The Cold Case Project, an initiative in the Children’s Law Center, focuses on a select group of adolescents who have lingered in the S.C. foster system and are at risk for aging out of foster care without achieving legal permanency — that is, without a family. Partnering with DSS and the family courts, Cold Case staff find ways to reunite these at-risk foster children with responsible family members or to match them with a new family. With children’s lives at stake, giving up is not an option.
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Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, University of South Carolina’s vice president for system planning, has been named interim chancellor of USC Upstate as the university continues the search for its next leader.
In a study published in the American Chemical Society’s “Environmental Science and Technology,” Carolina chemistry professor Susan D. Richardson, together with EPA collaborators, details the potential health impacts that can result when pool and hot tub disinfectants combine with bodily fluids.
Nanoscale research in South Carolina got a big boost with last year’s installation of a Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) laboratory in the Horizon building. The state facility sports a powerful, automated, rapid-throughput instrument that director Morgan Stefik (right) describes as a “game changer.”
With fewer classes on campus over the summer, faculty and staff can keep active and enjoy the many benefits offered by the university. Faculty, staff and their “plus-ones” can participate in these activities with a valid Carolina Card.
(feat. John Grady, sport and entertainment management) --The Toronto Star
(feat. Geoff Alpert, criminology) --New York Times
(feat. Ed Madden, English) --The State
The mechanisms of memory
Michy Kelly’s fascination with how brains work began in high school when she noticed that she and her brother were polar opposites when it came to cognitive abilities. Finding the physical difference in brains that have an inability to consistently create new memories — or find old ones — is a key focus of her work, which earned her recognition as one of the University of South Carolina’s 2016 Breakthrough Stars.
Student puts disability access center stage
Broadcast journalism major Sophie Keyes will place the public need for greater disability access center stage when she competes in the Miss South Carolina pageant in late June. Inspired by her father’s work and her friend’s need for greater wheelchair access, the senior from Clinton, South Carolina, has made disability access the focus of her platform as she competes in pageants.
Research leadership by the numbers
Ralph White’s story could be told in numbers — journal papers published, graduate students who completed their degrees under his tutelage, or years of service as a department chair and dean and mentor and colleague. Or it could be told in international honors. Whatever the case, it's easy to see why he is a recipient of the 2016 Leadership in Research Award.