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Entomologists worried about weather's impact on bees, stink bugs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Warm weather in January and early February is causing honey bees to be active before they have enough food to eat, and the state’s beekeepers need to monitor colonies for starvation, a Mississippi State University expert said. “Contrary to what many people think, bees do not hibernate in winter,” said Audrey Sheridan, research associate in MSU’s Department ...

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Landmark chooses EdR for $36M collegiate housing community

OXFORD — EdR, a Memphis-based developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing, reports it has executed agreements with Landmark Properties to develop, own and manage a $36 million collegiate housing community near the University of Mississippi. EdR would be the 70 percent majority owner and would manage the community upon its fall 2013 completion. Landmark Properties is developing and constructing ...

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Magazine ranks Ole Miss' PMBA as one of best in nation

OXFORD — U.S. News & World Report has named the Professional MBA program at the University of Mississippi as one of the top 14 in the nation. According to the magazine, a strong online master’s in business degree program performs well across all of its indicator rankings for online education. A program made the Top Online Business Degrees honor roll ...

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Study: Broadband usage growing quicker than studies show

STARKVILLE — Broadband Internet usage in Mississippi is catching up to the national average more quickly than recent national studies report, according to a statewide survey conducted by the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University. Information on this Internet and broadband use survey is available at srdc.msstate.edu/ebeat/reports.html. Reports on the Mississippi Broadband Survey, conducted by telephone from May ...

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Board approves MSU to enter commercial paper market

STARKVILLE — Higher education officials will allow Mississippi State University to enter the “commercial paper” market to obtain $50 million for future construction projects. The state College Board approved Mississippi State’s request yesterday. The commercial paper market is short-term IOUs that companies sell to meet cash-flow needs. Issuing commercial paper is a way for companies to borrow money for short ...

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City launches first-ever summer internship program

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has launched its first internship program, set to begin this summer. The Go Greenville Summer Internship Program will offer college juniors, who graduated from a high school in Greenville, to intern with a Greenville business for 10 weeks this summer. Mayor Chuck Jordan said, “Not only will college students learn real-world experience, but the ...

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MSU researcher finds first link between avian flu and Chinese poultry

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University researcher has uncovered the first molecular evidence linking live poultry markets in China to human H5N1 avian influenza. Henry Wan, an assistant professor in systems biology at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborated with scientists in the World Health Organization Collaborative Centers for Influenza in China and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to investigate ...

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Report: Optimism about the economy up 10 percent in fourth quarter

STARKVILLE — Mississippians’ optimism about the economy jumped 10 percent from the third to fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment featured in the current edition of “Economy Watch.” Based at Mississippi State University’s College of Business, “Economy Watch” is published in cooperation with BankPlus and Entergy. More than 500 telephone surveys conducted by ...

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