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How Smart Are Dogs? That’s the focus of the next fall 2011 Science Café Series presentation at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library, set for Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m., room 105 A. Admission is free.

From environmental changes to emerging diseases, global health presents a major challenge to the world of public health.

 

This will be the overarching theme of the 11th Annual Public Health Symposium sponsored by the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC).

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Letters is gearing up for a great fall season of performances which will include showstoppers such as “King Lear,” “Fences,”  and “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

This news briefs package highlights newsmakers and events from The University of Southern Mississippi College of Education and Psychology, including publication and presentation of research by its faculty, students and alumni.

“Ed Said,” a new Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) puppet created by University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism graduate Cathy “CJ” Burks, will visit Oak Grove Primary School Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:40 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. 

Two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center twin towers were officially transferred from the City of Hattiesburg to The University of Southern Mississippi during a special ceremony held Sunday, Sept. 11 at Reed Green Coliseum.

Tears flowed down the faces of many who gathered Saturday, Sept. 10 to watch University of Southern Mississippi employee Melissa Carpenter receive the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity Home.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has partnered with the Kawai Piano Company to bring new pianos to music students at the university.

The Elite Performing Instrument Collection (EPIC) will provide brand new loaner pianos that will be purchased at a substantial discount as part of the program that aims to replace almost all of the pianos in the school with new ones over the next 10 years.

 

Laurie Benvenutti (’10, ’11), a Bay St. Louis, Miss. native, recently joined  The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association’s staff as its new manager for constituent relations.

 

Former WorldCom executive-turned-whistleblower Cynthia Cooper challenged University of Southern Mississippi business students to “find their true north” during a campus lecture on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Despite a challenging economic climate that forecast the possibility of deep cuts to the 2011-2012 fiscal budget, The University of Southern Mississippi has not just survived but thrived in the face of adversity.

 

That was the message Southern Miss President Martha Saunders delivered to faculty, staff and students Thursday, Sept. 8 at Bennett Auditorium for the fall 2011 convocation, in which she also pointed to a number of achievements the university had tallied in the past year.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of History announces its McCarthy Lecture Series and War & Society Roundtable schedules for fall 2011.

Medical Homes are an important health care resource for Mississippi families. That is the message two Institute for Disability Studies projects are promoting through medical home awareness events scheduled for September.

With some valuable assistance from Lights Jewelers Gemologist of Hattiesburg, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is putting the “gold” in “black and gold.”

Recreational Sports Plans Fall Health Series

Motivating Mississippi along with WebMD and Recreational Sports are hosting a Fall Health Series. Attend three of four sessions and have your name placed in a drawing for healthy prizes.

Physical Activity; Tuesday, Sept. 20: Exercise can be fun! It doesn’t matter how you move as long as you do. Come join us for some physical activity and line dancing. Everybody loves the “Electric Slide,” and you will love the way you feel after you complete this session!

Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi since 1987, has been named chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

 

Heinhorst came to Southern Miss as a research associate professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. In 2005, she was named the Thomas Waring Bennett Distinguished Professor in the Sciences.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The traveling exhibit, “Picking Up the Pieces: Preserving Coast Heritage,” is on display for the month of September at The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A University of Southern Mississippi adjunct professor’s new book featuring compelling images of life in Africa captured through her photography will be spotlighted this week at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Using Electronic Books Online,” Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3-4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

As part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative, this one-hour session will discuss how the world of books is changing. With more titles being offered in an electronic format, this workshop will show how to use NetLibrary to access this growing format.

Dr. David M. Holley, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at The University of Southern Mississippi, has won the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize for 2010.

His article “Treating God’s Existence: An Explanatory Hypothesis” was judged by the selection panel to be one of the best three articles in philosophy of religion published during 2010. The article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of American Philosophical Quarterly.

Three University of Southern Mississippi talents are headed to New York City next month to debut “Sondheim in the City,” a cabaret-style production that showcases the multi-talented Maryann Kyle, associate professor of voice in the School of Music.

The Southern Miss season-opening game versus Louisiana Tech will still be played as scheduled, but some pregame and halftime festivities have been cancelled as a result of potentially hazardous weather conditions related to Tropical Strom Lee.

The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department advises members of the university community to be aware of the potential for inclement weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Lee, which is forecast to impact south Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana this weekend and through Tuesday, Sept. 6. Members of the campus community are advised to monitor weather news updates on local radio and television newscasts, as well as through the Internet.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team, including head coach Larry Fedora, paid a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Friday, Sept. 2.