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New Podcast Shares Music from Faculty and Students

Department of Music celebrates relationship with its audiences SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS During a time when performing arts organizations everywhere have hit the pause button on their seasons because of the coronavirus, the University of Mississippi Department of Music is looking for new ways to connect with audiences through music. From this […]


This site from the Gallina culture was occupied during the pre-Hispanic period in the American Southwest from around 1050 to 1300. Submitted photo

Virtual Oxford Science Cafe to Focus on Ancient Migration

UM professors to discuss ‘Tales of Teeth’ during Tuesday event on Zoom SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ancient migration patterns is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled Tuesday (Sept. 15) by organizers in the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Virtual Oxford Science Cafe program can be […]


NPR Morning Edition: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses New Book

‘World Of Wonders’ Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 By Rachel Martin/NPR Morning Edition It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control. Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book aims to help […]


Members of chamber ensemble All of the Above pause for a photo during the recording of the ‘Double Portrait’ album. The group uncludes (from left) Scott Jackson, violin; Yijia Fang, cello; Edward Smaldone and Douglas Knehas, composers; Hu Jianging, sheng; Matthew Umphreys, piano; Nave Graham, flute; Mikey Arbulu, clarinet; David Abraham, percussion; and Adam Abeshouse, producer. Submitted photo

New Recordings Show Strengths, Interests of Music Faculty

Albums offer varied takes on collaboration September 6, 2020 by Lynn Adams Wilkins For faculty members at the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Music, balancing teaching, research, and advising with professional music careers is a way of life. Many professors travel to perform and teach, and quite a few are standing members of ensembles around […]


Jennie Lightweis-Goff

Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the […]


Kiese Laymon, the inaugural holder of the Hubert H. McAlexander Chair of English at UM, has been selected as a 2020-21 fellow at the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Kiese Laymon Named Fellow at Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies

Acclaimed author, UM English professor joins history of influential thinkers in prestigious fellowship SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 BY KATHRYN ALBRITTON Kiese Laymon, a celebrated author and the Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2020-21 fellow at the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, part […]


History Professor Granted Fellowship in Budapest

Frances Kneupper will write a scholarly study of Medieval prophets AUGUST 31, 2020 BY KATHRYN ALBRITTON Frances Kneupper, associate professor in the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi, has been honored as a 2020-21 senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Central European University. Founded in 2011 in […]


UM graduate students Austin Dorris (left) and Leigh Anna Hunt operate a spectrometer in Nathan Hammer’s laboratory in Coulter Hall. Photo by Nathan Hammer/UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Professors Receive NSF Award to Explore Lower-Energy Light

Research could lead to better-performing electronic devices, new applications AUGUST 24, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART Two University of Mississippi professors have received a more-than-$500,000 National Science Foundation award to further explore using lower-energy light to drive systems that will improve daily life. With hundreds of devices working by absorbing light and then using that energy, […]


A Designer, an Actor and a Filmmaker Walk into the Theatre Department

Three new faculty members bring excitement, experience to their UM classrooms August 21, 2020 by Katherine Stewart The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is welcoming three new faculty members for the fall 2020 semester – one in movement, one in design and the other in film. Lauren Bone Noble, Cody Stockstill and […]


Garrett Felber

History Professor Granted Fellowship at Harvard

Garrett Felber will focus on writing two books examining African Americans and imprisonment AUGUST 14, 2020 BY KATHRYN ALBRITTON A University of Mississippi history professor is set to begin a one-year fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in September. Garrett Felber, assistant […]