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July 24, 2015

A documentary inspired by a University of Southern Mississippi history professor’s book on the famed Vietnam combat infantry unit “Charlie Company” has been nominated for a coveted Emmy award.

 

Dr. Andrew Wiest, founding director of the university’s Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, is the author of “The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam,” on which the National Geographic documentary “Brothers in War” is based. It has been nominated for the award in the Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form category.

A documentary inspired by a University of Southern Mississippi history professor’s book on the famed Vietnam combat infantry unit “Charlie Company” has been nominated for a coveted Emmy award.

July 24, 2015

For Dr. Faye Gilbert, serving as president of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) means honoring a commitment to provide students with the most rewarding college experience possible.

 

For Dr. Faye Gilbert, serving as president of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) means honoring a commitment to provide students with the most rewarding college experience possible.

Gilbert, dean of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has spent the first half of 2015 as the SBAA president after serving as vice president of Programs last year and as secretary/treasurer in 2012-13. She is the first Southern Miss dean to occupy the president’s chair since Dean Emeritus Dr. Joseph Greene held the office in 1967-68.

July 7, 2015

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support advanced nursing education and practice.

The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support advanced nursing education and practice.

Funded through the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce Advanced Nursing Education program, the three-year award will provide support to educate and train nurse practitioners – at the doctorate level – through academic-practice partnerships.

June 26, 2015

Dr. Davin Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program.

Dr. Davin Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Gulf Research Program.

The Early-Career Research Fellowships recognize professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health, or the environment in the Gulf region.

June 3, 2015

The United States Army has awarded a $4.9 million research contract to The University of Southern Mississippi for development and evaluation on a helmet liner designed to provide enhanced head protection for warfighters.

 

The Southern Miss Pneumatic Cushioning helmet liner was developed in the laboratories of Dr. Jeff Wiggins, director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, in collaboration with Dr. Trent Gould, associate dean in the College of Health and professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Dr. Scott Piland, assistant director and associate professor in the School of Kinesiology. The primary objective of this two-year program is to develop next generation pneumatic cushioning systems which exceed the blunt impact performance standard of current Army helmets in cold, ambient, and hot testing conditions.

The United States Army has awarded a $4.9 million research contract to The University of Southern Mississippi for development and evaluation on a helmet liner designed to provide enhanced head protection for warfighters.

May 26, 2015

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) Conference held May 18-19 in Tupelo, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Southern Miss took home a total of 13 awards in the senior division of the competition, which is open to all of the state’s four-year universities and colleges.

May 21, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi Chief Communication Officer Jim Coll is one of approximately 60 marketing and public relations professionals who lent their social media expertise to the first edition of PR News’ Social Media Guidebook.

University of Southern Mississippi Chief Communication Officer Jim Coll is one of approximately 60 marketing and public relations professionals who lent their social media expertise to the first edition of PR News’ Social Media Guidebook. The book includes tips from public relations agencies, academia and brands like National Geographic Channel and 16 Handles on how to use Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms to elevate communications campaigns.

May 20, 2015

Dr. Vickie Stuart, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) during a special membership banquet held last month in Alexandria, Va.

Dr. Vickie Stuart, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) during a special membership banquet held last month in Alexandria, Va.

May 19, 2015

Several University of Southern Mississippi marketing and public relations professionals were honored for their work at the Public Relations Association of Mississippi Awards in April in Tupelo. The awards program recognizes outstanding work in the field of public relations by professionals within the state of Mississippi. In all, Southern Miss picked up six awards in the competition.

Several University of Southern Mississippi marketing and public relations professionals were honored for their work at the Public Relations Association of Mississippi Awards in April in Tupelo. The awards program recognizes outstanding work in the field of public relations by professionals within the state of Mississippi. In all, Southern Miss picked up six awards in the competition.

April 21, 2015

Audiologists and speech language pathologists from across the state gathered for the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Continuing Education Conference in Jackson March 30 through April 1.

Audiologists and speech language pathologists from across the state gathered for the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Continuing Education Conference in Jackson March 30 through April 1.

Amy Rosonet and Kimberly Ward, professors in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as chairs for the conference.

April 21, 2015

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Physics and Astronomy are engaged in radiation detection efforts aimed at detecting how air chemistry is altered due to the presence of radiation.

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Physics and Astronomy are engaged in radiation detection efforts aimed at detecting how air chemistry is altered due to the presence of radiation.

Dr. Chris Winstead, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said the research efforts are in response to growing concerns over radiological safety and terrorism.

“Our idea is to actually use the air itself as a means of detecting the radiation,” Winstead said.

April 17, 2015

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that occurred on April 20, 2010 not only triggered an unprecedented contamination of the northern Gulf of Mexico, but also yielded an unparalleled research effort to gauge the effects of the massive oil spill.

 

Five years after the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, scientists at The University of Southern Mississippi continue to lead the way in mapping and analyzing the oil spill’s effects on the Gulf waters’ fragile ecosystem.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that occurred on April 20, 2010 not only triggered an unprecedented contamination of the northern Gulf of Mexico, but also yielded an unparalleled research effort to gauge the effects of the massive oil spill.

Five years after the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, scientists at The University of Southern Mississippi continue to lead the way in mapping and analyzing the oil spill’s effects on the Gulf waters’ fragile ecosystem.

April 15, 2015

A graduate education training project spearheaded by polymer Professor Derek Patton has placed The University of Southern Mississippi among an elite group of awardees in the inaugural National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.

 

Patton, associate professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, served as the principal investigator on a collaborative proposal titled: “NRT: Training Next-Generation Scientists with Experimental, Theoretical, and Computational Competencies for Complex Interfaces (INTERFACE).” The award is just above $2.8 million, covering five years.

A graduate education training project spearheaded by polymer Professor Derek Patton has placed The University of Southern Mississippi among an elite group of awardees in the inaugural National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.

March 19, 2015

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett following a careful review of the university under his leadership.

 

“Dr. Bennett’s leadership has been a tremendous advantage for Southern Miss,” said Trustee Aubrey Patterson, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. “From leading the recovery effort after the tornado to numerous other building and beautification projects on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park Campuses, he has provided students with an excellent environment in which to live and learn. His focus on the students is evident in the progress made during his tenure.”

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney D. Bennett following a careful review of the university under his leadership.

March 18, 2015

Dr. Bernd Schroeder, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recognized as Distinguished Teacher at the recent Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Louisiana/Mississippi Section meeting.

Dr. Bernd Schroeder, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recognized as Distinguished Teacher at the recent Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Louisiana/Mississippi Section meeting.

Southern Miss hosted the annual meeting at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss. Events included invited speakers, student events, team competitions, and student paper sessions.

March 13, 2015

While attending the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas held last month in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, chair and professor of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, was elected to serve as chair of the AHRD Program Excellence Network.

While attending the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas held last month in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, chair and professor of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, was elected to serve as chair of the AHRD Program Excellence Network.

March 13, 2015

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, chair and professor of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a contingent of current Human Capital Development doctoral and master’s program students to participate in the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas held last month in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, chair and professor of the Department of Human Capital Development program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, led a contingent of current Human Capital Development doctoral and master’s program students to participate in the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas held last month in St. Louis, Mo.

March 3, 2015

Francesca Linthicum, assistant director of creative services at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Office of University Communications, was recently awarded a silver ADDY by the American Advertising Federation for the entry, “Changing America.”

Francesca Linthicum, assistant director of creative services at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus Office of University Communications, was recently awarded a silver ADDY by the American Advertising Federation for the entry, “Changing America.”

The award, won in the invitation category, was presented Feb. 28 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast American Advertising Federation awards ceremony at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi.

February 27, 2015

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates Black History not just in February, but also throughout the year in its faculty research, courses and internships, sponsored readings and performances and exhibits.

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates Black History not just in February, but also throughout the year in its faculty research, courses and internships, sponsored readings and performances and exhibits.

As Dean Steven R. Moser affirmed, “The College is dedicated to exploring and learning more about the lives and contributions of African Americans in our nation's history, literature, music, art and politics.”

February 27, 2015

Dr. Lissa Stapleton, assistant professor in the Higher Education Student Affairs program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award presented by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Dr. Lissa Stapleton, assistant professor in the Higher Education Student Affairs program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award presented by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

February 4, 2015

With antibiotic-resistant Staph infection becoming more prevalent – especially in the southeastern U.S. -- researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi and Forrest General Hospital embarked on a campaign to reduce the morbidity and mortality in those affected by Staph infections.

 

With antibiotic-resistant Staph infection becoming more prevalent – especially in the southeastern U.S. -- researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi and Forrest General Hospital embarked on a campaign to reduce the morbidity and mortality in those affected by Staph infections.