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Faculty Awards 2023

Faculty Members Honored With Top Research, Teaching Awards

English professor first humanities faculty member chosen for top research award MAY 12, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON AND EDWIN B. SMITH The University of Mississippi recognized three professors who have demonstrated exceptional teaching, research, creativity and service on Friday (May 12) during the 2023 spring faculty meeting in Fulton Chapel. The university honored Aimee Nezhukumatathil, […]

Journey to Commencement—Taking a Novel Approach

Annabelle Harris’ love of classics and English shape honors thesis and her future. MAY 10, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN All the graduates who cross the stages of the University of Mississippi this weekend get a handshake and a degree, but Annabelle Harris concludes her time on campus with something potentially far more significant: the first […]

Matt Knerr

Journey to Commencement—Ready for the World

Matt Knerr excelled in every aspect of university life and beyond. MAY 5, 2023  BY EDWIN B. SMITH Matt Knerr was already an accomplished student before enrolling at the University of Mississippi in 2019. To say he built on those accomplishments during his four years at UM would be an understatement. A member of the […]

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Oxford Pride Week to Celebrate State’s Queer Community

Movie screening, poetry night and ‘Long Live the Queens’ parade scheduled APRIL 25, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Lafayette-Oxford-University community will break out the tiaras this year during the annual Oxford Pride Week celebration, which is themed “Long Live the Queens.” The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, in collaboration with University of Mississippi and community partners, hosts Oxford […]

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University Plans to Breathe New Life Into Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Writer’s residency to be the first of its kind in Mississippi APRIL 24, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A new University of Mississippi project aims to create a retreat-style writer’s residency that will afford 50-plus writers a year the time and space to imagine and execute big projects. The location? A 20-acre plot of land with a storied history involving […]

Glen Ballard

Music Industry Icon to Receive Medal for the Arts

Songwriter and producer Glen Ballard to be honored at April 20 program, concert MARCH 13, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Music industry icon Glen Ballard, of Los Angeles, is being honored with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts. At an April 20 ceremony and concert in the […]

New Thoughts on Race, Antiracism and the Dream of Beloved Community

Speakers to Discuss Race, Racelessness and Building Community

Professor, campus center bring ‘new thoughts’ to UM FEBRUARY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Two speakers will discuss their modern views on race and racelessness next month at the University of Mississippi during a panel aimed at provoking thought on society’s relationship with identity markers.  Adam Gussow, professor of English and Southern studies, will moderate […]

Derrick Harriell

Derrick Harriell Named Director of African American Studies Program

New leader plans to hire faculty and create innovative programming to boost profile FEBRUARY 14, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Derrick Harriell, an associate professor of African American Studies and English at the University of Mississippi, is the new director of the university’s African American Studies program, and he has plans to increase the program’s size […]

The Honorable Governor William Winter served as Director of Proceedings for the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration for 27 years. Photo by Nathan Latil/UM Digital Imaging Services

William Winter Scholars and Others Represent UM at Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

Highlighting literature, history, film, and culture FEBRUARY 13, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi professors, students, and alumni will be recognized at the 34th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration on February 23–24. Latrice Johnson, an English and gender studies master’s student, and Eva Payne, an assistant professor of history, are UM’s selected 2023 […]

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is set to speak Tuesday (Feb. 7) in Fulton Chapel for this year’s Edith T. Baine Lecture. Submitted photo

U.S. Poet Laureate Slated as UM Baine Lecturer

Ada Limón will discuss ‘What Poetry Can Do’ in Fulton Chapel FEBRUARY 2, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is set to deliver this year’s Baine Lecture at the University of Mississippi. Limón will discuss “What Poetry Can Do” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 7) in Fulton Chapel. Free and open […]