Assistant professor of economics Stephen Finger has become the face of ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge on the university's Columbia campus.
Business students arrived this fall to find a new state-of-the-art place to learn. After two and a half years of construction, the Darla Moore School of Business opened next to the Coliseum on Assembly Street.
For diehard fans, the South Carolina-Texas A&M matchup means the wait is over for the start of college football season. For two geography professors, it means barbecue. John Kupfer and Dave Cairns are department heads at Carolina and Texas A&M, respectively. They have a little friendly wager on the outcome of the opening game.
The UofSC Athletics Department has beefed up its TV production operations to lend support for the new SEC Network. Three full-time employees were added to staff for behind-the-scene coverage of sporting events.
This year UofSC welcomes stellar new faculty members to campus. Meet Jill Turner, an assistant professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Turner joins UofSC after earning a doctorate at Georgetown and completing a post-doc at UPenn.
Alexis Doktor, the Carolina Band seamstress keeps the UofSC marching band looking its best. During the two weeks before the first home game, she did alterations, by hand, on 150 pairs of uniform pants.
UofSC's School of Law has launched a Middle School Mentoring Program that gives students an early taste of the legal profession.
Senior computer science majors Andrew Askins and Bill Brower along with recent alumnus Austin Price kick-started Krit this summer, a start-up venture they hope will make graphic designers' work easier and impact Columbia's tech community.
In 17 years as an athletic trainer at South Carolina's Pelion High School, UofSC graduate George Wham has seen his share of sports-related concussions. In fact, last year, student athletes at his school experienced at least 30 of them, 12 just in football. Because of Wham, those students and hundreds just like them across the state will get better assessments and treatment following their injuries.
The last time Joe McElveen was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and the Vietnam War was playing on the nightly news. But after taking two courses this summer as a warm-up, the 64-year-old retired oncologist has a full load scheduled for the fall.
This year UofSC welcomes stellar new faculty members to campus. Meet Taylor Kearns, an instructor in the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. Kearns left a career in local TV news to return to his alma mater.
When a river runs through it, there will be opinions aplenty on how to manage that river. And as emeritus geography professor Will Graf knows, science has a lot to offer when competing interests are entrenched in positions that might seem impossible to reconcile.
All-pro linebackers, high-profile high school recruits and dealing with large shipping orders are all in a days work for Eric Dunton. The junior Global Supply Chain and Operation Management major at the University of South Carolina earned an internship working as a customer service representative for large accounts at Under Armor.
Patrick Patterson learned the hard way what happens when a dad leaves home. That's why he's devoted his career to keeping families together.
Life has returned to the UofSC campus as 6,709 students moved into the residence halls. The new year is an exciting time for all, but especially for the class of 2018.
University of South Carolina neuroscientist Rose Booze grew up on a sheep farm, working beside her father, who years later would be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Memories of her childhood encourage her today. With support from the National Institutes of Health, Rose and her team are driven to discover the root causes of this devastating illness and remain hopeful that a cure is within reach
Laura Bankert knows what it means to be connected to campus. It's something she felt early as a freshman living on the second floor of Sims in the Women's Quad. This year, Bankert, a junior elementary education major and first-time resident mentor, hopes she can make a new group of Gamecocks feel the same way as she moves back to campus in the newly renovated Women's Quad.
Sims, McClintock and Wade Hampton, the three residence halls which make up the Women's Quad are re-opening this fall after undergoing an extensive renovation. The $29.2M project transformed the buildings to suite style accommodations for 600 female students.
Welcome week is an unique experience that allows new students to meet new people and discover campus. Chaunsia White makes it her mission to make everyone feel at home on campus.
Dan Davis' favorite weekend is when the students come back to campus. This year, it will be a little more special as Davis recalls his first day on the University of South Carolina campus as a student in 1964.
Heart attack, stroke and cancer -- three distinct afflictions. But a discerning eye can see the connections, the commonalities that link the illnesses. The School of Medicine's Daping Fan has that kind of vision.
Faculty, staff and retirees fulfill Carolina's Promise each year by giving to the Family Fund. The annual giving campaign will kick-off with a "Tailgate Before the Tailgate" on August 27.
When Joe Renwick came to the USC Columbia Technology Incubator six years ago, he had a simple business idea that required sophisticated technological and marketing prowess to make it work. Renwick got all of that and more from his partnership with the incubator.
A commonly held belief that global warming will diminish oxygen concentrations in the ocean looks like it may not be entirely true. According to a team of researchers including professor Robert Thunell, just the opposite is likely the case in the eastern tropical northern Pacific, with its anoxic zone expected to shrink in coming decades because of climate change.
Restaurateur and chef William Dissen is a big believer in the farm-to-table philosophy. At his Asheville, N.C., restaurant, The Market Place, the University of South Carolina HRTM alumnus champions fresh flavors, sustainable agricultural practices, community involvement and the constant pursuit of the perfect meal.