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There’s a lot more to be learned than what is found in textbooks, as students from The University of Southern Mississippi discovered when taking part in Export University, which was held Feb. 23-24 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.

What began as a simple research project five years ago between colleagues at The University of Southern Mississippi, has mushroomed into a major training and testing facility with global implications.

 

As the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) continues to evolve, recognition within the security industry grows as well. Recently, NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani was recognized by Security magazine as one of the most influential people in security as part of an annual feature in the monthly publication.

Budding inventors can test their creations as part of the Seventh Annual “Invent Your Future” competition set for April 26 at The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s new business incubator.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so the saying goes.

 

A “greener” home may also be on the other side of that fence, thanks to three University of Southern Mississippi alumni who are changing the way people think about “green” homes by producing an aesthetically pleasing product that includes smart energy use infrastructure in its construction.

A variety of factors could have lead to the death of dolphin calves that recently washed up on the Mississippi shore, says a University of Southern Mississippi professor who conducts research on dolphins.

Doing business in the 21st century means even the smallest companies can, and often do, sell services and goods to a global market and need to be savvy to the intricate rules and regulations of exporting products.

Dr. Mac Alford is known for his cheery disposition and omnipresent smile. Lately, he’s had a good reason for both.

 

An assistant professor of biological sciences and curator of the university’s herbarium, Alford learned last week he was the recipient of a prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright Foreign Scholarship.

 

The award allows Alford, whose areas of expertise include tropical plants and plant diversity, to teach and conduct research at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. His nine-month appointment begins in October.

NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations, a Web-based critical information system for safety and security purposes has become a founding partner of The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi psychology professor Dr. Stan Kuczaj’s research on dolphin cognition and behavior will be featured in an episode of NOVA, the science television show produced by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB)

Former FBI agents James McGee and Ray Mey conduct disaster training workshops around the world and both preach the same message for those who attend – “never stop preparing.”

 

McGee and Mey drove that point home repeatedly while serving as facilitators in a table top exercise held on Feb. 2 at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi.

What better place to observe, assess and brainstorm sports security preparedness than during the country’s grandest sporting event – the Super Bowl?

 

That’s exactly where Steve Miller and Hobbie Regan, both staffers at The National Center for Spectators Sports Safety and Security, (NCS4) will be when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas.

Much to his amazement, University of Southern Mississippi professor Derek Patton discovered that even the longest of shots can find the intended bulls-eye where higher education is concerned.

 

Patton, 33, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, learned recently that he had been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant designed to recognize outstanding work by junior faculty across the country.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer an online Sports Security Management Professional Certificate program Feb. 14-April 25.

Bracco Diagnostics, a multi-national company with headquarters in Milan, Italy, is the newest tenant in The University of Southern Mississippi’s state-of-the-art science incubator known as The Accelerator.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant managed through The University of Southern Mississippi provides invaluable learning experiences for area high school students that include field trips to the Lake Thoreau nature preserve managed through the university’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Sponsors and exhibitors are lining up to be part of the 2nd Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

Noetic Technologies Inc., and The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded the John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award at the 11th Annual Conference on High Technology hosted by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.

When looking for the best method to test their EventSecure software, officials at e-VERIFILE.COM, Inc., sought assistance from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

An impressive group of security professionals are scheduled to deliver addresses as part of comprehensive Industry Day set for Jan. 19, 2011 at the SAIC McLean Conference Center in McLean, Va.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded an $80,000 grant to study the psychosocial impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.

Petal High School senior Nicolet Hopper has already learned one important lesson about succeeding as an entrepreneur – hire the right people.

Hopper, a second-year student in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, was a featured presenter at the seventh Annual U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran Forum on American Enterprise held Nov. 2 at the Jackson Marriott.

James Wilcox and David Bell, both representatives of the Southern Miss Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), had an opportunity to learn more about business development and job growth as part of a regional conference Oct. 26-27 in Atlanta, Ga.