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Southern Miss News – Thursday, July 5, 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 email includes news releases about the University’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education hosting an interactive forum related to human genetic editing; a USM student participating in a prestigious cognitive and brain science workshop and an upcoming Home of Your Own workshop set for next week in Hattiesburg.

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

USM Student Participates in Prestigious Cognitive and Brain Science Workshop

Laura Pazos now has more on her mind about the mind after participating in a highly selective national workshop on cognition and neuroscience. Pazos, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior from Slidell, La. was selected for the 2018 Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, held in June at the University of Delaware.

USM to Host Interactive Forum on Human Genetic Editing

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host a unique and interactive forum regarding human genetic editing from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on the Hattiesburg campus.

With funding from the National Science Foundation through the Boston Museum of Science, USM has been selected as one of 20 sites in the U.S. to host the forum. Students, staff, faculty, and others interested are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided.

Mississippi Home of Your Own Homebuyer Workshop Set for Hattiesburg Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, July 14, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. http://news.usm.edu/article/mississippi-home-your-own-homebuyer-workshop-set-hattiesburg-13

Media Expert Availability

Assistant Professor Angela Burton is available to provide insight into the selection process of President's Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, set to be announced July 9. 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.

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.