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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, June 19, 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 a partnership between USM and the City of Hattiesburg that brings a transit route onto the Hattiesburg campus and competitions developed by the USM Office of Technology Development to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, Dr. Luciano Chiaverano, postdoctoral researcher at USM’s School of Ocean Science and Technology, is available to answer jellyfish-related questions in light of jellyfish stings recently along U.S. coasts.

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, City of Hattiesburg Partner
on new Transit “Gold Route”

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the City of Hattiesburg have announced the details of a new Hub City Transit route that would provide convenient and safe transportation on the University’s Hattiesburg campus, as well as connect to the city’s existing network of transit routes.

Hub City Transit’s “Gold Route” will include 14 stops on campus, two of which will offer opportunities to transfer to the city’s existing transit system. Location of the stops can be found at https://www.usm.edu/gold-route


Additional News Release

USM Pushes Early Stage Dual-Technologies

Media Expert Availability

Last week, more than 1,000 people were stung by jellyfish in a four-day period. What should beachgoers know about jellyfish and what to do if they’re stung? Dr. Luciano Chiaverano, postdoctoral researcher at USM’s School of Ocean Science and Technology, is available this week to answer any jellyfish-related questions. 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 and/or Video Opportunities

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies is holding a Day Program for Young Gifted Students this week (June 18-22) on the Hattiesburg campus. The program is a half-day event designed for intellectually gifted students in grades pre-K through 3 (ages 4-9). Instructional activities are being conducted in classrooms and laboratories on the Hattiesburg campus.  To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.