Quote of the Day
“I’m motivated by the new ways we have learned how to be — to think differently about what we truly value, about each other, about the greater good, more about what makes us alike than different, or expressing our needs, our creativity and our love in new ways. And I’m mostly motivated by the fact that when we all come back together and we are healed, that I’m going to give and receive some of the best hugs of my life and listen to and sit with people like I never have before.”
— Laura Schulenberg, Staff Counselor, University Counseling Center (Excerpted from Ole Miss News story, “17 Inspirational Messages from Ole Miss with Love”)
Q: What if a department has items for donation?
A: University leaders have been inspired by our community’s willingness to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) or provide equipment and facilities to fabricate PPE to local organizations. In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the donations, the university has established a Potential PPE Donation Task Force to develop an inventory of potential donations and capabilities and to coordinate the donations. Contact Donna Strum for additional information.
Disaster Resilience Constellation Soliciting Seed Grant Proposals
The Disaster Resilience Constellation is soliciting seed grant proposals for rapid data-gathering projects that will help elucidate the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19, and potentially lead to externally sponsored awards. See this UM Today item for details and instructions.
UMMC Begins COVID-19 Clinical Trials
UMMC is moving into a new stage of COVID-19 response: conducting clinical research and trials on how to treat the disease. UMMC will launch as many as nine clinical studies related to COVID-19 treatment in the next two weeks. The trials are meant for people with COVID-19 who are ill enough to require hospitalization or intensive care, not those who are asymptomatic or able to recover from the disease at home.
Video Library of Academic Success Workshops
The Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience has created a video library of its most recent Academic Success Workshops. This library offers videos with study strategies plus guidance for time management, success in online classes, coaching and more.
Other Things to Know
- April 18: Quitman County, Supervalu
- April 18: Hinds County, Jackson State University
- April 20: Cleveland, Delta State University