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 …

Managing Mental Health During the Public Health Crisis

UM social work faculty offer insights on staying emotionally well through social isolation

OXFORD, Miss. – Following social distancing protocol is critical to slowing the spread of coronavirus, but being isolated from colleagues, friends and family, especially over long periods of time, can profoundly affect emotional well-being and overall mental health. Brian Droubay, assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, is an experienced psychotherapist inRead the story …

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 …