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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 […]


The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


Summit to Focus on Women and Civic Engagement

Feb. 19 event is a lead-in to Sarah Isom Center’s 40th anniversary celebration FEBRUARY 11, 2020 BY EDWIN SMITH In honor of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is planning a half-day summit Feb. 19 featuring an inaugural memorial luncheon, discussion groups and […]


UM researchers will explore projects involving thunderstorm asthma and how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters, thanks to seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters DECEMBER 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during […]


Professors Jaime Harker and Theresa Starkey in the recording studio

Steering into Dixie

Sarah Isom Center podcast puts new lens on Southern Culture DECEMBER 6, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Rock stars.  Rebellion. Radical spaces. Welcome to the universe of “Swerve South,” a new podcast produced by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. “Swerve South”—a six-part weekly series which debuted on November 27—examines […]


‘Welcome Home’: University Opens LGBTQ+ Lounge in Lamar Hall

Fourth-floor facility offers welcoming environment for students to gather NOVEMBER 5, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 31) dedicated a new LGBTQ+ lounge space in Lamar Hall – a relaxing, open area with stylish seating and large windows, which offer an impressive campus view from the fourth floor. The space, […]


Anne Marie Cammarato

Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work This Summer at UM

Anne Marie Cammarato will create play with Ole Miss students to be performed in Oxford JUNE 27, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is debuting an innovative program this summer that […]


Andrew Mellon Foundation Recognizes Invisible Histories Project

IHP-Mississippi satellite project lauded for oral history research MAY 15, 2019 by REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recognized the work of several University of Mississippi partners through a $300,000 grant supporting the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. The grant went to the […]


Southern Studies oral history/queer southern history students with IHP co-founder Josh Burford. Photo courtesy of Southern Studies.

Invisible Histories Project Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

Partners With Three UM Institutes APRIL 30, 2019 BY AFTON THOMAS In March, The Invisible Histories Project (IHP) received a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. IHP included the University of Mississippi on the grant, which will support the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. The Invisible […]


The Living Music Resource team for fall 2018 is (seated, from left) Carley Wilemon, Jesse Gibens, Nancy Maria Balach and Haley Tyrrell, and (standing, from left) Caitlin Richardson, Brady Bramlett and Ava Street. Photo by Kevin Bain

Sarahfest Returns for Fourth Year

Festival promotes equality through arts, education events SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON For the fourth year, Sarahfest, the annual arts and music festival organized by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, ​will host a series of events showcasing live music, film and art installations to celebrate and embrace diversity […]