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Southern Miss News – Monday, September 10, 2018

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Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today’s message includes a news release about the first University Forum Series of the fall semester. In addition, Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at USM, is available to discuss techniques used by libraries to preserve historic material.

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.

Today’s Top Story

University Forum Series Features
Duo who overcame serious illness

Two individuals who contracted an uncommon illness  – one, a bestselling author, and the other, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna now pursuing a Ph.D. – will share their story of recovery and resilience Tuesday, Sept.18 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium at the first University Forum of the fall 2018 semester.

http://news.usm.edu/article/brain-fire-author-susannah-cahalan-usm-alumna-jasmine-whiteside-recount-their-battle-rare-di

Media Expert Availability

The devastating fire at Brazil’s National Museum destroyed much invaluable material on the history of the country. Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at USM, is available today to discuss steps that are taken to preserve historic materials from disasters such as fires, hurricanes, etc. 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.

Photo/Video Opportunity

Artist/sculptor Stacey Johnson will be demonstrating and lecturing on today from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the 3D Arts Building on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. Admission for the lecture is free. Johnson is an artist who draws inspiration for her sculptures from the Delta of Mississippi where she grew up. From these inspirations and with red clay, she sculpts feminine figures that tell stories and represent traditional boundaries of gender, heritage, and sexuality.

Did You Know?

Southern Miss students on the Gulf Coast have access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in more than 50 distinct academic fields (including 25 master’s and six PhD programs). 

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at usm.edu.