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Social Work Professor Talks Video Games Changing Human Service: Q&A with Dr. Javier Boyas

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by staff

Dr. Javier F. Boyas is an associate professor in the Social Work Department at the School of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on social determinants of health among populations of color. He is interested in examining how various psychosocial and environmental factors impact health and well-being among African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinas/os. In this interview, Dr.Boyas talks […]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by staff

OXFORD, Miss–Students, faculty, staff, family members, and friends packed the Manning Center for the University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences graduation commencement on May 9th, 2015. Over 400 students walked the podium and received their degrees. “We wish our students very happy, healthy, and productive lives,” said Dr. Velmer Burton, dean of the School of […]

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Criminal Justice Students Foster Community Connections

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by staff

Mississippi has one of the highest adult incarceration rates in the nation. The Pew Charitable Trusts has reported that the prison population in the state has grown by over 300% during the past three decades, a rate that far outstrips Mississippi’s rate of population growth. According to the Sentencing Project, blacks in Mississippi are incarcerated at […]

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Promoting Social Welfare While Studying the Aging Process

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by staff

Story provided by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults. This is a critical field of study, as life expectancy increases and members of the baby boomer generation turn 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that by 2030, 1 in every 5 […]

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Health Behavior Ph.D. Student Finalist for Sullivan Award

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by staff

Sarah Ball, second year Ph.D. student in the Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management Department at the University of Mississippi, has given a lot of time to volunteer work. Currently, she is director of Volunteer Oxford and has helped with many local nonprofits. “In my school program, we have a lot of volunteer opportunities that students […]

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2015 Graduation Commencement Info

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by staff

Our letters have now been e-mailed to all candidates for commencement. You should receive your letter no later than May 1st. Your lineup card will be available in your department office Monday, May 4th. If you do not receive your letter, please contact our office so that we can make sure we have a duplicate […]

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UM Hospitality Management Program to Give Back to the Children During Double Decker Arts Festival  

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by staff

Written by Lauren Bartelli OXFORD, MISS. – Children attending the 20th annual Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford this year will have their own area of fun hosted by University of Mississippi’s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. As a part of the festival’s Square Fair, the children’s area will be located in the Lafayette […]

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April Student of the Month: Marvin J. Hughes

Posted on April 9th, 2015 by staff

Marvin Hughes is currently a junior in the Legal Studies department with an emphasis in both homeland security and law enforcement. He is minoring in Intelligence and Security Studies. During his undergraduate career, Hughes has participated in several organizations such as Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal […]

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Lunch & Learn Event To Focus on Local and Sustainable Foods

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 by staff

OXFORD, Miss—On Monday, April 13th, the University of Mississippi’s Nutrition Clinic is hosting a Lunch and Learn event at Lenoir Hall. The topic of the event will be local and sustainable foods. According to data provided by United States Department of Agriculture, local foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables are beneficial to both economical development […]

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Kevser Ermin Memorial Lecture to Focus on Muscle Physiology

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by staff

The 2nd annual Kevser Ermin Memorial Lecture in University’s of Mississippi’s Health and Kinesiology program is set for Thursday, April 9th at the Turner Center Auditorium (room 205). Beginning at 7 PM, the lecture will feature Dr. Stuart Phillips, professor of kinesiology at McMaster University and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and […]

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