Alumni Help Mentor Applied Gerontology Students

Safe and Sound Home Care owners discuss the benefits of at-home geriatric care

OXFORD. Miss. – This semester, students in the applied gerontology program at the University of Mississippi have had opportunities to learn from several professionals working in their industry. Among these mentors are alumnus Brad Morris, who received his Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor from UM, and Sharon Morris, owner of Safe and Sound HomeRead the story …

UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications major from Suwanee, Georgia, was chosen to be the primary liaison between the national board andRead the story …

Industry Partnership Benefits Students

Viking Range supplies new test kitchen for students in nutrition and hospitality management

OXFORD, Miss. – Thanks to a continuing partnership with Viking Range, students in the University of Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management will enjoy a new test kitchen to perfect their skills, while preparing for careers in one of Mississippi’s leading sectors: the tourism and hospitality industry. Viking Range, manufacturer of professional-grade ranges forRead the story …

Providing a Path to Success

Annexstad Family Foundation, Honors College create supportive communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Ajah Singleton and Elsi Gabriela Muñoz Ramos, two first-generation students at the University of Mississippi, have discovered a community where they can thrive, thanks to scholarships awarded by the Annexstad Family Foundation. The students, both members of the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, are on a transformative path to career opportunitiesRead the story …

Postdoctoral Researcher Joins School of Applied Sciences Faculty

Samantha Kostelnik studying telehealth to fight disease by encouraging vegetable consumption

OXFORD, Miss. – Samantha Kostelnik is joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management as its first postdoctoral research associate. Kostelnik’s main research focus will be studying using telehealth systems to prescribe dietary changes for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “I’m going to beRead the story …

GlyCORE to Host Inaugural Mid-South Glycoscience Meeting

Event will promote collaboration among Mid-South carbohydrate researchers

OXFORD, Miss. – The Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is set to host the inaugural Mid-South Glycoscience Meeting. The meeting is slated for July 19 at the Thad Cochran Research Center. The one-day event will be a venue for Mid-South glycoscience researchers and their trainees to featureRead the story …

A Scholar’s Success

Marketing student grateful for UM graduate's support

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides financial support, the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Endowed Scholarship at the University of Mississippi is providing mentoring from a marketing master for its recipient. In February, Lyt Harris, of Houston, Texas, added $100,000 to the scholarship endowment he established in 2016. In addition to this and previous gifts to his endowment,Read the story …

Raising Awareness of the Country’s Third-Most Common Health Problem

UM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders observes Better Hearing Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans, and although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired people are younger than 65. That’s one of the important points that faculty and staff members at the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences andRead the story …

A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she grew up, and took her through a battle with cancer before leading herRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler Gillespie, Owen Hyman, Diane Marting and Joseph Wellman – are theRead the story …