Items included in the “University News” section of the System Review are submitted each week by the universities. The news items are not listed in alphabetical order by university, and the order will change each week.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER NEWS
University Hospital Dedicated
The University of Mississippi Medical Center's fourth hospital dedication in 10 years signaled the completion of the multi-million-dollar construction project to replace the original teaching hospital, which opened in 1955. The new, seven-story, $53 million University Hospital follows the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, completed in 1997, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, completed in 1999, and the Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care, dedicated in 2001. Dr. Dan Jones, UMC vice chancellor for health affairs, presided over the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 19. Read more.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI NEWS
NIH Awards UM $11 Million Grant for New Biomedical Research Center
University of Mississippi pharmacology professor and Director of the Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience (CORE-NPN), Rae R. Matsumoto, has been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish an $11 million natural products neuroscience research center. The five-year grant will allow investigators to conduct state-of-the-art research to identify components and properties of natural products that affect the nervous system. "This research will lead to a better understanding of the health-promoting aspects of dietary supplements," said Dr. Matsumoto. "It will also lead to the development of new medications to treat neurological and psychiatric diseases and the identification of valuable scientific research tools." Read more.
Teaching English as Second Language Program Provides Global Instructors
NEH Awards Grant for UM Workshops to Assist 2-Year College Teachers in Civil War History
Business, Accountancy Honor Society Recognized Nationally as 'Exemplary Chapter'
MFA in Creative Writing Alum Wins Prestigious National Award
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
ASU to Name New Cafeteria for Late President
During its regular monthly meeting, the IHL Board voted unanimously to name the new student cafeteria at Alcorn State University in honor of its beloved President, the late Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr. The new student cafeteria is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in late 2007. "President Bristow was an extraordinary individual who was deeply committed to Alcorn State, and especially to the lives of his students," said Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith. "I am pleased Dr. Bristow's legacy will be honored on campus." Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr., 57, was named President of Alcorn State University on August 24, 1995. During his nearly eleven years as university president, Dr. Bristow was committed to increasing the percentage of minority students attending graduate and professional school. Under Dr. Bristow's leadership, Alcorn State was the first and only of Mississippi's historically black institutions to receive Ayers endowment dollars for its success in the area of diversity enrollment. Read more.
Partnering for Healthy and Sustainable Communities
Tutors Tout Tutoring, Collaborate with Tutors from Other Universities
Professor from Russia Visits Alcorn under Consortium of Scholars Series Program
ASU Department of Biological Sciences Participates in MHIRT for the 4th Time
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Rendon to Direct Montgomery Veterans Center
Starkville native and Army Reserve captain Andrew S. Rendon has been named director of Mississippi State University's new G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans. Rendon will serve as the primary link to military veterans who enroll at the university, providing academic and career enhancement and job placement assistance. He also will work off campus to recruit others to pursue their higher educations at Mississippi State. The Montgomery Center is named for the late 3rd District congressman and MSU alumnus G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery. Read more.
MSU president talks U.S. foreign policy issues with Russian students
MSU alum, major benefactor extends reach to touch JSU students
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS
Thad Cochran Center Dedicated
Delta State University dedicated The Thad Cochran Center for Rural School Leadership and Research on Tuesday, October 17, with a ceremony honoring the United States senator, who has long been a proponent of education in Mississippi. Housed in the College of Education, the Center prepares educational leaders to address the unique challenges of the Mississippi Delta region by improving leadership effectiveness, teacher quality, and student achievement. The Senator was on hand for the event. Read more.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI NEWS
Southern Miss Recreation Program Best in the Country
The University of Southern Mississippi was recognized by the National Institute on Recreation Inclusion (NIRI) for innovation and excellence in their mission to empower individuals with disabilities. The NIRI presented the Excellence in Inclusion Award, an award given to only one program in the United States each year, to Southern Miss' School of Human Performance and Recreation (HP&R) for its ACCESSRecreation program. "The recognition from fellow colleagues and experts is evidence that ACCESSRecreation is on the cutting edge of inclusive recreation programming," said Dr. Brent Wolfe, a HP&R professor at Southern Miss. ACCESSRecreation advocates and facilitates the inclusion of nearly 600 participants a year into the community via family-oriented activities, conferences and academics, which provides HP&R students with opportunities for professional hands-on learning experiences. Read more.
Student Printz Editor Wins Scripps Howard Top 10 Scholarship
Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to Southern Miss Student
Southern Miss Student Wins Prestigious National Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Southern Miss Graduate Student Chosen Marine Science Knauss Fellow
Oct. 17-Nov. 4 - MUW Art Gallery Presents "Maude Schuyler Clay: Photographs" Exhibition
Oct. 20-21 - MSU Ag Division Hosts Fall Flower and Garden Fest
Oct. 21 - DSU Hosts Computing Competition and Tech Fair
Oct. 24-25 - MSU Sponsors Lean Manufacturing Conference
Oct. 25 - UM Hosts IHL Today Luncheon in Nesbit