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CLA Award Winners

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college’s disciplines June 24, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named […]


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Ralph Eubanks Recognized for Reflecting Mississippi

UM alumnus and visiting professor honored by Mississippi Humanities Council May 3, 2022 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded […]


Gift to Southern Studies Benefits Graduate Students

One trip to Oxford led donor Marc Rosen to a mutually enriching relationship with UM center February 12, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight A trip to the University of Mississippi to learn more about the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gave tax attorney Marc Rosen an opportunity to continue his education in Southern literature, build relationships and […]


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The Southern Register Winter 2022 Newsletter

The University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture quarterly newsletter, The Southern Register, provides readers with Center-related news and updates. In the Winter 2022 issue, the Center announces the lineup for the upcoming Oxford Conference for the Book, Southern Studies alumna Natoria Kennell-Foster shares her passion for baking, and the Center welcomes […]


Donoghue Collection Brings Legends of Blues to Life

Archives and Special Collections opens exhibition of memorabilia related to Sonny Boy Williamson January 27, 2022 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Sonny Boy Williamson soap and incense, test pressings of Memphis Slim and Buddy Holly records, and a signed contract by B.B. King are only a few of the many items recently donated by the family […]


Mary Donnelly Haskell, Emma Johnson, and Isaiah Traylor star in the upcoming production of ‘The Light in the Piazza,’ set in 1950s Florence.

‘The Light in the Piazza’ Subject of Nov. 3 SouthTalk

Several events celebrate Elizabeth Spencer’s 100th birthday October 27, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The beloved characters created by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer are returning to the South with a University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza,” which is the focus of a SouthTalk sponsored by the UM Center for […]


Robrecus Toles, a doctoral student, catalogs materials related to M.B. Mayfield

UM, Ecru Partners Working to Tell Story of M.B. Mayfield

Archival partnership helps shine light on one of university’s first Black students, acclaimed folk artist October 4, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Tucked away in a broom closet within a University of Mississippi classroom, M.B. Mayfield earned a fine arts education in the 1950s the only way he could at the time. A folk artist, the Ecru […]


Toe Tag Wall Prototype. Photo by Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College via Undocumented Migration Project

Participatory Exhibit Coming to Lamar Hall Confronts Migration Crisis

September 28th, 2021 by Lydia Lagarde McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies & Associate Professor of Anthropology Simone Delerme’s Movement and Migration focus of the Future of the South Initiative continues on the UM campus with a participatory exhibit coming to Lamar Hall. The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit, a part of the Undocumented Migration Project, […]


The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History September 15, 2021 BY Rebecca Lauck Cleary Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this […]


Grammy Winners Highlight 2021-22 Ford Center Season

Slate also includes theater, jazz, blues and classical performances September 2, 2021 BY Edwin B. Smith Grammy Award-winning classical and pop acts highlight the 2021-22 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2021 schedule opens Sept. 14 with the world premiere of the multimedia experience “Voices […]