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 …

Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

As UM faculty move to virtual classrooms, e-learning veterans share their best tips and tricks

OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe. “I am pleased that our semester is back underwayRead the story …

Creative Eating During Social Isolation, or ‘I Didn’t Know I Had That’

So, you are doing the right thing and staying home to socially isolate yourself, which means frequent trips to the grocery store or eating in restaurants are out for the foreseeable future. Probably one of the most compelling questions in your thoughts – or out of your kid’s mouths – is, “What is there toRead the story …

Finding Recreation Within Isolation

UM expert suggests fun outdoor activities for coping with COVID-19 crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – Pandemic precautions have closed most public venues, but a University of Mississippi recreation expert says there’s still plenty of outdoor fun for people to enjoy while also remaining safe under the global health guidelines and local municipal regulations. “This is a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors,” saidRead 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 …

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 …

Students Get Free Access to Barnes & Noble E-textbooks

More than 55,000 titles available to ease transition to online learning in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students have no-cost access to more than 55,000 e-textbooks thanks to Barnes & Nobles’ efforts to help college campuses ease their transition into online learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Barnes & Noble has locations on 1,400 campuses, including UM. The move to provide free access helps campuses transition to online andRead 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 …