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March 21, 2017

Russ Willis, a management and human resources professor of practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, spent his spring break as a guest lecturer at Keele University, located just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

Russ Willis, a management and human resources professor of practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, spent his spring break as a guest lecturer at Keele University, located just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

Willis offered instruction to Keele students who are majoring in Human Resources Management. In addition to being in the classroom, he visited with students informally. Willis called the experienced “fantastic,” noting that he met and interacted with faculty and students from across the world.

March 15, 2017

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

Nugent was recognized during the 11th Nightingale Awards Gala hosted by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation on March 6 in Jackson, Miss. Nurses throughout the state were nominated in 18 award categories and four inductions into the distinguished Hall of Fame were announced.

March 14, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Harriet Perry was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on Feb. 23 in Biloxi.

University of Southern Mississippi Senior Research Scientist Harriet Perry was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on Feb. 23 in Biloxi.

Perry’s career spans 50 years at USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory where she filled the role of graduate student, biologist, faculty member, and ultimately Director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development.

February 24, 2017

In recognition of Black History month, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Associate Dean for The College of Science and Technology and Professor of Microbiology, has been awarded the Diversity Award for Excellence as part of the annual Diversity celebration sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

In recognition of Black History month, Dr. Mohamed Elasri, Associate Dean for The College of Science and Technology and Professor of Microbiology, has been awarded the Diversity Award for Excellence as part of the annual Diversity celebration sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Each year during the month of February, the Board recognizes campus and community leaders for the impact they have made in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.

February 17, 2017

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

December 5, 2016

A $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation has been awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM.  Funds will be used to help school children along the Gulf Coast learn math in new and exciting ways. 

A $900,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation has been awarded to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Julie Cwikla, Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM.  Funds will be used to help school children along the Gulf Coast learn math in new and exciting ways. 

August 30, 2016

Dr. Ellen Weinauer, dean of the Honors College at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Ellen Weinauer, dean of the Honors College at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weinauer currently serves as President of the Southern Miss chapter and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate.

August 18, 2016

Dr. Jason Azoulay, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop selective sensing technologies for detecting and analyzing pollutants in Gulf Coast ecosystems.

Dr. Jason Azoulay, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop selective sensing technologies for detecting and analyzing pollutants in Gulf Coast ecosystems.

Azoulay is leading a team of 10 researchers across six institutions in Mississippi and Alabama on the project that combines approaches from chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry, marine science, computational science, polymer science, and engineering.

July 20, 2016

Robbie Ingram, Manager of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, shared his expertise in technology-based economic development as a participant in an international roundtable held last month in Lyon, France.

 

Robbie Ingram, Manager of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, shared his expertise in technology-based economic development as a participant in an international roundtable held last month in Lyon, France.

The roundtable was part of Forum Plastipolis 2016, the 6th edition of the international conference on polymers and composites, coordinated by the French competitiveness cluster, Plastipolis. The theme of this year’s conference was “Heading Towards 2020” with the focus on:

July 15, 2016

André J. Heath, Assistant to the Dean for Recruitment, Retention and Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology has been awarded The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Campus Staff Council Service Award by the USM Staff Council.

André J. Heath, Assistant to the Dean for Recruitment, Retention and Strategic Initiatives in the College of Science and Technology has been awarded The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Campus Staff Council Service Award by the USM Staff Council.

The purpose of any Staff Council scholarship or service award is to recognize a university employee for dedication, leadership, services and unselfish contribution of time and effort in the promotion of the mission and goals of the University.

June 15, 2016

Cassie Hicks, director of Housing at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), has been named as one of 12 members of the inaugural Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee.

Cassie Hicks, director of Housing at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), has been named as one of 12 members of the inaugural Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) organized the committee as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The advisory panel will work with HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling to improve efforts to provide consumers with the knowledge they need to make informed housing decisions.

May 27, 2016

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2016 Conference held May 22-24 in Ocean Springs, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

Several University of Southern Mississippi staff members were honored for their work at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2016 Conference held May 22-24 in Ocean Springs, Miss. The CPRAM awards recognizes exceptional work by communications, marketing and public relations professionals at colleges and universities across the state of Mississippi.

March 4, 2016

Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the Area Development Partnership’s 2016 Leadership Pinebelt class.

 

Sarah Case-Price, director of The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the Area Development Partnership’s 2016 Leadership Pinebelt class.

Leadership Pinebelt was established in 1989 to train emerging and existing leaders in the Greater Hattiesburg Area. It’s comprised of a diverse network of leaders and community volunteers who are committed to shaping our community both economically and socially while building and shaping their networks.

February 29, 2016

Research in the development of spatial insect repellents continues to be of paramount importance as insect-transmitted diseases remain a threat wherever mosquito populations exist.

 

Dr. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been working with the Army on topics related to the development and application of spatial insect repellents.

Research in the development of spatial insect repellents continues to be of paramount importance as insect-transmitted diseases remain a threat wherever mosquito populations exist.

Dr. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been working with the Army on topics related to the development and application of spatial insect repellents. A spatial repellent relies on a significant concentration of the repellent in the vapor phase to “repel” mosquitoes.    

February 1, 2016

Concerns about textbook costs are on the rise among college students nationwide. Each semester begins with finding which textbooks are required, price-comparison, and the daunting decision of whether to rent or buy. 

 

Concerns about textbook costs are on the rise among college students nationwide. Each semester begins with finding which textbooks are required, price-comparison, and the daunting decision of whether to rent or buy. 

Dr. Michael Vera, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Southern Mississippi, has created a proposal to ease the burden for students called “Electronic Resources for Introductory Physics.” The idea is to help encourage the use of free online texts.

January 25, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Douglas Masterson has been awarded the 2015 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Mentor Award. Masterson serves as an associate professor of organic and bioorganic chemistry and associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.

 

Last spring, Masterson was selected as Southern Miss’s inaugural recipient of the Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, which is supported by the Southern Miss Graduate School and the Office of Research. Masterson was then nominated for the CSGC award.

University of Southern Mississippi Professor Douglas Masterson has been awarded the 2015 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Mentor Award. Masterson serves as an associate professor of organic and bioorganic chemistry and associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Science and Technology at Southern Miss.

January 20, 2016

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty and staff members have been honored by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi as part of the organization’s 2015 Spark Awards program. The Spark Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations in six categories.  

Several University of Southern Mississippi faculty and staff members have been honored by the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi as part of the organization’s 2015 Spark Awards program. The Spark Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations in six categories.  

January 20, 2016

The Inaugural Gala for Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held earlier this month in Jackson provided an opportunity for Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control at The University of Southern Mississippi, to discuss health disparities with many of the state’s elected leaders.

White-Johnson, who also serves as director of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, emphasized the need for additional fund to address cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate) health disparities – particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

January 19, 2016

Dr. Song Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his project “Morphology and Property Correlations of Chemically Doped 1D Conjugated Polymer Aggregates.”

Dr. Song Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award (CAREER) for his project “Morphology and Property Correlations of Chemically Doped 1D Conjugated Polymer Aggregates.”

January 5, 2016

Frustration fueled inspiration which led University of Southern Mississippi professor Scott Milroy to author his first textbook -- “Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models,” available now and published through Garland Science.

Frustration fueled inspiration which led University of Southern Mississippi professor Scott Milroy to author his first textbook -- “Field Methods in Marine Science: From Measurements to Models,” available now and published through Garland Science.

December 9, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business co-sponsored the Minority Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum on December 1, 2015 at the Island View Casino Beach Tower in Gulfport, Miss.

December 7, 2015

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

An assistant professor and two graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi recently were awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 80 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide.

Those from USM receiving awards include: