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The University of Southern Mississippi will introduce a monthly book club specifically for youth, ages 12-17, on Nov. 17 at noon at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi, along with VISITHATTIESBURG™ and the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commission, will host the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class for its final excursion on Nov. 15-16.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty from across disciplines shared highlights of their research with audiences Friday, Nov. 9 during the annual University Research Day program. The event was held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring “College Night at the Hard Rock Cafe” in Biloxi Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 –11 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups.

Dr. John Harsh, professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Frances Karnes, distinguished professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, and Patrick Eiers, a graduate student in psychology at the university, recently had a article published in Parenting for High Potential titled Gifted Students and Sleep. The article includes findings regarding gifted students and sleep, along with practical suggestions to help them get enough sleep.

University of Southern Mississippi student Daniel Hinton, a senior chemistry major from Petal, Miss., has been accepted into a new program called “Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department.

The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently held a meeting with high school interscholastic athletic officials and security directors to plan and develop an educational and certification program for school safety and security personnel.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Awards Day program and presentations will be held tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Research Posters will be displayed in Ballroom II. The university community is invited to come and hear about the work of some of our most accomplished scientists, scholars, and artists.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host The Eagle’s Nest Reading Series Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Gulf Park campus library.

University of Southern Mississippi students can expand their global IQ, sample delicious international cuisine and learn about the many benefits of participating in the university’s award-winning studying abroad programs during International Education Week, set for Nov. 12 – 16 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

University of Southern Mississippi student Colton Reid and his horse Della recently competed and earned a top-10 ranking in the nation’s biggest horse show, the American Quarter Horse Congress.

Souvik Banerjee, doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi was selected to present at the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium on the campus of University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Two great evenings of jazz are in store for the Pine Belt, courtesy of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music.

The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) will hold a fair housing workshop on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at the South Delta Regional Housing Authority at 202 Weston Ave. in Leland, Miss.

The Mississippi Technology Alliance will induct a former University of Southern Mississippi president into its Innovators Hall of Fame at its annual awards gala Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Jackson Convention Center.

Dr. Tom McIlwain, a former director of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, died Oct. 31. He was 71. Funeral services for McIlwain are Wednesday, Nov. 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs, located at 921 Ocean Avenue. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., with funeral to follow at 3 p.m.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi became the ideal conduit connecting a client with a manufacturer that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales.

Renowned environmental scientist Dr. Margaret Lowman will be the featured speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Honors Forum Series, set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

Local author Terry I. Miles will hold a book signing at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Miles, a Southern Miss alumni, has written 12 books in the Cozy Little Murder Mystery series. She will discuss and sign her new book, “It’s Murder… Between the Sheets.”

Copies of Miles’ book will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 228.214.3450.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Amal Mitra is a particularly proud father these days after watching his daughter, Paromita Mitra, capture the Miss Mississippi USA crown on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Harrah’s Event Center in Tunica, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court in three cases involving former coaches with the women’s soccer program.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters is mourning the passing of Dr. Karen Austin, Professor Emerita of Spanish, who died Oct. 31. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.