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Jay Watson speaks at the unveiling of the William Faulkner marker on the Mississippi Writers Trail at Rowan Oak in 2019. Watson, UM Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English, has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor by the university. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Alan Gross, Jay Watson honored for their teaching, research and service April 30, 2021 by Shea Stewart Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of more than 65 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Alan Gross, professor of psychology, and Jay Watson, Howry Professor […]

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UM Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 7 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement April 28, 2021 by Emily Howorth As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished alumni. The University of Mississippi is a place where […]

Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]

English professor and author Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s ‘World of Wonders: World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments,’ which has drawn widespread praise, is the university’s 2021 Common Reading Experience selection. Submitted photo

‘World of Wonders’ Chosen for 2021 Common Reading Experience

Community to focus on Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s acclaimed collection of essays on the outdoors April 19, 2021 by Michael Newsom The University of Mississippi‘s 2021 Common Reading Experience will focus on “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments,” a celebrated new collection of essays by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, UM professor of English […]

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Petra Kuppers is University’s 2021 Earth Day Keynote Speaker

Address to examine crossroads of environmentalism and disability April 18, 2021 by Mary Lennis Barlow International disability rights activist, poet and environmental advocate Petra Kuppers is the University of Mississippi‘s 2021 Earth Day keynote speaker. She will deliver her talk, “Gut Botany: Touching Earth,” at 7 p.m. April 22 via Zoom. Kuppers is a professor […]

Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American studies, has been named recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Elsie Hood Award Winner Lauded for Empathy and ‘Transformative Impact’

Patrick Alexander is university’s teacher of the year April 9, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American Studies, is the recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi. The honor – the highest bestowed on UM faculty who make a positive difference […]

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Dorothy Allison Focus of April Sarahtalk

UM doctoral candidate Sarah Heying to talk about author’s exploration of sex, shame and intimacy March 30, 2021 by JB Clark Sarah Heying is exploring Dorothy Allison’s work as a leader in the third-wave feminism movement on Thursday (April 1) for the April Sarahtalk, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies […]

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Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8 February 22, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks […]

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Faculty, Students Represent University at Natchez Literary Celebration

Several UM professors join William Winter Scholars at event February 19, 2021 by Staff Report The University of Mississippi will be well-represented at the 32nd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, a virtual event set for Feb. 22-27 that is free and open to the public. Ann Fisher-Wirth, a professor of English and director of […]

Historian Edward Ayers narrates the evolution of Southern history from the founding of the nation to the present day by focusing on the settling, unsettling and resettling of the South in his SouthTalks presentation, set for noon Feb. 10. Submitted graphic

SouthTalks Return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series hosted by UM Southern studies center January 25, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All SouthTalks events, which include lectures, performances, film […]