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National Science Foundation funds chemist Amala Dass' summer research program for high school students.
New Co-Director of Chinese Flagship Program
A student in the inaugural Horizons Summer Program.
Fennelly and Franklin read The Tilted World| Photo by Ivo Kamps
The UM Cinema Competition application deadline: November 7.
Music students work with three-time Grammy winner Jeff Coffin, a saxophonist, composer, and member of the Dave Matthews Band.
- 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.
- Symposium Explores Transition to College Writing
Department of Writing and Rhetoric hosts annual event this weekend.
- Activist Deepa Iyer to Visit UM Oct. 14-16
Winter Institute, Department of Public Policy Leadership co-sponsoring scholar's public appearances.
- Humanities Teacher of the Year Lecture: Jay Watson
The Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English discusses William Faulkner On Speed: What the Humanities Can Teach Us About the Velocity and Tempo of Modern Life. November 3, 2014 7PM Bondurant Hall Auditorium
- Student Wins Study Abroad Film Festival
Senior Alexa Penton (Chinese and art history double major) spent five months studying and working in Beijing.
- Living Blues’ October Issue Highlights Blues Tourism
A guide for adventurers traveling the Mississippi Blues Trail.
- Indiana Professor to Give 54th Christopher Longest Lecture
Linguist Antonia Schleicher to speak on growing impact of African languages, Oct. 27 at 5:30PM in Bondurant Hall Auditorium.
- John Wiginton Named MSTA College Teacher of Year
Instructional assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry to receive award from Mississippi Science Teachers Association.
- Galapagos Tortoises Topic for Oct. 21 Science Café
Ryan Garrick, assistant professor of biology, is the speaker.
- ‘Freak Show’ at Southside Gallery
An exhibition of art by Blair Hobbs, lecturer in English.
- Fund Promotes Civic Engagement
Alumnus Jesse L. White commits private gift to the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.
- Winter Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Creating an equitable future by addressing fully, and together, our shared history; and helping our youth become engaged citizens.
- Alumni Profile: Dr. Demondes Haynes
Read the full story by Annie Rhoades for the Alumni Association here>> Dr. Demondes Haynes (BA biological science '95, MD '99), program director for pulmonary and critical care fellowships at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, knew from an early age that he wanted to spend his life in service to others. Taking on the roles of physician, professor and mentor have allowed him to do just that. He knew his ultimate goal was a career in medicine. “I knew since high school that I wanted to attend Ole Miss,” said Haynes. “The university had the reputation for having the best pre-medical program in the state. If I was going to go into medicine I wanted to go to the place that has the best program.” “The other reason I selected UMC is because Mississippi is one of the few states that still has only one medical school. By being able to attend the only medical ...
- Biologist's Research Headed into Space
Supervised by John Kiss, project continues study of plant growth in microgravity.
- The First Theatre Department Show of the Year
"We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915" in Meek Hall Auditorium through October 5.
- Music of the South Concert Series Continues
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORT Cajun roots-rock band Feufollet gives listeners a taste of Louisiana Sept. 17 at the Music of the South Concert Series at the University of Mississippi. The concert is set for 7 p.m. in the Studio Theater of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The venue has a capacity of 150 people. Tickets are available for $10 through the UM Box Office, 662-915-7411, and at the door. Feufollet is a Cajun French band deeply rooted in the Francophone soil of their hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. They first came together and recorded in 1995, when they were all in their early teens or younger. Though famous for their renditions of heartbreaking songs and rollicking tunes, the group features original songs that draw on deep roots tempered by a cutting edge of contemporary life. “Three members of Feufollet came to the Music of the South Symposium in ...
- Origin of Universe Topic of Sept. 23 Science Café
Postdoctoral researcher working at LIGO is speaker on "The Big Bang and its cosmic messengers."
- 2014 Racial Reconciliation Week Activities
Events will take place September 22-27.
- Scholar to Discuss Civil Rights and Why They Matter
Jacquelyn Down Hall to lecture September 24.
- UM Showcases Creations of Campus Artists
Ford Center gallery features work of 11 faculty members, Meek Hall hosts graduate student art show.
- Business Plan Competition Open to All Students
Teams invited to present best business plan for solving Mississippi's most pressing problems. The McLean Institute and School of Business Administration are playing lead roles organizing competition at UM.
- Air Force ROTC Awards Junior Cadets
Eight Air Force ROTC cadets received prop and wings pins in a ceremony on August 28.
- Sociology Professors Launch Racial Climate Study
Kirk A. Johnson, Willa M. Johnson, and James Thomas to examine students' experiences with racial and ethnic issues.
- Sexuality Emphasis Added to Gender Studies Minor
UM becomes first in Mississippi to offer program.
- Medicinal Plants Topic for Oxford Science Café
Director of National Center for Natural Products Research is inaugural fall speaker.
- Second UM Fulbright Scholar Named
Poet and scholar Michael Shea (MFA '14) plans to teach English, study literary and cultural connections in Argentina.