts festival.
- Senior Wins Top Poetry Prize at Southern Literary Festival
Jacqulyn Ladnier penned winning entry during poetry workshop.
- Jessica Wilkerson Awarded for Best Dissertation
For the subject of US women’s history.
- Mathematical Probability Theory Topic of Spring’s Final Science Cafe
Algebra professor uses dice to demonstrate unique factorization.
- 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
- Generous Gift Supports Southern Foodways Alliance
Kentucky couple creates Smith Symposium Fellows to support individuals doing 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.