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MSU scientists develop new undercutter for sweet potatoes

STARKVILLE — A machine designed by a group of Mississippi State University researchers could help sweet potato farmers reduce skinning injury to potatoes and speed up harvest. The undercutter prototype, made from off-the-shelf components, shows early potential to help lower harvest and post-harvest losses caused by skinning, said Jason Ward, assistant Extension professor in MSU’s […] [...]

Two-year colleges see another enrollment decrease

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Enrollment has fallen at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges for the third year in a row, according to preliminary figures reported by the Community College Board. The new data show that the number of students enrolled at the state’s two-year schools fell 4.3 percent this fall to 77,661. That means community college enrollment […] [...]

Soybean board awards fellowship; backing charcoal rot research

CANTON and STARKVILLE — With classes back in session at Mississippi State University (MSU), the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) is investing in possible solutions to a major soybean disease as well as the education of a student who could be bringing production solutions to Mississippi soybean farmers long into the future. MSPB recently awarded […] [...]

Applications being accepted for new SMART rebate program

JACKSON — Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program. The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the […] [...]

MSU’s Gilbert in running for president of South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. — The trustees of the University of South Alabama have named three finalists for president. The three announced Friday are: Sheri Noren Everts, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University; Jerome A. Gilbert, provost and executive vice president of Mississippi State University; and Dr. Arthur J. Ross III, dean […] [...]

MDOT recruits Southern Miss for port study

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business is part of a team the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has assembled for its Statewide Port Needs and Marketing Study, which is being conducted over the next year to more fully leverage the economic development potential of the state’s 16 public ports. The team […] [...]

State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has […] [...]

Mississippi State named center for cyber operations

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is among the nation’s elite institutions that are preparing students for highly technical cyber security jobs, and the university has a new designation from the National Security Agency that will expand these opportunities. The NSA has designated MSU as one of four new schools for its National Centers of Academic […] [...]

Research group completes first-ever land use survey on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Over a 10-month period, a group of University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students and their geography professor conducted a parcel-based land use survey by coding more than 200,000 parcels of land across the three coastal counties of south Mississippi. Dr. David Holt, assistant professor of geography at the Southern Miss […] [...]

Researchers find link between habitat and deer antler size

STARKVILLE — Research conducted by Mississippi State University Deer Lab scientists has determined northern deer may have bigger bodies but they don’t necessarily have bigger antlers. The discovery, made by scientists in the university’s Deer Lab, a unit of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, shows that antler size depends more on diet than latitude. […] [...]

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