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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, July 17, 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 MBA program ranked among the nation’s Top 50 by an online publication and research by a doctoral graduate in Human Capital Development being featured on a Sirius XM radio program. In addition, astronomy Professor Chris Sirola is available today to discuss the discovery of microbes on one of Jupiter’s moons that could lead credence to the theory of alien life and history Professor Heather Stur is available to discuss President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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

Online Publication Ranks USM MBA Program Among Nation’s Top 50

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Business and Economic Development has been ranked as one of the top 50 online programs in the United States, according to bestcollegereviews.org.

The USM program ranked No. 41 on the list. Bestcollegereviews.org referenced the program’s robust offerings and the availability of a sport security management emphasis in the USM ranking.

https://news.usm.edu/article/online-publication-ranks-usm-mba-program-among-nation-s-top-50

Additional News Release

Sirius XM Radio Show Spotlights Human Capital Development Alumna’s Research

Dr. Catherine Cole, a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) doctoral program in Human Capital Development, and her USM faculty mentor Dr. Heather Annulis, were featured guests on the June 25 episode of the Sirius XM radio show “Road Dog Trucking,” a daily afternoon show covering subjects relevant to the trucking community, including politics, economics, and social issues.

http://news.usm.edu/article/sirius-xm-radio-show-spotlights-human-capital-development-alumna-s-research

Media Expert Availability

Scientists have recently discovered evidence of microbes on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. This information supports the theory that life may exist on other planets in our solar system. Astronomy Professor Chris Sirola, a noted expert on topics related to Jupiter, is available today to discuss the theory of alien life. Additionally, history Professor Heather Stur is available to discuss the fallout from President Donald Trump’s recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
The University of Southern Mississippi, through a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program, is hosting a three-week Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth that runs through July 27. The program is designed for exceptional students who are currently enrolled in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Summer Program’s goal is to provide a balance of educational, cultural and recreational experiences. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold.

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.