It is with best wishes and heartfelt appreciation that we announce the retirement of Dr. Pat Smith after thirty years of research, writing, and teaching. For more on Dr. Smith, check out this story in Southern Miss Now.
Congratulations to our faculty members who were promoted or tenured this year. Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes (click here) was promoted to Professor of History. Dr. Heather Stur was promoted to Associate Professor (click here). Dr. Max Grivno (click here) was tenured.
The National History Day in Mississippi delegation 'did us super-proud' at Nationals, which just concluded in College Park, Maryland! Top finishers: McComb HS performance, 7th in the Nation; Erin Sparkman exhibit, FCAHS, 9th in the Nation; 'Best of State' Medalists were McComb HS performance and Jon Franz, Starkville, paper. Other high finishers: Brian Ko website, Pascagoula HS, 3rd in first room; McComb HS documentary, 4th in room. For more information about NHD in MS, click here.
USM historians with new books. Dr. Kenneth Swope's The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44 as part of the Asian States and Empires series was recently published by Routledge. For more information, click here. Dr. Andrew Wiest’s Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines was published by Osprey in 2013. For more information, click here. Dr. Susannah Ural’s book Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It was published in October by Osprey Publishing. For more information, click here.