Center for Population Studies
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 […]
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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 […]
Whenever an individual needs information to apply for a federal grant or lawmakers need figures to redistrict the Mississippi Legislature, the Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi provides the U.S. Census data necessary to accomplish the tasks. “People use census data for all kinds of projects,” said Clifford Holley, the center’s director. […]