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Southern Miss News – Thursday, April 11, 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 University Libraries’ Student Curated Exhibits upcoming opening. In addition, astronomy Professor Christopher Sirola is available to discuss the first photo taken of a black hole in space.

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 Libraries’ Special Collections to Host Exhibit Opening for Student Curated Exhibits April 17

University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is hosting an exhibit opening to highlight exhibits curated by three USM students on April 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. in McCain Library and Archives, room 305.

Special Collections leads a program that provides students the opportunity to curate mini-exhibits featuring materials from the collections. Students learn how to select items for display, install the materials, write labels and exhibit text, and publicize the exhibit.


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-USM’s Center for American Indian Research and Studies and Golden Eagles Intertribal Society is hosting the annual Southern Miss Powwow, beginning Thursday, April 11, at 9 a.m. with School Day as students from area schools attend the event at Petal’s Willie Hinton Park. The Powwow continues through Sunday, April 14. For more details about this event 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.

-Dr. Heather Stur, associate professor of history, will give the USM Philosophy and Religion program’s Barefield Lecture Thursday, April 11, from 3-4 p.m. in room 108 (Gonzales Auditorium) of the Liberal Arts Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The title of her presentation is "The U.S. Military and Civil Rights: Pragmatic Progressivism."    

-The USM School of Psychology is co-sponsoring a special colloquium with Pine Grove Behavioral and Addiction Services Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Trent Lott National Center, room 103 on the Hattiesburg campus, featuring renowned court testimony expert Dr. Stan Brodsky who will present “Testifying in Court: The Expert Expert Witness.”

Expert Availability

USM astronomy Professor Christopher Sirola is available to discuss the recent revelation of the first known direct observation/photo of a black hole in space. 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?

USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and is a charter member of Conference USA.

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 Carnegie Classification 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.