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Nobel Laureate and renowned physicist Eric Cornell will share his expertise with the general public during a lecture on Nov. 30 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

With a gift of $100,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, South Mississippi Home Health Foundation Inc. has established an annual scholarship in the School of Nursing in honor of Dr. Frederick E. Tatum of Hattiesburg.

A stunning new opera production about love and romance comes to The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center Nov. 9 and 11.

The four-act Italian tragedy-drama, “La Bohéme” will take to the stage for two performances only beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

University of Southern Mississippi Air Force ROTC cadets will honor Hattiesburg area veterans in their annual 24-hour Veterans Vigil at the Hattiesburg Veterans Memorial Park from 10 a.m. Nov. 10 through 10 a.m. Nov. 11.

Angela Brav, chief operating officer of InterContinental Hotels Group North America, implored students to “be relentlessly self-aware” during an hour-long address at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Brav spoke to a packed room composed primarily of business students on Thursday, Nov. 4 before making another stop in Hattiesburg to address a women’s leadership conference.

Musical tastes to whet any appetite will be on tap Saturday, Nov. 6 at Mugshots restaurant in Hattiesburg when the second annual “Dancing for DuBard” event gets underway.

Teachers, parents, grandparents, youth and other fans of children’s literature can get a sneak peek at the latest in children’s literature Nov. 7-8 when The University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection hosts its annual Holiday Book Preview.

Talented vocalists and conductors will return to The University of Southern Mississippi for the first Choral Alumni Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

A 250-plus mass choir will sing a variety of music chosen and rehearsed by six different conductors at Main Street Baptist Church.

Longtime Harrah’s Entertainment executive J. Carlos Tolosa could only shake his head in disbelief while gazing upon his likeness displayed on the giant scoreboard at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

“My grandkids noticed it first,” said Tolosa, who was in town to accept the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business. “That’s really amazing. You know, I used to play soccer on that very field many years ago.”

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Career Services has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation to fund the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Northrop Grumman Sponsored Etiquette Dinners on its Hattiesburg campus.

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.

Melissa Carpenter’s longtime dream of owning her own home is still just that – for the time being.

All the separates Carpenter, a secretary in the Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi, from moving into her Habitat for Humanity home is approximately $9,000 worth of construction.

Angela Brav, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group, North America, will share her experiences as a business executive during two appearances in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Internationally recognized composer Judith Lang Zaimont will perform her newly commissioned “Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra” with The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 4 in Bennett Auditorium.

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.

Millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the 2010 congressional mid-term elections.

And just like many of you, our political experts on campus will be watching the results closely. For media outlets seeking any type of analysis or discussion about national or state races, the Office of University Communications has lined up a group of professors to field such inquiries.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for residents with and without disabilities in George and surrounding counties.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a fundraiser in support of the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Nov. 17 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at Champion Bowling Lanes in Hattiesburg.

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.

College of Science and Technology Dean Joe Whitehead of The University of Southern Mississippi has been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.

Giving back is a tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi, as evidenced by the school’s steadfast support of the United Way and the agencies it serves.

The university’s annual United Way campaign supports the United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s overall campaign goal of $1.6 million, enabling the organization to fund 21 local partner agencies and its own programs in Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor of criminal justice at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently inducted into the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Alumni Hall of Fame at a ceremony on the college’s Perkinston campus.