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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, […]


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 annual Oxford Pride Parade is one of the feature events of Oxford Pride Week, regularly drawing more than 200 participants and a crowd of more than 1,000. This year’s parade is set for 2 p.m. May 4.

Fourth Annual Oxford Pride Week Begins April 28

Expanded event to feature alumni reunion, community picnic, parade APRIL 24, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The fourth annual Oxford Pride Week is coming to Oxford April 28-May 5, featuring a variety of events, including some old favorites and some new features throughout the city and University of Mississippi campus. This year’s event, organized by the Sarah Isom Center for Women […]


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 […]


Third Annual Pride Weekend Begins May 3

Events include a parade, performances and a graduation ceremony MAY 1, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The third annual Lafayette-Oxford-University Pride Weekend features events May 3-5 throughout the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi campus. The event, organized by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and OutOxford, has grown each year […]


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UM Departments Collaborate to Host ‘Radical South’ Series

Events include lectures, discussions, film screening and more APRIL 3, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is hosting “The Radical South,” a conversation series this month that explores the complexity of Southern history and identity. The Isom Center, the Center for the Study […]


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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Deliver Women’s History Month Keynote

Address set for March 20 in Fulton Chapel MARCH 15, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Activist Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, is the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month at the University of Mississippi March 20. Burke’s address begins at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel. Tickets, […]


UM Observes Women’s History Month

Scheduled events examine contributions and influence of women FEBRUARY 28, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A symposium, town hall meeting, panel discussions and lectures are among the events scheduled as the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies observes Women’s History Month in March at the University of Mississippi. The month begins with the 43rd Porter […]