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August 18, 2016

Suicide prevention efforts must go beyond designating a month calling attention to this national tragedy. 

September marks National Suicide Prevention Month.  Although I am profoundly pleased that impactful people are calling such attention to suicide, I always find myself somewhat frustrated at this time each year.  Suicide prevention does not need a month – it needs a national movement commensurate with the public health crisis it represents. 

August 4, 2016

Southern Miss researcher Jill Hendon says she first became enamored with the marine world as a sixth-grade student in Minnesota.

Jill Hendon serves as the assistant director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Hendon’s research focuses on shark population assessments in the waters off of Mississippi as well as in shark reproduction/physiology analyses. Recently, Hendon took a few moments to offer advice to young scientists and talk sharks in a question-and-answer format.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

July 22, 2016

Southern Miss musician and instructor Mike Lopinto believes that life is about experiences and interactions.

Dr. Mike Lopinto is the PR/Marketing Coordinator for the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi. Under his professional leadership, Lopinto has brought a high level of recognition to the arts programs at the University, as well as the state of Mississippi.

June 15, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park instructor Robert Turnbull enjoys trying to understand why animals behave in a certain manner.

Robert Turnbull serves as an instructor of biological sciences within the College of Science and Technology on The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. He can be found working with students and providing hands-on experiences in the fields of zoology, animal behavior, ecology and anatomy and physiology. He took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

March 28, 2016

Acclaimed history professor and author Dr. Andrew Wiest cannot imagine doing anything else with his life.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Andrew Wiest is a University Distinguished Professor of History at Southern Miss. He is also the founding director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society. In this special feature, Wiest shares some insight into his personal and professional achievements.

Q. What is your hometown and educational background?

September 9, 2015

Recent Southern Miss graduate and reigning Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts is tearing down stereotypes as a contestant in this week's Miss America pageant.

I’d been waiting on this conversation for eight months. Then it happened on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s the short version.

“Why do you have pink goggles in your office?” my 6-year-old asked me.

“It’s because we’re supporting Miss Hannah in the Miss America Pageant, and she wears pink goggles when she’s learning about science,” I said.

“She likes science?” my daughter inquired.

April 1, 2015

The University's acquisition of the unique Point Sur research vessel helps Southern Miss not only enhance the high-quality education and research opportunities we provide as the leading marine science institution in the state of Mississippi, but it will also provide valuable benefits to our community and associated marine economy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience a significant milestone in the growth and development of The University of Southern Mississippi’s research program as the research vessel Point Sur made its way across the Panama Canal. As I traveled to the country of Panama, entered the waters of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and explored the most recent addition to USM’s fleet, I was struck by the impact this vessel will have on our marine science research initiatives.