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 …

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 …

Harpers: Surviving a Failed Pregnancy

A moving, feature-length article by Meek School assistant professor Vanessa Gregory appears on the June cover of Harper’s, the nation’s oldest general interest monthly magazine. Gregory’s article, “Surviving a Failed Pregnancy,” combines memoir and reporting to explore the rarely discussed subjects of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. The narrative examines personal resilience, medicine’s relationship to the femaleRead the story …

USA Today: Ole Miss takes concussion research head on

OXFORD, Miss. — In the fall, Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be the only facility in the world equipped with the capability to detect the mechanism of a concussion in athletes in real time. It’s a huge concept, and it goes far beyond bragging rights, and even a little beyond the exponentially increased safety of the athletes on the field.Read the story …

WTVA: Former UM Artist-in-Residence Passes Away

HICKORY, NC (WTVA) — Actor and founding member of the Mississippi Film Commission James Best has died. The actor, remembered by many as Roscoe P. Coltraine in the Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday night after a brief illness. Click here to read the full story from WTVA.

HRC Blog: HRC President Chad Griffin and Dustin Lance Black Travel to Mississippi

On Tuesday October 14, Chad Griffin, HRC’s President and Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-Winning screenwriter of the groundbreaking 2008 film Milk, are continuing their tour through Project One America States as they participated in a forum at the University of Mississippi about the critical importance of LGBT people and their straight allies sharing their courageous stories andRead the story …

Clarion-Ledger: Mississippi Soldier Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JACKSON, Miss. – When Army Reserve Sgt. Randy Sandifer of Pinola deployed to Iraq as a sophomore at Ole Miss, he didn’t realize he was on a journey that would take him not only overseas, but eventually would tie his name to one of the most prestigious honors in the world. Sandifer, now 30 andRead the story …