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With ICUs Full, MSDH Restarts System of Care

The omicron surge has become severe enough, considering the latent damage to the state’s health-care system from nearly two years of pandemic care, that MSDH has restarted the mandatory rotation protocol that allows centralized diversion of high-severity cases.

Mississippi Toasts Breadth and Depth of Andrew Bucci’s Art in His Centennial Year

Andrew Bucci self portrait with dogwood flower 1949

These centennial tributes aim to showcase the range of Andrew Bucci’s art, who started creating in the mid-to-late 1930s and continued through the 2000s, learning something new every decade—always evolving, always creating. The History Is Lunch program on Jan. 12 is free and open to the public; it will be livestreamed as well on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page, and posted on the department’s YouTube channel. The “Emerging Grace” exhibit runs through March 12 at the Winter Building and is open to the public on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How To Nurture Creativity In Your Kids

Four children (7-10) drawing with chalk on pavement, overhead view

Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enroll them in arts classes or splurge on STEM-themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, I can draw on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional suggestions that are more likely to be effective—and won’t break your budget.