Graduate Student Honored for Health Analytics Work

SHAPE America recognizes Seungho Ryu for measurement and evaluation

OXFORD, Miss. – Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America. A national organization that serves more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals, SHAPE AmericaRead the story …

Food Insecurity Expert Lands National Award

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors David Holben with 2020 Medallion Award

OXFORD, Miss. – David Holben, professor of nutrition and hospitality management and director of the Office of Food and Nutrition Security at the University of Mississippi, has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a 2020 Medallion Award recipient. This award honors academy members who have shown dedication to the standards ofRead the story …

Faculty Member Honored as Outstanding Dietetics Educator

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes Janie Cole for contributions to the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Janie Cole, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Mississippi, has been named the state’s 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Educator. This award, given by the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in accredited dietetics educationRead the story …

Applied Sciences Unveils Online Master of Criminal Justice Option

New flexible course delivery method improves accessibility to advanced degree for working adults

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi is offering its Master of Criminal Justice degree program as a fully online option. In as little as one year, students can complete the 30-credit hour program through accelerated, eight-week classes in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management emphasisRead the story …

Graduate Student Lends a Green Thumb for Families in Need

School of Applied Sciences unveils new public health and health sciences program amidst crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at Oxford’s Bramlett Elementary School and the University of Mississippi‘s Willie Price Lab School have been learning to grow fresh greens and herbs in tower gardens, harvesting them for salads and smoothies while learning valuable lessons about nutrition and growing food. The produce that once served as a learning tool and healthyRead the story …

Managing Mental Health During the Public Health Crisis

UM social work faculty offer insights on staying emotionally well through social isolation

OXFORD, Miss. – Following social distancing protocol is critical to slowing the spread of coronavirus, but being isolated from colleagues, friends and family, especially over long periods of time, can profoundly affect emotional well-being and overall mental health. Brian Droubay, assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, is an experienced psychotherapist inRead the story …

Maintaining Progress for Children with Learning, Language Disorders

UM Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty offer resources for families sheltering in place

OXFORD, Miss. – With millions of families adjusting to a “new normal” at home with children out of school, those children with language or learning disorders are disproportionately affected by the disruption to their daily routines. Faculty members in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provide intensive language therapy for young children withRead the story …

Renowned Behavior Expert Set for Brain Awareness Month Event

Social scientist explores how morality evolved before humans developed religion

OXFORD, Miss. – Frans de Waal, a Dutch-American biologist and primatologist known worldwide for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, is set to visit the University of Mississippi on March 4 to discuss “Morality before Religion: Empathy, Fairness and the Primate Brain.” His lecture, free and open to the public, isRead the story …

EcoNutrition Cafe Series Offers Insights on Combating Food Waste

Office of Food and Nutrition Security to host events on nutrition policy, sustainability

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Food and Nutrition Security in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management will host the ecoNutrition Cafe series on March 4 and April 22 at the University of Mississippi, bringing bring in experts to discuss topics at the intersection of individual and community nutrition, nutrition policy, and sustainability. According toRead the story …

Melinda Valliant Named Chair of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

New leader brings years of clinical practice, teaching, research and service to evolving department

OXFORD, Miss. – With the University of Mississippi‘s spring semester in full swing, Melinda Valliant is settling in to her new leadership role as chair of the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. A professor of nutrition and hospitality management and co-director of the Center for Health and Sports Performance, Valliant is looking forward toRead the story …