Health Worker Training Creates New Pathways for Delta Residents

Center for Population Studies collaborates to improve health care access in communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some two dozen Mississippi Delta residents and University of Mississippi students recently came together for training as community health workers.  The Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center Inc., in conjunction with the UM Center for Population Studies and other New Pathways to Health and Opportunity initiative partners, conducted its annual trainingRead the story …

Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender andRead the story …

New Special Education Degree Focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduates will be equipped to help children with autism and other disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid a growing demand for applied behavior analysis practitioners and teachers in Mississippi, the University of Mississippi School of Education is launching a new master’s degree program to help fill the need. “Development of the new program is critical for the children of Mississippi,” said David Rock, UM education dean. “This programRead the story …

UM Administrators Address Performance-Enhancing Drugs in New Book

Pharmacy and athletics leaders team up on first in-depth resource on PEDs

OXFORD, Miss. – After noting the absence of an all-inclusive resource on performance-enhancing drugs, current and former University of Mississippi administrators worked together to publish “Sports Pharmacy: Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Athlete.” The project was organized and guided by Marvin Wilson, associate dean emeritus for academic and student affairs at the School of Pharmacy.Read the story …

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, recent graduates and a faculty instructor dedicated their efforts to improving quality of life in communitiesRead the story …

Choose Your Own Adventure with a Degree in Theatre Arts

Department of Theatre and Film alumni employ training in many fields

OXFORD, Miss. – What do an HR director at a New York City startup, a senior tax accountant for one of the world’s largest companies, and a personal assistant-cum-film producer and actor have in common? This isn’t a riddle; it’s a story about the diverse ways graduates of the University of Mississippi Department of TheatreRead the story …

A Decade of Poverty Alleviation in North Mississippi

North Mississippi VISTA Project intensifies efforts during COVID response and recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – Entering its 10th year of operations, the North Mississippi VISTA Project has made significant strides toward poverty alleviation, capacity building, sustainable solutions and community empowerment in north Mississippi. The project’s 148 yearlong VISTA members and 145 VISTA summer associates represent a $7.1 million investment of human capital in the region. Since 2010,Read the story …

SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers for this fall include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson and Jacqueline Olive

OXFORD, Miss. – Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture‘s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory, viewers can watch from wherever they have an internet connection. All SouthTalks events, which includeRead the story …

History Professor Granted Fellowship in Budapest

Frances Kneupper will write a scholarly study of Medieval prophets

OXFORD, Miss. – Frances Kneupper, associate professor in the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi, has been honored as a 2020-21 senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Central European University. Founded in 2011 in Budapest, Hungary, the institute promotes scholarly research in the context of an intellectualRead the story …

Gift Helps Ensure Success for the Southern Foodways Alliance

Estate of California couple to fund endowment honoring John T. Edge

OXFORD, Miss. – Roger and Rebecca Emerick, of Hillsborough, California, have committed a planned gift to extend the mission of the University of Mississippi‘s Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization they applaud for its compelling storytelling and inclusive takes on cultures and people. The Emericks included the SFA in their estate plans, committing $1 million toRead the story …