Population Shift, Needs of Aging Americans Spur New UM Department

Applied gerontology faculty and students examine healthy aging over the lifespan

OXFORD, Miss. – Grey is the new black, according to Reuters. Recent studies have shown a surge in the American aging population has resulted in a new, booming industry: gerontology. “By 2050, one in five Americans will be over age 65, while the younger population is projected to continue shrinking, resulting in a critical needRead the story …

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can share in their community. What was first intended to be a university-led mentorship program developedRead the story …

Staff Member Uses Personal Experience to Promote Early Intervention

Emily McCauley offers insights on tackling child learning and language development issues

OXFORD, Miss. – The first years of a child’s life are the most influential on their development, which is why conducting a screening is important to see how a child is developing. However, only one in five parents say their child received a developmental screening, according to a study conducted by the Centers for DiseaseRead the story …

Researchers Explore Health Effects of Competitive Video Gaming

Applied Sciences faculty and students present esports research at national conference

OXFORD, Miss. – Market research indicates the global esports economy will top $1 billion for the first time in 2019, with an estimated audience of 453.8 million people. With a worldwide population of gamers, researchers at the University of Mississippi are focusing on the health implications of competitive video gaming. Thomas Andre, an assistant professor ofRead the story …

Athletics Administrator Completes Boston Marathon

Shannon Singletary offers insights on training with the Center for Health and Sports Performance

OXFORD, Miss. – Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. That motto, a little help from a friend and guidance from the University of Mississippi Center for Health and Sports Performance gave Ole Miss athletics administrator Shannon Singletary the tools he needed to complete the Boston Marathon this spring. Singletary serves as co-director of the CenterRead the story …

Sports Administration Program Sends Students to Major Leagues

Program equips graduates to thrive in competitive field

OXFORD, Miss. – The sport and recreation administration major at the University of Mississippi is giving students the academic capital and practical experience they need to land a career in an exciting industry, one that is projected to grow 10 percent over the coming years. Leaders in the industry command annual salaries ranging from aboutRead the story …

Legal Studies Welcomes New Chair and Faculty, Revamps Master’s Program

New hires bring expertise in criminology and analytics to growing department

OXFORD, Miss. – Students interested in studying criminal justice at the University of Mississippi will be under new leadership this fall, and new graduates students will enjoy an evolved curriculum designed to prepare leaders for the modern landscape of criminal justice policy and practice, homeland security and emergency management.. As the School of Applied Sciences andRead the story …

Hospitality Management Program Embraces Digital Revolution

New faculty member offers students insights, classes on tech transformations in service industry

OXFORD, Miss. – It is no secret that technology plays a big role in the global economy; in fact, Forbes estimates that by 2022, one in five workers will rely on artificial intelligence to complete some of the tasks associated with their jobs. The hospitality industry is embracing technology innovations and adopting new digital trendsRead the story …

Doctoral Student Wins School Nutrition Foundation Award

Prabhdeep Sandha to present work at group's annual conference in St. Louis

OXFORD, Miss. – The School Nutrition Foundation has awarded its Kathleen Stitt Award to Prabhdeep Sandha, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi. “Each year, the Kathleen Stitt Award is presented to one graduate student or faculty member participating in the School Nutrition Showcase,” said PatriciaRead the story …

M Partner, Lexington to Host Free Health Fair

Community event offers free health screenings, rummage sale to benefit local preschoolers

LEXINGTON, Miss. – Community members and visitors to the Lexington community are invited to attend a free Health Fair (9 a.m. to noon) and Rummage Sale (7 a.m. to noon) to benefit area preschoolers on Saturday, June 1. The Health Fair will be held on the southeast side of the Courthouse lawn. In case ofRead the story …