Inaugural Faculty Development Grant Recipients Announced

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has named its inaugural cohort of recipients of the Faculty Development Grant. The grants were created following a needs and opportunities assessment in fall 2021, per the strategic priorities outlined in the Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. They were developedRead the story …

Natural Products Center Celebrates 20th Botanicals Forum

International Conference on the Science of Botanicals brings discussion, innovation to Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time since 2019, the botanicals industry descended on Oxford this spring for the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. The conference, hosted annually by the National Center for Natural Products Research within the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, brought together leading industry figures, government officials and academicsRead the story …

Department of Economics Has the Goods on Innovation

New emphasis helps students apply economic analysis to legal issues

OXFORD, Miss. – What is the aggregate cost of crime in the United States? Should banks be allowed to benefit from credit checks? Does it hurt public safety if police officers are expected to spend substantial time raising revenue by issuing tickets? These are just a few of the questions that stand at the intersectionRead the story …

CSD Students Advance Technology to Assist Children with Disabilities

Tyler Standland and Mallory Robertson present research at international meeting

OXFORD, Miss – Two University of Mississippi graduate students in communication sciences and disorders have made strides in their studies of using augmentative communication/assistive technology to help people with communication disorders. Mallory Robertson, of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Tyler Standland, of Hattiesburg, both of whom completed  master’s degrees this spring, have conducted research that may makeRead the story …

Two HRSA Grants Let Pharmacy Chair Bring Well-being to Forefront

Seena Haines works to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace

OXFORD, Miss. – Seena Haines’ wellness journey has come full circle. Her own personal struggles as an adolescent with obesity, along with the impact of chronic disease in her family, set her passion toward personal well-being and a calling to help others. “I want to empower patients to take an active role in their healthRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Joins with FARE to Address Food Allergies

Partnership promises to strengthen resources and training for child nutrition programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has partnered with the nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education, known as FARE, to raise awareness and expand education efforts on food allergies, specifically in child nutrition settings. The institute has completed a memorandum of understanding with FARE that outlines activities whereRead the story …

Chemistry Professor Named 2022 Rising Star

Davita Watkins among nine honored by ACS Women Chemists Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – Davita Watkins, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a 2022 Rising Star Award by the American Chemical Society‘s Women Chemists Committee. This award “recognizes exceptional early to midcareer women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level … to help promoteRead the story …

Kristie Willett Receives University’s Top Research Award

BioMolecular Sciences chair shares toxicology expertise with students, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes parents are the best role models to follow. Kristie Willett may be an example of that. Lynn B. Willett, now a retired animal science and toxicology professor from Ohio State University, showed his daughter, Kristie, the world of toxicology from a young age. Kristie attended her first Society of Toxicology, orRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Graduates Honored with Taylor Medals

Pontotoc's Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware stand out through service and academics

TUPELO, Miss. – During this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies, University of Mississippi at Tupelo students Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware will be recognized among the top of their class as recipients of Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the university’s highest academic honor. Both Wallace and Ware are from Pontotoc, both attended the Ole Miss campusRead the story …

Kritika Gupta Named Graduate School Class Marshal

Doctoral candidate praised for her work in child nutrition and school wellness

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi has named Kritika Gupta as a class marshal for the university’s 2022 Commencement, which runs through Sunday (May 8). Gupta, a native of Kapurthala, India, is graduating with a doctorate in nutrition and hospitality management. Her doctoral research examined the resilience capacity of schoolRead the story …