Nutrition and Hospitality Management Celebrates Student Success

Department recognizes 23 students for academic excellence, leadership at honors reception

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management in the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences recently honored 23 students enrolled in its programs of study at an honors reception. Dean Peter Grandjean welcomed friends and family to the April 3 celebration of student accomplishments following a welcome from David Joung, assistantRead the story …

Kinesiology Student Wins National Doctoral Student Award

Scott Dankel honored for excellence as nation's best

OXFORD, Miss. – The American Kinesiology Association has awarded the 2019 AKA National Doctoral Scholar Award to Scott Dankel, a doctoral student in health and kinesiology at the University of Mississippi. “(Dankel) was selected from AKA Doctoral Scholars nationwide as the doctoral student with the most distinguished academic and leadership record,” said Christopher M. Hearon, chair of theRead the story …

School of Applied Sciences Honors Students of the Month

Katelyn Tarr and Alexandra Eben recognized for academic excellence

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences has honored Katelynn Tarr, of Pawnee, Illinois, as Undergraduate Student of the Month and Alexandra Eben of Olive Branch, as Graduate Student of the Month for March 2019.  Tarr is a senior who is double majoring in nutrition and dietetics and exercise science. “Ms.Read the story …

Childhood Obesity Research Changing Lives in the Mid-South

UM health and kinesiology graduate develops gaming system to promote exercise among youth

OXFORD, Miss. – Childhood obesity is a serious health problem, affecting 13.7 million American children and adolescents ages 2 to 19, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity puts children at risk for poor health and disproportionately affects Hispanic and African-American communities, the CDC has found. Webb Smith, whoRead the story …

Applied Sciences Lauds UM Legal Studies Graduates for Excellence

Criminal justice alumni take home honors from Oxford Police Department

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences recently recognized three graduates of the Department of Legal Studies for their outstanding performance on the local police force and taking home top honors at Oxford Police Department‘s annual awards banquet. Rachel Ratcliffe, who earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2015 andRead the story …

UM Researchers Make Waves in Blood Pressure Research

Doctoral student leads meta-analysis of cuff versus intra-arterial measurements

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting an accurate blood pressure reading is critical for physicians to properly diagnose life-threatening conditions. Practitioners use the cuff method almost exclusively to measure indirect blood pressure, but numerous factors – including the size of the cuff, where the cuff is placed, body position and calibration issues – can affect the measurement’sRead the story …

Communication Sciences and Disorders Celebrates World Hearing Day

Hearing loss in the U.S. reaches record numbers

OXFORD, Miss. – The World Health Organization has designated March 3 each year as World Hearing Health Day to raise awareness to the growing numbers of people suffering from hearing loss and the importance of hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reported that 48Read the story …

Applied Sciences Professor Wins Journal’s Paper of the Year Award

Paul Loprinzi honored for captivating research on physical activity

OXFORD, Miss. – The American Journal of Health Promotion has named Paul Loprinzi, associate professor of health, exercise science and recreation management at the University of Mississippi, as this year’s winner of its Paper of the Year Award. “The purpose of the award is to recognize some of health promotion’s best scientists and those who bringRead the story …

HILL Program to Host Fundraiser Gala

Proceeds to benefit UM program for children with language disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that aids children with language disorders will host a fundraising gala March 19 at Tallahatchie Gourmet in Oxford. The HILL Language and Literacy Program provides intense language therapy to young children with moderate to severe language disorders. It also provides clinical training for graduate students seeking careersRead the story …

Applied Sciences Welcomes New Social Work Department Chair

Steven Soifer brings 38 years of teaching, research to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences has named Steven Soifer as chair for the Department of Social Work. Soifer previously was chair of the Department of Social Work in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Memphis. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of curriculum design,Read the story …