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Art on display for the “Mississippi” exhibit. (Photo by: Cameron Brooks)

The DM: “Mississippi” Combines Poems & Photos to Represent a Complex Social Landscape

March 4, 2016  |  By Audrey Hall, The Daily Mississippian Mississippi is a beautiful state, blessed with dense forests and winding rivers. But Mississippi is also a state with a history of poverty, racial injustice and environmental damage. Nature has always been an important part of Mississippi’s culture, and this month the University of Mississippi […]


Environmental Film Series Kicks Off Feb. 10

February 2, 2016 | by Joe Scott The University of Mississippi annual Spring Environmental Film Series kicks off February 10 and runs through March 8. The series, which includes three films, captures the spirit of resource stewardship and addresses the major environmental issues facing society. Documentaries featured in the series span a wide array of […]


Nature Writing Studies in Costa Rica

Taught by Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the environmental studies minor, the Nature Writing course allowed students to work on environmental life writing projects. A spring break trip to Costa Rica provided ecological activities. Click here to read their writings and look at their photos >> Here’s Professor Fisher-Wirth’s introductory blog post:  UPPER SAN LUIS […]


Photograph by Maude Schuyler Clay

Mississippi: A Collaborative Project

Read an excerpt from Mississippi, an ongoing collaborative project of poems by Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of environmental studies, and photographs by alumna Maude Schuyler Clay on Bloom literary website>> More of Mississippi: A Collaborative Project in About Place Journal, published by the Black Earth Institute >> Bloom: Can you talk about your […]


Ann Fisher-Wirth photographed by Ivo Kamps

Fisher-Wirth Chosen as Fellow of Black Earth Institute

Ann Fisher-Wirth is professor of English and director of the environmental studies program.


University Celebrates Green Week April 21-24

Events include lectures, a film and annual Sustainability Fair.


Professor Fisher-Wirth receives the 2014 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award from Chancellor Jones.

Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year Message

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the Environmental Studies Minor


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Barksdale Award Winning Students Eager to Experience Life in ‘the Margins’

Recipients to spend time with cowboys on two continents, use theater to raise awareness of the deaf.


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Two Students Receive Barksdale Awards

Kate Lindsay is a theatre arts and accountancy major. Joe Bell is an international studies, public policy leadership, and Spanish major.


Dr. Fisher-Wirth receives the 2014 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award from Chancellor Jones.

VIDEO: Ann Fisher-Wirth Teacher of the Year

Students praise the English professor and environmental studies director for her passion and ‘teaching a way of living.’