Five UM students present award-winning entries at recent event APRIL 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The recent Neuroscience Research Showcase and Brain Awareness Week events at the University of Mississippi included a poster competition that brought out the best and brightest students to shine light on neurosciences and other related fields. Eighteen graduate and […]
Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction FEBRUARY 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at […]
One of two University of Mississippi students may be pursuing graduate studies in the United Kingdom next year, thanks to a prestigious international scholarship program. Jaz Brisack, of Oxford, and Marisa Kutchma, of St. Louis, have been selected as finalists for Marshall Scholarships. Established by an act of Parliament, the distinctive two-year program finances young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year for graduate study at a U.K. institution in any field. If chosen, Brisack or Kutchma would be UM’s third Marshall Scholar. Brent Bonds, of Iuka, and James Robert “JR” Rigby, of Madison, both 2003 alumni, were finalists in 2002. Rigby won the award.
Psyche Loui and Alexander Ophir to discuss varied topics during visit MARCH 23, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two renowned neuroscientists are scheduled to give three lectures April 3-5 in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Psyche Loui, assistant professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior and integrative sciences at Wesleyan University, will discuss “Why […]
Team studied disruptions in sense of smell in schizophrenia patients JULY 27, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A study conducted by a University of Mississippi professor and one of his former students may lead to a better understanding of schizophrenia. Toshikazu “Tossi” Ikuta, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, teamed with Sara Kiparizoska, a 2016 […]
Third annual event unites campuses, interests APRIL 14, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH If public peer acknowledgement of genius is every researcher’s dream, then the third annual University of Mississippi-University of Mississippi Medical Center Research Day was a scientist’s dream come true. More than 200 participants were on hand to present their work and explore collaborations […]
Susana Martinez-Conde to discuss visual perception, magic of brain April 11-13 APRIL 5, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A renowned neuroscientist is scheduled to give three separate lectures on brain function and visual perception April 11-13 in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Susana Martinez-Conde of State University of New York will open the week with “Vision is […]