University of Mississippi

“True Blood” Writer Joins UM English Faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – Award-winning author and screenwriter Chris Offutt is slated to join the faculty at the University of Mississippi this fall as assistant professor of English and screenwriting. Offutt, who wrote two screenplays for HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” is writing a screenplay for the HBO series “Treme.” He is also the author of [...]

Three Liberal Arts Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence, Concern for Students

OXFORD, Miss. – Three outstanding faculty members in the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts have been selected as top teachers and awarded $1,000 prizes and engraved plaques. The 2010-11 honored faculty and their awards are Beth Ann Fennelly, associate professor of English, Outstanding Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts; Eric Thomas Weber, [...]