Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Converting to Online Instruction

As UM faculty move to virtual classrooms, e-learning veterans share their best tips and tricks

OXFORD, Miss. – As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe. “I am pleased that our semester is back underwayRead the story …

Creative Eating During Social Isolation, or ‘I Didn’t Know I Had That’

So, you are doing the right thing and staying home to socially isolate yourself, which means frequent trips to the grocery store or eating in restaurants are out for the foreseeable future. Probably one of the most compelling questions in your thoughts – or out of your kid’s mouths – is, “What is there toRead the story …

Maintaining Progress for Children with Learning, Language Disorders

UM Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty offer resources for families sheltering in place

OXFORD, Miss. – With millions of families adjusting to a “new normal” at home with children out of school, those children with language or learning disorders are disproportionately affected by the disruption to their daily routines. Faculty members in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provide intensive language therapy for young children withRead the story …

Wyatt Legacy Expands at UM

Estate gift provides support to two departments working to improve community health and well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – As a child, the late John Lacy Wyatt benefited from speech services provided by the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. A generous gift from the Calhoun City resident’s estate will ensure those services continue to help others in his community. The 1964 UM graduate’s testamentary gift has establishedRead the story …

Food for Thought Aplenty During UM Brain Awareness Month

Neuroscience research poster showcase, keynote address and Science Cafe among scheduled events

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – Connections between the human brain and the immune system is the theme for upcoming Brain Awareness Month observances, set forRead the story …

Renowned Behavior Expert Set for Brain Awareness Month Event

Social scientist explores how morality evolved before humans developed religion

OXFORD, Miss. – Frans de Waal, a Dutch-American biologist and primatologist known worldwide for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, is set to visit the University of Mississippi on March 4 to discuss “Morality before Religion: Empathy, Fairness and the Primate Brain.” His lecture, free and open to the public, isRead the story …

EcoNutrition Cafe Series Offers Insights on Combating Food Waste

Office of Food and Nutrition Security to host events on nutrition policy, sustainability

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Food and Nutrition Security in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management will host the ecoNutrition Cafe series on March 4 and April 22 at the University of Mississippi, bringing bring in experts to discuss topics at the intersection of individual and community nutrition, nutrition policy, and sustainability. According toRead the story …

Melinda Valliant Named Chair of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

New leader brings years of clinical practice, teaching, research and service to evolving department

OXFORD, Miss. – With the University of Mississippi‘s spring semester in full swing, Melinda Valliant is settling in to her new leadership role as chair of the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. A professor of nutrition and hospitality management and co-director of the Center for Health and Sports Performance, Valliant is looking forward toRead the story …

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 …