Christopher Rollston holds one of 19 ostraca, some of the most significant Machaerus artifacts from the E. Jerry Vardaman collec

Treasures from site of John the Baptist’s martyrdom brought to new light through MSU’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

When Mississippi State’s founding director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology first saw the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod Antipas—he wanted to share its beauty and mystery with others. Some of the palace’s treasures uncovered by the archaeologist only now are being rediscovered with the help of passionate scholars and the late professor’s family.

June 24, 2019
Orion, MSU’s new supercomputer, has a magnitude comparable to 28 computer cabinets, with each cabinet being the size of an indus

MSU’s new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia, continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions

From improving weather forecasts to making safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles to better securing the cyber world, Mississippi State’s technologically-advanced supercomputers have been helping researchers identify solutions to real-world challenges for decades.

June 19, 2019
Environmental portrait of Dr. David Shaw

Shaw named MSU’s new provost and executive vice president

A longtime faculty member and senior administrator at Mississippi State will serve the university in a new leadership role. David R. Shaw has been named the new provost and executive vice president after a productive tenure leading MSU’s research enterprise and economic development initiatives.

June 5, 2019

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