University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world’s most feared diseases.
Murin, a doctoral student at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, is on a team of scientists that contributed to the development of a treatment for the Ebola virus known as ZMapp. The antibody cocktail, which showed promise in animal models, was recently used to treat two patients who contracted the disease in Africa.
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies. The wheelchair, along with other adaptive equipment, is housed at the institute’s Technology Learning Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Sen. Cochran toured the Gulf Park campus Aug. 21 with Dr. Steve Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus at Southern Miss, and Dr. Gordon C. Cannon, vice president for research at Southern Miss, to learn more about the educational and community resources available through the university. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)
To celebrate the beginning of the school year, Hub Dance Collective (HDC) will perform “Ground.Sound.Rebound.REMIXED.” August 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held at the Theatre and Dance Building, Studio 115 on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. There is a $10 general admission fee and a student fee of $5.
The first day of the fall semester is underway at The University of Southern Mississippi, bringing with it the promise of a fresh start, the excitement of endless possibilities and inspiration to achieve new goals.
Jenny Tate has been selected as the Campus Communication Officer for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, Miss.
Tate, currently the Chief of Marketing and Development for the Mississippi Museum of Art, replaces Shelia White in the position. As Campus Communication Officer, Tate will be responsible for the campus’ marketing and public relations efforts and will oversee three staff members in the areas of news and media relations, web, and creative services. She will begin working in her new role on Monday, Aug. 25.
On July 1, 2014, the Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and on Aug. 15, 2014, during the organization’s annual board of director’s orientation, welcomed six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. Individuals include alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities who demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the University.
Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.