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A cut above

A cut above

Gregory Garret stumbled into his career after an apprenticeship at a salon turned him on to hairstyling while attending the University of South Carolina. It wasn't the traditional path for a college graduate but as the owner, manager and head stylist of Columbia's newest salon, Garret isn't just styling hair.

Enter the Ice Dragon

Enter the Ice Dragon

Andy Hayes and Dale McCants, two alumni of the University of South Carolina's doctoral program in mechanical engineering, are the masterminds behind the nanofluid coolant Ice Dragon, which is used by online gamers to cool high-end PCs. Now the two hope to use the same coolant on a larger scale to cool everything from motorcycle engines to office buildings.

A passion to help, spurred by the outrage of injustice

A passion to help, spurred by the outrage of injustice

You cannot speak with Anna Scheyett for more than five minutes without realizing her passion to help people and, soon thereafter, her indignation at the obstacles to getting that help to those who need it most. It is the hallmark combination for any good social worker: individual well being and social justice.

One vision, many voices

One vision, many voices

Poet, associate professor of English and director of Women's and Gender Studies Ed Madden has been named the inaugural poet laureate for the City of Columbia. During his four-year term he plans to promote public art and the growth of the city's literary community.

Pioneer behind the lens

Pioneer behind the lens

What Edison was to the light bulb, Roman Vishniac was to the art and science of making films and photos with a microscope. Emeritus professor of biology John Herr Jr. had the good fortune to persuade Vishniac’s daughter, Mara, to donate a historic collection of her father’s work to the university’s Moving Image Research Collections in 1994 rather than to a similarly acronymed university in southern California.

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