Andy Wiest is excited about what the future may hold as University of Southern Mississippi graduates transition to the next chapter in their lives, taking their new education into a world he believes needs their talents to make it a better place for everyone.
“We’ve taught them how to think and dream, and now they need those abilities to take on the problems in our world, because there’s a plethora of them that we haven’t solved yet,” said Wiest, a professor of history who delivered the 2014 Fall Commencement speech on Friday, Dec. 12.
Citing a desire to streamline his focus on other responsibilities, Dr. Eric Powell has announced his resignation as executive director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), effective Dec. 16, 2014.
A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg for Dr. William Hatcher, former chairman of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Political Science, who died Dec. 12 in Jackson, Miss. He was 92.
Kathryn Kellett, a doctoral student at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, recently completed a research collaboration with University of Southern Mississippi researchers Dr. Karl Wallace and graduate student Hugh Broome in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
While you are reading this article, two-to three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease - a life-threatening illness that killed more than 83,000 people in 2010 alone.
However, with the help of Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Southern Miss Professor Vijay Rangachari is furthering research on the disease to help find better treatments, or a cure, for those affected.
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.