Graduate Student Highlights Nutrition Education for Athletes at 3MT

Rebecca Henry takes second place in master's category at annual competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebecca Henry, a student in the University of Mississippi‘s Coordinated Program in Dietetics, recently came in second in the master’s category during the Three-Minute Thesis competition hosted by the UM Graduate School. Her research examined a food education and food security intervention with the Calhoun City High School football team to determineRead the story …

Hospitality Doctoral Students Shine at National Competition

Students earn finalist spotlight with hotel industry analytics

OXFORD, Miss. – Consumer trends in the hospitality industry are constantly shifting. Markets are changing, technology is exploding and the workforce is always fluctuating. Investors rely on industry professionals in hotel industry analytics to make recommendations that account for all these moving targets to maximize their return on investment in this roughly $550 billion industry.Read the story …

Researchers Raising Awareness, Understanding of Concussions in Youth

Flagship Constellations-funded grant focuses on sports-related head trauma

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers are examining the knowledge and attitudes of Mississippians on sports-related concussions, thanks to a recent Flagship Constellations grant. Funded through the Community Wellbeing Flagship Constellation, the grant will help design a sports-related concussions lesson to influence the health behaviors of high school student-athletes regarding concussion prevention, identification and management. The research alsoRead the story …

Professor Participating in Bridge-Building Mission to Israel

David Holben part of academic exchange exploring country's history, politics and culture

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is preparing to join colleagues from universities and colleges across the country to travel to Israel on the 2019-20 Winter Faculty Fellowship Program. David H. Holben, professor of nutrition and hospitality management, will be among 28 educators to participate in the program, which is a competitive academic fellowshipRead the story …

Mythbusting Master’s Student

Social work graduate student wants to improve perceptions of life with a disability

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hannaford, a second-year Master of Social Work student at the University of Mississippi, is on a mission to dispel myths about people living with disabilities. Through her undergraduate internship in the Department of Social Work, Hannaford worked in the case management department at Baddour Center, a residential community in her hometownRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Recreation Therapist of the Year

Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management unveils new recreational therapy minor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Brasher, instructor of therapeutic recreation and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation, has been named Recreation Therapist of the Year by the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association. Roughly 300 registered certified therapeutic recreation specialists work in Mississippi, and Brasher was recognizedRead the story …

UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Expands Outreach, Impact

UM resource increases trainings, online offerings for school nutrition professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has issued an impact report showing huge growth in outreach aimed at training food service professionals in proper food preparation and nutrition for children nationwide. The Institute of Child Nutrition, or ICN, offers free training toRead the story …

University Hosts Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference

Faculty celebrate 50th anniversary, present research on contemporary social work issues

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating 50 years of educating future social workers, the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi recently welcomed more than 250 social work faculty and students from universities across both states to the 48th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference. This year’s conference had a full slate of presentations tiedRead the story …

Researcher to Discuss Benefits of Parks and Recreation Programs

Community lecture examines positive impact on individuals and municipalities

OXFORD, Miss. – A professor from the University of New Hampshire will visit the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 24) for a public lecture on “The Case for Public Space: Parks, Recreation and the Common Good.” Bob Barcelona is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation Management Policy at UNH. HisRead the story …