September 1, 2014  

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Pauly Receives Department Award for Outstanding Service

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Bob Pauly, associate dean for the College of Arts and Letters and associate professor of international development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, received the 2012-2013 Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs’ Award for Outstanding Service.

Pauly’s contributions to the university include serving as chair and co-chair of various committees, as a member of both national and international research organizations, and co-editor for a peer reviewed academic journal. The award for Outstanding Service was among three awards presented to faculty that included Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Research.

Bristol Receives Grants to Conduct World War II Research

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently received two development grants from the university. The first is a proposal development grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research and the second is a faculty development grant from the Office of the Academic Dean at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.

Bristol plans to use both awards to conduct research in the archives of the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to focus on the papers of key officials in the Roosevelt Administration to gain an understanding of the evolution of policies for African American troops during World War II.

Celtic Studies Volume Features Follett as Co-Editor, Writer

LONG BEACH, Miss. – Dr. Westley Follett, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as a co-editor of the 2013 published volume, “Gablánach in Scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley.”

Published by Four Courts Press in Dublin, the volume also features Follett’s article, "Women, Blood, and Soul-Friendship: A Contextual Study of Two Anecdotes from the Tallaght Memoir,” which addresses the provision of pastoral care to women in a ninth-century Irish monastery.

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