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Record 20 UM Researchers Earn Isom Center Fellowship

Isom Center fellowship supports cross-disciplinary gender, sexuality research JUNE 10, 2024 The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has announced its largest class yet of Isom Center fellows, with 20 awardees. The two-year fellowship was created in 2017 and provides $4,500 per year to support recipients’ research. This […]


Nancye Starnes, a lifelong supporter of the arts, has made a $4.5 million gift toward the University of Mississippi’s plans for a new scene shop, rehearsal space and an on-campus recording studio. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

The Rhythm of Life

Starnes Makes Lead Gift for Construction of Three Arts Facilities JUNE 4, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Nancye Starnes, a lifelong supporter of the arts, has made a $4.5 million gift toward the University of Mississippi’s plans for a new scene shop, rehearsal space and an on-campus recording studio. Starnes of Daniel Island, South […]


The University of Mississippi Museum’s 'Magic Lanterns' exhibit features images of the moon, stars, comets and other heavenly bodies from the 1860s. The astronomical depictions are taken from the Millington-Barnard Collection of Scientific Instruments. Photo by Clara Turnage/University Marketing and Communications

MUSEUM SHOWCASES NEW EXHIBIT WITH MAGIC LANTERN SHOW

1800s-era projection performance at free outdoor event APRIL 26, 2024 The University of Mississippi Museum will host a Victorian magic lantern show on Friday (May 3) to introduce its latest exhibit, “Magic Lanterns.” The UM Museum recruited Joel Schlemowitz, a lanternist and professor of film at The New School in New York, to recreate a Victorian-era magic lantern show. […]


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2024 Medal for the Arts

Showcasing creativity and future of the arts APRIL 16, 2024 BY ANDREA DRUMMOND The University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts spotlights faculty and student talent in this incredible showcase of the arts encompassing music, film, art, theater, and creative writing during the 2024 Medal for the Arts. On Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. […]


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Medal for the Arts

Oxford’s Mayor Tannehill to receive UM award at April 22 arts extravaganza MARCH 19, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill will be honored April 22 with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts and arts advocacy. At the 7:30 p.m. ceremony and concert in […]


Greg Johnson (left), Albie Chatfield, Katherine Tutor and Erica Howard work on an audiovisual digitization project in the Department of Archives and Special Collections. The team is working to digitize nearly 12,000 recordings that document life and culture in Mississippi and across the region in the 20th century. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Archives to Digitize Audiovisual Holdings for Worldwide Accessibility

Many recordings will be available on university’s eGrove repository MARCH 15, 2024 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Audiovisual holdings in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Archives and Special Collections will be modernized and gain audiences worldwide through a new digitization project. “Here in Archives and Special Collections, we have so many rich resources related to Mississippi […]


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UM Educator and Student Honored as William Winter Scholars

Theatre & Film, Southern Studies representatives chosen for 35th Natchez conference FEBRUARY 20, 2024 BY STAFF REPORT Teresa Simone and Sela Ricketts will represent the University of Mississippi as William Winter Scholars at the 35th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration from February 22 to 24 in Natchez, Mississippi. Simone, an instructional assistant professor in […]


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INAUGURAL STAMPS IMPACT PRIZE WINNERS

Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced its 13 inaugural recipients. The program is the first of its kind in the nation […]


UM Theatre’s Opening Play Challenges Actors with Poetry and Comedy

‘The Liar’ generates laughs with playful tale of compulsive liars, name mix-ups and baffling romance SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 BY WHITNEY RIGDON The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film kicks off its fall production season this weekend with the romantic comedy “The Liar.” The production opens Friday (Sept. 22) and runs through Oct. 8 in Meek Hall […]


Bruce Levingston (left), the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi, was recently honored with a generous gift by Harriet (center) and Warren Stephens (right) of Little Rock, Arkansas. The gift will support the arts and humanities at Ole Miss.

Supporting the Arts and Humanities at UM

Harriet and Warren Stephens Honor UM Artist-in-Residence Bruce Levingston with Gift SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UM DEVELOPMENT A generous gift from Warren and Harriet Stephens through the Warren A. Stephens Trust of Little Rock, Arkansas, honors Bruce Levingston, the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi. […]