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The 11th Oxford Blues Festival, set for Oct. 6-8, features two Grammy-nominated artists and four Ole Miss faculty members, as well as several other regional and national artists.

Oxford Blues Festival Highlights Local, Regional Talent

UM Professors, Local and National Artists to Perform at Blues Festival OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE When office hours are over, some professors don’t hit the books – they hit the stage. Four such University of Mississippi professors are among the 18 bands scheduled to play during the 11th Oxford Blues Festival, which runs […]


Andrew Donnelly & Ryan Parsons (right)

New Faculty Members Bring New Perspectives on Studying the South

Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons spent time on campus before joining faculty SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again, but perhaps it is possible to return to a college campus after a few years away. New University of Mississippi faculty members Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons […]


Students prepare to show off their steps during filming for the university’s new national commercial, which debuts Sept. 17 during the Ole Miss-Georgia Tech football game. The spot features several Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, who share their perspectives on how the university has inspired them to build their legacies. Submitted photo

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal […]


Colby Kullman was a collector of both things and of friends. "He touched thousands and thousands, always remembered who helped and supported him, and he always gave back," said Richard Herzog, of his father, pictured here in his home office.

He Lifted as He Climbed

UM Community Remembers Professor Emeritus Colby H. Kullman AUGUST 29, 2022 BY MARY S. KNIGHT To his friends and family, University of Mississippi professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman, who died on Aug. 9, was a one-of-a-kind human being who touched the lives of thousands of students during his tenure in the Department of English. “He […]


UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners JUNE 9, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are […]


Diego Fleitas

UM Graduate Students Participate in SREB Doctoral Scholars & Dissertation Scholars Program

AUGUST 22, 2022 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI GRADUATE SCHOOL The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars and Dissertation Scholars Program has a main goal to encourage more racial and ethnic minority Ph.D. students to seek careers as faculty on college campuses. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as […]


Nick Judin

Alumnus Recognized for Outstanding Reporting

UM graduate earns award for reporting in the Mississippi Free Press AUGUST 22, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi alumnus Nick Judin has been recognized at the 2022 Diamond Journalism Awards for reporting published by the Mississippi Free Press. The awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, honor […]


Ethel Scurlock

Ethel Scurlock Named Honors College Dean

First female African American dean brings administrative expertise, new vision to role JULY 25, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ethel Scurlock has always been a trailblazer, and in her new role as dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, she hopes to exceed everyone’s expectations – even her own. […]


The life and works of author William Faulkner will be inspected using modernism as a theme during the 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 17) at the University of Mississippi. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Conference Examines Faulkner’s Modernisms

Annual event includes lectures, panel discussions, tours and more JULY 15, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Nobel Prize-winning Mississippi author William Faulkner will be examined through the lens of modernism during the University of Mississippi‘s 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, set for July 17–21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Modernisms,” the hybrid international conference […]


Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality June 29, 2022 By Benita Whitehorn The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s […]