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USM introduces new human capital development program

Finding and developing trained employees is an ongoing struggle in the business community. Now, one of Mississippi’s public universities has launched a new working professional-friendly degree program to help meet the issue. The College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi recently formed the Department of Human Capital Development at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long ...

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MSU ranks in top 10 in ag research for 11th straight year

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s commitment to its land-grant mission and to the state’s $7.5 billion agriculture and forestry industry resulted in a top spot in a recently released National Science Foundation report. The National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey for fiscal year 2011 ranked MSU ninth in the nation for research and development expenditures in agricultural ...

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State submits proposal for drone-testing site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested. If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, the news site Al.com reported. Alabama and ...

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NSF ranks Mississippi State in top 100 in U.S. for research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University continues to rank among the nation’s top research universities, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for fiscal year 2011 places Mississippi State at 91st overall among public and private institutions based on $226.1 million in total research and development expenditures. Nationally, MSU ...

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Bentz leaving PSC to head South Mississippi Planning and Development District

JACKSON  — Leonard Bentz is leaving the state Public Service Commission to become executive of the South Mississippi Planning and Development District. The board of the 15-county planning district voted yesterday to hire the Republican Bentz, paying him $150,000 a year. Bentz, who made $78,000 per year representing the PSC’s Southern District, was chosen from among five finalists. He will ...

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ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to the Vicksburg Post. “ERDC, in ...

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Scientist stumbles on to sweet deal for Coast Guard boats

VICKSBURG — A fleet of seven new vessels has arrived at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, providing an upgraded capability for fresh and salt water studies by the facility’s scientists and engineers. Led by the efforts of William Butler, a physical scientist in ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, the boats were transferred from the ...

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Developer submits plan for one-million-square-foot mall development

D’IBERVILLE — Plans for Gulf Coast Galleria — a million-square-foot mall with restaurants, shops and a hotel along Interstate 10 — have been submitted to the D’Iberville Planning Department. Developer Robert Mandal with Ramco Development tells The Sun Herald the mall will be more than 750,000 square feet, with the hotel and other buildings adding 250,000 square feet more of ...

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Developers converting historic buildings into mixed-use facilities

HATTIESBURG — If Daniel Jussely and Rob Tatum have their way, downtown Hattiesburg soon will be a cultural hub of “urbanite lifestyle” in Mississippi. As co-owners of Hub City Lofts, Jussely and Tatum are rejuvenating two of the Hub City’s oldest buildings, converting them into more than 50 loft-style apartments and more than 14,000 square feet of commercial space. The ...

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NVision expands through new agreement with QinetiQ

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has expanded its engineering services and capabilities through a strategic licensing agreement with QinetiQ North America Inc. (QNA) and the addition of personnel with expertise in underwater sensors and acoustic telemetry. Under its agreement with QNA, NVision will have the exclusive right to further develop and license to end users QNA’s proprietary SAKI technology, ...

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