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The UM Department of Music will conduct auditions for Music Major Advantage Scholarships the weekend of April 3-5. Photo by Megan Wolfe/Ole Miss

Music Department Gives Students an Advantage

Prospective majors can audition for full tuition FEBRUARY 14, 2020 BY LYNN WILKINS Auditions are a part of life for any music student, but the stakes will be high for students auditioning the first weekend in April to be admitted into the University of Mississippi music program. “This year, we are awarding as many full-tuition […]


Derrick A. Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies

Passing Through a Porous Border

Poet Derrick Harriell tries his hand at fiction FEBRUARY 14, 2020 BY ABIBAIL MIESEL Prose and poetry are forged from the same raw material: words. But crossing from one genre into another can be precarious. “The biggest obstacle for me in writing fiction was that I was used to being ambiguous and leaving things mysterious,” […]


Biology professor Peter Zee examines microbial samples collected on agar plates in his lab in Shoemaker Hall. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Evolution in Real Time Topic of February Oxford Science Cafe

UM biologist Peter Zee to discuss evolutionary biology and microorganisms FEBRUARY 14, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH How to study evolutionary processes in real time is the topic for a monthly public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The spring semester’s first meeting of the Oxford Science Cafe […]


Willie Morris relaxes in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. Photo courtesy Bern and Franke Keating Collection, Southern Media Archive/University of Mississippi Library

Willie Morris Awards Move to UM

Generous gift ensures awards to be given in perpetuity FEBRUARY 13, 2020 BY JONATHAN SCOTT A generous New England-based couple with deep roots in the South, aware of the close relationship between a late-great Mississippi author and the Oxford community, is moving the celebrated Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing from New York City to […]


UM researchers Joel Mobley (left), Robert Lirette and Likun Zhang have published a Physical Review Applied paper announcing that they have sonically captured a droplet and moved it without any direct or mechanical contact using a technique called near-field acoustic tweezers. Photo by Shea Stewart/University of Mississippi

UM Scientists Discover Novel Method for Catching, Maneuvering Droplets

Sound wave technique has benefits for biotechnology, laboratory work FEBRUARY 13, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART It’s a sonic marvel seemingly ripped from the fictional scenes of “Doctor Who” or “Star Wars,” what researchers are accomplishing at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics, but in reality, it’s revolutionary research. In a recent Physical […]


University of Mississippi student Kennedy Frain visits Inverness Castle in Scotland, where the senior is studying this spring as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar.

Gilman Scholarships Offer UM Students Chance to See the World

Applications for 2020 awards, open to students of limited financial means, accepted through March 3 FEBRUARY 12, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A front row seat at the European Union, a visit to a Holocaust memorial in Germany and learning at one of the world’s most prestigious universities all were made possible for three University of […]


Acclaimed soprano and UM alumnus Carline Waugh is set to perform Thursday (Feb. 13) in the Ford Center for the university’s Black History Month Concert.

Black History Month Concert Features Guest Soprano Carline Waugh

Free production includes choirs, symphony and African drum and dance FEBRUARY 12, 2020 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Soloists, choirs, a symphony and an African drum and dance ensemble all come together this week at the University of Mississippi to celebrate the African American spirit and experience in the university’s Black History Month Concert. The concert, […]


Keeton Landfair (left) plays Bernard, an American playboy in Paris who is juggling three fiancees, all airline stewardesses, played by Lydia Meyers, Elizabeth Burrow and Hannah Bosworth, in the Ole Miss Theatre production of ‘Boeing, Boeing.’ Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

‘Boeing, Boeing’ Goes Supersonic for Laughs

Rollicking farce arrives on time for Ole Miss Theatre’s spring season FEBRUARY 12, 2020 BY KATHERINE STEWART “When one door closes, another opens.” This well-known aphorism, coined by Alexander Graham Bell and often trotted out in times of difficulty or missed opportunity, doesn’t typically refer to literal doors – unless you’re watching Ole Miss Theatre […]


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 […]


College of Liberal Arts Career Fair and Expo Coming April 16

Get Ready with Resume Prep! Mock Interviews! Alumni Panels! FEBRUARY 11, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL You’re a great writer, critical thinker, and analyzer. You communicate clearly in writing and speaking. You understand how to solve complex problems. In other words, you are a hot commodity in today’s job market. Employers are looking for new hires […]