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The 11th Oxford Blues Festival, set for Oct. 6-8, features two Grammy-nominated artists and four Ole Miss faculty members, as well as several other regional and national artists.

Oxford Blues Festival Highlights Local, Regional Talent

UM Professors, Local and National Artists to Perform at Blues Festival OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE When office hours are over, some professors don’t hit the books – they hit the stage. Four such University of Mississippi professors are among the 18 bands scheduled to play during the 11th Oxford Blues Festival, which runs […]

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Where Integration Happened

Bus tour highlights desegregation sites across Oxford town SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE As the bus pulled away from the Lyceum on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Margaret Gipson, an African American resident and lifelong educator in Oxford, sat primly on the front row. Today, she would hear stories of integration across Oxford and at the […]

Andrew Donnelly & Ryan Parsons (right)

New Faculty Members Bring New Perspectives on Studying the South

Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons spent time on campus before joining faculty SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again, but perhaps it is possible to return to a college campus after a few years away. New University of Mississippi faculty members Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons […]

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Library Events Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Integration

Alumna Dottie Chapman Reed, research librarians offer historical account, new perspectives SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 The University of Mississippi Libraries Department of Archives and Special Collections is commemorating the university’s 1962 integration with two lectures and an ongoing exhibit. The lectures offer a one-of-a-kind historical perspective and new digital scholarship exploring the response to the integration. […]

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Law School to Host Screening of ‘You Asked for the Facts’

Documentary examines Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to the university SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 In conjunction with the week of events marking 60 years of integration at the University of Mississippi, the School of Law will host a screening of the PBS syndicated documentary film “You Asked for the Facts: Robert Kennedy at the University of Mississippi” […]

Respected historian Daina Ramey Berry is set to deliver this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Studies at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13) in Nutt Auditorium. Submitted photo

Historian to Discuss Work on Slavery and Race in America

Daina Ramey Berry visiting UM for annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Historian Daina Ramey Berry has researched case studies from contemporary educators and various university faculty on what it means to teach the truth about slavery and the value of learning about race and slavery. She will […]

Black parents watch their children board a school bus in a vintage photo provided by Zoë Burkholder, who is set to discuss Black struggles for school integration in the North and how these struggles differed from those in the South for a Nov. 15 SouthTalk presentation.

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

Southern Studies lectures begin AUGUST 31, 2022 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out – nowhere to greater effect than at the University of Mississippi, which marks the 60th anniversary of its integration […]

A group of visiting students learn about James Meredith and his legacy at the university’s Civil Rights Monument. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Awards Achieving Equity Grants

More than $56,000 awarded for seven proposals aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion AUGUST 23, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Following a rigorous and competitive application process, seven University of Mississippi investigator teams have been awarded internal funding for proposals aimed at advancing institutional diversity and inclusion. The Achieving Equity Grants Program was introduced in […]

A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students’ college dreams a reality AUGUST 13, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. […]

The life and works of author William Faulkner will be inspected using modernism as a theme during the 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 17) at the University of Mississippi. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Conference Examines Faulkner’s Modernisms

Annual event includes lectures, panel discussions, tours and more JULY 15, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Nobel Prize-winning Mississippi author William Faulkner will be examined through the lens of modernism during the University of Mississippi‘s 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, set for July 17–21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Modernisms,” the hybrid international conference […]