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Anne Cafer (left), principal investigator of the Marks Project, conducts research with community members of the Mississippi Delta community.

Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents

Recent summer program yielded useful insights for future projects OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years ago, three University of Mississippi faculty members became aware of efforts by several Marks residents to improve living conditions in their community. With a commitment to support these endeavors, the trio began recruiting undergraduate students to assist […]


High school students from the Mississippi Delta visit the UM campus to learn about health professions and health-related research as part of the Tri-County Workforce Alliance partnership with the Center for Population Studies.

Delta Students Learn About Health Professions at UM

Program exposes high schoolers to research options in health professions JULY 21, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Students from five Mississippi Delta counties got a firsthand look at health care professions and research during a recent visit to the University of Mississippi. Nearly 50 high school students from Clarksdale and Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie […]


Eight UM Professors Honored for Creative Research Projects

College of Liberal Arts faculty recognized during Commencement exercises MAY 23, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Eight faculty members in the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts have been recognized for their creative research and scholarly activity during the 2017-18 academic year. Four members received the Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award for […]


This photograph by Dr. James Goldman along with many others documenting the Mule Train appear in Goldman’s Gold, a book published with Macklyn Hubbell.

Conference to Honor Golden Anniversary of MLK Mule Train

Two-day event focuses on historic civil rights campaign from Marks to Washington MARCH 12, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Fifty years ago this April, Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to lead 28 wagons pulled by mules in a caravan from poverty-stricken Marks to the nation’s Capitol. While the civil rights icon’s assassination delayed the […]


Micah Walls (left) and Conner Ball practice taking each other’s blood glucose levels. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Health Training Workshop Prepares Future Clinical Assistants

Students and faculty members gain skills to give screenings in Delta communities MARCH 7, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Eighteen University of Mississippi students are ready to assist in health screenings in rural Delta communities, thanks to a recent training workshop. The Community Health Advocate training workshop was organized for the UM Center for Population […]


Center for Population Studies Releases State Health and Hunger Atlas

Map addresses food insecurity and poor health outcomes around Mississippi JUNE 9, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies has developed an extensive reference guide to poverty, hunger and chronic health problems in the state, the Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas. Modeled after the Missouri Hunger Atlas, the resource is […]


The lobby of Lamar Hall, home of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Center for Population Studies.

THE DM: Sociology Students Survey Low-Income Oxford Housing

November 17, 2016 By Lyndy Berryhill for The Daily Mississippian University of Mississippi professors are teaming up with students and county officials to help solve low-income housing issues in Oxford. Sociology professor James Thomas will teach “Affordable Housing in Oxford, MS” as a spring honors course. The class will study housing issues, poverty and compile in-depth statistics […]


Faculty, staff, and students from both the University of Mississippi and the University of Michigan take a break after conducting community interviews for Visions of Hope, Inc. in Biloxi.

Population Studies Center Advances Understanding of Post-Recession Era

Researchers met recently to address demographic, socioeconomic issues facing rural America OCTOBER 13, 2016 BY EDWIN SMITH Recognizing that the seeds of many social ills were planted after the Great Recession, the Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is collaborating with researchers across the country to share findings and examine courses of action. A group of scholars associated […]


John Green

The DM: Second Sustainability Conference to Begin Today

Goals include engaging people across disciplines and professions and advancing the conversation about socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development.


Population Brief Released, Provides Information on Chinese Americans in the Delta

The Center for Population Studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology recently released a “Population Brief” which provides demographic information about the experience of Chinese Americans in the Delta and the state of Mississippi. The report is entitled “The Mississippi Chinese Population.” It was released in conjunction with a public lecture given by John Jung, former […]