Psychology Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

Matthew Reysen known as a 'passionate and dedicated' teacher

OXFORD, Miss. – A dedicated University of Mississippi psychology professor lauded by his peers for instilling a passion in his students, Matthew Reysen has been named winner of the 2020 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. An associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Reysen was awarded the highest honor a UM faculty member canRead the story …

UM Celebrating Students, Faculty Achievements through Awards Page

OXFORD, Miss. – Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi is continuing to celebrate the achievements of its students and faculty. The Office of the Provost has launched an Honors & Awards 2020 Convocation website dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments typically awarded on campus during this time, such as the Elsie M.Read the story …

Staying Positive During a Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor charts a course through the turmoil

OXFORD, Miss. – With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to maintain a positive outlook. But it is possible to cope and maintain a sense of hope, a University of Mississippi psychologist advises. Stefan Schulenberg, a professor in theRead the story …

Publishing Executive: Director of UM Magazine Innovation Center Pens Piece on Isolated Connectivity, Future of Magazines

“On Isolated Connectivity, Social Distancing, and the Future of Magazines” By Samir Husni for Publishing Executive A few years back I coined the phrase “Isolated Connectivity” after a friend of mine told me the following story: “One day I came home from work to find my son watching something on his laptop and texting at theRead the story …

Preventing Panic in Preschoolers

UM psychologist offers tips on talking to small children about COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises. Stephanie Miller is also director of experimental training in the Department of Psychology and research director of theRead the story …

UM Online Learning: 9 Tips to Make Transition Easier

With the online classroom officially getting started this week, here are nine helpful tips to make the transition a little easier. TIP No. 1 | Create a morning routine It’s important to get your day started off in the right direction. Even though you won’t have to go lock down a parking spot on campus, goRead the story …

Making Sense of Wall Street Worries

UM chair and professor of economics explains stock market situation, compares to 2008 recession

OXFORD, Miss. – Jon Moen, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Mississippi, is parsing some of the financial terms zinging around the news amid the COVID-19 pandemic and offering insights into the state of Wall Street during an unprecedented plummet – one he does not believe is comparable to the GreatRead the story …

Expert on Viruses Unpacks COVID-19 for Nonscientists

Why is this novel coronavirus causing a global pandemic?

OXFORD, Miss. – Wayne Gray, a virologist in the University of Mississippi Department of Biology with more than 40 years’ experience studying viruses, is offering some insights that may help the public understand the COVID-19 pandemic. A researcher at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine for 37 years, he came to Ole Miss in 2014Read the story …

Economics of Self-Interest

Jon Moen knows what motivates Wall Street decision makers

OXFORD, Miss. – To truly understand the inner workings of Wall Street, look to the fundamentals of human nature, a University of Mississippi economist advises. “Just because the tech is more advanced now doesn’t mean that the people are more advanced,” said Jon Moen, UM chair and professor of economics, who worked as an economist for severalRead the story …

Exhibit Breathes New Life into Old Books at UM Museum, Rowan Oak

Thought-provoking works by Brian Dettmer on view through Aug. 22

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak are presenting a new exhibition of artwork by New York-based artist and book sculptor Brian Dettmer this spring and summer. “Hardcovers and Paperbacks“ is on display through Aug. 22 at both locations. “Not only is this the first show ever of an internationally-acclaimed artist toRead the story …