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Inaugural Jane Austen Conference Connects Students

May 31st By Kappy Eastman On Wednesday, April 27th, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) hosted a conference bringing together Jackson-area high school students and UM students who spent the past semester studying Jane Austen. The conference was organized by students in Dr. Jason Solinger’s Honors College […]

Ralph Eubanks

Ralph Eubanks Recognized for Reflecting Mississippi

UM alumnus and visiting professor honored by Mississippi Humanities Council May 3, 2022 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded […]

Rivers Rutherford

Rivers Rutherford Shares Stories Behind His Bestselling Songs

Musician, UM alumnus featured April 29 at The Lyric in Oxford April 25, 2022 By Jonathan Scott Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rivers Rutherford will share stories and songs during a special evening event Friday (April 29) at The Lyric in Oxford. The stories behind some of Rutherford’s most popular songs will be told by […]

Bradford Cobb to Deliver 2022 Commencement Address

Music industry executive and Ole Miss alumnus to address graduates May 7 in the Grove April 18, 2022 By Emily Hartwell Howorth Bradford Cobb (BA 96), a celebrated music industry executive and Ole Miss alumnus, will deliver the University of Mississippi‘s 2022 Commencement address on May 7. Morning convocation, where Cobb will speak, is scheduled for […]

Dr. Holland

UNC Chapel Hill Literature Expert to Speak at Second Annual Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies

Wednesday, March 9th By Lydia Lagarde The second annual Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies will take place on Monday, March 21st at 7PM in the Bondurant Auditorium. The speaker is Dr. Sharon P. Holland, the Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her lecture […]

English Department representatives and Ben Napier stand around the desk made by Napier

A Labor of Love for HGTV Star and Alumnus Ben Napier

Napier crafts desk from Rowan Oak wood and donates it to UM English department February 16, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Alumni give back to their alma maters in many ways, including contributing their time, money and expertise. That includes HGTV star and University of Mississippi alumnus Ben Napier, who has found unique ways to give back […]

UM Student Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Brigitte Lewis’ research could stimulate awareness of erased histories January 6, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith A graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Brigitte A. Lewis, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in African American studies […]

Filmmaker Visits Oxford to Close Out Sarahfest

Kate Tsang to explore movie’s coming-of-age themes in craft talk October 30, 2021 By Staff Report The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a screening, craft talk and public reception for filmmaker and Emmy-nominated writer Kate Tsang on Nov. 3-4. Her debut film, “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” will […]

Southern Literature Expert to Speak at Inaugural Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies

October 22, 2021 by Staff Report Dr. Barbara Ladd, professor of English at Emory University, will be the speaker at the Inaugural Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies, which is sponsored by the same endowment that sponsors the professorship in Faulkner Studies, currently held by Jay Watson. The lecture will be held on Monday, October 25th […]

Decorative Promotional Poster for the new Literary Magazine

Missy, New LGBTQ+ Literary Magazine, Launches Thursday

University’s newest student publication showcases poetry and art October 19, 2021 by JB Clark Like clues in a scavenger hunt, stickers with nothing more than the word “Missy” and a QR code are making their way around campus to promote and distribute the first issue of the University of Mississippi‘s latest student-led publication. Anyone who scans […]