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Stories for Alumni

D.J. Bron

From trooper to magistrate, with help from Palmetto College

With his newly earned degree from the University of South Carolina Upstate, D.J. Bron traded in his S.C. Highway Patrol uniform for a magistrate’s robe this summer. It's a position he couldn't have imagined without Palmetto College, part of the university system that offers online bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Claudia Grillo

The hunger game

Hunger is one of our basic urges. To better understand it and the implications for obesity, School of Medicine researcher Claudia Grillo is using a National Science Foundation grant to study an obscure neural circuit that drives hunger.

jeffries

When tracking math students doesn't add up

Education professor Rhonda Jeffries and graduate student Hope Reed wanted to close the achievement gap for underrepresented students, specifically those tracked to be in remedial classes. So, they took a risk with a group of freshman students at Blythewood High School and conducted a secret experiment of sorts that proved to be powerful.

Leaman

Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year: Cliff Leaman

Clifford Leaman's love of teaching and performing is obvious to Leaman’s students and colleagues, who describe him as a master performer and teacher. This year, the university presented Leaman, who has taught saxophone at Carolina for the past 17 years, with its highest teaching honor: the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award.

Astronomy and physics professor Timir Datta

Einstein vs. Newton, revisited

A total solar eclipse – when the moon orbits directly in front of the sun – is the perfect time to test Einstein’s theory of general relativity. A University of South Carolina professor will do that in August, using modern technology, high-powered telescopes and cameras to record the sky over South Carolina.

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