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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, July 3, 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 recent initiatives undertaken by the Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH MS) program and a comprehensive research project coordinated by biology Professor Donald Yee to study the mosquito population in Puerto Rico. In addition history Professor Joshua Haynes is available to discuss the origin and context of the July 4 national holiday.

NOTE: Offices on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses will be closed Wednesday in observance of the July 4 national holiday. All campus offices will resume regular operations on Thursday.

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-Based Grant Program Enacts New Initiatives to Assist Children

A program based at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) since 2005 continues with its original charge of assisting the state’s elementary, middle and high schools, as well as juvenile detention centers and group homes, succeed in their implementation of behavior modification goals, while also advancing initiatives created in recent years.  

Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH MS) is a federally-funded State Personnel Development Grant awarded to the Mississippi Department of Education and operated through a cooperative agreement with Southern Miss. 

Additional News Release

USM Assistant Professor Preparing for Large-Scale Mosquito Research in Puerto Rico

Dr. Donald Yee, assistant professor of biological sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, and two of his graduate assistants are preparing to embark upon a research project in Puerto Rico that could yield transformative benefits to that U.S. territory and its 3.3 million inhabitants.


Media Expert Availability

Dr. Joshua Haynes, assistant professor in the Department of History, is available today to discuss the historical context and significance of the country’s July 4 holiday. 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.