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Sept. 7 - 14, 2018

Reception Wednesday to
Honor 2018-2019 Isom Fellows

The Sarah Isom Center has chosen eight faculty members for its two-year fellowship program.

The program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender and sexuality. The support includes grant-writing support, research assistance and the organizing of conferences or symposia.

Dr. Kenya Wolff with some of her students“We believe this program will continue to grow and engage diverse faculty,” said Jaime Harker, Isom Center director. “We are so grateful the provost has assisted us in the implementation of this program, which will build a network across campus and serve as a catalyst to promote interdisciplinary work.”

Harker said she was overwhelmed by the initial support of the program and hopes to continue offering fellowships in the future. The fellowships are made possible through funding from the Office of the Provost.

“Research on many of the issues facing society today requires perspectives from multiple disciplines and varied expertise,” Provost Noel Wilkin said. “Interdisciplinary collaborations stand to develop more robust solutions and advance perspectives that will benefit society more broadly.”

“This approach is critically important to advancing the academic excellence called for in the Flagship Forward strategic plan. I appreciate the leadership that Dr. Harker and the Isom Center are exerting to facilitate this important work.”

The program’s fellows are Alysia Steele, assistant professor of multiplatform journalism; Rhona Justice-Malloy, professor of theatre arts; Susan Allen, associate professor of political science; Peter Wood, instructional assistant professor of theatre arts; Catherine Kilgore, adjunct instructor of law; Johnoson Crutchfield, assistant professor of educational leadership; Amanda Winburn, assistant professor of counselor education; and Kenya Wolff, assistant professor of early childhood education.

The reception honoring the Isom Fellows will be Wednesday, September 12 at 4 PM in the new Union Ballroom. There will be a short presentation highlighting the Fellow's research or programming plans. The event is free and open to the public. 

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The Week Ahead

All Month

Krewe of Armeinius - The Queer Art of Mardi Gras
This event will showcase a selection of the costumes built and worn by the Krewe of Armeinius for their annual Mardi Gras ball.
All Day, Powerhouse Community Arts Center

September 11  

Lambda Meeting
Lambda is an LGBTQ+ support group that meets weekly. We understand the struggle and frustration that many individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ have to face. We recognize the emotional, mental and physical impacts of discrimination, rejection, and negative attitudes on the mind and body. Our goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment for disclosure, to allow individuals to talk openly about concerns without the fear of judgment or bias, and help develop positive coping strategies (e.g., self advocacy).

5:30 PM, 210 Peabody

September 12

Isom Fellows Reception
The Isom Center is hosting a reception to recognize our 2018-19 Isom Fellows. There will be a short presentation highlighting the work of the fellows.  
4 PM, Union Ballroom

September 13

FEMISS General Meeting
FEMISS is the Univ. of Mississippi's chapter of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a national organization that promotes women's rights & gender equality. 
6 PM, 519 Lamar

Hispanic Heritage Series - 'Sealed Cargo'
Carga Sellada (Sealed Cargo) (2015) is a film directed by Bolivian filmmaker Julia Vargas-Weise. A crew of hapless police and a stowaway make their way across Bolivia in an aged train, searching for a place to dump highly toxic cargo. Shot in the 12,000 feet-high ochre expanses of the Bolivian altiplano, this film combines humor and drama with a ‘green’ message about the global waste crisis.

As part of the celebrations honoring the Hispanic Heritage Month, this semester the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi is presenting the fourth Hispanic Heritage Series Films with the screening of five contemporary Spanish and Latin-American films. 
6 PM, 127 Lamar

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