Rachel Hartley

Sharing Carolina's brand from afar

Every day Rachel Hartley wakes up to the Southern California sun. She may have to sit in Los Angeles traffic on her way to the “office.” From her house, her car and various other stops – including coffee houses and school gymnasiums -- across the West Coast, Hartley promotes USC.” 


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Wed. Sep. 17, 2014

University News & Events

Faculty, staff raise $100,000 for United Way

Upcoming survey for Great Colleges to Work For Program

The university is participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and staff. On March 18, this survey will be distributed to a random selection of our employees.  If you are included in this sample, you will receive an e-mail invitation encouraging you to take part in this survey.

Free health and wellness screenings for faculty, staff

Student Health Services Campus Wellness and community medical partners will offer USC faculty and staff a limited number of free blood, hearing, skin cancer and mental health screenings in April through its new program, Healthy Aging.

Helping students with ideas

The USC Instigator is a new resource to help students explore whether a business idea is viable. By providing space and staff support, the USC Instigator will help students get their ideas ready to pitch to the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and for the Proving Ground, the university’s business plan competition for students.

Faculty members play important role in national fellowship process

Faculty members are central to the national fellowship process as many national fellowships require that students are nominated to apply. The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs recruits faculty to serve on its committees to support students throughout the application and interview processes. The office holds several targeted information sessions where students will have the opportunity to learn about these prestigious awards and the application process from advisers, faculty members and prior winners.

Helping creative people create

Universities are natural breeding grounds for original thinking and big ideas. But getting “the next big thing” off campus and onto store shelves and into homes can be complicated and time consuming when going it alone. USC’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) housed in the Office of Research wants to lend a hand.

Fitness Center to require VIP numbers for access

In preparation for the One Carolina technology implementation and to improve security for students, faculty and staff, Campus Recreation, will begin utilizing individual VIP numbers as part of the biometric access control system at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. The new system will integrate with the CarolinaCard system and is expected to be fully functional by March 15.

Nominations open for Inspirational Faculty Award

Faculty, staff, administrators or students may nominate candidates before March 20 for the John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award, presented each year by University Housing and University 101 Programs to a faculty member who demonstrates a devotion to educating students by encouraging them to intentionally select and participate in meaningful experiences within and beyond the classroom.

Research announces RISE award winners

The Office of Research announced funding for 48 proposals with the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) program, providing $182,000 to support faculty members at senior and regional campuses. Senior campus chancellors also provided support to their faculty, resulting in a total award amount of more than $262,000.

Off the Wire: USC in the Media

Jesselson named Professor of the Year


USC professor creates Google Glass app (feat. Srihari Nelakuditi)

--New Scientist

Kids need to step up physical activity, report says (feat. Russ Pate)

--USA Today

Faculty & Staff Notes

Susan Parlier and Miriam Johnson, social work, “Inspiring passion: Using service learning projects and technology in an advocacy course,” Baccalaureate Program Directors of Schools of Social Work, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Edward Frongillo, health promotion, education and behavior, “Confronting myths about household food insecurity and excess weight,” Cadernos de Saúde Pública.

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