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Donor Steven B. King of St. Louis, Missouri, left, visits with Lee Cohen, dean of the College

The New Climate Economy

King Invests in Environmental Studies at UM JULY 12, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT From a young age, Steven B. King of St. Louis, Missouri, has had an affinity for the natural world, and from the time he first set foot on campus, has had an affection for the University of Mississippi. Upon discovering […]

Sloths live in the tops of trees, making Maya Kaup’s experience as a trained tree climber handy in her research. Submitted photo by Sam Trull

University Sets Inaugural Earth Month Celebration

Expanded calendar of events to include recycling competition, campus farmers market MARCH 28, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the first time, the University of Mississippi is expanding its Green Week to the entire month of April. The new Earth Month celebration will feature more events and opportunities for environmental education and outreach. Since 2009, the […]

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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 […]

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Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years March 29, 2021 by Michael Newsom Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from […]

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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 […]

UM English professor Ann Fisher-Wirth will use a new National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to expand the university’s environmental studies minor program. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding APRIL 29, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal […]

Songbird Ecologist, Author to Deliver Earth Day Keynote

J. Drew Lanham’s environmental writing praised as opening ‘whole new worlds’ APRIL 19, 2019 BY KENDALL MCDONALD Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J. Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi‘s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will discuss “Head to Heart – Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” at 7 p.m. […]

Senior international studies and Spanish major Caroline Bass spent the spring of 2018 studying in the Dominican Republic as part of her Croft Institute studies.

Study Abroad Gives Croft Students Experience of a Lifetime

Semester, year overseas creates global citizens out of institute’s students SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Since its beginning in 1998, the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has supplied students with the tools to become global citizens. Chief among these tools are acquiring a high level of proficiency in a foreign language and studying […]

Award-Winning Poet, Essayist to Deliver Earth Day Keynote Address

Camille Dungy to close UM Green Week celebration April 22 APRIL 18, 2018 BY HALEY RENSCHLER Camille Dungy, award-winning author and poet, is the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Earth Day keynote speaker. She will close the 10th annual UM Green Week celebration with her talk, “It’s All Environmental Writing” at 7 p.m. April 22, Earth […]

UM Landscape Services and students celebrate Arbor Day with a hands-on tree planting ceremony in the Grove during Green Week 2017. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

University’s 10th Annual Green Week Begins April 17

Campus and community organizations raise awareness of resource stewardship APRIL 11, 2018 BY HALEY RENSCHLER The University of Mississippi will host its 10th Annual Green Week April 17-22 with a series of events designed for students, faculty and staff and community members. The week is filled with programming to raise awareness about the importance of […]