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Two UM Master’s Graduates Selected for Poetry Fellowships

Both recipients to attend literary gatherings in June MAY 17, 2018 BY CAROLINE HEWITT Two University of Mississippi graduates of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program have been selected to participate in prestigious fellowship programs in poetry. Both Samyak Shertok, of Kathmandu, Nepal, and Jan Verberkmoes, from Roseburg, Oregon, graduated May 12, […]

Creative Writing Director Honored For Commitment to Inclusivity

Derrick Harriell receives Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award MAY 14, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Graduate School has honored Derrick Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies, for his contributions to inclusivity in education. Harriell, who also directs the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, […]

UM Graduate Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

MAY 2, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi offers 14 graduate programs ranked in the Top 100 among public institutions. Seven programs joined the ranks of the Top 100 in the recent 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, adding to seven other UM graduate programs that were previously […]

‘Beyond the Crossroads’ Wins Cawelti Award

UM professor Adam Gussow honored for fourth book APRIL 24, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Scholar and musician Adam Gussow explores the story of the devil and the blues though more than just cliches in his book “Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition,” published last fall by University of North Carolina Press. […]

Documentary About UM Professor Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker V. Scott Balcerek screening ‘Satan & Adam’ after two decades of work APRIL 13, 2018 BY GRACE NELSON The film industry is achieving big things as this year’s 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is set to premiere 75 new films. Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi associate professor of English and Southern Studies, is among […]

Jaz Brisack Named UM’s 15th Truman Scholar

Oxford junior was among three UM finalists for prestigious award APRIL 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Jaz Brisack, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s 15th Harry S. Truman Scholar. Brisack, a general studies major studying journalism, public policy leadership, and creative writing, was one of three UM finalists—Jarvis Benson, […]

Couple’s Gift Honors Late English Professor Charles Noyes

APRIL 5, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts Drs. Harvey and Di Ann Lewis of St. Petersburg, Florida, are supporting the J.D. Williams Library on the Oxford campus while honoring the late Charles E. Noyes, professor emeritus of English. “Dr. Noyes and I had a very professional and personal relationship while I was executive vice chancellor […]

Professor’s Graphic Essays on Fatherhood a 10-Year Labor of Love

Dustin Parsons uses diagrams and text to explore parental experiences APRIL 3, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The product of 10 years of work and a lifetime of observations, “Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams” is immensely important for author Dustin Parsons, partially because it’s his first book, but also because it’s about his own […]

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 […]