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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 […]

Environmental Film Screening: “Food Chains”

The University of Mississippi Environmental Studies Minor and Office of Sustainability are sponsoring a film screening of Food Chains on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Overby Auditorium. Food Chains follows the Coalition of Immokalee Workers as they protest low wages and poor working conditions on Southern Florida’s farms. According to The Food Chains team, supermarkets receive […]

Environmental Psychology in Tanzania!

  Join the June 2018 Study Abroad Expedition and Get Involved in International Conservation Research and Community Participation. Apply now online through Study Abroad, contact Dr. Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, at for more information. 3-6 hours, various credits. Special scholarships available for ENVs minors!


By Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English and environmental studies COPPER CANYON PRESS, 2018 “Nezhukumatathil’s poems contain elegant twists of a very sharp knife. She writes about the natural world and how we live in it, filling each poem, each page with a true sense of wonder.” ―Roxane Gay “Cultural strands are woven into the DNA […]

Mississippi: Poems by Ann Fisher-Wirth, Photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay

By Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the environmental studies minor, and Maude Schuyler Clay WINGS PRESS, 2018 This gorgeous large-format hardback (11 x 9.25 inches) features 47 poems and 47 color photographs that explore the history, culture, and ecology of the state of Mississippi. The epigraph for the book is taken from […]

Challenge Invites LOU Community to Explore Resources for Green Week

UM, Oxford to host annual sustainability observance April 17-22 APRIL 12, 2017 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi and Oxford community will celebrate Green Week April 17-22. The annual series of events focuses on bringing awareness to sustainability topics, resources in the area and the importance of living a resource-conscious lifestyle. “We all want to make the world a better […]

Alumnus Neal McMillin Wins Sea Grant Fellowship

June 9, 2016 Neal McMillin (BA Southern Studies and economics with an environmental studies minor ’14), a graduate student at the University of Washington College of the Environment in Seattle, has been selected as a 2017 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program. The one year paid fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative […]

Summer Travel & Study in Africa

Mambo Students! This summer, we will travel to Tanzania and Zanzibar with a rare chance to work in the field with Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, as we complete a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC grant called Faces of the Mountain: Community Action for Forest Conservation around Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will participate in classic bush and beach safaris, […]

Mississippi Exhibition at the Gammill Gallery

MISSISSIPPI: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT of poems by Ann Fisher-Wirth and photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay will be on exhibition from March 1 to April 15, 2016, at the Gammill Gallery at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture‘s Barnard Observatory. They will discuss their project at a brown bag lecture in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory at noon on […]

Environmental Film Series Kicks Off Feb. 10

February 2, 2016 | by Joe Scott The University of Mississippi annual Spring Environmental Film Series kicks off February 10 and runs through March 8. The series, which includes three films, captures the spirit of resource stewardship and addresses the major environmental issues facing society. Documentaries featured in the series span a wide array of […]