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English Professor to Share New Poetry Tuesday

Aimee Nezhukumatahil’s reading from ‘Oceanic’ begins at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books APRIL 2, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor will share excerpts from her latest collection of poetry Tuesday (April 3) on the Oxford Square. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative […]


UM English Professor Receives Prestigious Humanities Without Walls Funding

Caroline Wigginton and colleagues to study how indigenous art and activitism exert rights to homelands MARCH 29, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi English professor has been awarded funding from Humanities Without Walls as part of a collaborative team that will study how indigenous art and activism affect Native Americans claims to […]


Oxford Conference for the Book Celebrates Milestone Year

Event’s 25th edition features readings, panel discussions and lectures MARCH 9, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY For a quarter of a century, poets, novelists, journalists and scholars have gathered at the University of Mississippi to celebrate the written word. This year’s milestone event again brings people together from far and wide to celebrate the 25th […]


Professor Karen Raber Named Director of Shakespeare Organization

Headquarters of Shakespeare Association of America to be housed at university MARCH 8, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Karen Raber, a University of Mississippi English professor who specializes in Renaissance literature with an emphasis on ecostudies, animal studies and posthumanist theory, has been officially announced as executive director of the Shakespeare Association of America, a national organization dedicated to […]


Samyak Shertok Wins UM 3MT Competition

February 13, 2018  |  By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Every year, the University of Mississippi hosts a Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. The competition consists of two rounds, during which graduate students are given three minutes to present an overview of their thesis or dissertation. The individual winner from […]


Arnolds’ Charitable Gift

Unique Giving Strategy Provides Retirement Plan for Valued Employee March 8, 2018  By Bill Dabney David and Barbara Arnold of Yazoo City, Mississippi, recently made a gift to the University of Mississippi that doubles as a retirement plan for their faithful household employee of the past 15 years. “She’s just a fine young woman who’s […]


Deadline for Summer, Fall Study Abroad Opportunities Is Wednesday

Students can participate in short-term or semester exchange programs MARCH 6, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The deadline for University of Mississippi students to apply for summer and fall study abroad programs is Wednesday (March 7). Students of all majors can choose from hundreds of semester exchange opportunities or two-, four- or eight-week courses during the […]


UM to Be Well Represented at Natchez Literary Celebration

Seven UM faculty and a student to be featured at 29th annual event FEBRUARY 21, 2018 BY CAROLINE HEWITT The University of Mississippi will be well-represented at the 29th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration this week. Besides the four William Winter Scholars from UM who will be recognized, two history professors will be honored […]


Gabrielle Schust (left) and Bethany Fitts are congratulated by Dean Douglass Sullivan-González after receiving Barksdale Awards during the Honors College’s annual spring convocation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Honors College Students Receive Barksdale Awards

Bethany Fitts and Gabrielle Schust each given $5,000 to fulfill dream projects FEBRUARY 21, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With $5,000 awards to support separate creative projects, two students in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been named 2018 Barksdale Award winners. Bethany Fitts, a junior English and history […]


Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams. He has previously served as the non-fiction editor of The Mid-American Review. Awards for his writing include an Ohio Arts Grant and a New York Fine Arts grant in creative non-fiction, the 2013 American Literary Review Prize in fiction, the 2014 fiction prize from The Laurel Review and […]