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The Center for Black Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a community dialogue and panel featuring local civil rights’ activists and scholars at the African American Military History Museum on May 2 at 9 a.m. The panel will be followed by a voter registration drive in the historic Mobile/Bouie Neighborhood in Hattiesburg organized by the Black Studies Student Alliance.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the Annual College of Science and Technology Awards Banquet.

Dr. Patricia Biesiot, associate dean in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, was presented flowers and an eagle plaque by the college’s Dean Dr. David T. Hayhurst at the Annual College of Science and Technology Awards banquet.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated its distinguished faculty members and students during an annual Honors Banquet held Thursday, April 16th at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi School Psychology Service Center will launch a new social skills development program this summer for children with autism spectrum disorder and their peers. The program begins June 2 to include sessions from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks.

In honor of Earth Day, Miss University of Southern Mississippi, Hannah Roberts visited Oak Grove Primary School in Lamar County on Wednesday, April 22, to conduct science experiments and read from the book “It’s Earth Day (Little Critter)”.

Satsuma barbeque sauce, sesame catfish and okramole. What do these diverse foods have in common? They are all a result of University of Southern Mississippi nutrition majors mixing their creativity, knowledge and local ingredients.

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.

Limited space is available for 6-8th graders for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris 2015 Summer Science Camp set for June 14-27 at The University of Southern Mississippi. The camp is open to students across Mississippi and the application deadline is May 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.

The Dale Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi will host two events April 28-30 marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and America’s role in the controversial Southeast Asia conflict.

Dr. Thomas Ollendick, a distinguished professor and renowned expert on childhood anxiety disorders, will be the featured speaker at The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology’s 2015 Hildman Colloquium. His presentation, titled "Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Where to From Here?" is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. on the Hattiesburg campus in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom I.

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism is accepting applications for the “Remembering Hurricane Katrina” Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held on the Hattiesburg campus June 14-21.

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.

In 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tasked The Center of Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi with documenting the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 on the Gulf Coast Seafood Industry.

The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi recognized exceptional students during its annual awards night Tuesday, April 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

National History Day, hosted annually by the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a competition that attracts students from grades 4-12 who submit projects based on historical topics. This year’s theme was “Leadership and Legacy.”

University Libraries, the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi were recently awarded a Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network mini-grant to develop a nanoscience-based outreach program for non-science teachers and librarians.

The Marine Industries Science and Technology (MIST) Cluster program, managed by The University of Southern Mississippi, will host its second quarterly Small Business Summit on Monday, April 27, on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The summit will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center.

One of the best ways to learn is through experience. For university students, getting real-life experience alongside classroom education is a win-win combination. That’s exactly what four graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi are getting at the DuBard School for Language Disorders.

 

Emily Murray from Mandeville, LA, Olivia Ryals from Columbia, MS, Sheridan McClendon from Greenville, MS and Christi Carrier from Niceville, FL are currently working on their master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Southern Miss and work part time at the DuBard School as graduate assistants.

Gov. Phil Bryant, along with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett, today announced USM’s plan to launch an emphasis area in Applied Behavior Analysis in its psychology master’s degree program. Applied Behavior Analysis, also known as ABA therapy, is widely regarded as an effective treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

When Hattiesburg Rotary contacted the Southern Miss Children’s Center’s then-director, Margaret Buttross Brinegar, to tell her Rotary had chosen the Center as Rotary’s 2005 beneficiary, Brinegar’s response, after “Thank you,” was, “What do we need to do to help?”  The generosity of Hattiesburg Rotary, and the spirit of partnership between Rotary and The Children’s Center, has been a tradition every year since that first conversation.

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.

As the end of another school year comes to a close and parents search for summer activities for their children, The University of Southern Mississippi's Department of English and the official Southern Miss Quiddich Team have partnered to host the second annual Camp Quidd-Litt, a one of a kind one-week summer program on the Hattiesburg Campus.