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Professors Take Part in Advancing Mississippi Conference

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by staff

JACKSON, MS–A conference titled “Advancing Mississippi: A Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University. The conference focused on a number of topics such as employment, health, and education in the state. With over 40 submissions, the conference only chose 13 presentations to be given […]

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Legal Studies Professor Named Best of Oxford

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by staff

Each year, the Oxford Eagle opens its polls and composes a Best of Oxford for the year. Categories involve  business, sport, and culinary art. The School of Applied Sciences is excited to learn that Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of legal studies and coordinator of the graduate program, has been voted as Best University Professor in the Oxford Eagle’s Best of Oxford […]

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UM Social Work Student Overcomes Personal Obstacles to Graduate

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – In 2008, Ricky Clayton was in his early 50s, lost in the throes of a life-threatening painkiller addiction and homeless in Memphis. Substance abuse had been with him like a shadow for more than 30 years. In 2005, his brother died alone from a heroin overdose in a Burger King bathroom. Clayton, who was […]

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Students: Final Reminders for Applied Sciences Graduation

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by staff

Final Instructions for Graduation  Be in front of Farley Hall no later than 8:30am for the morning convocation. IMMEDIATELY following the morning convocation in the Grove, head to the Pavilion. You will enter through the Northeast door, closest to the football stadium. Only graduates are to enter through this door, your guest will need to […]

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Watch: HESRM PhD Student Discusses the Importance of Health-Enhancing Behaviors

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by staff

Taken from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Dr. Ovuokerie Addoh, a Doctoral Student at the University of Mississippi in the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreational Management department, shares his article appearing in the June 2016 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides supportive evidence for the ACC/AHA algorithms for assessing all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality risk status […]

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Legal Studies Student Graduates from Honors College with Transformative Experience

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by staff

When Megan Stidd began writing her senior thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, there were no examples in the thesis repository for her to follow. She was the first student with a criminal justice major to write an honors thesis, and she had to break new ground. “Thankfully, […]

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Criminal Justice Project Takes First Place in National Meeting

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by staff

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honors society for Criminal Justice, and the University of Mississippi chapter is overseen by Linda Keena, associate professor and graduate program coordinator in the legal studies department. On March 31, 2016 at the annual Alpha Phi Sigma Conference in Denver, Colorado, the University of Mississippi chapter, Mu Rho, presented a […]

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Social Work Department Makes Huge Strides

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – With a significant climb in national rankings and the hiring of tenure-track faculty, the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi is experiencing unprecedented growth. U.S. News and World Report ranked the department’s master’s program No. 103 out of 200 nationally, which is a 45-spot climb since 2013. In addition, […]

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Social Work Student Wins Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Every leap year since 2008, a University of Mississippi student has been surprised with a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. This year is no exception, as Grace Sullivan became the university’s third recipient of the prestigious academic award. The junior social work major from Madison got the news recently when she was summoned […]

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UM-DeSoto Student Wins Highest Award from Legal Studies Department

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by staff

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Though emailing in class is generally frowned upon, McKinley McCarty hoped for an exception when she learned that she had won the Columbus B. Hopper Scholarship. “I just couldn’t sit there and contain my excitement,” said McCarty, a senior paralegal studies major at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven. “As soon […]

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