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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2018.


Dr. Jason Azoulay, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a coveted research prize by the Nokia Bell Labs.



An analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid found that students who take out college loans, but don’t graduate, are three times more likely to default than borrowers who complete.


Dr. Joseph Weinberg, assistant professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi, says that a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help foster better communication and more collaborative research between agricultural economists and political scientists.


The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is planning to host a celebration during the fall 2018 semester to mark the 25th anniversary of its Master of Arts in the Teaching of Languages (MATL) program. Dr. Katie Angus, an assistant professor of French, is in the process of locating program graduates to invite them to the event.


The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi recently named recipients of funding awards from the fall 2017 Eagle Wings and NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research) competitions. The programs support undergraduates who will present the results of their scholarly activities at professional conferences.


Award-winning television broadcaster and co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America Robin Roberts recently added another credential to her vita. On Friday, Dec. 8, Roberts was awarded an honorary degree during The University of Southern Mississippi’s Fall 2017 Commencement.


Conferring a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, University President Rodney D. Bennett proudly proclaimed Roberts an alumna of USM, citing her career in broadcast journalism and her significant contributions made to communities across Mississippi and beyond.


The Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its Parenting Gifted Children Workshop Series Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. The free workshops are from 10-11 a.m. in room 204 of the J.B. George Building on the Hattiesburg campus. This workshop series coincides with the center’s Saturday Gifted Studies Program.