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A living legacy

Winners of the Grace Jordan McFadden Award excel in academics and community service. The honor recognizes students majoring or minoring in African American Studies.

Alumni spotlight: 2017 Dean's Award winner

Alumnus Tommy Hickman channels passion for science into lifelong career, service.

Good Luck to Our Truman Scholar Finalist, Nick Santamaria

Nick Santamaria, political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, will interview March 31 for the highly competitive and prestigious Truman Scholarship.

Alaina Coates in the Classroom, Court, and Community

Alaina Coates takes on many roles as a Carolina Gamecock.

History Professor Explores the Roots of Women's Rights in her Upcoming Book

Dr. Marjorie Spruill's upcoming book Divided We Stand explores the 1970s divide between feminists and conservatives, and the continued repercussions.

Claudia Benitez-Nelson is a Force of Nature on the Ocean, in the Classroom

Undergraduates taking Professor Claudia Benitez-Nelson's Intro to Oceanography course couldn't possibly sit passively in her classroom.

2017 Breakthrough Award Recognizes 10 Winners from Arts & Sciences

The Office of the Vice President of Research announced the 2017 Breakthrough Award Winners with a high representation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

CAS Sociology and Chemistry Professors Named AAAS Fellows

University of South Carolina sociology professor Douglas Anderton and chemistry professor Stephen Morgan have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Professor Anderton and Professor Morgan, who are part of the College of Arts and Sciences, join more than two dozen Carolina faculty to serve as fellows. Election as a AAAS fellow is among the most prestigious honors awarded in academia and all 2016 AAAS fellows, who were nominated by research peers for their contribution to scientific fields, are featured in the journal "Science."

Psychology Professor Receives Over $6 Million in Funding

Dr. Jane Roberts, Professor in Psychology and head of the USC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab, was awarded over 6 million dollars from the National Institute of Mental Health this year to fund studies which aim to determine the developmental trajectories of disorders such as Autism and Fragile X Syndrome as well as the relation between protective factors and mental health outcomes in early childhood.

Losing Green Up the Stack

Graduate students have kicked off an energy conservation initiative in the chemistry and biochemistry department.

Assistant Professor Awarded Two Fellowships

Daniel M. Stuart, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, was awarded two fellowships, one from the Robert H. N. Ho Foundation in collaboration with the American Council of Learned Societies for the 2016-17 academic year, and the other from the Fulbright Program for the summer and fall of 2017.

Associate Professor Awarded Fellowship by NEH

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, Associate Professor of History, was awarded a fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year from the National Endowment of the Humanities as part of the Public Scholar Program. This program supports research projects intended for broad audiences.

5 Years after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Radiation Levels and Research Support are Falling

A major international review of the state of the oceans 5 years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbour area close to the nuclear plant itself where ongoing releases remain a concern.

UofSC awarded grant to explore safer nuclear waste storage

"The need is to find new materials that will serve as the next generation of waste sequestration"

Chemistry Professor Published "Editors Choice" Article

Susan D. Richardson, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently published an article, "Progressive Increase in Disinfection Byproducts and Mutagenicity from Source to Tap to Swimming Pool and Spa Water: Impact of Human Inputs."

Governor's Awards

Governor's Awards Three of the five recipients of the Governor's Awards were CAS Faculty.

Natalia Shustova receives prestigious NSF Career Award

One of the main challenges facing humanity in the 21st century is the supply of secure and sustainable energy, of which consumption will only continue to grow as the human population increases.

The NSF's CAREER program grant supports cutting-edge research in biofuels by UofSC's own Thomas M. Makris

Thomas M. Makris, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the UofSC has been awarded a five year, $700,000 grant through the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER program.

Pursuit of happiness leads to a $2.1 million grant award for UofSC, UChicago

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Frey, one of two leading researchers whose pursuit of happiness leads to a $2.1 million grant for UofSC & UChicago.

Educational Opportunities for All

Assistant professor of Mexican Literature Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez became a volunteer instructor at Atlanta's Freedom University, helping to expand educational opportunities for undocumented students that cannot attend Georgia's public universities.

'Mutant daisies' found near Japan nuclear meltdown site

Beth Krizek, a biologist at the University of South Carolina, said: "I don't think people should freak out. They're not that unusual."

You call that a pirouette?

USC players learn ballet in summer school.

Luther Battiste

Congratulations to Columbia attorney and Carolina alumnus Luther Battiste, the new president of University Associates, an organization that brings the university and local business community together.

School of Earth, Ocean & Environment Professor elected 2016 Sustaining Fellow

Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, a Distinguished Professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, has been elected a Sustaining Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Jory Fleming

SEOE senior, Jory Fleming shows no signs of slowing down as he heads for Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.


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