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College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: 1. Technology classroom building, $17 ...

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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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Engineers society elects Robert Green

Robert Green, a Mississippi State University veteran research engineer and undergraduate coordinator for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, is the new president of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Green, who has been active in the NSPE for more than 25 years, earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, both from ...

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Michael Galaty heading MSU anthropology department

Award-winning survey archaeologist Michael Galaty is the new head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures. Before officially assuming his duties, Galaty was an anthropology professor and chair of the sociology and anthropology department at Millsaps College in Jackson. Galaty holds master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Also an anthropology ...

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Sam Chang named MSU fellow

  Sam Chang, head of the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion at Mississippi State University, has been named a fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division. Chang began his career at MSU in June 2012. Earlier this year, he was named a certified food scientist by the Institute of Food Technologists. He is ...

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MSU adopts commercial tailgating policies

A few weeks before football season starts, Mississippi State has unveiled the state’s first set of regulations governing commercial tailgating companies. A school press release said the rules governing commercial tailgating companies — those that erect tailgate set-ups for customers — are designed to manage the industry’s expansion. A committee adopted the policies after studying the issue on the Starkville ...

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Could energy beets offer income, alternative energy to farmers?

STARKVILLE — Energy beets could be the answer to Mississippi farmers’ quest for off-season income and provide an alternative energy source for the nation’s expanding biofuels markets. Mississippi State University researchers and Extension agents are examining the growth and profit potential for varieties of energy beets, a nonedible relative of sugarbeets used only in biofuel production. “Because they are traditionally ...

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City operating under 'throwback' commission-style government

VICKSBURG — Its cannons, historic homes and landmarks aren’t Vicksburg’s only throwback to history. Its municipal government is a relic from when the city was younger, smaller and the issues confronting city leaders were easier to handle. Since 1913, Vicksburg has operated under the commission form of government approved by the Mississippi Legislature in 1908. It’s a concept of municipal ...

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Ian Munn made MSU associate dean

  Ian Munn, a forest resource economist and professor at Mississippi State University, is the new associate dean in the College of Forest Resources. Munn has a distinguished career at MSU and has served as a forestry professor for more than 20 years. His course on professional practices is considered the capstone class of the forestry curriculum. Over time he ...

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MSU researchers publish flu vaccine study

Henry Wan, associate professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and his colleagues recently published a study in mBio, an American Society of Microbiology publication, which outlines a possibly more efficient and cost-effective way to develop flu vaccines. The study “Using Sequencing Data to Infer the Antigenicity of Influenza Virus” outlines the use of a computerized system to ...

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