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Explore your WILD side with Study Abroad Safari June 2020

Join Professor Laura Johnson, two-time Fulbright Scholar and National Geographic Explorer, for 3 weeks of Bush and Beach Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar Island, Africa for 3-6 PSY or ENVS credit. Are you ready for rhinos? On the lookout for lions? Interested in intercultural learning? Curious about community service on Mt. Kilimanjaro? Serious about sunsets […]


Green Week Begins April 20

11th annual celebration includes Felder Rushing gardening workshop, Wonder Walk APRIL 16, 2019 BY LINDSEY ABERNATHY The University of Mississippi and Oxford community’s 11th annual Green Week observance is scheduled for April 20-26. Green Week is a series of events designed to raise awareness of sustainable practices and to highlight organizations and resources available to […]


Earth Day Environmental Writing Contest


Drew Lanham

Dr. Drew Lanham to Deliver Earth Day Keynote Address

“Head to Heart–Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” the 2019 University of Mississippi Earth Day Keynote Address on April 24 at 7 pm in the Law School Weems Auditorium is hosted by the Environmental Studies Minor with support from the Office of Sustainability. The author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair […]


Spring Environmental Film Series: “Jane: A Film about Jane Goodall”

Jane tells the story of one the world’s most well-known and beloved conservationists, Jane Goodall. Goodall was a true rebel in her field of (then male-dominated) conservation biology. Jane offers a truly inspiring portrait for those wishing to leave a similarly positive mark on the world and the environment. Hosted by the University of Mississippi […]


Just Published: Ann Fisher-Wirth’s The Bones of Winter Birds

February 2019 Praise for The Bones of Winter Birds Like “sunlight stroking the birds’ throats so it comes out as song,” Ann Fisher-Wirth’s graceful and sturdy lines unsettle the seemingly familiar. A writer of moral gravity, her distilled attentiveness presses against our all-too-common ambivalence and detachment from the ordinary world. Whether set in Mississippi, California, […]


Camille Dungy

Award-Winning Poet, Essayist to Deliver Earth Day Keynote Address

Camille Dungy to close UM Green Week celebration April 22 APRIL 18, 2018 BY HALEY RENSCHLER Camille Dungy, award-winning author and poet, is the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Earth Day keynote speaker. She will close the 10th annual UM Green Week celebration with her talk, “It’s All Environmental Writing” at 7 p.m. April 22, Earth […]


Earth Day Creative & Academic Writing Contest


ENVS Student Wins Study Abroad Competition

December 12, 2017 Terrius Harris, an international business and French major with an environmental studies minor,  received first prize and a $500 scholarship from the University of Mississippi Office of Study Abroad for his Transformation Through Education Abroad Talk on November 16. Terrius shared his experiences in Tanzania with the goal of inspiring other students […]


Earth Day Speaker: Camille Dungy

The Environmental Studies Minor, the Office of Sustainability, and the MFA program in English will host the 2018 Earth Day Speaker, poet and essayist Camille Dungy, April 22, 7 p.m., in Overby Auditorium. Her talk will be titled “It’s ALL Environmental Writing.” Camille Dungy is author of Smith Blue (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011), winner […]