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Making his case: Recent law grad argues before SC Supreme Court

Making his case: Recent law grad argues before SC Supreme Court

In preparation for his biggest court appearance to date, Perry MacLennan, '14 law, recalled one of his last classes at the University of South Carolina. In a trial by fire, MacLennan got to put what he had learned to use into real life in front of the South Carolina Supreme Court, arguing successfully on behalf on his client less than a year after he graduated.

Family of engineers establishes scholarship

Family of engineers establishes scholarship

With four alums in the family, the Barnhills decided to pool their gifts and create the Barnhill Family Engineering Endowment to fund scholarships as a way to say thank you to the university. With company matches, the goal is to have the endowment reach $1 million within 20 years.

Student finds path helping local kids learn to read

Student finds path helping local kids learn to read

Temisha Simpkins is one of four University of South Carolina students serving across the city this summer as a part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs program. She has spent her summer days helping children younger than 12 read at St. Lawrence Place, a nonprofit organization in Columbia.

UofSC selects Missouri dean as new provost

UofSC selects Missouri dean as new provost

Leaving the legal profession to pursue a career in academia was a tough, but life-changing experience for Joan T.A. Gabel. "We prepare students for success, we answer questions and we positively impact our community at home and around the world - where else can you say that?" Gabel was named new executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina on July 28.

Piano Man: Keeping the music in tune

Piano Man: Keeping the music in tune

During his 25-year career as a registered piano technician, Paul Williams has tuned, voiced and repaired the School of Music's 120 pianos. He has worked on instruments used in ensembles featuring the likes of Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma and Winton Marsalis.

Making order of a classical education

Making order of a classical education

The ancient Greek word "kosmos" has to do with order and achievement -- which nicely describes the academic prowess of Del Maticic, a 2015 classics and history graduate of the Honors College.

Man in transition

Man in transition

Paul Bliese, a former researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, spent 22 years designing statistical models to study such issues as PTSD and soldier wellbeing. Now, he's brought his applied statistics expertise to the Darla Moore School of Business.

'A momentous year'

'A momentous year'

It has been a momentous year for the Supreme Court of the United States. It's also been a big year for alumnus Andrew Bentz, who has spent that time in a coveted position at the highest court.

Addicted to finding solutions

Addicted to finding solutions

Growing up in West Virginia, Jill Turner saw a lot of friends with promising futures derailed by drug problems. That's one reason the assistant professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy went into addiction research.

Keeping Ke Ke's legacy alive

Keeping Ke Ke's legacy alive

KeKe Fuller was never your average little girl. Instead of a play kitchen, her playroom was set up like a doctor's office where she wore scrubs and a surgical mask. But all of that precociousness and childhood energy disappeared in 2013.

7 things to do before fall

7 things to do before fall

Take a look at a few ways to close out the summer before returning to campus for another great school year.

Alumna looks to digitally preserve disappearing history

Alumna looks to digitally preserve disappearing history

Some of the world's oldest artifacts are located in some of the world's most volatile locations, making them vulnerable to destruction either intentionally or as collateral damage. Digitally preserving those historic items and locations is the goal of technology startup PIVOT.

New approach to spinal cord and brain injury research

New approach to spinal cord and brain injury research

Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There's new hope on the horizon, though. A team of researchers led by the University of South Carolina's Jeff Twiss just reported an innate repair mechanism in central nervous system axons that might be harnessed to regenerate nerves after brain or spinal cord injuries.

Total immersion

Total immersion

William Welsh is spending the summer in a country he's never visited before, immersing himself in a language with which he's had only limited exposure. He couldn't be happier.

God Bless You, Mrs. Whitehead

God Bless You, Mrs. Whitehead

Alumna Julie Whitehead is the founder and CEO of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Museum in Indianapolis. She has made it her life's mission to excite readers about the work of her favorite author.

Local tech firm hires grads to solve problems

Local tech firm hires grads to solve problems

Andrea Martin graduated from the University of South Carolina in May with a degree in mathematics. Next month, the Columbia native will be flying to England to help a British client implement a new software program.

Dirt and sunshine

Dirt and sunshine

Allie Mason came to the University of South Carolina to study marine biology, but a few semesters locked in a lab led her to discover something important about herself. She needed sunshine a lot like a plant.

Burning questions: the Siege of Fort Motte

Burning questions: the Siege of Fort Motte

University of South Carolina conflict archaeologist Steven Smith has been hot on the trail of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion for years, but recent discoveries at Fort Motte, the site of an important battle in May 1871, are now fanning the flames.

A new discipline of learning

A new discipline of learning

The silo approach to health care education was the norm for decades, but it's rapidly giving way to interprofessional education (IPE), which draws students from multiple health care fields into one classroom for a common course experience.

Study combines mental health, primary care

Study combines mental health, primary care

As connections between mental illness and chronic medical illnesses are better understood, researchers and clinicians are looking for ways to integrate mental health care with primary care.

Setting a new trajectory

Setting a new trajectory

After years of study in graduate school, Evan Phelps recently joined the workforce in an area far afield from the particle physics research that defined his daily routine at the University of South Carolina. Although working toward a Ph.D. in physics might be a road less traveled on the way to a position in the health sciences, from his point of view the effort had a lot of merit.

Promises kept: Carolina's Promise campaign achieves lofty goal

Promises kept: Carolina's Promise campaign achieves lofty goal

Carolina's Promise, the University of South Carolina's $1 billion campaign launched in 2008, has reached its goal on time and on target, securing private funds for many key university goals, including new scholarships, professorships, academic programs and facilities.

Bull's-eye!

Bull's-eye!

From 55 yards away, a five-inch yellow circle appears miniscule. But that little circle is plenty big enough for archery champions Garrett Abernethy and Carli Cochran, who can consistently drive one arrow after another into the bullseye.