For more than forty years, the University Forum has been the premier lecture series at the University of Southern Mississippi. Sponsored by the Southern Miss Honors College with support from the Office of the President, since its founding in 1974, University Forum has brought some of the most respected and innovative cultural, scientific, and artistic voices in the world to Southern Miss. Under the auspices of Forum, such speakers as Stephen J. Gould, Gloria Steinem, Russell Means, Susan Sontag, Kurt Vonnegut, E.O. Wilson, Art Spiegelman, and Carl Bernstein have visited Southern Miss.
Click to revisit the 2015-2016 speakers
Writing the South
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
September 22 @ 6:30pm
The Physics of NASCAR
Physicist and Author
October 13 @ 6:30pm
The Gay Rights Revolution
Lead Attorney in the Landmark U.S.
v. Windsor Supreme Court Case
November 10 @ 6:30pm
Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms
Civil Rights Cold Cases
MacArthur “Genius Grant”-Winning Reporter for The Clarion-Ledger
February 16 @ 6:30pm
Grace and Grit
Activist Who Inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
March 1 @ 6:30pm
An Evening with Barbara Ehrenreich
Muckraking Journalist and Author of Nickel and Dimed
April 12 @ 6:30pm
Stay tuned for 2016-2017 Forum information.