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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.

Thanks to a brand new “smartphone” and mobile device application, students, alumni and everyone else now have a quick and easy way to stay connected with Southern Miss.

The newly launched mobile app - iSouthernMS – allows the Southern Miss community to stay connected by providing hand-held access to campus maps, current class schedules and event calendars, plus the latest university news, sports schedules and more.

Faculty and graduate students with outstanding records of innovative activity in multiple areas of scholarship were recognized for their efforts Oct. 29 during The University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Lives Enriched Through Their Endeavors: Research and Scholarship (LETTERS) Day.

Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

Sponsored by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, the 2011 event comes on the heels of a highly-successful inaugural conference held this past August at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing has been selected to participate in a landmark national study that will examine the use of simulation in nursing education.

Southern Miss is one of 10 schools nationwide chosen for the study, which is being conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Outstanding achievement by members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty will be recognized during the annual Lives Enriched Through Their Endeavors:  Research and Scholarship (LETTERS) Day program Friday, Oct. 29. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the Hattiesburg campus in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms I and III.

With no oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and 90 percent of federal waters open to fishing, consumers are left to decide if they will eat the delectable delicacies of the deep.

For the third time since the deadly explosion and spill, a team of University of Southern Mississippi business experts is researching whether customers are buying and eating Gulf Coast shrimp versus imported shrimp.

Some of the top scientists in our region will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Oct. 29-30 for the annual meeting of the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCB-ASM).