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Kristen Dupard, a senior biochemistry major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to present her research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has been recognized as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This is the only Platinum Level designation awarded to a Gulf Coast business or organization in 2016.

Professor Laurent Pernot, a specialist in ancient Greek rhetoric, will make presentations at The University of Southern Mississippi on the continued importance of ancient rhetoric to modern issues Friday, Mar. 4 at 2 p.m. in Gonzales Auditorium; Monday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m. in the International Center room 101; and Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. in the International Center, room 101.

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 March.

World renowned flutists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway will return for their third performance with The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra as part of a special concert on March 31 in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.


The acclaimed duo appeared free-of-charge for their second performance in 2006, as a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. Next month’s concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will mark the 10-year anniversary of that evening of recovery.

She took on forces bigger and more powerful than herself in staring down workplace discrimination, and for her efforts was immortalized with legislation bearing her name.  

Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, is guest speaker for the University of Southern Mississippi’s University Forum Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Her presentation, titled “Grace and Grit,” will cover her fight for equal pay for women that went all the way to the federal government.

Inspired by the theme, “Rise Up, O Flame,” The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform two concerts this weekend that celebrate the spirit of those who have given their lives to the recovery of Hurricane Katrina -- both in death and life.

Students from 15 different high schools will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs early Saturday for the 2016 Hurricane Bowl.

John Eze Uzodinma, II, a music performance major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently Awarded The Presser Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholar Award. Selected by the music faculty guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit, this award is an honor award and the student, in his/her senior year, is to be known as a Presser Scholar. The Award includes a $4,300 stipend to aid in continuing musical studies.

Now more than ever, stadiums and arenas are becoming quite complex, hosting multiple types of events (both sport and entertainment) at their facilities. To address these challenges, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will bring together the top industry leaders in the field of sports safety and security for the annual Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit on March 8-10 at the National Center on its Hattiesburg campus. The event has drawn international attendees from as far away as Holloway, London.

As part of an ongoing commitment to student engagement and success, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business will host a multi-faceted Executives On: Lecture Series over the next three months at the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic and one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians joins The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to perform Nielson’s Clarinet Concerto Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This fun evening of music will include orchestra masterworks by Rossini, Copland and Stravinsky under the baton of Dr. Michael Miles.

The Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi was presented with The Jon C. Dalton Institute Best Practice in Campus Programming Award at the annual conference on Feb. 5, 2016. Dr. Larry Sparkman, director of the Luckyday Program, accepted the award on behalf of the Luckyday Foundation and Program at Southern Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation and Pelagic Research Systems are announcing the signing of a joint asset and expertise collaboration. The pairing of resources in the Gulf of Mexico will greatly expand ocean research capabilities for offshore works.

Marshall Ramsey, author and nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist, stopped by The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi this week to read his book “Banjo’s Dream: an A-Z children’s book starring a little brown Border Terrier who taught his owner how to dream.”

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus will host an open house highlighting its graduate programs Wednesday, March 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building, room 203.

The event is an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn about the different programs offered, research opportunities, financial aid and more. Current students, faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be available.

Dr. Kevin Greene, associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and History at The University of Southern Mississippi, received special recognition today (Feb. 18) by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning during a Black History Month celebration in Jackson.

Nationally recognized speakers and round table discussions will highlight the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast ADVANCE faculty retreat set for Friday, Feb. 26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point research facility in Ocean Springs.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Philip Kolin will discuss his new book of poems dedicated to the late Emmett Till on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Think Radio program “Mississippi Edition” Thursday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 - 9 a.m. The weekday news show is hosted by Karen Brown.

The widow of a civil rights movement icon who continues her husband’s work advocating for racial equality and social justice will be the guest speaker for The University of Southern Mississippi’s 2016 Armstrong-Branch Lecture. 

Myrlie Evers-Williams, chairwoman of the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute and scholar-in-residence at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss. will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Bennett Auditorium on the University’s Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Challenged to develop a plan for combating obesity and health issues in Mississippi, a team of students from The University of Southern Mississippi devised a strategy that propelled them to victory in the second annual Social Business Challenge competition held earlier this month in Jackson.

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mapp Family Foundation will present The Children’s Center Institute, a conference focused on learning strategies for children with significant disabilities and complex communication needs, set for April 4 – 8 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

A Holocaust survivor aided by a unit of African American soldiers from Mississippi will be in Hattiesburg Tuesday, Feb. 23 to speak at the screening of a documentary detailing his ordeal as a prisoner of the Nazis near the end of World War II.

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education will partner with Mississippi State Science & Engineering Fairs (MSEF-Region I) to host a Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students in grades 7-12 on Friday, Feb. 26. This all-day affair will be located in the Thad Cochran Center at The University of Southern Mississippi.