NIH News in Health: Making Sense of Vitamins, Herbs and Other Supplements

Do you need dietary supplements? Bottles of supplements line the shelves at your local supermarket. These include vitamins and minerals from A to zinc. You can also find products like probiotics, herbs and fish oil. But are they needed for good health? And what about their risks? Some botanical products may come with health claimsRead the story …

The Conversation: Ensuring Peaceful Use of Space

Space law hasn’t been changed since 1967 – but the UN aims to update laws and keep space peaceful By Michelle Hanlon and Greg Autry On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating a massive debris cloud that threatens many space assets,Read the story …

MPB News: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for Children

Two universities working to encourage schools and more daycares to test water for lead By Desare Frazier The Environmental Protection Agency is working with communities to improve water quality. The EPA reports lead in drinking water can cause behavior, learning problems, anemia, hearing issues and slow growth in children. Stephanie Otts is with the UniversityRead the story …

Clarion-Ledger: Top Spots for Birding in Mississippi

Storks, eagles and spoon-billed-flamingos: Top spots for fall birding in Mississippi By Brian Broom, Clarion-Ledger A stork with a head that resembles a vulture. A flamingo-like bird with a beak shaped like a wooden spoon. Another that seems to glide forever and rarely flaps its wings. Mississippi is home to a wide variety of birdsRead the story …

Local 24: Communication Sciences and Disorders Helps Children Prepare for School

Ole Miss Helps Children with Language Disorders Prepare for Kindergarten By Brittani Moncrease, WATN-24 The University of Mississippi is doing its part to help children entering kindergarten. The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is focusing on youth who struggle with language. The commitment takes just two days a week for two hours. “Early intervention isRead the story …

WAMU-AM: UM Geologists Exploring Fault Lines in Nation’s Capital

  Meet The Geologists Mapping D.C. And All Of Its Faults By Martin Austermuhle/”DCist,” WAMU-AM If you ask most people in D.C. about fault lines, there’s a fair chance they’ll think you’re asking about politics and muse on the growing gap between Democrats and Republicans. Greg Easson, on the other hand, thinks about gaps between two massive blocksRead the story …

Fox 13: UM Vaccination Site Featured in Memphis News Segment

Ole Miss opens COVID-19 vaccination clinic By Tom Dees/Fox 13 Memphis In big coronavirus news in North Mississippi, Ole Miss has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus. This vaccination clinic is a special opportunity for pharmacy students. Inside the Tad Smith Coliseum, pharmacy students were busy readying to open the clinic for the firstRead the story …

WTVA: Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence Featured in Skilled to Work Segment

Skilled to Work: Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss By Alexis Jones/WTVA OXFORD. Miss (WTVA) – The University of Mississippi’s Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence is preparing business and engineering students for their future careers. Ryan Miller, Associate Director of External Operations, said the CME’s goal is to teach students the technical and businessRead the story …

CNN: UM Air and Space Law Professor Michelle L.D. Hanlon Discusses Artifact Protection on Moon

Astronaut artifacts on moon – like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint – now protected by US law CNN/The Conversation It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease. But how humans treat those bootprints and the historicRead the story …

The New York Times: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses Top Book

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Wants You to Get Some Fresh Air By Elisabeth Egan/The New York Times WONDER WOMAN It’s not every day that pets come up during a phone interview, but the subject is relevant when you’re talking to Aimee Nezhukumatathil, whose illustrated essay collection, “World of Wonders,” doubles as a love letter to little creatures.Read the story …