Posts Tagged ‘professor’

Researchers exploring micro-algae as alternative fuel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. “All the oil we are pumping out of the ground, what was it? Most people think dinosaurs.  No. It was all marine micro algae,” said Dr. Donald Redalje, professor in the […] [...]

Ex-USM president moving on to West Florida as provost

HATTIESBURG — Former University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders has been hired for a provost position at the University of West Florida. The Hattiesburg American reports Saunders is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs of the University of West Florida. UWF is in Pensacola, Fla., and has about 13,000 students. It’s […] [...]

New water management strategy could save farmers money

STONEVILLE — Ten years of research indicates that a water management strategy can save rice producers money on fuel and conserve water without hurting yields. Joe Massey, a scientist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, has focused his career on water […] [...]

MSU professor lends expertise to Nigerian catfish farmers

STARKVILLE — Commercially grown catfish in North America or Africa face similar challenges, a fact that sent one Mississippi State University veterinarian on a training mission to Nigeria in June. Dr. Skip Jack, a professor of pathobiology and population medicine at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spent almost three weeks teaching Nigerian catfish farmers, veterinarians […] [...]

Ex-USM president and polymer science pioneer quietly retires

HATTIESBURG — Shelby Thames, a pioneer in polymer sciences and a former president of the University of Southern Mississippi, has retired. That’s according to an announcement from the school. Thames founded USM’s research program in polymer science. He was university president for five years, from 2002-2007. The Hattiesburg American reports Thames retired last week with […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Fei Xue

Age: 33 Hometown: Zhumadian, China Education: Ph.D, University of Alabama; MA, BA, Huazhong University of Science & Technology Current Position: Assistant professor and graduate coordinator, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Southern Mississippi Fei Xue, or “Dr.X” to his students, was born in China and moved to the United States in 2000 to […] [...]

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