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When Dr. Jay Dean takes to the podium to open the 93rd season of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, it will be a much different group than the one he stepped in front of 25 years ago.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its fall 2012 strategic planning meeting, which brought together members of the CLTT Industry Advisory Council (IAC) representing a broad range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a comprehensive Multisensory Math seminar on Sept. 13-14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Seatrout Population Enhancement Cooperative, a partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi since 2005, will release thousands of spotted seatrout fingerlings into the waters of Saint Louis Bay the week of Aug. 13-17 at Cedar Point Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, Miss. and Merlin Necaise Boat Launch on the Wolf River.

University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing professors Dr. Vickie Stuart and Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson are taking part in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting this week in San Francisco.

Ryan Hensarling, a doctoral student in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to attend the 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Aug. 12-25 in Argonne, Ill., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Jasmine Thomas, an elementary education major with endorsements in mathematics and social studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship Award. Thomas is the only recipient of the $1,000 scholarship this year in the state of Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the True South Economic Development Course Sept. 17-20 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing will be well represented when Dr. Vickie Stuart and Dr. Marjorie Geisz-Everson take part in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting set for Aug. 4-8 in San Francisco.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab, led by Director Dr. Stan Kuczaj, has emerged as one of world's leading authorities on dolphin behavior.

The renowned Dore Program learning system, with an office already in Jackson, Miss., has now expanded to Hattiesburg by opening a new branch inside the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

IDS Co-Director Dr. Jane Siders said the partnership with Dore provides an opportunity for Southern Miss to be involved in ground-level research of a treatment procedure that shows tremendous success internationally.

Dr. Sandra Bishop, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named associate dean for the college. The College of Nursing was elevated from a school to one of six Southern Miss colleges effective July 1.

Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as one of the top 100 Awesome Deans of Public Health by the online publication MPHProgramsList.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries will host the free webinar, “Proposal Writing Basics,” for nonprofit groups looking for guidance on how to write grant proposals on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 12 – 1 p.m. in room 213 of the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi recently participated in the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center College and Career Festival held on the Hattiesburg area base. 

The event is designed to assist transitioning soldiers, veterans, civilian employees and family members with career employment and educational opportunities. 

Internationally acclaimed artist Christo will visit the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Sept. 5 to present the lecture, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Two Works in Progress: Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado, andThe Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates. This event begins at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

A reunion of participants in The University of Southern Mississippi’s former Summer Program in Graduate Education (SPGE) on the Hattiesburg campus last weekend reunited old friends, fellow students and colleagues.

Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Workplace Learning and Performance Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi, delivered a presentation during the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management earlier this month in Chicago.

The topic of her paper was "Change Leaders' Reflections of Hurricane Katrina: A Qualitative Review." Janea McDonald, a current doctoral student in human capital development, served as co-presenter.

A fun walk, fitness demonstrations and free health screenings will highlight the 2012 Hattiesburg Regional Health Fair set for Friday, July 27 at the Payne Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Dr. Robert Lochhead, director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, can offer living proof that a voice alone is enough to produce an award-winning presentation.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte, senior associate dean in the College of Business, will serve as interim dean during the college’s period of transition.

Scientists with The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science are part of a collaboration of colleagues from Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of Central Florida that last year examined a mysterious case of dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast.

Preliminary construction work has begun on Scianna Hall, future home of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

A temporary fence has been erected to encircle the project area, formerly known as Loyalty Field.

What do Antarctica and Mars have in common? Turns out, just enough to suit University of Southern Mississippi marine science Assistant Professor Scott Milroy.

 

Thanks to a NASA-funded research grant, Milroy is embarking on a year-long project that includes an attempt to grow a form of blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – in incubation chambers at the Stennis Space Center. Milroy hopes to mimic conditions that exist on the surface of Mars.