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2014-02-19 12:25:52

Awards for New Writer and New Illustrator NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today the winners of the 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Each year, a new writer and new illustrator are celebrated. The 2014 awards ceremony will be held on April 10th during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, at The...

2013-02-12 07:48:55

NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system. Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine, designated number 10002, on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Once the series is completed, the engine will be...

2013-01-10 05:00:35

Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science are participating in an international study aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. The research project is being conducted in response to a global push aimed at finding reliable alternative fuel sources. Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Researchers at The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science are participating in an international study aimed at turning marine...

2012-12-05 05:01:29

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has teamed up with the Houston (Texas) Police Department to collect data for groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups. Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has teamed up with the Houston (Texas) Police Department to...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'