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“Behind the Big House” program returns for 7th year

April 13, 2018 By CRITICAL RACE STUDIES GROUP Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program returns for its seventh year, April 20 through 22nd, 2018, at the historic Hugh Craft House and adjacent slave quarters and kitchen in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This free event will offer visitors the complete antebellum story, […]


University presents “Slave Dwellings: Rediscovering the Enslaved in North Mississippi” April 18

April 13, 2018 By CRITICAL RACE STUDIES GROUP The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, in conjunction with Joseph McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project and Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs’s “Behind the Big House” Program, have some wonderful events on deck for Wednesday, April 18th. At 12 PM in the Tupelo Room in […]


Elizabeth Taylor (Sociology BA ’18) inducted into university Hall of Fame

April 12, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday afternoon (April 6) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center […]


Anne Cafer helps Quitman County Schools host career and health fair (with video)

April 12, 2018 By SARAH SAPP & MARGARET GRIFFIN | UM News Marta Dees (right), a food and nutrition services graduate student from Oxford, discusses several of the health posters on display with Quitman County High School students at a career and health fair hosted by the University of Mississippi and the Quitman County Career […]


Catarina Passidomo receives Fulbright award to study foodways in Peru

March 22, 2018 By REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY | UM News OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi professor Catarina Passidomo is looking forward to traveling to Lima, Peru, to teach and conduct research in 2019 as the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award. While in Lima, the UM Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies […]


Conference honors 50th anniversary of MLK Poor People’s Campaign

March 22, 2018 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News Columns Society members tells about the History and Context plaque at Barnard Observatory. Photo by Kevin Bain/University Communications OXFORD, Miss. – Fifty years ago this April, Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to lead 28 wagons pulled by mules in a caravan from poverty-stricken Marks to […]


McLean Institute hosts Rural Entrepreneurship Forum April 5-6

March 18, 2018 By EDWIN SMITH | UM News The fourth annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum is set for April 5-6 at the UM Insight Park and the Oxford Conference Center. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications OXFORD, Miss. – The fourth annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum is set for April 5-6 at the University of Mississippi’s […]


University unveils ‘historical context’ plaques as ‘significant moment’ in its history

March 2, 2018 By MICHAEL NEWSOM | UM News Columns Society members tells about the History and Context plaque at Barnard Observatory. Photo by Kevin Bain/University Communications OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context’s work culminated Friday (March 2) with a “significant moment” in the university’s history: the […]


McLean Institute teams up with Newton Schools for virtual reality project

March 7, 2018 By EDWIN B. SMITH | UM News Vince Jordan (front left) instructs Newton Municipal School District Superintendent Nola Bryant on how to use a pair of virtual reality goggles as local citizens and students observe. Submitted photo OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University […]