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Hattiesburg, MS, United States

The University of Southern Mississippi, known informally as Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is situated 70 miles north of Gulfport, Mississippi and 105 miles northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. Southern Miss is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University" with "High Research Activity" .Founded on March 30, 1910, the university is a dual campus institution, with the main campus located in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Park campus located in Long Beach, with five additional teaching and research sites.The university has a particularly extensive study-abroad program through its Center for International Education, and is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the nation for the number of students studying abroad each year. It is especially noted for its British Studies program, which regularly sends more than 200 students each summer to live and study in the heart of London. The university is also home to a major polymer science research center, and one of the strongest fine arts programs in the southeastern United States.Originally called the Mississippi Southerners, the Southern Miss athletic teams became the Golden Eagles in 1972. The school’s colors, black and gold, were selected by a student body vote shortly after the school was founded, and while mascots, names, customs, and the campus have changed, the black and gold colors have remained constant. Wikipedia.


Franssen N.R.,University of Southern Mississippi
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society | Year: 2013

Understanding population-level responses to novel selective pressures can elucidate evolutionary consequences of human-altered habitats. Stream impoundments (reservoirs) alter riverine ecosystems worldwide, exposing stream fishes to uncommon selective pressures. Assessing phenotypic trait divergence in reservoir habitats will be a first step in identifying the potential evolutionary and ecological consequences of stream impoundments. We tested for body shape divergence in four stream-adapted fishes found in both habitats within three separate basins. Shape variation among fishes was partitioned into shared (exhibited by all species) and unique (species-specific) responses to reservoir habitats. All fishes demonstrated consistent significant shared and unique morphological responses to reservoir habitats. Shared responses were linked to fin positioning, decreased body depths and larger caudal areas; traits likely related to locomotion. Unique responses were linked to head shape, suggesting species-specific responses to abiotic conditions or changes to their trophic ecology in reservoirs. Our results highlight how human-altered habitats can simultaneously drive similar and unique trait divergence in native populations. Source


Patent
University of Southern Mississippi and Basf | Date: 2011-12-06

Polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturdated monomer in an aqueous medium can produce an aqueous polymer dispersion. The polymerization is in the presence of a dispersant and a metal-carbene complex. The polymerization can also optionally be in the presence of a dispersant, an organic solvent with low solubility in water, or both. The aqueous polymer dispersion resulting from the process can be used to make a polymer powder.


Patent
University of Southern Mississippi | Date: 2013-02-14

Provided herein are methods for preparing a telechelic polymer of formula I wherein:


Patent
University of Southern Mississippi | Date: 2014-02-27

We disclose a method of covalently attaching bacteriophages to a surface, including polymers, to create a resulting antibacterial surface device. Because the bacteriophages are specific for bacteria, other organisms for which the phages are not specific are not damaged by the phage-modified surfaces.


Patent
University of Southern Mississippi | Date: 2013-11-08

Provided herein are vinyl ether end-functionalized polyolefins and methods for producing the same.

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