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Journal of Rural Social Sciences – Special Issue on Rural Population Health and Aging – Call for Papers

Journal of Rural Social Sciences Special Issue on Rural Population Health and Aging  Call for Papers  Manuscript Abstracts due September 30, 2020 For Selected Abstracts, Full-Length Manuscripts due January 15, 2021 Population aging is an important issue at the local, state, national, and international levels. Often getting less attention in the media and policy discussions […]


Figure: COVID-19 Case Rate by County

CPS Launches Population Briefs Series on eGrove

The Center for Population Studies (CPS) recently launched its Population Briefs series on eGrove, the university’s open access repository. Population Briefs are intended to develop data-driven awareness about issues facing Mississippi at the community, regional, and statewide levels. Through this series, CPS strives to inform the public about important topics and about the utility of […]


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CPS Research Affiliates Lead New Center for Community Engagement

New Center to Engage Mississippi Communities as Research Partners UM: CREW will partner with communities to advance community development, health, arts Published by University of Mississippi News APRIL 27, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is home to a new center that aims to empower local communities to take charge of their community development, […]


New Population Briefs Published

The Center for Population Studies has begun publishing a series of Population Briefs to provide timely information addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, especially relating to Mississippi. Population Briefs are intended to develop data-driven awareness about issues facing Mississippi at the community, regional, and statewide levels. Through this series, CPS strives to inform the public about important topics and about the utility […]


Population Brief: COVID-19 in Mississippi

John J. Green, director of the Center for Population Studies and the State Data Center of Mississippi, looks at demographics of Mississippi for those ages 65 and older in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Although some places have lower testing rates than others, we do have public, reliable, and comparable data on the age […]


New Policy Brief Series from APCRL

The Applied Policy and Community Research Laboratory (APCRL) has launched a new policy brief series. The first brief was released in partnership with the Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI). Check out Mississippi Midwives: More Birth for Our Buck (February 2020) by Dr. Anne Cafer and Wengora Thompson of MSPHI. Subsequent briefs include: COVID-19 in the […]


Mississippi and the 2020 Census

10 Questions – 10 Minutes – 10 Years of Impact Learn more about Mississippi’s role in the 2020 Census.


Delta Directions Visiting Scholar: Call for Applications

The Delta Directions Consortium (DDC) welcomes academics with a research focus on rural socioeconomic development and/or health to apply to join the Center for Population Studies (the Center) at the University of Mississippi as a Visiting Scholar for the Summer of 2020. The DDC is an interdisciplinary network of partners that focuses on the intersections […]


Lead in Drinking Water Project Receives Outstanding Community Engagement Award

The Lead in Drinking Water project team, of which CPS is a partner, was recently recognized for outstanding community engaged teaching at the 2019 University of Mississippi Celebration of Service, hosted by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement. Excerpted from April 11 University of Mississippi News story by Edwin B. Smith UM […]


Dr. Anne Cafer Named 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Annie Cafer claims first-ever fellowship in Mississippi for community resilience work APRIL 23, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Annie Cafer, UM assistant professor of sociology, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. She is the first UM faculty member – and the first faculty member from a Mississippi university – to receive the fellowship. Photo by Thomas […]