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UM Team Places in Top 4 at National Debate Championship

Warren Debate Union among finalists at event hosted by University of Alaska at Anchorage April 28, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Debaters representing the University of Mississippi recently were finalists at a national championship tournament hosted by the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Members of the Warren Debate Union earned a Top 4 finalist finish at the league’s inaugural […]

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Willie Morris Awards Announces Fiction and Poetry Winners

Nathan Harris and Monica Weatherly will be honored at Oxford Conference for the Book February 15, 2022 By Susan Nicholas A debut fiction writer penning a tale of redemption, loss and social change amid intersecting relationships in the Reconstruction-era South and a poet rediscovering Southern roots are the winners of this year’s Willie Morris Awards […]

Elizabeth Moore, director of the UM Speaking Center, gives feedback on a presentation by student Leah Hughes, who is practicing a virtual presentation in front of a green screen. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Speaking Center Opening for Personal Consultations

New center helped faculty, staff and students adjust to online speaking August 20, 2021 by JB Clark The University of Mississippi‘s new Speaking Center helped students, faculty and staff sharpen their virtual speaking and presenting skills last year as most people were adjusting to online learning. The center, on the fourth floor of Lamar Hall, […]

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Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research May 6, 2021 by JB Clark The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality.The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler […]

Willie Morris Awards Announces Fiction and Poetry Winners

De’Shawn Charles Winslow and Christian Garduno honored this year March 8, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary A debut fiction writer and a poet are the winners of this year’s Willie Morris Awards, which recently moved to the University of Mississippi. Winning the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction is De’Shawn Charles Winslow for “In West […]

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Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8 February 22, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks […]

Chanelle Benz. Photo by Kim Newmoney

Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing Announces Fiction Shortlist

Partnership with Oxford Conference for the Book aids mission to celebrate authors, books and reading SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 The judges for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing have announced their 2019 fiction shortlist. The three finalists for this year’s prize are Chanelle Benz, for “The Gone Dead”; Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, for “The Revisioners”; and De’Shawn Charles Winslow, for “In West […]

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Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the […]

“What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

‘Candid, Thrilling and Insightful’: UM Common Reading Experience Named

‘What the Eyes Don’t See,’ exploring drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, on tap for fall 2020 MAY 18, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Common Reading Experience selection tells the compelling story of the discovery that Flint, Michigan, had dangerous levels of lead in its tap water and follows the intense […]

Many members of the Ole Miss community are sharing advice, well wishes and bits of wisdom to help others get through these times of isolation and stress.

17 Inspirational Messages from Ole Miss with Love

APRIL 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Charles de Gaulle, quotable French statesman and army officer, once said, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.” Social media, always abuzz with inspirational quotes like the one from de […]