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Southern Miss News Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's message includes news releases about USM becoming the first college or university to deploy a new economic data analytics platform to assist students in data collection and an accounting student earning an international internship opportunity. In addition, a photo-video opportunity is highlighted as the USM School of Music closes out a two-day choral conference with a performance by the Honor Choirs.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 orvan.arnoldFREEMississippi or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi.

Today's Top Story

USM First to Deploy AI-Enabled Data Tool in College of Business and Economic Development

The University of Southern Mississippi has become the first institution of higher education to deploy the advanced AI-enabled economic data analytics platform, within its curriculum in the College of Business and Economic Development.

Both graduate and undergraduate students will have access to the platform that mines and curates data collected from millions of business establishments and uses trained algorithms to forecast growth.

Additional News Release

Southern Miss Accounting Student Receives International Internship Opportunity

University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student, Paige Dillistone, has been accepted into The Global Internship Program through her internship with KPMG, one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, in Jackson, Miss. During this internship, she will be completing a four-week rotation in Sydney, Australia.

Photo/Video Opportunity

USM's 2018 Southern Invitational Choral Conference (SICC) concludes today with a performance by the Honor Choirs at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Showtime is set for 3:30 p.m. The conference allows students from across the region to work and interact with some of the finest choral teachers in the country. SICC kicks off the concert season for Southern Miss Choral Activities in the USM School of Music. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

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Did You Know?

With the world as our classroom, Southern Miss offers approximately 30 study-abroad programs in 20 countries, such as Japan, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at