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Ford Center Presents ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’

Choral performance Tuesday evening to be followed by panel discussion of themes FEBRUARY 23, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is bringing the choral work “Considering Matthew Shepard” to the University of Mississippi Tuesday (Feb. 27) for an evening of music, reflection and discussion. The 7:30 p.m. performance […]


Three Professors Honored with Research and Creative Achievement Awards

College of Liberal Arts honors faculty members with inaugural distinction JANUARY 8, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has presented its first-ever Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Awards to three outstanding faculty scholars. The new award, which will be given annually to tenured liberal arts faculty members, recognizes “sustained […]


Sue Gardner, a journalist, executive and Internet activist speaks Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center for Politics and Southern Journalism. Photo by Victoria Will

UM Hosts Former Wikipedia Executive, Journalist and Internet Activist

Sue Gardner to deliver insights on social media and technology Nov. 13 on campus NOVEMBER 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi will host journalist, executive and internet activist Sue Gardner on Monday (Nov. 13) for a discussion of “How the Internet Broke Democracy, and What We Can Do About It Now.” Gardner’s lecture is set […]


UM geological engineering faculty members Bob Holt, Dennis Powers and Doug Granger visit the Clinton P. Anderson overlook outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, with students during the ‘Geological Engineering Design Field Camp’ course offered through UM’s Study USA program in August. During Wintersession 2018, students will again have opportunities to travel with UM faculty members as they study biology, education, English, gender studies, hospitality management, philosophy, political science and more. Submitted photo

UM Students, Faculty Take Learning on the Road

Study USA program gearing up for hands-on Wintersession courses in four exciting locales OCTOBER 18, 2017 BY PAM STARLING Whether students are capturing biological field samples in nature or capturing the essence of a culture, the eye-opening experience of experiential learning will be on full display through the University of Mississippi’s Study USA Wintersession 2018 […]


Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band performs their own brand of Mississippi ‘country blues.’ Submitted photo

Living Music Resource Teams with Sarah Isom Center for Sarahfest

Collaboration brings in talented music performances for education celebration OCTOBER 6, 2017 BY ANNA HERD The third annual Sarahfest, billed as a multidisciplinary “artistic journey” hosted by the University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and Living Music Resource, is underway with the theme “Liberty and Justice for All.” One of the […]


UM Visiting Professor Receives Summer Scholar Award to Vassar

Jaime Cantrell will spend three weeks studying poet Elizabeth Bishop JUNE 15, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi English professor is the recipient of a prestigious scholarship award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jaime Cantrell, visiting assistant professor of English and faculty affiliate at the university’s Sarah Isom Center for Women’s […]


Radical-South poster

UM Lecture Series to Examine ‘The Radical South’

Presenters to challenge conventional notions of the region throughout April APRIL 3, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and Center for the Study of Southern Culture are co-sponsoring a series of lectures, discussions and presentations in April examining “The Radical South – Expanding Southern History and Identity.” The series challenges […]


Isom Center Hosts 17th Student Gender Conference

MARCH 28, 2017  |  By BRIANA FLOREZ for The Daily Mississippian University of Mississippi students and faculty, visiting college students and two keynote speakers will speak about gender and sexuality issues this weekend at the 17th annual Student Gender Conference. The theme of this year’s conference, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender […]


Jaime Harker

Isom Center Director Announcement

June 7, 2016 Jaime Harker, professor of English, will become the next director of The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies on August 1. Harker, who holds a PhD in English from Temple University, teaches American literature, gay and lesbian literature, and gender studies. She has published essays on Japanese translation, popular women writers of the […]


Isom Center Director Grayzel Returns to Full-Time Teaching

History faculty member says she is proud of accomplishments during her tenure JUNE 2, 2016  |  BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Susan Grayzel, director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies for four of the last five years, will soon step down to return to teaching history full time.  Grayzel became the Isom Center’s director in 2013 […]