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Southern Miss News Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Today's message includes news releases about the Civil War Governors of Mississippi Project, a collaborative research initiative with USM history professor Susannah Ural serving as director, and an upcoming music industry workshop to be led by award winning international sound engineer José Diogo Neves.

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

Today's Top Story

Ural Leading Collaborative Research Initiative Studying Papers of State's Civil War Governors

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a partner in the newly-formed Civil War Governors of Mississippi Project (CWGM), a collaborative, open-access digitization effort, working in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the Mississippi Digital Library (MDL), to examine a wide range of topics with the goal of helping researchers better understand this era of the state's history.

USM Professor of History Dr. Susannah Ural is director for the project.

Additional News Release

International Sound Engineer José Diogo Neves to Present Workshop on Hattiesburg Campus March 27

Award winning international sound engineer José Diogo Neves will present “International Perspectives on Sound Engineering: A Conversation with José Diogo Neves” Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Intermezzo at the Woods Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

During this free presentation that is open to the public, Neves will share his music and recording experiences, and discuss cultural and jazz recording overseas and best practices for recording and mixing music.

Expert Availability

Dr. David Davies, a USM professor of mass communication, will be available today to discuss the impact on the mass media industry with the recent announcement by Apple that the company will soon offer news subscriptions and original video content, competing with Amazon and Netflix. To arrange an interview with Dr. Davies, contact David Tisdale at d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi or call 601.266.4499.

The University of Southern Mississippi provides a wide range of faculty experts who can offer insights on newsworthy topics. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo/Video Opportunities

University Forum, featuring former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. McCarthy's presentation is titled “The Future of the Planet: Climate Change and Environmental Protection.” To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale at d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi.

Did You Know?

USM has more than 130,000 alumni around the globe who make a positive impact in the communities where they live and work.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit