The Bully statue in front of Colvard Student Union stands tall against the background of a fall sunset. The Mississippi State University campus will see below average temperatures this week. PHOTO: Megan Bean | Public Affairs
Physics faculty’s breakthrough research resolves years-old proton size puzzle
Research by Mississippi State scientists has helped resolve the decades-old “proton radius puzzle,” a question that for years has had physicists experimenting and theorizing to unravel the mystery. This research, titled the “Proton Radius Experiment” and performed by a national scientific team including three MSU physicists, published in Nature, the international journal of science. Known as PRad, the investigation involved MSU Department of Physics Professors Dipgankar Dutta, corresponding author, and James A. Dunne, as well as Assistant Professor Lamiaa El-Fassi.
Student Health Services receives reaccreditation
Mississippi State’s Student Health Services again is extending its national accreditation. The university was notified recently that it will maintain for another three years its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation, acknowledging MSU Student Health Services’ adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. “The reaccreditation from AAAHC affirms our ongoing commitment to offer outstanding health services to our students and this community,” said MSU Vice President for Student Affairs Regina Hyatt.
Sign up today for communicating science seminar
The need for scientists to communicate their research effectively reaches far beyond the bench or the discipline. The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State University will host a "Tips and Tricks to Effectively Convey a Scientific Message" seminar on Nov. 20. Jason Organ, an assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will lead the seminar.
Smoke-free policy enhances healthy environment
Mississippi State University is a smoke-free campus. Official policy prohibits the use of any combustible or vapor products anywhere on campus property including university buildings, university grounds, university vehicles, parking areas and sidewalks. The smoke-free campus policy is part of the university's commitment to creating a healthy environment for all members of the campus community. Use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah or other similar devices are prohibited by this policy.
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