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Dr. Rowena Elliott, associate professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Bill Holcomb will serve as the new director of Athletic Training Education Program in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Virginia Berry, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, died Monday at her home in Hattiesburg. She was 63.

Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, associate professor of computer science, was acknowledged for his contributions to the 10th edition of the textbook, “Concepts of Programming Languages,” by Robert W. Sebesta.

The textbook, prominently used in computer science education, is described as an introduction “to the main constructs of contemporary programming languages and provides the tools needed to critically evaluate existing and future programming languages.”

University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Parade  on the Hattiesburg campus Friday, Oct. 5. Golf carts were decorated in pink with messages of support for breast cancer research and awareness, and then paraded across campus as part of several activities scheduled at Southern Miss in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Paint Southern Miss Pink Committee is spearheading campus efforts for these events during the month of October.

For more information on Paint Southern Miss Pink, contact Dr. Susan Bone at 601.266.5655 or e-mail susan.bone@usm.edu.

Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor emeritus of social work at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as co-editor for two books, “War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing” and “Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches.”

Dr. Catherine Rand makes her conducting debut with The University of Southern Mississippi’s top wind band, the Wind Ensemble, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a book talk featuring Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor and director of International Studies at Southern Miss, as he discusses his latest publication, “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam.”

Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Trent Gould will serve as interim director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR) until a permanent director is named.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) and the Mississippi State University - Research Curriculum Unit (RCU) are partnering to develop an “Intermodal Transportation Curriculum for Secondary Education” as a pilot study.

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) recently held an orientation session for new students admitted to the on-line and executive Master of Science in Logistics, Training and Transportation (MS LTT). 

Like all scientific processes, biochemical research in the lab of University of Southern Mississippi Professor Dr. Vijay Rangachari begins with a theory. And there is no shortage of theories when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease research.

University of Southern Mississippi Interim President Aubrey Lucas greeted faculty, staff and students at the institution’s fall 2012 convocation Sept. 12, thanking them for their service to the university and noting various individual and institutional accomplishments from the previous academic year.

 

An increase in freshmen enrollment, expansion of state-of-the art student housing, advancements in academic research that have garnered national and international media notice, individual student, faculty staff achievements and groundbreaking on new buildings for the Colleges of Business and Nursing were among many accomplishments Lucas cited as he expressed hopes for more in the future.

Research teams that include University of Southern Mississippi professors Dr. Daniel Savin and Dr. Joseph Griffitt have received additional grant funding to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.

Instead of the author discussing the roles of the central characters in his new book, a University of Southern Mississippi history professor will let them do the talking.

“Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping on the CTA” a play by University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Philip Koilin, appears in the spring 2012 issue of Callaloo.

Dr. Shahid Karim, associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the disease-transmitting agents present in ticks and other blood-feeding anthropod vectors.

Does a school board’s management style play a significant role in student academic achievement?

 

That’s the question University of Southern Mississippi educational leadership professor Dr. David Lee and some of his graduate students hope to answer through a research project examining correlations between high and low-achieving school districts and the behavior, decisions and personalities of the boards that govern them.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi welcomed six new members to its staff this fall, including three speech-language pathologists (SLPs), two teacher assistants and a communications coordinator.

Dr. Robin Overstreet, longtime scientist at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), is being featured as part of a special series on influential researchers at the lab who are retiring or near retirement.

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.

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.

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.