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UM journalism graduate Will Jacks kicks off the SouthTalks spring series Jan. 29 with a talk about his photographs of Po’ Monkey’s Lounge outside Merigold.

Spring SouthTalks Begin January 29

January 23, 2020 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is offering a wide variety of events this spring, including five lectures focused on movement and migration in the South. SouthTalks explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies and includes […]


Ole Miss Theatre Offers Full Season of ASL-Interpreted Performances

Group becomes state’s first collegiate production company to schedule regular interpreted shows OCTOBER 24, 2019 BY K. STEWART At a recent Saturday matinee performance of “The Wolves,” the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film’s first production of its 2019-20 season, audience members settling into Meek Auditorium probably noticed two people seated on a […]


Jo March (center), played by Lydia Meyers, spins a swashbuckling tale for sisters (from left) Amy, portrayed by Cali Mitchell; Meg, played by Ginnie Brown; and Beth, performed by Elizabeth Burrow, during rehearsals for the Ole Miss Theatre and Film production of ‘Little Women.’ Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Ole Miss Theatre Brings ‘Little Women’ to Big Stage

Classic novel, reimagined in winsome musical, comes to Ford Center OCTOBER 23, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART “Christmas will be gory!” is hardly a sentence most people would associate with the Christmas of their finest dreams. Nor do most people expect to hear those words belted by a petite young woman careening around in a corset […]


Members of a girls’ soccer team deliver insights into teen life as they chat during practices in the Ole Miss Theatre production of ‘The Wolves.’ The cast members and their understudies are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Adair, Emma Siler, Morgan Odom, Gabrielle Quintana and Madeline Colombo, and (back row) Olivia Crump, Hannah Bosworth, Erin Stanphill, Reagan-Mary Walsh, Robyn Medeiros, Claire Porter, Catherine Long and Lizzy Martin. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality Through Soccer

Opening production of Ole Miss Theatre season posed challenges for production team SEPTEMBER 18, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART n the opening scene of “The Wolves,” the chatter of a group of teen-aged girls ricochets around an otherwise empty gymnasium, conversations overlapping as the uniformed young women sit in a circle on the AstroTurf, performing a […]


UM students involved in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program this summer are (from left) John Hendershot, Madison Dacus, Rachael Pace, Madison Morrow, Jacqueline Knirnschild and Joshua Smith. Photo by Bill Dabney

University Funds Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research

Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education JULY 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. The program involves […]


Anne Marie Cammarato

Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work This Summer at UM

Anne Marie Cammarato will create play with Ole Miss students to be performed in Oxford JUNE 27, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is debuting an innovative program this summer that […]


Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre

Rhona Justice-Malloy honored with lifetime recognition JUNE 4, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the theater world’s highest levels of academic and professional recognition will be bestowed upon Rhona Justice-Malloy, longtime professor in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. Justice-Malloy has been designated a fellow-elect and will receive investiture as an American […]


The University of Mississippi’s Flagship Constellations initiative has awarded four new seed grants through its Community Wellbeing Constellation. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants

Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more MAY 27, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative. […]


UM Recognizes Two Employees with Frist Service Awards

Michael Barnett, Cindy May receive coveted recognition for exceptional assistance to students MAY 6, 2019 BY ROD GUAJARDO Two University of Mississippi employees who see helping Ole Miss students grow and excel during their time on campus as a top priority have been honored for their unparalleled service to students. Michael Barnett, chair and associate […]


Gregor Patti (left), Elizabeth Burrow and Nicole Fava rehearse a scene for Ole Miss Theatre’s ‘Fly by Night,’ to be performed April 26-28 in Fulton Chapel. Photo by Thomas Graning

Ole Miss Theatre’s ‘Fly by Night’ is Made of Star Stuff

Production explores relationships and the forces that influence them APRIL 23, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART Do you believe in destiny? What about free will? How do you feel about the idea that we’re all made of stars, and that the stars themselves may be pulling us around like so many puppets on so many strings? […]