Arts and Sciences News Archive

  • Trinity LaBorde, a freshman from Long Beach, Mississippi, considered studying music education but gravitated toward art. “Here, I wanted a new start, I wanted to meet new people, I wanted to be the person I couldn’t be in high school.”
    An art student from Long Beach, Mississippi, gets a head start on university life with the Jaguar Marching Band, a trip to the beach and starry nights on campus. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • The pumpkin patch sale is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Glass Art Building. Glass pumpkins will be priced at $20 and up. Purchases can be made via cash, check or credit card.
    More than 500 glass pumpkins will go on sale with funds supporting student and public opportunities within the program. ...
  • Morgan Brobston, a communication student at the University of South Alabama and manager of JagTV, gives a speech at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony for South’s newly renovated television production studio.
    Communication students at the University of South Alabama now have access to a newly renovated television production studio where they can practice everything from anchoring to operating cameras to fine tuning studio lighting. ...
  • Xha’Nae Morris, a nursing sophomore from Mobile, attends a Second Year Experience event early this semester. Morris also works with first-year students for the Office of Student Academic Success. She’s a ComPAL – Composition Pal  – who offers English tutoring.
    South launches Second Year Experience, a five-year program with academic coaching and mentoring, to give returning Jaguars personalized support. ...
  • Emilie Berge in her lab at South, has received one of just 12 Zymo Research Impact Initiative grants awarded annually for scientific innovation and potential social impact. Berge received her master's degree in environmental toxicology in May will use the $4000 award to perform transcriptomic analysis of the polyaromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria she described in her thesis.
    Former South student and track star awarded Zymo Research Impact Initiative grant for her work in environmental toxicology. ...
  • As part of her job at the National Weather Service outside Atlanta, University of South Alabama graduate Carmen Hernandez launches weather balloons into the air to measure readings including temperature, air pressure and humidity.
    Carmen Hernandez has been captivated by the weather ever since she witnessed its power during Hurricane Rita. She majored in meteorology at South and begins a career with the National Weather Service. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Matthew Hodanbosi, a marine sciences Ph.D. student at the University of South Alabama has been selected as one of 86 John A. Marine Policy Fellows. He will begin his fellowship in February working in Washington D.C. with government officials.
    Matthew Hodanbosi has been named one of just 86 recipients of the 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. ...
  • Heather Giannini, a 2022 graduate of the University of South Alabama has been selected for one of six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann fellowships by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Giannini plans on becoming a physician-scientist.
    Hannah Giannini is one of only six recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious $20,000 Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. ...
  • The University of South Alabama launched SOAR, short for Strengthening Opportunities for Achievement and Resilience, at the MacQueen Alumni Center July 27, 2022. South is collaborating with the Mobile Public Schools and Mobile Police Department on this 5-year intervention study. Causey, Hankins, Pillans and Washington middle schools are taking part and at the launch, the principals of each middle school chose a balloon that revealed which year their school would receive the intervention.
    University researchers will collaborate with the Mobile Police Department and Mobile County Public Schools on a five-year, $3.5 million project focused on reducing death, injury and incarceration. ...
  • Future of the Field in Research
    Dr. Matthew Reichert and Heather Wainwright earn global honors by the Society of Research Administrators International. ...
  • Professor of marine sciences Dr. John Lehrter, on a vessel off the Alabama coast in 2021, is leading a study to arrive at a baseline for water quality along the Alabama Gulf Coast. “At a really fundamental level, this project is about going out, very frequently, and trying to get the pulse of state water quality. Where are the places we have to worry about, and what are the places that have good quality?”
    Dr. John Lehrter and the University of South Alabama School of Marine and Environmental Sciences will lead the three-year study of water and sediment quality along Alabama' s Gulf Coast. ...
  • Micah Mermilliod took this self portrait from on top the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, where he took a job as an assistant curator.
    Micah Mermilliod moves from solo shows to collaborative work as an assistant curator for the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Captain Brett Falterman of Fish Research Support displays a conventionally-tagged greater amberjack before releasing the fish off the coast of Louisiana. Photo insert: Each of the small, colorful conventional tags will display a unique five-digit number and a telephone number to call to claim a $250 reward. (Photos courtesy of Dr. Michael Dance, Louisiana State University and Dr. Marcus Drymon, Mississippi State University.)
    USA professor is leading a federally funded project that could have significant implications for commercial and recreational fishing. ...
  • The University of South Alabama and the City of Mobile will collaborate in educating and commemorating the Juneteenth celebration. Dr. Kern Jackson, South Alabama’s director of African American Studies, will be one of the featured speakers.
    South joins the City of Mobile in educating and commemorating during the Juneteenth celebration from June 16-July 21, 2022. ...
  • Deborah Gurt, center, interim director of the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of South Alabama, created the Jewish Mobile Oral History Project with the help of people such as Abby Grodnick Kennedy and Rabbi Steven Silberman of Ahavas Chesed Synagogue.
    The Jewish Mobile Oral History Project at South looks to make connections, share experiences and record stories before they are lost to time. ...
  • The Heroes Scholarship is available to active military members and fills the gap between the University's cost of tuition and what the Federal government provides for tuition assistance.
    The Heroes Scholarship is available to all active servicemen and servicewomen pursuing an undergraduate degree at USA. ...
  • Developed in the fall of 2021, South's Remote Medical Spanish in Ecuador program is a requirement for the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Graduate Certificate.
    Study Abroad's Remote Medical Spanish in Ecuador program with Kaya Responsible Travel is up for the GoAbroad Innovation Volunteer Award. ...
  • Dr. Anton Svynarenko, a visiting assistant professor of Russian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama. is from Kharkiv, Ukraine, a city left heavily damaged by the Russian invasion. He says, having the support of faculty, staff and students during this very difficult time has been encouraging.”
    Dr. Anton Svynarenko, a visiting assistant professor of Russian says, the war in his native Ukraine is hard to understand. ...
  • The University of South Alabama’s Division of Student Affairs recently honored 17 graduating seniors with its inaugural Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Award for outstanding academic and leadership achievements and community engagement.
    The University of South Alabama's Division of Student Affairs recently honored 17 graduating seniors with its inaugural Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Award for outstanding academic and leadership achievements and community engagement. ...
  • Jonah Smith, a senior English major from Foley, Alabama is the first graduate of the University of South Alabama's TESL/TEFL certificate program. He hopes to eventually teach English in Japan. The program allows students in any major an opportunity to expand their marketability and find work globally.
    South's new certificate program for Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language allows students multiple career options. ...
  • Zimlich quintuplets, from left, Hallie, Isabella, Shipley, Amelia Rose and Sophia, were offered scholarships to the University of South Alabama after they were born at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital.
    The Zimlich quintuplets were born at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital. On Saturday, they reach another milestone together — spring Commencement. ...
  • The Student Government Officers for 2022-2023 standing from left up are Camille Bonura, president; Olivia Martin, vice-president; and Amya Douglas, attorney general. Standing from right up are Ansley Majewski, student-at-large; Allison Reed, treasurer; and Maiben Mitchell, chief justice.
    South's SGA officers protect and advance students' interests as well as promote the welfare of the student body. ...
  • Dr. Michael DiPasquale, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at South, has a received a $197,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
    Dr. Michael DiPasquale, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, received a $197,000 grant to support research in computational commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. ...
  • Gracie King, left, won third place for Best Feature Writer while Breahnna Crosslin, center, took fifth place for Best Photographer at the recent "Best of the South" contest. Vanguard Editor-in-Chief Amelia Rose Zimlich, far right, won double honors for her media organization, including fourth place for both Best Special Event Reporter/Editor and Best News Writer.
    The Vanguard and Due South, student-run publications win multiple awards in this spring's "Best of the South" competition. ...
  • Dr. James Davis, left, professor of chemistry and Dr. Kevin West, professor of chemical engineering, have partnered with Norton Engineering Consultants to take their technology of reducing carbon emissions into the industrial marketplace. While hurdles remain, this technology is promising and could have long-term effects for South and the global environment.
    Dr. Jim Davis and Dr. Kevin West are leading a research team that is developing carbon capture technology using ionic liquids. ...