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  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pmGertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

    Sam Bush
    Mike Marshall
    Edgar Meyer
    George Meyer

    American Music masters Sam Bush, Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyer join together with George Meyer for a special collaboration usually only heard on the summer bluegrass festival circuit! Expect to hear works from the genre bending Short Trip Home album of many years ago as well as new music written especially for this tour. Edgar’s son George is charting his own course in the musical world and represents the next generation of artists expressing their unique voices and perspective. He certainly has strong roots!

    For assistance related to a disability, contact Jennifer Pardoe: jgpardoe@olemiss.edu | 662-915-7411

     

  • Tue
    01
    Feb
    2022
    1:00 pmBryant Hall Gallery
    Brown Bag: Can LGBTQ-themed books be pulled from public library because of community's Christian concerns? See Ridgeland, MS, article attached.
    Ridgeland Mayor (Mississippi Free Press)

    "Religion for Lunch" series, first Tuesday of each month.  This month we'll consider a news article about Ridgeland, MS, mayor who plans to withhold Public Library funding until removal of LGBTQ-themed books that collide with his-- and many constituents'-- Christian beliefs.   Topics of discussion include 'rights of representation' and religious freedoms.

    For assistance related to a disability, contact Mary Thurlkill: maryt@olemiss.edu | 6622027536

  • Wed
    02
    Feb
    2022
    5:00 pmHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

    Invitation: We meet every two Wednesdays, to practice our Spanish in spontaneous conversation. Open to everyone in the Oxford community.

      Are you a member of the Oxford community? Have you taken Spanish in the past, but forgotten most of it? Have you ever used your Spanish in actual conversation?  Are you taking Spanish classes now,  and want to find a place outside of class to use it? Are you a Spanish heritage speaker? Are you a native Spanish speaker?

      "La hora de español en Oxford" invites you to join us. We meet at Heartbreak Coffee (former Uptown Coffee) by the Square, every two Wednesdays, at 5:00 PM.

      No registration required. Just show up. You will make new friends while practicing your Spanish in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

      Meeting dates - Spring 2022: Feb. 2, 16; March 2, 23; Apr. 6, 20; May 4

      Follow us on Instagram: @elcafeolemiss

      For assistance related to a disability, contact Irene Kaufmann Cotelo: ikaufman@olemiss.edu | 6628010889

    • Thu
      10
      Feb
      2022
      5:30 pmBarnard Observatory, Gammill Gallery

      Lectures: The artwork of Nadia Alexis: photographer, poet, and creative-writing-concentration doctoral student at UM.

      On Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Barnard Observatory’s Gammill Gallery, Nadia Alexis presents “What Endures.”  The artwork of Nadia Alexis—photographer, poet, and creative-writing-concentration doctoral student at the University of Mississippi—will be shown in the Gammill Gallery in Barnard Observatory this spring. The photographs in her series “What Endures” focus on the enduring spirit of Black women and contribute to the conversation on how Black women exist in photography.

      The photographs in this series began as an independent study course that Alexis took in the UM Department of Art and Art History, where she was inspired to make photographs informed by her personal experiences and those of other Black women survivors of trauma. The images in her exhibi­tion are of Alexis and her mother, all of which were taken outdoors in Oxford. The images explore themes of survival, freedom, and transcendence.

      “What Endures” will exhibit in Gammill Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 18. During this Gamill Gallery walk and reception, Alexis will speak briefly about her exhibition and take questions.

      SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details.

      For assistance related to a disability, contact Afton Thomas: amthoma4@olemiss.edu |

    • Tue
      15
      Feb
      2022
      6:00PM-7:00PMHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

      Dr. Maria Weber from the Department of Math and Sciences at Delta State University will present "Magnetic Furnaces: The Secret Lives of Middle-Aged Stars."

      We live with a star – the Sun! Stars have a secret life beyond what we can see with the naked eye. Some slowly fizzle out over billions of years, and some go out with a bang. Join astrophysicist Dr. Maria Weber as she discusses the lifecycle and magnetism of stars like the Sun, which are living out their middle-aged years between birth and death building intense magnetism in their deep interiors – magnetism which may impact their orbiting worlds. Find out how well we can predict the Sun’s magnetic behavior, if we should be concerned, and how our work to understand the Sun helps us better understand habitable worlds throughout the galaxy

      When: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

      Where: Heartbreak (formerly called Uptown) Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford, Mississippi 38655

      or you can join virtually via: https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/99989536748

      Cost: Free!

      Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

      For assistance related to a disability, contact Jake Bennett: jvbenet@olemiss.edu |

    • Wed
      16
      Feb
      2022
      12:00 pmBarnard Observatory, Tupelo Room 105

      Lectures:  Berkley Hudson presents 'Listening to the Mississippi Pictures of O.N. Pruitt.'

        At noon on Feb. 16, Berkley Hudson presents “Listening to the Mississippi Pictures of O.N. Pruitt.” Originating in the Jim Crow era from Columbus, Mississippi, the photographs of O.N. Pruitt (1891–1967) offer a vehicle to consider the vexing interrelations of photography, community, culture, race, and historical memory. During this SouthTalk, Columbus, Mississippi-native and author of “O.N. Pruitt’s Possum Town: Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American South,” Hudson will share some of Pruitt’s photography and reflect on some of the images and themes captured.

        Hudson is an associate professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism. For 25 years he worked as a journalist, part of which at the Los Angeles Times. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi, where he majored in history and journalism. Later, he received a master’s from Columbia University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi, and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

        SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details. Locations listed here are subject to change, and more events may be added throughout the semester.

        For assistance related to a disability, contact Afton Thomas: amthoma4@olemiss.edu |

      • Wed
        23
        Feb
        2022
        12:00 pmBarnard Observatory, Tupelo Room 105

        Lectures: Castel Sweet presents ''Does My Message Define My Role?' Hip-Hop Artists' Interpretation of Having a Role in Their Community.'

          At noon on Feb. 23, Castel Sweet presents “‘Does My Message Define My Role?’ Hip-Hop Artists’ Interpretation of Having a Role in Their Community.” Using data from interviews with hip-hop artists, Castel Sweet will discuss how artists’ emphasis on their music’s message influences their interpretation of having a role, or identifiable place, in their local community. Considering the significance of space and place within hip-hop music, Sweet examines how respondents’ identities as artists are shaped by their local communities and how artists’ identities influence their production of hip-hop music. Sweet explores if and how hip-hop artists maintain connections to their local communities and construct localized identities within a global market that encourages the deterritorialization of music.

          Sweet is the director of the University of Mississippi’s Center for Community Engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and assistant professor of practice in community engagement. In addition to her work as a community engagement professional, Sweet’s qualitative research explores the ways in which hip-hop artists use their art to pursue social change and community engagement.

          SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website at southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details. Locations listed here are subject to change, and more events may be added throughout the semester. Registration will be required for all virtual events in order to receive the webinar link.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Afton Thomas: amthoma4@olemiss.edu |

        • Fri
          25
          Feb
          2022
          Sat
          26
          Feb
          2022
          7:30 pmMeek Auditorium

          Legally Blonde

          Written by Anne Marie Cammarato
          Directed by Peter Wood

          Hazel is about a family struggling to survive a climate that has collapsed, bringing continual storms and emptying out their hometown. Even as the storms rage and food becomes scarce, they also struggle with their mother’s increasing dementia and confusion. When one of the two sisters becomes pregnant, the decision to stay in the land they still consider home becomes a point of contention and disagreement.

        • Mon
          28
          Feb
          2022
          4:00 pmZoom (Preregister with the link below)

          Dr. Donald Cole, an emeritus upper administrator and faculty
          member in Mathematics recently charged the campus, at the
          ceremony dedicating the renaming of the Martindale-Cole
          building, to follow what he called the “Cole-Martindale Principle”
          which “embraces inclusion, values diversity and demands equity”.
          In pursuit of further discussing this principle, special guests Dr. Donald Cole,
          Dr. Carla Cotwright-Williams, and Dr. Richard Doss will provide a window into the history
          of some of the most impactful equity-focused initiatives for African American students in
          STEM and beyond at the University of Mississippi. The goal of this conversation is to
          support increased understanding and awareness of the importanceof McNair, IMAGE,
          AGEM, and similar initiatives, to inspire equity-minded change by members of our
          College of Liberal Arts community and all and to better support student success inside
          and outside the classroom keeping in mind the importance of building a sense of
          mattering and inclusion for students of color at the University of Mississippi.

          Registration Link

        • Fri
          04
          Mar
          2022
          10AM-12PMThe Inn at Ole Miss, Ballroom A
        • Fri
          04
          Mar
          2022
          2:30 pmConner Hall 113

          Speaker Todd Jones, Mississippi State University

        • Mon
          07
          Mar
          2022
          6:00 pmBarnard Observatory, Tupelo Room 105

          2022 University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year Dr. Allen Clark

          Associate Professor of Arabic & Codirector of Arabic Language Flagship Program

          Lecture: "Language as Music: What are we speaking exactly?"

        • Mon
          07
          Mar
          2022
          2PM-4PMSally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College- In the kitchen, first floor

          El Cafe de los Lunes" is back in person at the Honors College!

          Join our time for casual conversation in Spanish.

          We will meet all Mondays this Spring semester 2-4pm at the Honors College kitchen (on the first floor).

          El Profesor Enrique Cotelo and Spanish graduate student Stéfano LePham will moderate conversation. Stop by and visit for a few minutes, or for the whole two hours. Listen, talk to others, and make new friends.

          These sessions are designed to encourage communication in Spanish in a relaxed, friendly, and casual setting.

          Follow us on:

          Facebook: El café de los lunes,

          Twitter: @elcafedeloslune

          Email: ecotelo@olemiss.edu

          ¡Ven a practicar tu español en un ámbito informal y distendido!

          Sin presiones: ven a escuchar, a hablar, y a conocer amigos nuevos!

          This event is part of a series:

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Dr. Enrique Cotelo: ecotelo@olemiss.edu |

           

        • Tue
          08
          Mar
          2022
          12:15PM-1:15PMBryant Hall Gallery

          We'll consider aspects of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity-- including their history and contemporary conflicts.  Dr. Valentina Iepuri, Associate Professor and Director of the Russian Language Program, will join the discussion and help us understand the region's Orthodox religious identities.  Attendees might review the attached article to frame the discussion: Russian and Ukrainian Orthodoxies

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Mary Thurlkill: maryt@olemiss.edu | 6622027536

           

        • Tue
          08
          Mar
          2022
          5:30 pmBryant Hall 209

          with Ryan Tucker Jones

          Ryan Tucker Jones is Ann Swindells Professor of Global Environmental
          History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Empire of
          Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific’s
          Strange Beasts of the Sea (Oxford UP) as well
          as the forthcoming Red Leviathan: The Secret
          History of Soviet Whaling (U Chicago Press)
          and co-editor of Across Species and Cultures:
          Whales, Humans, and Pacific Worlds (UHawaii).

          Free and open to the public

          For more information or if you require assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Department
          of History at 915-7148 or history@olemiss.edu.
        • Wed
          09
          Mar
          2022
          12:00 pmBarnard Observatory Courtyard

          Lectures: The Art in Barnard Lecture complements our yearlong theme of 'Mississippi Voices' by featuring Greenwood artist Yolande Van Heerden

          At noon on Wednesday, March 9, Yolande van Heerden will give the Art in Barnard Lecture in the Courtyard behind Barnard Observatory. This semester, the Art in Barnard Lecture will complement the Center’s yearlong theme of “Mississippi Voices” by featuring fiber artist and art instructor Yolande van Heerden of Greenwood, Mississippi. Van Heerden teaches a wide range of art classes, including sewing, quilting, and garment/fiber art projects. A native of South Africa, van Heerden celebrates her homeland’s cultural diversity through her community outreach work, and she draws up the richness of its fabric tradition in her own creations. She works as an art teacher for groups of small children, conducts courses in sewing at ArtPlace Mississippi, and has coordinated multiple community-wide quilting projects for organizations including the Museum of the Mississippi Delta.

          In her SouthTalk, van Heerden will discuss some of the projects she has led in partnership with the nonprofit ArtPlace Mississippi. Projects have included community fashion shows, featuring clothing sewn by young Greenwood students, several community quilt creations sewn by both children and adults that reflect different social or natural themes, and public art programs, including “silent wind chimes” included in the Katrina Cottage project in Greenwood’s Baptist Town neighborhood and in the Keep Greenwood Strong campaign early in the pandemic.

           SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website at southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Afton Thomas: amthoma4@olemiss.edu |

        • Thu
          10
          Mar
          2022
          6:00 pmPowerhouse Community Arts Center

          The screening is at 6 p.m. Thursday (March 10) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, but organizers ask that those planning to attend register at OxfordArts.com to help prepare activities for the children.

          Read more about this event: Campus and Community Partners Spotlight Issue of Childcare Access

        • Fri
          11
          Mar
          2022
          12:00 pmZoom (Preregister with the link below)

          At noon on Friday, March 11, there will be a virtual SouthTalk with Stephen Fafulas and Matt Van Hoose titled “Voces Sureñas: Case Studies of Spanish in Northern Mississippi and Eastern North Carolina.” Although the U.S. South has experienced a significant Latinx demographic shift in recent decades, we still know little about the sociolinguistic implications of these changes. In their talk, Fafulas and Van Hoose consider how Spanish speakers’ language practices and patterns—such as code-switching and discourse markers—can be said to constitute the voice of Spanish-speaking communities in both north Mississippi and in eastern North Carolina.

          Fafulas is assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Mississippi. Van Hoose is executive director of academic engagement at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

          SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website at southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details. Locations listed here are subject to change, and more events may be added throughout the semester. Registration Link

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Afton Thomas: amthoma4@olemiss.edu

        • Fri
          11
          Mar
          2022
          7:45PM-9:00PMKennon Observatory

          We are offering a viewing of the sky with out telescopes in Kennon Observatory on March 11, Friday night, 7:45-9:00 pm.

          We’ll be looking at the Moon. The half-Moon is always great!

          Uranus is tiny and dim in the telescope.

          We’ll look at the Pleades and the Orion nebula.

          The event is free, families are welcome.

          Viewing is not possible when the sky is cloudy - if that happens we’ll have to cancel and ask everyone to come back in exact 4 weeks for another try.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Tibor Torma: ttorma@phy.olemiss.edu | 915-5627

        • Mon
          21
          Mar
          2022
          7:00 pmBondurant 204C Auditorium

          Dr. Sharon P. Holland
          Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor
          and Chair of American Studies at the
          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

          Dr. Holland is the author of Raising the Dead: Readings of
          Death and (Black) Subjectivity (2000), The Erotic Life of
          Racism (2012), and (with historian Tiya Miles) Crossing Waters
          / Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country
          (2006), a collection of trans-Atlantic Afro-Native criticism.

        • Tue
          22
          Mar
          2022
          6:00 pmHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

          Dawn Wilkins, UM chair and professor of computer and information science

        • Wed
          23
          Mar
          2022
          4:00 pmZoom (Preregister with the link below)

          Register in advance for this meeting: Registration Link

        • Wed
          23
          Mar
          2022
          5:30 pmCroft 107

          SPONSORED BY THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
          DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, AND THE CROFT INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
          For more information or if you require assistance relating to a disability, please contact croft@olemiss.edu or 662.915.1500.

        • Thu
          24
          Mar
          2022
          6:00 pmHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

          Steven Phelps, professor of integrative biology and director of the Center for Brain, Behavior and Evolution at the University of Texas

        • Thu
          24
          Mar
          2022
        • Fri
          25
          Mar
          2022
          12:00 pmZoom (Preregister)

        • Fri
          25
          Mar
          2022
          4:00 pmMusic Building Room 148

          Interiority listens to an outside through itself, as itself, and upon recognition of this forms a looped experiential substrate in which there isn't definitively a separate self that listens, but only listening. The sounds we hear, along with the awareness that forms an image of them, are made of (and move within) the same substances; they are both in consciousness- one as the representation/ translation of some supposed external object, the other as the awareness of that object. Nature persists as an appearance to an interiority, but that same interiority is merely the frame which houses the perception of all outer things. In this talk I will ask how the above relates to a music-theoretical practice and the construction of aesthetic ideas that reconfigure the perceptual situation as the diagrammatic condition for a mode of possible listening (where listening, in turn, is the process of hearing).

        • Fri
          25
          Mar
          2022
          7:30 pmGertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
        • Fri
          25
          Mar
          2022
        • Mon
          28
          Mar
          2022
          4:00 pmBarnard Observatory
        • Mon
          28
          Mar
          2022
          5:30 pmBryant 209

          Dr. Elizabeth Marlowe (Colgate University)

          This talk will examine how some museums have responded to shifting public opinion around restitution, and some of the duplicitous strategies they resort to in order to hold onto artworks obtained by dubious means.

          Sponsored by the Department of Classic, Department of Art and Art History, and the Museum Studies Minor

          For questions or assistance, call 662-915-7097
        • Mon
          28
          Mar
          2022
          7:30 pmGertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
        • Wed
          30
          Mar
          2022
          Fri
          01
          Apr
          2022
          Oxford, Mississippi

          WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022

          5:00 p.m.  An OCB Warm-up Event
          Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Big Bruiser Dope Boy (Something Gross), with guest musician Thomas Dollbaum
          The End of All Music

          6:30 p.m. The Future of the South Lecture
          Imani Perry (South to America: A Journey below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation), with Derrick Harriell
          Nutt Auditorium

          7:30 p.m. Book Conference Authors Party
          Co-hosted by the Friends of the Library
          Memory House
          406 University Ave.
          (Advance Ticket Required) 

          THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

          9:30 a.m.  The Fight for Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
          Kate Clifford Larson (Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer), in conversation with Ted Ownby
          Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

          11:00 a.m.  Welcome Lunch at Archives and Special Collections
          Hosted by the Friends of the Library
          Archives and Special Collections
          J.D. Williams Library
          (Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

          11:30 a.m. Mississippi Humanities Council Presents “Reflecting Mississippi
          Ralph Eubanks (A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape), welcome by Jennifer Ford
          Archives and Special Collections
          J.D. Williams Library

          1:00 p.m. Remediating Region: New Media and the US South
          Gina Caison, Austin Svedjan, Sherita Johnson, and Margaret T. McGehee, with Katie McKee introducing session
          Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

          2:30 p.m. National Book Foundation Presents
          Robert Jones Jr. (The Prophets) and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), with Ralph Eubanks moderating
          Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

          4:30 p.m. Poetry in the Gallery
          Charlotte Pense (Code), Joshua Nguyen (Come Clean), and Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers), with Beth Ann Fennelly introducing session
          Southside Gallery on the Oxford Square

          6:00 p.m. Thacker Mountain Radio
          Poet Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), authors Jason Mott (Hell of a Book) and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), and musician Thomas Dollbaum
          Harrison’s 1810 (1210 Harrison Ave., just off the Square)

          FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

          10:30 a.m. “Each Unhappy Family”: Memoir and Memory
          Liz Scheier (Never Simple: A Memoir) and Maud Newton (Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation)
          Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

          12:00 p.m. Poetry Talk and Lunch
          Marcella Sulak (City of Skypapers)
          Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library
          (Lunch is free, but registration appreciated)

          1:30 p.m. Writing from the Southwest Review
          Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories), Kendra Allen (The Collection Plate: Poems), and William Boyle (Shoot the Moonlight Out), with Bobby Rea moderating
          Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

          2:45 p.m. Reading and Conversation
          Raven Leilani (Luster), with introduction by Christy Conner and Q&A with Ser Álida
          Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square

          4:00 p.m. The Presentation of the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
          Monica Weatherly (“If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise”), introduction by Susan Kinsolving and in conversation with Derrick Harriell, and Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), introduction by Jonathan Haupt and in conversation with Amber Nichols-Buckley
          Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

          5:15 p.m. A Willie Morris Awards and Oxford Conference for the Book Celebration
          Reception and Book Signing
          Hosted by the Willie Morris Awards in Southern Writing
          Off Square Books on the Oxford Square

        • Thu
          31
          Mar
          2022
          4:30 pmStudent Union Ballroom

          Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah is an American philosopher, novelist, and scholar of African and African American studies, best known for his contributions to political philosophy, moral psychology, and the philosophy of culture. Named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 public intellectuals and awarded a National Humanities Medal by the White House, Appiah currently teaches at NYU.

          About the Dunbar Lectures: We often come across discussions of policy-related issues in law, and frequently hear about particular laws being passed by congress or considered by courts. But we rarely take the time to ask basic questions, such as "What is law?" Established in 1987 by Jack and Wylene Dunbar, the Dunbar Lectures in Philosophy and Law invites nationally renowned public intellectuals to the University of Mississippi campus to explore philosophical themes in law, and to stimulate creative and analytical thinking concerning the law's role in society.

          For further information, or if you required assistance, please contact Dr. Neil Manson (namanson@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7020). This event is free and open to the public.

        • Thu
          31
          Mar
          2022
        • Fri
          01
          Apr
          2022
          10AM-5PMPeabody Hall

          7th Annual Conference featuring two formats for presenting research, education sessions, lunch and guest speaker Dr. Sergio Iñiguez from University of Texas El Paso. For more information, use this link: UM Conference on Psychological Science – Department of Psychology (olemiss.edu)

          ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN PEABODY
          10:00 AM GRADUATE STUDENT Q&A PANEL (202)
          11:00 AM POSTER SESSION (ROOM 202)
          12:00 PM FREE PIZZA LUNCH
          01:00 PM DATA BLITZ (ROOM 206)
          03:30 PM CONFERENCE AWARDS (ROOM 206)
          04:00 PM KEYNOTE BY DR. SERGIO IÑIQUEZ (ROOM 206)
          Title: Behavioral and pharmacological preclinical approaches to study mood-related disorders.
          QUESTIONS?
          Email Dr. Todd Smitherman at tasmithe@olemiss.edu

          UM Conference on Psychological Science Flyer for the full schedule

           

        • Fri
          01
          Apr
          2022
          2:30 pmConner Hall 113

          Speaker Rob Reed, University of Alabama

        • Fri
          01
          Apr
          2022
        • Mon
          04
          Apr
          2022
          6:30 pmBondurant 204C Auditorium

          Sara Stephens Loomis, a PhD candidate in the Department of English, is the 2021-2022 Frances Bell McCool Dissertation Fellow in Faulkner Studies. Her dissertation is entitled "Diluvial Epistemologies in Flood Narratives of the US South Since 1927." She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College and State Univerity.

          For more information or if you require assistance relating to a disability, please contact the University of Mississippi Department of English at msgilmo1@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7439.

        • Tue
          05
          Apr
          2022
          11:30 amBishop 102

          Speaker Dr. Wafa Hassan is originally from Saudi Arabia and resides in Michigan. She has worked as an Arabic professor at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University and was Director of Outreach and K-12 Initiatives for the Arabic Language Flagship Program. She is currently the director of the Michigan Arabic Teachers' Council and the STARTALK Arabic Program. She is a co-author of the ACTFL National Standards for Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language and author of “Inclusion of ELL with Special Needs in General Education."

          Sponsored by the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

        • Fri
          08
          Apr
          2022
          Sat
          09
          Apr
          2022

          Annual Career & Professional Development Conference Career Exploration (Expo) & Symposium

          Summit Schedule

          Welcome Reception & Opening Keynote

          Friday, April 8th - 6:30PM

          Law School  - Dinner Provided

          2nd Annual Career Expo

          Saturday, April 9th - 9:00AM

          Bishop Hall First Floor

          2nd Annual Symposium: Workshops & Panel

          Saturday, April 9th - 11:00AM

          Bishop Hall - Lunch Provided

          Registration for the Annual BIPS Summit 

        • Fri
          08
          Apr
          2022
          2:30 pmConner Hall 113

          Speaker Ariell Zimran, Vanderbilt University

        • Fri
          08
          Apr
          2022
        • Wed
          13
          Apr
          2022
          4:30 pmSally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

          The Honors Spring Art Showcase is returning to SMBHC! We are excited to come back together to celebrate art, music, and our creative community on campus. This year's theme explores ideas surrounding reconnection, resilience, and revival. The showcase is scheduled for April 13th, 2022 at 4:30pm in the Honors College. This show is open to all UM students & faculty. If you are interested in showcasing your physical artworks, performing for the showcase, or helping with the planning of the event, please fill out the HOCO Spring Art Showcase Participation Interest Form. If you have any questions, please contact Angel Morgan at ammorga3@go.olemiss.edu.”

           

        • Tue
          19
          Apr
          2022
          12:15 pmZoom (Details below)

          Learn about the role of renewable energy in international development and international development careers. Open to all majors and minors.

          Speaker: Dr. Ryan Shelby - Supervisory Regional Engineering Officer - USAID Southern Africa

          Zoom ID: 973 3064 9774. Email engaged@olemiss.edu with questions.

        • Tue
          19
          Apr
          2022
          6:00 pmHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

          Science is fun at the Oxford Science Café! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Jason Hoeksema (University of Mississippi)

          Dr. Jason Hoeksema, Professor of Biology at the University of Mississippi, will present: "Science and conservation for birds and humans on working lands in the Mississippi Delta."

          The Mississippi Delta was historically a vast wetland, covered with flooded woodlands, swamps, and oxbow lakes. These wetland habitats provided essential ecosystem services, including flood control and wildlife habitat. Today, most of these wetlands have been drained or diverted for agriculture, which supplies food and represents a key economic base in our region. Is there a way we can conserve and restore the ecosystem services of wetlands, while maintaining sustainable agricultural production? Delta Wind Birds (DWB) is a conservation non-profit based in Oxford, working to conserve existing wetlands and especially to create temporary wetlands on private lands in the Delta, including crop farms. Scientists from the University of Mississippi, the USDA-ARS, and Mississippi State University are partnering with DWB to study how these temporary wetlands may benefit migratory water birds, conserve soil, reduce downstream nutrient pollution, and improve crop yields

          You can join virtually via: https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/99989536748

          Cost: Free!

          Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! Like us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Jake Bennett: jvbennet@olemiss.edu |

          Event posted by: jvbennet@olemiss.edu

          Sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, UMWiP

        • Wed
          20
          Apr
          2022
          5:30 pmBryant Hall 209

          The Warren Debate Union (WDU) at the University of Mississippi would like to cordially invite you to a public debate event.

          The event is open to the public and free of charge. We encourage anyone interested to attend.

          The debate will be between 4 student members of the WDU and will cover the topic of transportation.


          The city of Oxford recently passed a rule that shifts all taxi and rideshare application traffic to three designated pickup locations around the iconic Oxford square. The change has been supported by many students but faced criticism from taxi drivers. We believe the new rule creates an opportunity to debate transit issues facing Oxford and the entire nation. The rapid rise of rideshare applications such as Uber has revolutionized transportation in the United States and opened up a debate about the role of traditional public transportation options in an era where getting a ride is as easy as clicking a button on your phone.


          We hope that the debate provides a unique educational opportunity to learn more about an important issue facing our community in Oxford, and that the debate can contribute to a conversation on campus about transportation policy.

          Please feel free to spread the word about this event.

          If you have any questions, please contact Director of Forensics Jacob Justice at jwjustic@olemiss.edu.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Andrew Davis: addavis@olemiss.edu | 662-915-8819

          Event posted by: addavis@olemiss.edu

        • Thu
          21
          Apr
          2022
          6:30 amBryant Hall Room 111

          The Center for Practical Ethics presents, The Dialogue Initiative: Policy Talks

          2022 TOPIC: BIG DATA AND TECH IN DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE IN RURAL AMERICA

          Presentations & Workshop: 1:00 – 5:30pm
          Bryant Hall, Room 111

          Reception: 5:30pm
          Bryant Hall, Farrington Gallery

          REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - click here for RSVP

          Policy Talks will bring University of Mississippi faculty, alumni, business and industry experts, and community members together to focus on the ethical issues surrounding the topic, and seek informed solutions from a variety of perspectives and fields. Through an afternoon of presentations and conversations, panelists and attendees learn about recent industry practices, explore current academic educational and research models, and consider ethical challenges and goals. Policy Talks provides a unique opportunity for participants to network and engage in collaborative recommendations, “best practices” guidelines, and ethically-informed policy solutions.

          For more information on Policy Talks, please visit
          https://philosophy.olemiss.edu/policytalks/

          THE WORK OF THE CENTER FOR PRACTICAL ETHICS IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY MR. AND MRS. ALFRED HUME BRYANT.

          For assistance related to a disability, contact Deborah Mower: ethics@olemiss.edu | 662-915-7020

          Event posted by: eastland@olemiss.edu

          Sponsored by: See flyer for full list of event sponsors.

        • Thu
          21
          Apr
          2022
          Sun
          24
          Apr
          2022
          7:30 pmFulton Chapel

          Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi is proud to present William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET. You may have seen this beloved classic before, but you have not seen this version! Join us for a fast-paced, modern retelling that is both a celebration of storytelling and a meditation on why we continue retelling this story in particular.

          The Friday, April 22 performance will include ASL interpreting and live-captioning services. A reception will follow in Bryant Hall.

          Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students, and $15 for faculty and staff, and they may be purchased at the UM Box Office at the Ford Center by calling (662) 915-7411 or visiting olemissboxoffice.com

          For assistance relating to a disability, please contact Jordan Smith at theatre@olemiss.edu or (662) 915-5816.

        • Fri
          22
          Apr
          2022
        • Wed
          27
          Apr
          2022
          5:00 pmZoom (Preregister with the link below)

          Preregister with this link: Registration Link

        • Fri
          29
          Apr
          2022
        • Wed
          04
          May
          2022
          5:00PM-6:00PMHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

          Invitation: Every two Wednesdays, we meet for an hour to carry conversations in Spanish. Open to everyone in the Oxford community.

            Are you a member of the Oxford community? Have you taken Spanish in the past, but forgotten most of it? Have you ever used your Spanish in actual conversation?  Are you taking Spanish classes now,  and want to find a place outside of class to use it? Are you a Spanish heritage speaker? Are you a native Spanish speaker?

            "La hora de español en Oxford" invites you to join us. We meet at Heartbreak Coffee (former Uptown Coffee) by the Square, every two Wednesdays, at 5:00 PM.

            No registration required. Just show up. You will make new friends while practicing your Spanish in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

            Meeting dates - Spring 2022: Feb. 2, 16; March 2, 23; Apr. 6, 20; May 4

            For information: ikaufman@olemiss.edu

            For assistance related to a disability, contact Irene Kaufmann Cotelo: ikaufman@olemiss.edu

          • Thu
            19
            May
            2022
            7:30 pmGertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

            Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

            Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

            BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical is recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no foul language, but there is talk about the use of drugs. 

            For assistance related to a disability, contact Jennifer Pardoe: jgpardoe@olemiss.edu | 662-915-7411

          • Thu
            26
            May
            2022
            Sun
            29
            May
            2022
            Oxford, Mississippi

            Join us in historic Oxford, Mississippi for "live" old-time piano playing this May. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Contest is raring to go and contestants are signing up to compete. You can keep track of the 2022 contestants on our website.

            THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022

            7:30 pm Tune-ups Party

             

            FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022

            10:00 am Double-decker Bus Tour of historic Oxford

            2:00 pm Workshop with Carl Sonny Leyland

            3:00 pm Workshop with Brian Holland

            6:00 pm New Rag Contest

            8:00 pm Ragfest

             

            SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022 

            9:00 am Junior Division Contest

            11:45 am Silent Movie Luncheon with Adam Swanson

            1:00 pm Preliminary Rounds: Regular & Senior Divisions

            6:30 pm After-hours & “Old-Time Sing-a-long”

             

            SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022

            10:55 am Church Service at Oxford United Methodist

            1:00 pm Regular Division Semis & Finals / Seniors’ Final

            7:00 pm Red, White & Blue Salute to Veterans

             

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          • Fri
            27
            May
            2022
            3:00 pmLewis Hall Room 103A

            Invitation: Learn about experimental particle physics and actually investigate some real data from cutting edge experiments!

            The University of Mississippi is hosting the 20th conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation (FPCP2022), an international particle physics conference, from May 23-27. On the final day of the conference, a Masterclass will be hosted on campus. The Masterclass is FREE and open to the public and will feature the opportunity to learn more about experimental particle physics and actually investigate some real data from cutting edge experiments!

            To help us get an idea of how many to expect, we ask that you please register for the event at https://relativity.phy.olemiss.edu/indico/event/342/registration 

            For assistance related to a disability, contact Jake Bennett: jvbennet@olemiss.edu