March 21, 2017
On January 28, 2017, the University of Mississippi hosted its second TEDx event to promote and disseminate the best ideas to the largest possible audience on the year’s theme of Choice. Chance. Change.
Emcee Matthew R. Wilson, an assistant professor of theatre arts who spoke at first TEDxUM, introduced talks by
Dr. Joe Campbell (UM and UMMC alumnus Hattiesburg, MS) on innovative techniques to reduce suicide ideation.
Susan Grayzel, a professor of history, about how the government convinces us “Keep Calm and Carry On,” in effect becoming extra eyes and ears for the state.
Rory Ledbetter, professor of theatre arts, on how controlled breathing leads to better conversations and relationships.
The College of Liberal Arts was one of the program sponsors.