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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, December 4, 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 USM history Professor Allison Alba being selected as the University’s nominee for Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. In addition, geography and geology Instructor Tommy Patterson is available to discuss the likelihood of severe winter weather this year.

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

Abra USM’s Nominee for Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor of History Dr. Allison Abra, a fellow in its Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, is the school’s nominee for Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. The MHC will host a ceremony in Jackson in April 2019, along with the nominees from Mississippi's other state institutions of higher learning, when the recipient is announced.

The MHC honors outstanding humanities instructors annually from colleges and universities in Mississippi through its Humanities Teachers Awards, which celebrate these educators and promote continued interest in the humanities.


Expert Availability

A year ago this week, South Mississippi experienced one of the greater snowfalls on record. Visiting geography/geology Instructor Tommy Patterson is available today to discuss the potential for more snow in our area this season. 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

Eagle Maker Hub, located in the University’s Hub Building, offers a unique and exciting coverage opportunity. Eagle Maker Hub is USM’s first publicly available makerspace with a mission to provide accessibility to fabricating all types of products, including digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, and coding. Fabrication of certain items takes only a few minutes. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

Did You Know?

USM’s Center for Fisheries Research and Development has an established relationship with many commercial and recreational fisherman throughout the Gulf of Mexico who participate in many of our research endeavors.  Our cobia tagging program alone has tagged and monitored over 8,000 fish. 

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 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, 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.