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UMMC unveil plans to build new $35M research facility

by Associated Press Published: May 21,2012

Tags: colleges, construction, education, health, health care, higher education, hospitals, medical, medicine, research, universities

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say a new research building will include space for startup biotechnology companies. UMMC officials say construction could start in January 2013 at cost of $35 million for the eight-story shell of the Cancer and Biomedical Science Research Center. They say $20 million in funding comes through the […] [...]

DSU introduces three new MBA offerings

by MBJ Staff Published: May 17,2012

Tags: colleges, edu8catio0n, graduate degrees, graduate programs, higher education, universities

CLEVELAND — This fall, Delta State University’s College of Business will introduce three new emphases in the MBA program including human resource management, health care administration and information systems management. Each emphasis is 12 hours in addition to 18 hours of required core courses for the degree. The MBA program is offered identically in both […] [...]

Court rules for community college in workplace retalition case

RAYMOND — A federal appeals court has ruled for Hinds Community College in a workplace retaliation case. In 2010, a Mississippi federal judge ordered the school to pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim of workplace retaliation. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals […] [...]

Railroad company establishes new scholarship at USM Gulf Coast

LONG BEACH and MOSS POINT — In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company has established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. “Moss Point, Miss., has been the home of Mississippi Export Railroad for 90 years,” said Greg Luce, […] [...]

Bounds: MVSU president shouldn’t be affected by unsucessful job bid

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University president Donna Oliver shouldn’t be affected by her unsuccessful bid for a college presidency in another state, Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said. “The fact of the matter is that there are openings all the time, and leaders are always being sought out, so I don’t see this […] [...]

Audit shows USM’s athletic department’s debt nearly doubled in one year

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi athletic department’s debt nearly doubled between the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year and fall 2011. An audit acquired through a public records request shows that the department owed $439,255 in fall 2010 and $790,398 last fall, The Hattiesburg American reports. Football was the only sport that did […] [...]

After 114 years, researchers finally complete soil study of entire state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After 114 years, Mississippi State University and other agencies have completed an acre-by-acre map of Mississippi’s soils — more than 30 million acres. It’s part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey begun in 1899 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service. “To map over 30 million acres is a […] [...]

UM educator, wife, give $100K for new scholarship fund

OXFORD — An educator, hydroscience and engineering researcher and administrator whose work has brought international attention to the University of Mississippi for more than four decades has contributed $100,000 to create an endowment encouraging other university professionals in their work. Sam S.Y. Wang — the founding director of UM’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and […] [...]

College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: colleges, education, fees, higher education, learning, state agency, students, tuition, universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise about 8.5 percent, on average, next year at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increase was approved yesterday by the College Board, finalizing an amount that was discussed last month. In-state students taking two semesters of full-time classes will pay an average of $5,906 for the 2012-13 school year. That […] [...]

Officials to vote on conducting economic development study

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2012

Tags: colleges, economic development, education, higher education, jopbs, municipal government, study, universities, work

MCCOMB — The McComb City Board will vote next week on whether to approve an agreement with a consultant to conduct an economic development study. The Enterprise-Journal reports selectmen are considering a deal with Rick Duke, who has been chairman of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development […] [...]

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