The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that occurred on April 20, 2010 not only triggered an unprecedented contamination of the northern Gulf of Mexico, but also yielded an unparalleled research effort to gauge the effects of the massive oil spill.
Five years after the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, scientists at The University of Southern Mississippi continue to lead the way in mapping and analyzing the oil spill’s effects on the Gulf waters’ fragile ecosystem.
Medical laboratory science students from The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Health won the student bowl competition at the Mississippi/Louisiana America Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) annual meeting in Shreveport, La. April 13-16.
The Center for Black Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a community dialogue and panel featuring local civil rights’ activists and scholars at the African American Military History Museum on May 2 at 9 a.m. The panel will be followed by a voter registration drive in the historic Mobile/Bouie Neighborhood in Hattiesburg organized by the Black Studies Student Alliance.
The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform the concert, “Songs of Hope and Strength,” Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach and on Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi.
University of Southern Mississippi students from Nepal are working to raise awareness and support for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland Saturday, April 25.
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.
The 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War offers not only an opportunity to look back at the controversial Southeast Asian conflict, but to learn more about those who left their native land for a new life in the United States.
Much in the news since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been disputes about the medical and economic settlements. During this time a substantial but much smaller program, the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) has been quietly moving forward on improving the health and resilience of communities affected by the oil spill.