In Memoriam: David Wharton

David Wharton

With a heavy heart, we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. David Wharton. Please join us, along with his family, for a closing reception for his photography exhibition “Roadside South” at Barnard Observatory on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. When two of his University of Texas at

University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Photo of James Meredith

Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962, will take the

Two events set for Sept. 27 will explore civil rights history

Two University of Mississippi events set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 will explore civil rights history through the eyes of participants. Traces of Elaine: The Lone Black Female Staff Photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Elaine Tomlin broke gender and race barriers by being the first Black female staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership

Living Blues features Mr. Sipp

Living Blues #280 features the Mississippi Blues Child, Mr. Sipp. In 2013 Mr. Sipp seemed to come out of nowhere and reached the IBC finals in Memphis. But Castro Coleman was already a well-established name in the gospel scene in Mississippi; he was just rebranding himself as a blues artist. Over the past decade he

Historian to Discuss Work on Slavery and Race in America

Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry visiting UM for annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History 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 discuss her findings at 6 p.m. Tuesday

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

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 this fall. With that in mind, programming for 2022-23 academic year

UM Awards Achieving Equity Grants

Simone Delerme and Katie McKee among award recipients 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 2019 and is jointly administered by the Office of the Provost, Office

Percival Everett to give Ann J. Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies

Author Percival Everett gives the second annual Ann J. Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 in Nutt Auditorium, located at 542 University Ave., as part of the 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. The lecture is free and open to the public. This year’s conference focuses on Faulkner’s modernisms. Percival

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters honored several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are William Dunlap and Kenneth Holditch, recipients of the