UM Common Reading Experience 2020: What the Eyes Don't See


Read the Book and Join the Conversation


Water Security Issues: Research on the Middle East - Sponsored by the Croft Institute for International Studies

October 13, 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Vivian Ibrahim, Croft Professor of History and International Studies, a historian of the modern Middle East, will discuss her research on international water crises.  


Empowering Individuals to Reduce Lead Exposure from Drinking Water through Community Based Research

October 16, 1:00 p.m.

Participants will learn about this research team's efforts in uncovering lead in water data in the state of Mississippi. UM faculty research team:

  • Stephanie Otts, UM Faculty, Sr Research Counsel & Director of Sea Grant Programs, Mississippi Law Research Institute/ National Sea Grant Law Center

  • Dr. Kristie Willett, Chair & Professor of Pharmacology & Environmental Toxicology

  • Dr. John Green, Director of the Center for Population Studies and Professor of Sociology

  • Dr. Cris Surbeck, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


What's With the Water? Tracking Access and Quality through Public Information - Sponsored by the School of Journalism 

October 20, 6:00 p.m.

A panel of journalists and public service officials will discuss water access issues in Mississippi and how the public can find out more about access to quality water and what’s in their water. Panel: Aallyah Wright, a reporter for Mississippi Today, Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, and Joseph Williams, U.S. News & World Report. Morgan Burger, anchor and multimedia journalist for WTVA will moderate. 

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