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 …

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 …

Historic Mississippi Town Comes to Life in UM Documentary

Film will be part of judging in this weekend's Tupelo Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The documentary short “Take the Mountain” by Deborah Freeland, videographer for the University of Mississippi Division of Outreach, was screened earlier this spring as part of the university’s Black History Month events. Now the film will be included alongside 64 other independent films chosen for the 12th annual Tupelo Film Festival, taking placeRead 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.

Clarion-Ledger: We all lost a great one in Flowers

JACKSON, Miss. – Years ago, Charlie Flowers was showing me a photo of the 1959 Ole Miss football team. He was pointing to each player, face by face, row by row. There were 43 players in the photo. Forty-two, Charlie said, graduated. “Bank president, CEO of his company, successful lawyer,” Charlie said. “Athletic director, mayor,Read the story …