Cadet Named Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American

Ole Miss senior Megan Steis recognized among nation's top cadets for service to her unit, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Megan Steis wants to fly. And as a Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American, her trajectory is certainly pointed skyward. Steis, a University of Mississippi senior majoring in Chinese, was among a select group of students nationwide to receive the award, which is given out each year to ROTC seniorsRead the story …

Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Unveils Ph.D. Program

UM doctoral program in criminal justice policy studies offers opportunities to affect change

OXFORD, Miss. – After launching an online Master of Criminal Justice program this fall, the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences is preparing to roll out another new degree program for spring 2021, a doctorate in criminal justice policy studies. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy Studies is designed to prepare students to affectRead the story …

Analytics Lab Begins New Faculty Research Presentation Series

Abby Novak presents research on systems and delinquency from a labeling perspective

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty, staff and students at the University of Mississippi recently welcomed Abby Novak, a new assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, to the School of Applied Sciences. Novak was the first presenter for the new faculty presentation series hosted by the School of Applied Sciences Analytics Lab.Read the story …

Graduate Students Helping Organize 2021 ComSciCon-Atlanta

Annual workshop helps participants hone their science communication skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students are co-organizers of an upcoming workshop aimed at helping graduate students in the Southeast hone their skills in science communication. Sumeet Kulkarni, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Kritika Gupta, a doctoral student from the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, areRead the story …

A Life of Service

Ole Miss graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at two institutions. Digby grew up as anRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Adapts to Continue Training

Center transitioned to offer virtual services nationally in wake of COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has transitioned to offer extensive virtual services so it can continue supporting child nutrition professionals across the country. Historically, one of ICN’s largest outreach efforts has been face-to-face training for child nutrition professionals. The instituteRead the story …

Alexander Support Fund Benefits Communication Sciences and Disorders

Family makes gift to honor of late loved one, enhance dementia services

OXFORD, Miss. – When Doug Alexander was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2018, he was determined to do all that he could to stay healthy and help others who had similar diseases. Now, a generous gift established by his family – wife, Kristina Carlson; daughter, Elisabeth Alexander; son, Captain Alexander; and grandson, Tanner Johnson,Read the story …

Researchers Publish New Blood Flow Restriction Research Findings

Health and kinesiology doctoral students contribute to improving lives with novel technique

OXFORD, Miss. – Human physiology researchers at the University of Mississippi continue to make strides in studies of blood flow restriction that provide evidence for the technique’s therapeutic application in improving muscle strength and endurance with a reduced weight load. Blood flow restriction is a therapy that restricts blood flow by placing a pressure cuffRead the story …

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 …