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November 14, 2012

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

The purpose of the program, funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, is to implement better diabetes care in areas that need it the most, like the Mississippi Delta.

November 5, 2012

In prior election years, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Why don’t many young people vote? Dr. Michael Henderson, assistant professor of political science at Ole Miss, says you can blame the fact that many younger voters move around a lot.

By Michael Grimaud and Mary Adele Smith

No matter where you live in the United States, you know that November 6 is no ordinary Tuesday this year. It is, of course, Election Day in the 2012 presidential campaign.

In prior election years, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Why don’t many young people vote? Dr. Michael Henderson, assistant professor of political science at Ole Miss, says you can blame the fact that many younger voters move around a lot.

October 30, 2012

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

As a producer and writer for both “True Blood” and “Weeds,” Offutt hopes screening the show will explain the process of screen writing to future producers.

Alan Arrivee, theater and screen writing professor, thinks Offutt’s work will give students an experience outside of class to hear insightful comments from Offutt and become inspired.

October 19, 2012

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.Warren, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, received the Faculty Service Award. Each year the award is given to a faculty member who shows dedication in providing assistance to others. Warren also serves as an academic adviser for pre-pharmacy
students.

July 24, 2012

Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.

 
Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.
Alexander Cheng, dean of the school of engineering, released a statement saying, “We’re extremely sad that Dr. Frank Anderson, founder of the chemical engineering department at Ole Miss and mentor to many generations of students passed away (yesterday),” according to Clint Williford, department chair and professor of chemical engineering.

July 24, 2012

The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will be in Lomé, Togo on an engineer mission trip August 6-13

 
The Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders will be in Lomé, Togo on an engineer mission trip August 6-13. The team of eight will consist of three professors and five students.
The students in the study abroad program will earn one class credit. The team has had to raise about $30,000 to pay for the trip.

April 24, 2012

A recent study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggested that Mississippi has a tax system that is penalizing the poor. 

 

A recent study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggested that Mississippi has a tax system that is penalizing the poor. 

The article made this argument based on the idea that Mississippi’s income tax threshold has not increased at the same rate as the federal poverty level over the past 20 years. 

April 16, 2012

 

The Mississippi Senate voted in favor of House Bill 921 this past Tuesday, which will require voters to show their photo ID before voting.

The bill now has to be approved by the U.S. Justice Department. Federal officials rejected similar laws in Texas and South Carolina. Whether they will approve the Mississippi bill remains unclear.

 

The Mississippi Senate voted in favor of House Bill 921 this past Tuesday, which will require voters to show their photo ID before voting.

April 12, 2012

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi marked its 35th anniversary this year, and it continues working to capture today’s Southern culture.

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi marked its 35th anniversary this year, and it continues working to capture today’s Southern culture.
The center offers exhibits, conferences, symposiums and brown-bag events throughout the year to shed light on cultural art experiences throughout the South.

March 22, 2012

Tracy Brooks, assistant professor of pharmacology and research assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmacological Sciences at the University of Mississippi, held an hour-long discussion Tuesday on targeted chemotherapy called, “Cancer: What is the Cure?”

 

Tracy Brooks, assistant professor of pharmacology and research assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmacological Sciences at the University of Mississippi, held an hour-long discussion Tuesday on targeted chemotherapy called, “Cancer: What is the Cure?”

The conversation was held at Lusa Pastry Café as part of the Oxford Science Café event, a series of scientific conversations held on a monthly basis to educate and entertain members of the Oxford community.

March 20, 2012

 

The 19th annual Oxford Conference for the Book kicks off this Thursday, March 22, with a lunch and lecture in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library.

March 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs updated a campus policy on Feb. 15.
The Requiring Student Research Participation policy, which is strictly enforced on Ole Miss’ campus, states that, “course syllabi cannot mandate or unduly influence research subject participation.”
“It should have no effect,” Tom Lombardo, the director of research integrity and compliance in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, said.
He said he believes that the policy is well-written and functional.

March 7, 2012

The production company behind “Admissions” has been given the green light to film in Oxford, and the University of Mississippi may be a potential location.

 

The production company behind “Admissions” has been given the green light to film in Oxford, and the University of Mississippi may be a potential location.

The movie, starring Andy Garcia, focuses on a man and woman who fall in love while taking their kids on a university tour.

February 14, 2012

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recently announced that a University of Mississippi faculty member is among 18 recipients of the New Investigator Award.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recently announced that a University of Mississippi faculty member is among 18 recipients of the New Investigator Award.

Rahul Khanna, assistant professor of pharmacy administration and assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, will use the award to study the relationship between the health and well-being of caregivers of autistic children and the emotional and physical stress they experience.

February 12, 2012

The people of Etruria were a dominant civilization during the mid-600s B.C.

 

The people of Etruria were a dominant civilization during the mid-600s B.C.

Hilary Becker, assistant professor of classics at Davidson University and world-renowned scholar of the Etruscans, spoke to a near-capacity Bryant Hall auditorium on Friday night about the lives of the Etruscan people.

February 8, 2012

In the background, the sound of children playing drowns out director Alan Arriveé’s voice. 

“My daughter’s friends are over, and we just got a new puppy,” he said. “I guess now is as good of time as any to talk.”

 

In the background, the sound of children playing drowns out director Alan Arriveé’s voice. 

“My daughter’s friends are over, and we just got a new puppy,” he said. “I guess now is as good of time as any to talk.”

Arriveé is a straight shooter. His words come out crisp and clear. He speaks with no accent and fills a conversation on film with all the technical jargon that comes with being in the filmmaking industry for years. One gets the feeling that he was worked for those words. 

October 10, 2011

Dr. David J. McCaffrey III said he became a pharmacist to help people.
While his career path changed from helping patients to students, he is exceeding at his goal, as he was recently recognized by the University of Mississippi’s Pharmacy school by receiving an award for Excellence in Advising.

August 24, 2011

 

There has been much debate on the Ole Miss campus about the plus/minus grading system, dating back to when the idea was originally brought forward in 2004. 

Nicolas Trépanier, assistant professor of history, said that when he came to teach at Ole Miss, he was surprised that they did not already use the plus/minus system.

“I think it gives a better reflection of the student’s performance,” he said, adding that he will be using the system in his class.

March 6, 2011

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

Fortunately, there is a way to develop healthy eating habits and maintain a balanced diet while in college, and the answers are simple and basic.

March 1, 2011

In 2008, she meandered into the Student Media Center doing her best to stay out of people’s way. In 2011, after a trip to Troy, Ala., she strolled into the media center carrying a plaque that read 2010 College Journalist of the Year.

In 2008, she meandered into the Student Media Center doing her best to stay out of people’s way. In 2011, after a trip to Troy, Ala., she strolled into the media center carrying a plaque that read 2010 College Journalist of the Year.

Alex McDaniel, now a graduate student, received her plaque at the Southeastern Journalism Conference in February.

February 23, 2011

This May, Fox News anchor and University of Mississippi alumnus Shepard Smith will be teaching an intersession class for journalism majors.

This May, Fox News anchor and University of Mississippi alumnus Shepard Smith will be teaching an intersession class for journalism majors.

The class is called Journalism 580: Multimedia Storytelling.

Smith also intends to take the students to New York, so they can get some behind-the-scenes experience at the Fox News studio. The class will mainly consist of reporting assignments.

February 15, 2011

The University of Mississippi theater department has big plans for performances this semester, with students not only acting but also taking on more roles behind the scenes.

The University of Mississippi theater department has big plans for performances this semester, with students not only acting but also taking on more roles behind the scenes.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to showcase students’ directing and writing work, and I think it’ll be great,” Carey Hanson, interim chair of the theater department, said.

February 9, 2011

The art department is currently hosting “Stories on My Back,” an on-campus mixed-media installation by Richard Lou.

The art department is currently hosting “Stories on My Back,” an on-campus mixed-media installation by Richard Lou.

According to Lou, the exhibit includes photographs and videos as well as “ceremonial columns covered in corn husks.”

Lou, professor and chair of the art department at the University of Memphis, has presented his work in more than 100 exhibitions around the world in the past 25 years.

February 2, 2011

The American Association of University Women will host a book sale Feb. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

The American Association of University Women will host a book sale Feb. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

“All proceeds from the sale will go to scholarships for University of Mississippi students and to the AAUW Educational Foundation,” said Amy Mark, Oxford branch president of AAUW and associate professor at Ole Miss.

“It’s the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women.”