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Southern Miss News – Friday, April 12, 2019

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Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Today’s message includes a news release about Special Collections Curator and Professor Jennifer Brannock earning a prestigious research grant from the American Library Association. In addition, biological sciences Professor Glen Shearer is available to discuss international concern over a drug-resistant superbug fungus.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.edu or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdale@usm.edu.

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Annual Southern Miss Powwow Set for this Weekend

The USM Center for American Indian Research and Studies and Golden Eagles Intertribal Society’s annual Southern Miss Powwow continues through this weekend (April 12-14) at Petal’s Willie Hinton Park. The event includes tribal gourd dances and opportunities to interact with and engage in Native-focused arts, crafts and games. This year’s Powwow includes a special emphasis on Southeastern Indigenous languages. For more details about the Powwow and its schedule, visit http://news.usm.edu/article/petal-southern-miss-2019-powwow-set-april-13-14-willie-hinton-park; or contact Dr. Tammy Greer at tammy.greer@usm.edu or 601.466.0948.

News Release

University Libraries’ Brannock Earns Prestigious ALA Research Grant

Jennifer Brannock, professor and curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Libraries’ Special Collections, has earned the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)’s Learning History Research and Innovation Award, sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company.

Brannock was selected for her innovative historical research in support of her project, “Con Sellers, Masculinity, and the Publishing Industry: Lowbrow Publications in Midcentury America”. The Learning History Research and Innovation Award includes $2,500 to facilitate and further research relating to history and history librarianship.


Expert Availability

USM biological sciences Professor Glen Shearer is available to discuss growing concerns worldwide of a deadly drug-resistant superbug fungus. To schedule an interview, email mediaexperts@usm.edu. For a full list of USM media experts, visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests.

Did You Know?

In addition to providing Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, the USM School of Psychology also has graduate programs in the following focus areas: Brain and Behavior, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology. Learn more about the School at https://www.usm.edu/psychology.

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 CarnegieClassification 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 usm.edu.