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 …

NPR: UM law professor, space expert featured in moon preservation story

NPR: How Do You Preserve History On The Moon? By Nell Greenfieldboyce Historic preservationists are hoping that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer will persuade the United Nations to do something to protect Neil Armstrong’s footprints in the lunar dust. Some of his boot marks are still up there, afterRead the story …

NPR: UM blues curator mentioned in Cedric Burnside article

Grammy-Nominated Blues Musician Cedric Burnside Remembers His Roots NPR Growing up poor in Mississippi, Cedric Burnside didn’t have running water. It’s a fact he highlights in the first song on his Grammy-nominated album, Benton County Relic. In the upbeat, soulful song, titled “We Made It,” Burnside croons verses like, “I came from nothing, I doneRead the story …

The New Yorker: UM’s Southern Foodways Alliance documentary mentioned in Nashville hot chicken article

By Paige Williams The New Yorker Three days after Christmas, in a part of northeast Nashville that many locals describe as “dicey,” a Ford Explorer crashed through the front of a discount-tobacco shop at one end of a strip mall. Police later called the incident an attempted burglary. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen,Read the story …

NBC News: UM law professor quoted in story on space law, advertising technology

This Russian startup wants to put huge ads in space. Not everyone is on board with the idea. By Denise Chow NBC News If it sometimes feels as if the world is awash in advertisements, just wait. A Russian startup just revealed plans to use swarms of tiny, light-reflecting satellites to create sprawling billboards inRead the story …

Reuters: Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight

UMMC researcher quoted in Reuters story on sedentary lifestyles, health risks

Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that normal-weight people who spent much of the dayRead the story …

MBJ: UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment

UMMC's Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center focus of Mississippi Business Journal story

Mississippi Business Journal: UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment By Becky Gillette Alzheimer’s disease is devasting illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to complete simple tasks. It takes a huge toll on families and strains the healthcare system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the most expensive diseaseRead the story …

MBJ: Ole Miss brings multidisciplinary approach to addressing the opioid addiction crisis

UM focus of Mississippi Business Journal story on approaches to the state's opioid crisis

Mississippi Business Journal: Ole Miss brings multidisciplinary approach to addressing the opioid addiction crisis By BECKY GILLETTE According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 33,000 people in the U.S. died in 2015 as a result of an opiate overdose. One study of areas in 45 states showed opiate overdoses increased by 30 percentRead the story …

Forbes: The Brand Story Problem

UM marketing professor quoted in Forbes story on marketing strategy

The notion of brands telling stories, presumably stories that customers will find sufficiently intriguing to motivate trial or cement loyalty, is both admirable and flawed. Admirable, in that at its best, storytelling is an irresistible marketing elixir. Flawed, in that many brands simply don’t have interesting stories to tell. Storytelling can illuminate the value proposition,Read the story …

UM Again Named Among ‘Great Colleges to Work For’

University included on annual ranking for past decade

OXFORD, Miss. – For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Mississippi was named to the “Great Colleges to Work For” list compiled annually by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle has published the “Great Colleges to Work For” list for the last 11 years, with UM recognized in 10 of those years. In theRead the story …