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Fisher-Wirth Chosen as Fellow of Black Earth Institute

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the environmental studies program at the University of Mississippi, has been chosen as a fellow of the Black Earth Institute, a think tank of artists and scholars devoted to serving environmental and social causes with their art. “I am very pleased to be chosen as a fellow for […]

University Celebrates Green Week April 21-24

Events include lectures, a film and annual Sustainability Fair April 20, 2015  |  By LYDIA HAYES The University of Mississippi will observe Green Week April 21-24 with the goal of raising awareness on campus and in the community about the importance of environmental sustainability. “For me, Green Week is a high point in the academic […]

A Message From the Environmental Studies Director

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the Environmental Studies Minor,  delivered the 2015 Honors Convocation speech as last year’s Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year: “Chancellor Jones, Provost Stocks, Deans, my husband, fellow faculty, parents, and most of all students—I am honored to speak to you tonight as the 2014 recipient of the […]

English 495 students in Costa Rica

En Costa Rica

Photos and words by students in the English 495 class in Costa Rica with Ann Fisher-Wirth, director of Environmental Studies and professor of English, at the UGA EcoLodge. Upper San Luis We are sweating, dusty, in the midday sun of Upper San Luis, Costa Rica. Abby and Michael haul a log, one at each end, the […]

Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez presents Joe Bell with his Barksdale Award.

Barksdale Award Winner Eager to Experience Life in ‘the Margins’

Joe Bell to spend time with cowboys on two continents FEBRUARY 13, 2015 A University of Mississippi student has been chosen to pursue adventures in experimental learning in Uruguay and across North America. Joe Bell, a sophomore from Gloucester, Massachusetts working toward a BA in international studies, public policy leadership, and Spanish with a minor in environmental […]

Dr. Reed Noss of the University of Central Florida poses for a photo. | DM Photo by Logan Kirkland

Conservation Specialist Lectures at Overby

February 20, 2015  |  Courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Reed Noss, a professor of conservation biology at the University of Central Florida, discussed key themes and concepts of modern conservation and how they have changed over the years Thursday at the Overby Center. “We have really a bit of conflict, or even turmoil, going on […]

Environmental Studies Seminar Series

On Feb. 19, 2015 at 7PM in the Overby Center Auditorium, Reed Noss, professor of conservation biology at the University of Central Florida, will discuss Concepts and Themes of Modern Conservation: Can They Be Reconciled? Professor Noss has more than 300 publications and is recognized as one of the 500 most highly cited authors in all fields worldwide. […]

Student's ENVS Independent Study Success

“As a result of Sara Douglass’ ENVS independent study last spring, the City of Oxford adopted a new Complete Streets Policy last night (February 3, 2015),” said Anne McCauley, assistant director of the University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability. “Sara’s project contributed significantly to the policy improvements. What a great outcome.” Douglass  (BA biology ’14) was an ENVS minor […]

New course offered by Professor Jason Hoeksema

Ecology and Evolution of Sky Island Biodiversity counts for credit for either BISC 479 or ENVS 399. Please contact if you have questions about the course.