Center for Population Studies
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Goals include engaging people across disciplines and professions and advancing the conversation about socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development.
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 […]