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Pelagia noctiluca, a relative of the common sea nettle, has been found in large numbers near the barrier islands in recent days.

From left, University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of art Jennifer Torres and her sculpture students Matt Scott of Magnolia, Miss. and Holly Loyd of Brookhaven, Miss. pause during a sculpture installation Wednesday in the lobby of the Southern Miss Liberal Arts Building. The exhibit, titled “Life is But a Dream” features red boats created by Torres and is inspired by a verse from her favorite childhood bedtime song sung to her by her mother.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Arena Theatre will bring love and laughter to the stage this summer.

 

Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, was recently elected to the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee of ALSC, a division of the American Library Association.

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Hattiesburg presented the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $4,600 on Tuesday, June 1. The club recently hosted a 5K run/walk and chose to give the proceeds to DuBard School.

University of Southern Mississippi political science professors Allan McBride and Marija Bekafigo see the race for president between incumbent Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney shaping up to be a hard fought struggle.

Ha'gar Simpson, top left, a University of Southern Mississippi senior interdisciplinary studies major from State Line, Miss. volunteers at a summer camp for local youth at Hattiesburg Zoo Saturday, June 9.

A new book by a recent graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s educational leadership doctoral program looks at how students can learn throughout the school day, including locations outside the classroom.

Professionals from Arkansas, Texas and Florida, as well as various parts of Mississippi, underwent training at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi this week.

The participants learned about the DuBard Association Method®, a phonetic, multisensory approach to teaching language and speech to children with hearing loss, language disorders, severe speech disorders and dyslexia. The method is also proving beneficial for children in a general education setting as well. 

 

Every available minute finds University of Southern Mississippi industrial engineering technology student Andrew Adams laboring tirelessly on research that could have a huge impact on the environment should another catastrophe like the Gulf oil spill occur.

Ken Barbor, director of the Hydrographic Science Research Center in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science, has been appointed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco to serve on the Hydrographic Service Review Panel.

J. Brenton Stewart, who recently earned his doctorate in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is joining The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science faculty.

Marija Bekafigo, a political science professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, addressed more than 230 young women June 6 at the 2012 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Students throughout the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health are constantly seeking internship and training opportunities in their field of choice. For students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, these opportunities often materialize close-to-home. 

 

Zack Gatwood stepped across the stage at Spring Commencement last month having made a major impact on Southern Miss athletics, and did so while preparing for a career in sport management.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Justin Clark sees problems as nothing more than challenges that arouse his analytical, entrepreneurial mind.

 

For as long as he can remember, the Hattiesburg, Miss., native has tinkered with ideas that would make the world around him a better place. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Clark has wasted no time in developing and implementing a strategy for success.

Dr. Maureen Martin, director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently released a new textbook that expands upon the multisensory teaching methods that the school has used to educate students with severe communication disorders for 50 years.

A 1931 graduate’s donation to her alma mater is being used to honor the research and teaching efforts of junior faculty members at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Department of Medical Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi offers a rewarding career in a field that is experiencing strong employment growth.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Myverick Garcia will compete alongside 50 other hopefuls for the title of Miss USA on Sunday, June 3 in Las Vegas, Nev.

University of Southern Mississippi professor Marge Crowe knows how to get the attention of her students. But they aren’t the only ones.

 

Crowe, a faculty member of the Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education, is credited with inspiring a would-be burglar to reconsider breaking into the home of a student in one of her online classes.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has honored two University of Southern Mississippi students, providing one with funding for graduate study and another with recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Food Systems recently had several undergraduate and graduate students receive awards for their academic and research accomplishments.

Long hours in the laboratory have paid off significantly for University of Southern Mississippi student Souvik Banerjee, who has been selected to present a paper as part of the prestigious American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on July 26-29 in Boulder, Colo.

Dr. D. Jay Grimes, professor of marine microbiology in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has been chosen to chair the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Oceans and Human Health at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine on June 3- 8.