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September 2022

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Latin American Student Organization first general meeting and potluck on September 6

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) First General body Meeting and Informational Potluck

Tuesday, September 6

5:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM

School of Pharmacy Patio

The first meeting and informational event of the semester for the Latin American Student Organization (LASO). Meet people, get involved, bring a dish to share!

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

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study abroad fair on September 7 at 10am

Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 7

10:00:00 AM – 2:00:00 PM

Student Union Plaza

Do you want to study abroad? Come visit the Study Abroad Fair on the Student Union Plaza on 9/7! There will be representatives from various UM Study Abroad partners to speak with you about all of the opportunities related to studying abroad with Ole Miss! Study Abroad programs are offered throughout all terms including summer, intersessions, semesters, and academic year – all for academic credit! Come meet to discuss and learn about how studying abroad can fit into your degree! We are open to all majors on campus! 

Study Abroad Office, Office of Global Engagement

In the Kitchen – Partner Cooking Night

Wednesday, September 7

6:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM

Whitwell Kitchen – South Campus Recreation Center

Come solo or with a friend to learn how to make an easy, nutritious meal!

William Magee Center

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Ideas Forum event titled Meredith’s audacity then and now: a college of liberal arts conversation.

Meredith’s Audacity Then & Now: A College of Liberal Arts Conversation

Monday, September 12

4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM

Zoom event and registration is required.  Please click on the following link to register

We are pleased to support the programming and initiatives being led by the Division for Diversity and Community Engagement in honor of the 60th anniversary of integration of the University of Mississippi (UM). As such, the first IDEAS Forum will focus on providing history and contextualization for understanding the courage and efforts that it took to integrate The University of Mississippi. This event will support a deeper understanding of the University’s role in shaping social change regarding access to education on local, national and international levels. This panel will provide important context for understanding the significance of the bold and courageous work of James Meredith to integrate the University of Mississippi. Perspectives on Mr. Meredith and our understanding of how significant social change occurs (then and now) will be provided through a conversation between the current Chairs/Directors of African American Studies, History, and Sociology/Anthropology.

The College of Liberal Arts

RASA Peer Education Training 

Tuesday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 20

September 13: 4:00:00 PM – 8:00:00 PM & September 20: 4:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM

Music Building Room 164

This event requires completing a Peer Education Application, you can find this application on our RASA Instagram @umrasa. You can also get access to this application by emailing rasa : This is a two day training event!

Rallying Against Sexual Assault (RASA)

2022 Gilder-Jordan Lecture: “Teaching the Truth: Race and Slavery in the Modern Classroom” – Daina Ramey Berry

Tuesday, September 13

 6:00:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM

Nutt Auditorium

Slavery in the United States has often been described as a stain on our history and as a result, is absent in some preK-12 classrooms. Yet slavery was a major part of American history and we are still dealing with its legacy. Recent proposed legislation aimed to shape the language, topics, and learning outcomes can suppress student knowledge about an important part of our national story.  This presentation draws upon case- studies from contemporary educators and university faculty on what it means to teach the truth about slavery and the value of learning about race and slavery in the modern classroom.

Daina Ramey Berry (pronounced DIE-NAH like Dinah Washington) is the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining UCSB she was the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin.  She also served as the Associate Dean of The Graduate School. Berry is the award-winning author and editor of six books and several scholarly articles. 

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Food for the Soul

Wednesday, September 14

11:30:00 AM – 1:30:00 PM

Former Athletics Building Student Lounge

Staff and Faculty Educational and Cultural Event

Center for Intelligence and Security Studies

“Race Land: The Ecology of Segregation” – Maarten Zwiers

Wednesday, September 14

12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM

Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

“Race Land: The Ecology of Segregation” is a global and environmental history of the Jim Crow South during the Cold War era. Segregationists not only exploited (and destroyed) human beings, but also the environment—human and natural resources were systematically mined to uphold the social ecosystem of the South. In this SouthTalk, Maarten Zwiers will discuss the multifaceted and transnational nature of US segregationist thought and practice and the global networks its proponents formed in the years after World War II to sustain their White-supremacist worldview. Zwiers is a senior lecturer in contemporary history and American studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the author of Senator James Eastland: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Democrat. He is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

 Center for the Study of Southern Culture

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dialogue series titled living queer in southern spaces

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: “Living Queer in Southern Spaces”

Thursday, September 15

4:00:00 PM – 5:30:00 PM

LGBTQ+ Lounge/4th Floor Lamar Hall

A panel and community dialogue on living queer in southern spaces.

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Hispanic Heritage Film Series. Movie “Los lobos” (The Wolves)

Thursday, September 15

6:00:00 PM – 8:00:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Room 209

Told with unmatched authenticity, including powerful documentary footage mixed with fiction and playful animation, Kishi Leopo’s film is unique and breathtaking. The film blossoms into a wondrous adventure story as the two brothers gather the courage to venture outside and explore the strange new world just outside their tiny apartment door. Free Admission 

Department of Modern Languages and Croft Institute for International Studies

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Censorship in the libraries sessions

Censorship in Libraries: Book Challenges and Bans

Friday, September 16 

12:15:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM

J.D. Williams Library Room 106D

Let’s talk about censorship in libraries and what you can do to help fight it. Many books that are challenged or banned from public and school libraries involve LGBTQ+ themes. In this workshop, we will discuss recent book bans in the South and use online resources to find information about challenged and banned books across America.  

UM Libraries

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Outgrads ice cream social on September 17 at 2pm

OUTGrads Ice Cream Social

Saturday, September 17

2:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM

Join us for an ice cream social to chill out and connect! OUTGrads and friends will receive a 10% discount. 

Oxford Creamery


“I’m Still Here”: Documenting James Meredith: Photography by Suzi Altman

Saturday, September 17

6:00:00 PM – 9:00:00 PM

Bozarts Gallery, 403 N. Main Street in Water Valley

“I’m Still Here:” Documenting James Meredith is an exhibition of photography by Jackson photographer Suzi Altman.  This art show celebrates Meredith and displays his continued activism and involvement in racial flash points in the U.S.  

Department of English 

UM Listen Board

Wednesday, September 21

11:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM

Union Plaza

How are you feeling today? Let us know!

William Magee Center

I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef  – Vishwesh Bhatt and Sara Camp Milam

Wednesday, September 21

12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM

Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

Vishwesh Bhatt has been the chef at Snackbar in Oxford since its opening in 2009. A native of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Bhatt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He moved to Oxford after college to begin a graduate program in political science but soon abandoned academia for restaurant kitchens. When folks in Mississippi ask him the loaded question, “But where are you really from?” his response is, “I am from here.” That’s the title of Bhatt’s cookbook. Throughout the book Bhatt tells stories of understandings forged over shared meals and explores the common ingredients that connect global cuisines, particularly those of India and the American South. 

Bhatt will be in conversation with Sara Camp Milam, managing editor of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Milam has a BA in Spanish from Princeton University and an MA in folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

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Censorship in Libraries: Book Challenges and Bans

Thursday, September 22

12:15:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM

J.D. Williams Library Room 106D

Let’s talk about censorship in libraries and what you can do to help fight it. Many challenged and banned books in school and public libraries have LGBTQ+ themes. In this workshop, we will discuss recent book bans in the South and use online resources to find information about challenged and banned books across America.

UM Libraries

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OUTGrads Pizza Party

Wednesday, September 28

11:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM

Grad School Porch (54 Galtney-Lott Plaza)

Meet LGBTQ+ and ally graduate students and graduate school faculty/staff like Dean Kluck!


“Coming Full Circle: My Journey through the University of Mississippi, to Many Points Beyond and Back” – Dorothye Quaye Chapman Reed

Thursday, September 29

12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM

Faulkner Room, J. D. Williams Library

Author, columnist, academic, businesswoman, and 1974 UM alumna, Dorothye Quaye Chapman Reed said that she was “only three years old when Emmett Till was killed in neighboring Tallahatchie County, I was ten when James Meredith attempted to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Stores in my hometown would not allow us to sit on the stools to enjoy an ice cream cone or have a cold drink. Fortunately, Black men and women in my community taught us how to cope in this environment and strive for equality.”

Center for the Study of Southern Culture and University of Mississippi Libraries

The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy

Monday, September 26 – Sunday, October 2

Week of Commemoration Events – Website

With his admission, James Meredith became one of the heroic figures of the American civil rights movement, succeeding against every legal, political and bureaucratic obstacle that blocked his path. His persistence opened the door for thousands, setting an example for every student of what even one individual can accomplish.  

While these historic events serve as markers of how far we’ve come as a nation, state and university, they also push us to strive even harder to be a safe and welcoming campus for all students. The integration of Ole Miss in 1962 profoundly changed this university’s vision and character for the better, and we are committed to building upon that legacy. We see the next 60 years as a time to achieve more – to establish the highest levels of academic excellence, to prepare great leaders for every profession, to increase service projects across Mississippi and around the world, and to open the doors of higher education to all students willing to do the work required by a flagship university, whatever their race, nationality, background or economic circumstance.