Researchers, Clinicians Help Improve Lives for Stuttering Community

Faculty-student team examines self-disclosure and stuttering phenomenon

OXFORD, Miss. – Between 5 percent and 10 percent of all children stutter at some phase of their lives, according to estimates by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Faculty and student researchers in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are investigating ways to help people of allRead the story …

University Forms COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team

Made up of experts and volunteers, UM team vital part of return for fall semester

OXFORD, Miss. – When medical experts recommended contact tracing as another tool to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, University of Mississippi leaders began creating an internal team and extensive process to notify members of the campus community who may have come into contact with a positive case. Many universities have looked outward for expertise orRead the story …

Social Work Students Engage Communities with Voter Empowerment Project

Faculty and student researchers examine barriers to voting, host registration drives

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly a dozen social work students at the University of Mississippi have gotten hands-on experience in their field this year as they applied professional principles while working to promote voter registration and boost political and civic engagement in north Mississippi communities. The students have been involved with the Voter Empowerment Project, orRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty-Student Duo Publishes Work in Textbook

Paul Loprinzi and Lindsay Crawford featured in 'Physical Exercise for Human Health'

OXFORD, Miss. – A faculty-student duo from the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences was invited to contribute to the newest edition of “Physical Exercise for Human Health,” a textbook that educators across the country will use to teach mechanisms of exercise that improve health outcomes. Health and kinesiology doctoral student Lindsay Crawford, ofRead the story …

Graduate Student Honored for Health Analytics Work

SHAPE America recognizes Seungho Ryu for measurement and evaluation

OXFORD, Miss. – Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America. A national organization that serves more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals, SHAPE AmericaRead the story …

Food Insecurity Expert Lands National Award

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors David Holben with 2020 Medallion Award

OXFORD, Miss. – David Holben, professor of nutrition and hospitality management and director of the Office of Food and Nutrition Security at the University of Mississippi, has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a 2020 Medallion Award recipient. This award honors academy members who have shown dedication to the standards ofRead the story …

Maximize Food Provision and Preparation Amidst the Pandemic

UM food experts, dietitians share perspectives, tips for continuing to eat healthy

OXFORD, Miss. – As the country slowly continues reopening for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Mississippi food experts and registered dietitians are weighing in on the food supply chain, sharing local sourcing, gardening and home cooking as solutions for issues of food preparation and safety. To better cope with the impact of theRead the story …

Faculty Member Honored as Outstanding Dietetics Educator

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes Janie Cole for contributions to the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Janie Cole, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Mississippi, has been named the state’s 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Educator. This award, given by the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in accredited dietetics educationRead the story …

Applied Sciences Unveils Online Master of Criminal Justice Option

New flexible course delivery method improves accessibility to advanced degree for working adults

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi is offering its Master of Criminal Justice degree program as a fully online option. In as little as one year, students can complete the 30-credit hour program through accelerated, eight-week classes in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management emphasisRead the story …

Graduate Student Lends a Green Thumb for Families in Need

School of Applied Sciences unveils new public health and health sciences program amidst crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at Oxford’s Bramlett Elementary School and the University of Mississippi‘s Willie Price Lab School have been learning to grow fresh greens and herbs in tower gardens, harvesting them for salads and smoothies while learning valuable lessons about nutrition and growing food. The produce that once served as a learning tool and healthyRead the story …