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Scientists warn of unusual jellyfish swarm near barrier islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Pelagia noctiluca, a relative of the common sea nettle, has been found in large numbers near the barrier islands in recent days. Commonly called the purple-striped jellyfish, the species is found in all warm and temperate oceans. While more common offshore, winds and circulation patterns may periodically move swarms of these […] [...]

Valley State laying off staff due to state budget cuts

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University is laying off about 4 percent of its staff as a response to continued state budget cuts. Spokeswoman TaRessa Stoval tells The Greenwood Commonwealth the 21 employees being laid off include clerical personnel, service personnel and mid-level managers. The cuts take effect June 30. She says the affected […] [...]

New Jersey lab director chosen to lead Southern Miss’ GCRL

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi has named Rutgers University professor Eric Powell as the new director of USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs. The Sun Herald reports Powell teaches at the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Science in New Jersey. He had served […] [...]

Alcorn scientists’ study of yams makes research publication

LORMAN — A study by Alcorn State University researchers, which examines what happens to the sweet potato plant when it is sprayed with a chemical that reduces the amount of vegetative growth, was recently published in the African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 7(15), pp. 2372-2379. This study was conducted by Drs. Victor N. Njiti, […] [...]

USM business dean leaving for same post at Texas Tech

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi College of Business dean Lance Nail is leaving for Texas Tech University. Nail will take over as dean of the Texas university’s Rawls College of Business, which opened a new $70 million business building earlier this year. He begins work in Lubbock Aug. 15. Southern Miss Provost Denis Wiesenburg […] [...]

Plant pathologist’s work could lead to new drug for humans

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University plant pathology researcher’s discovery of an agricultural phenomenon could lead to the development of a new antifungal drug. The potential drug shows significant promise for the treatment of serious fungal infections in people with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy treatments and those with HIV or AIDS. […] [...]

Timberland near Camp Shelby added to MSU’s Bulldog Forest

FORREST COUNTY — A 352-acre tract of Forrest County timberland is now part of Mississippi State University’s Bulldog Forest program and the state’s only Army Compatible Use Buffer-designated property. Known as the Davis and Ann Mortensen Forest, the area is located in proximity to Camp Shelby, and is a joint project between MSU, MSU Foundation, […] [...]

UMMC unveil plans to build new $35M research facility

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

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 […] [...]

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, […] [...]

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