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Battle of the Carolinas

Battle of the Carolinas

The University of South Carolina will usher in the college football season for the fourth consecutive year Thursday (Sept. 3), when the Gamecocks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the inaugural Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte. The season opener, which is set for 6 p.m., marks the 57th meeting on the gridiron for the two Carolina teams and the first time the two teams will battle in Charlotte.

Meet the provost: Joan T.A. Gabel

Meet the provost: Joan T.A. Gabel

Joan T.A. Gabel began her tenure as the University of South Carolina's provost this week. We caught up with her to learn a little more about her and her plans for the future.

McNAIR: Imagination takes flight

McNAIR: Imagination takes flight

The University of South Carolina's McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, a team of highly accomplished researchers and industry partnerships with manufacturers from around the world. The center's primary mission, however, is education.

Debut of the global mix-master

Debut of the global mix-master

Howie Scher led a scientific team that has dated the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at 30 million years ago. The world's largest ocean current, the "global mix-master" transports nutrients, heat and salt around the world.

The Savannah runs through it

The Savannah runs through it

A cursory reading of the synopsis of "Jacob Jump," Eric Morris' just-published first novel, might prompt comparisons with James Dickey's "Deliverance." Both stories involve ill-fated boating trips on rivers, but the similarities end there.

Boyd Saunders: A man of many talents

Boyd Saunders: A man of many talents

The McMaster Gallery is exhibiting "Return of the Wanderer." The exhibit features 30 works of art by UofSC emeritus professor Boyd Saunders. The exhibition is on view through Oct 9, and includes lithographs, paintings, etchings, sculptures and drawings.Description

How UofSC spent the summer

How UofSC spent the summer

Every summer the University of South Carolina's faculty, staff and students travel the world to conduct research, learn about cultures and take on new challenges that can have a big impact. Here's just a quick look at what some Gamecocks have been up to this summer.

Spinning negatives into positives

Spinning negatives into positives

Sherard Duvall, '01, is a local hip-hop advocate and a founder of Hip-Hop Family Day. He will join other music advocates to discuss the vitality of home-grown music in our state at Folkfabulous 2015 this Saturday on the historic Horseshoe.

Running toward excellence

Running toward excellence

Haemoon Oh, the newly appointed dean in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, has hit the ground running -- in every sense of the word -- at Carolina.

Winning by design

Coryn Bejema came to the University of South Carolina to play soccer, but it was her talent off the field that has drawn the attention of the campus community lately. Students, faculty and staff might just notice her work across campus this year.

Students offer open arms to help with move-in

Students offer open arms to help with move-in

For the first year, other students will be lending a helping hand to get the freshman class settled as a part of the Move-In Crew. In year's past this duty has fallen solely to faculty and staff members, carrying armfuls of belongings up stairs or on elevators and through hallways.

Bypassing failure with a good workout

Bypassing failure with a good workout

Competing in a marathon calls for the right training regimen. John Eberth of the School of Medicine and his colleagues are coming up with a vascular conditioning program they hope will help surgeons train bypass grafts for success in the long run.

First-person narrator

First-person narrator

In a perfect world, all of Gabrielle Olexa's neighbors would own cats and drive whisper-quiet electric cars. None of those things happens, of course, which is why Olexa's budding career as an audio book narrator hits the pause button whenever the noise level spikes outside her home recording studio.

Video: UofSC holds August commencement ceremony

Video: UofSC holds August commencement ceremony

S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal tells new UofSC graduates to consider public service as an alternative to being a spectator in life. Toal delivered the commencement address during the summer ceremony.

Mike Devlin's maiden voyage

Mike Devlin's maiden voyage

Mike Devlin, who graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a degree in finance, is the man behind the charter fishing boat booking agency, Lureboats. The startup launched earlier this year and currently serves the New England coast, but Devlin hopes to expand the operation nationwide in the coming years.

McNair Center, Boeing partner on aerospace research

McNair Center, Boeing partner on aerospace research

The University of South Carolina's McNair Aerospace Center is teaming up with Boeing -- the world's largest aerospace company -- to conduct advanced research projects that could deliver the next generation of aerospace technology.

From undecided to professional

From undecided to professional

When Tatiana Chin walks across the stage at the University of South Carolina's commencement this August, she'll be one step closer to a path she started down when she was 8 years old. As she graduates, Chin won't be worrying about finding a job: She will start working for IBM as a global security consultant.

Unlocking the law

Unlocking the law

Sarah Leverette, a 1943 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, enjoyed a long and productive legal career, even serving as the law school's first female faculty member. Now the alumna is giving back, establishing a scholarship in memory of her parents and with a memorial gift to the Children's law Center in honor of her colleague Beverly Lovejoy Boyer.

'I have seen a lot of firsts in my time'

'I have seen a lot of firsts in my time'

Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, '68 law, has seen a lot of firsts in her life, from being the first woman to chair a legislative committee to being the first woman on the state Supreme Court. She sat down with us to chat about her time at Carolina, her extraordinary career as an attorney, lawmaker and justice, and the future as she prepares to retire in December.

The Spanish Connection

The Spanish Connection

Patti Marinelli has helped create what she thinks is a great textbook and online curriculum for teaching Spanish. But you don't have to take her word for it. A pilot study conducted at Carolina confirmed that "Conectados" helped students learn to write and speak Spanish better .