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 …

Clarion Ledger: UM Researchers, School Of Pharmacy Faculty Highlighted for COVID-19 Nasal Spray

Ole Miss, UMMC part of research effort to develop nasal spray to block COVID-19 infection By Justin Vicory / Mississippi Clarion Ledger Researchers at the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center are on the front lines of developing a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Two faculty members for theRead the story …

NPR Morning Edition: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses New Book

‘World Of Wonders’ Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around By Rachel Martin/NPR Morning Edition It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control. Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book aims to help introduce readers toRead the story …

Mississippi Today: Director of National Sea Grant Law Center Discusses Lead Exposure Risk in Mississippi Delta

“How many Mississippi kids are poisoned by lead? Massive undercounts, inconsistent testing provides officials few answers” By Erica Hensley/Mississippi Today GREENWOOD — Mayor Carolyn McAdams has no way of knowing how big a problem lead exposure among children in her city is. The devastating effects of lead exposure in children are as bad here inRead the story …

Publishing Executive: Director of UM Magazine Innovation Center Pens Piece on Isolated Connectivity, Future of Magazines

“On Isolated Connectivity, Social Distancing, and the Future of Magazines” By Samir Husni for Publishing Executive A few years back I coined the phrase “Isolated Connectivity” after a friend of mine told me the following story: “One day I came home from work to find my son watching something on his laptop and texting at theRead the story …

Associated Press: UM Marketing Professor Featured in Millennial Money Article

“Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving” By Courtney Jespersen/NerdWallet with Associated Press Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time toRead the story …

Live Science: UM Astrophysicist Quoted in Black Hole Article

“Impossibly Big Black Hole Was Probably Impossible After All” By Rafi Letzter/Live Science  Two weeks ago (Nov. 27), astronomers published a paper in the journal Nature claiming they’d found an impossibly gigantic black hole not too far from Earth. If they were correct, it would have been a major shock to astrophysics, upending theories ofRead the story …

Fox Business: UM Law Professor, Space Expert Featured in Moon Trip Article

“Those million dollar moon trips may prevent us from talking to E.T.” By Shawn M. Carter/FOXBusiness If humans want to contact aliens, maybe they should stay out of space. That’s according to new research from Space.com, which explains that the constant orbit of radio waves around the moon — a result of human expeditions — couldRead the story …

TIME: UM Law Professor, Space Expert Featured in Moon’s Historic Site Fight Article

‘We Need That Boot Print.’ Inside the Fight to Save the Moon’s Historic Sites Before It’s Too Late By Currie Engel/TIME Half a century after humankind first walked on the moon, our sole natural satellite is becoming a much busier place. NASA wants to make a return trip, as do private American space companies likeRead the story …