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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 […]

English instructor Beth Spencer is set to deliver a public lecture Feb. 20 as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

English Professor Named Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

Beth Spencer delivers her Teacher of the Year lecture Feb. 20 in Barnard Observatory JANUARY 20, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi English instructor described by colleagues as a “shining example” among educators has been selected as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. She will deliver a special lecture […]

Timur Akishev

3 Minute Thesis Competition: Modern Languages & English

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition provides an opportunity for our research-driven graduate students to present their work to an educated audience outside their own discipline. This past semester, 70 students presented their research in the first round of The University of […]

Akia Sherrod

Meet Our 2022 SREB Scholars!

JANUARY 13, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral and Dissertation Scholars Program is a program whose primary aim is to encourage more minority Ph.D. students to seek careers as faculty on college campuses. More than one-third of college students in America are people […]

Ralph Eubanks & Ann Fisher-Wirth

University Professor, Emerita Honored in Governor’s Arts Awards

Honors recognize arts, patronage and arts-based community development JANUARY 12, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE A University of Mississippi professor and a professor emerita will be honored for their literary and community work next month when they receive the Mississippi Arts Commission’s 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The commission is awarding Ann Fisher-Wirth, retired UM English […]


Creating Leaders at UM

Pilkos provide scholarship gift, service to Honors College NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Inspired by opportunities she received as a college student, Janet Jones Pilko of Houston, Texas, and Park City, Utah, takes her role seriously as a University of Mississippi alumni leader and donor. Pilko, with her husband, George, established the […]

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Mississippi Arts Commission Announces 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards. Now in its 35th year, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines, arts-based community development, and/or arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards, which underscore the important […]

Brittney Reese

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women’s Council Celebrates ‘Giving Nature’ of UM Alum, Olympian NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT As one of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11) is already recognized as Ole Miss’ most celebrated Olympian. However, her quiet efforts to help and serve others are […]


University Welcomes 13 Stamps Scholars for 2022

New cohort exemplifies academic excellence, leadership and exceptional character NOVEMBER 3, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT With plans to travel the world, research health disparities and grow a nonprofit organization, incoming freshman Dymond Mitchell is thankful to be named one of 13 new Stamps scholars at the University of Mississippi. “This is so much more than […]

Supporting Reading Experiences for Children

Scotts Provide Gifts to Book Festival to Pay Tribute to Mother OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN Elementary school students will be encouraged to love reading thanks to a University of Mississippi endowment paying tribute to the late Elaine Hoffman Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas, remembered for her great passion for education and the […]