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Award-Winning Poet Visiting UM for Lecture

Terrance Hayes will speak Nov. 6 as part of Edith T. Baine Lecture Series for Scholars and Writers OCTOBER 31, 2019 Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will visit the University of Mississippi Nov. 6 as part of the seventh annual Edith T. Baine Lecture Series for Scholars and Writers. The event, which will take place at […]

A Tale of Three Alumni

UM English majors connect the dots between classroom and career OCTOBER 31, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL It is the best of times for English majors. They are entering a job market that values clear communication in writing and speaking, critical analysis, editing, and sensitivity in understanding differing perspectives—among a host of skills students develop by […]

A field trip takes students in Emily Cooley’s LIBA 102 class to Oxford’s oldest community-supported agriculture farm, Yokna Bottoms. Photo by Emily Cooley

Captivating Classes

UM offers dynamic assortment of niche writing courses OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EMILY HOWORTH Somewhat hidden in the vast University of Mississippi undergraduate catalog is Liberal Arts 102, a course offering stylized freshman composition courses with off-the-beaten-path topics. From graphic novels and horror films to political history and the fundamentals of rhetoric, the classes fulfill […]

The Ole Miss Esports team travels to Mississippi State this weekend (Oct. 5) to participate in the second annual Esports Egg Bowl competition. The free event begins at 10 a.m. in MSU’s Humphrey Coliseum and also is viewable online via MSU Esports’ Twitch channel. Ole Miss hosted the event last year at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl OCTOBER 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills […]

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum OCTOBER 2, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the […]

UM alumnae Nicole Tisdale (left) and Kim Dandridge discuss their career paths in government and the legal fields with English major Hannah Woods, of Yazoo City, during the recent ‘Next Chapters: Career Networking with English Alumni’ event. Alumni from a variety of fields returned to campus to discuss how their English degree is serving them in their careers and also shared tips and pointers for navigating the job market. Photo by Pam Starling/Division of Outreach

Next Chapters Alumni Quotes

• Tarah Butler- I am excited to give back to students and share my real world experiences and mistakes. • Winston Collier- An amazing event. It’s been a pleasure to meet these students with such bright futures. It’s also been fun to network with fellow alumni from the English department, so it’s been an overall […]

Visiting documentarian and filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison will screen her short hybrid documentary, ‘A Love Song for Latasha,’ as part of her ‘Radical Reimaginings in Documentary Filmmaking’ presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema.

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 AUGUST 27, 2019  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. […]

Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence

Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year AUGUST 12, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year. O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is the author of “Rewilding” (CavanKerry Press, […]

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

Aimee Nezkuhumatahil’s ‘Oceanic’ wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award AUGUST 5, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been […]

This photo of William Faulkner’s first home in Oxford is the poster image for the 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, themed ‘Faulkner’s Families.” Image from the Cofield Collection/ UM Archives

Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’

Events include recording of ‘The Sound and The Fury: April 7, 1928,’ African American heritage tour JULY 17, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three first-time events highlight the University of Mississippi‘s 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 21) in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Families,” the international conference includes five days […]