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Staying Positive During a Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor charts a course through the turmoil MARCH 31, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to maintain a positive outlook. But it is possible to cope and maintain a […]


Students enrolled in the UM Disaster Sciences minor program meet with Stefan Schulenberg (center), professor of psychology and director of the Clinical-Disaster Research Center. The students are (from left) Courtney Pomfrey, Mikaela Raley, Sunny Patel, Calli Holland, Emily Gawlik and Phoebe Lavin. All the students except Raley, a first-year graduate student, are undergraduate student research assistants.

UM Offers New Multidisciplinary Disaster Sciences Minor

From dealing with wildfires to hurricanes, program aims to prepare students to help others NOVEMBER 21, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts is offering a minor designed to help others in times of need following natural disasters. UM launched its Disaster Sciences minor program this fall, and 14 students are […]


Mississippi’s tornado season includes March, April and November. Photo by Robert Jordan UM Brand Photography Services

Campus Event to Help Community Prepare for Disaster

Students urged to check out first-ever UM ReadyCampus on Wednesday OCTOBER 16, 2016  |  BY TINSLEY HASTINGS As November approaches, the beginning of another tornado season threatens the South. On Wednesday (Oct. 19), an interactive campus disaster preparedness event will help University of Mississippi students and employees prepare for the worst. ReadyCampus, a Federal Emergency Management Agency–sponsored event, is set for […]