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Faculty and Staff Honored with Lift Every Voice Awards

Award given to those who go above and beyond in areas of diversity, equity March 12, 2021 by JB Clark The Black Faculty and Staff Organization at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, honored three faculty and staff members with the Lift Every Voice Award during […]

History Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Ashleen Williams first UM student named pre-doctoral fellow by Humanities Without Walls consortium February 4, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A doctoral student at the University of Mississippi who recently was recognized as a future leader in higher education has been selected to receive a second prestigious academic award. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in […]

Historian Edward Ayers narrates the evolution of Southern history from the founding of the nation to the present day by focusing on the settling, unsettling and resettling of the South in his SouthTalks presentation, set for noon Feb. 10. Submitted graphic

SouthTalks Return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series hosted by UM Southern studies center January 25, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All SouthTalks events, which include lectures, performances, film […]

Doctoral Student Receives Prominent Future Leaders Award

Ashleen Williams recognized for showing exemplary promise as higher education leader January 19, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A doctoral student in history at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious honor for future leaders in higher education. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among […]

Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to ‘develop a sense of how they want to impact the world’ January 13, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor […]

Panelists at the 2019 MUMI Conference are (from left) W. Ralph Eubanks, Katherine Aberle-Flores, Kiara Johnson, Jasmine Stansberry, Theophilus King, Donald Cole and Minahil Khan. Below: UM assistant professor of history Garrett Felber addresses attendees of the 2019 MUMI Conference.

Supporting Community Outreach

Policy Reform Organization Makes Gift to University OCTOBER 23, 2020 BY BILL DABNEY A gift to the University of Mississippi will support a newly launched program that focuses on political education and community building in the state, bolstering UM’s long-term goal to be transformative through outreach., an organization centered on American immigration and prison […]

The UM 2020-21 Common Reading Experience selection, ‘What the Eyes Don’t See,’ will serve as the foundation of three virtual panel discussions set for this month.

Common Reading Committee Schedules Virtual Panel Discussions

Zoom events focus on preservation of clean water supplies OCTOBER 7, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Maintaining state, national and global clean water supplies is the focus for three virtual panel discussions being hosted by University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience team this month. The discussions are part of the 2020-21 Common Reading Experience. Since […]

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Focus on Voter Suppression

Historian and author Carol Anderson set to speak Oct. 13 OCTOBER 7, 2020 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY With the presidential election only weeks away, voting and how to do so are on the minds of many Americans. A historian who studies public policy with regards to race, justice and equality will visit the University of […]

Don Guillory, a UM doctoral student in history, presents his research on slavery and enslaved people in Oxford during the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi presentation in February. UM photo

Stories of the Enslaved Rebooted

UM graduate student creates virtual version of ‘slave tour’ OCTOBER 5, 2020 BY KELLIE SMITH What happens when the life stories of a group are destroyed or distorted? “When people don’t have a narrative, they don’t have value in the eyes of the greater society,” said Don Guillory, a doctoral student in the University of […]

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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 […]