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Nursing student answers call for help

Nursing student answers call for help

David Wolfer has always known he wanted to make an impact, do something bigger than himself, even if that means living without modern conveniences and forgoing a traditional college experience.

Vocal witness

Vocal witness

UofSC alumna Sara Barber was recently named executive director the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. A 13-year veteran of the fight against domestic violence and a mother of two daughters, Barber wants to make her community a safer place for this generation and the next.

Meet new faculty member Shamia Hoque

Meet new faculty member Shamia Hoque

Assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering joined Carolina this fall after graduate work at the University of Toronto and Drexel.

Professors rewarded for outstanding research, teaching

Professors rewarded for outstanding research, teaching

Four faculty members have been named to the second class of McCausland Faculty Fellows in the College of Arts and Sciences. This year's recipients, all chosen by the dean of the college, are English professor Federica K. Clementi, biological anthropologist Sharon DeWitte, studio arts professor Sara Schneckloth and history professor Adam M. Schor.

Shining a light on dark data

Shining a light on dark data

Millions of plant specimens collected in America over the past several hundred years are making their way to a global stage. The University of South Carolina is playing a leadership role in making botanical data contained in herbarium cabinets scattered across the United States accessible across the world.

Barre none

Barre none

Here's what you won't find at Lauren Truslow's new fitness studio on Rosewood: backbreaking barbells, rows of treadmills or in-your-face personal trainers demanding five more reps.

As a Gamecock, my ingenuity has No Limits

As a Gamecock, my ingenuity has No Limits

University of South Carolina research professor Abdel Bayoumi is on the forefront of military safety. His team of engineers and computer scientists conduct advanced diagnostic studies on some of the military's most sophisticated helicopters. Their work reduces costs, ensures top performance, improves moral and, most importantly, saves lives.

Something old, nothing new

Something old, nothing new

Her actions won't save the planet, but Cynthia Swanson has vowed not to join the global supplychain of junk. In 1998 she vowed to quit buying anything new that she could find used. That includes a washing machine, two refurbished TVs, silverware, dishes, five lamps, three chests of drawers, 72 folding chairs and an Oriental rug.

Learning to love the great outdoors

Learning to love the great outdoors

Outdoor Recreation coordinator Blain Foley introduces University of South Carolina students to the great outdoors - many for the first time. He and student leaders are going to take students on a bike-packing trip through the South Carolina Lowcountry during fall break.

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students will come to the College of Engineering and Computing on Thursday for the Edison Lecture Series. Presentations and interactive demonstrations will focus on human-robot interactions and how gaming and virtual reality can be used to make lives better.

Student hopes UofSC can 'Be the Match'

Student hopes UofSC can 'Be the Match'

Eric Villeneuve, a junior criminal justice major, is hoping to get more University of South Carolina students, faculty and staff members registered with the national Be The Match bone marrow registry. It's a cause that's important to him personally, having seen what a difference bone marrow donations can make.

Assessing women's health

Assessing women's health

Forty faculty, graduate students and OB/BYN residents will present research findings from basic, clinical and social sciences at the Women's Health Research Forum Oct. 24 in the Russell House theater and ballroom.

A president with pride

A president with pride

Devon Sherrell knows he is one of the lucky ones when it comes to his "story." The junior political science student said he knew from a very young age that he was gay, so when he came out his friends and family in high school, he was relieved that no one seemed to have a problem. Knowing that is not the case for everyone, the now president of the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance organization has dedicated his time to supporting the the LGBT community.

VIDEO: Dawn Staley named Honorary Life Member of My Carolina

VIDEO: Dawn Staley named Honorary Life Member of My Carolina

Dawn Staley didn't attend the UofSC, but she still considers herself a Gamecock. On the court, the women's basketball coach has filled a trophy case with awards. Off the court, Staley has raised money for a children's charity. The My Carolina Alumni Association named Staley an Honorary Life Member for the way she's represented our university.

Breast cancer survivor gives back

Breast cancer survivor gives back

A cancer diagnosis doesn't always put life on pause. Kathy Mercer, a survivor and professor in the College of Nursing stayed invigorated during her treatment and encourages patients to stay positive through her work with the Pink Posse, a local support group.

Master of crime fiction chose UofSC for his papers

Master of crime fiction chose UofSC for his papers

Elmore Leonard, the master of American crime fiction, knew exactly where he wanted his papers to go. He decided after a quick trip to the University of South Carolina shortly before his death in 2013, when he was awarded the university's Thomas Cooper Medal. "He went to visit the library and he was blown away," his son Peter Leonard says.

VIDEO: Jotaka Eaddy named 2014 Outstanding Black Alumna

VIDEO: Jotaka Eaddy named 2014 Outstanding Black Alumna

Jotaka Eaddy followed her cousin to the UofSC. That may have been the last time she followed anyone. Since graduating more ten years ago, Eaddy has been a civil rights and social justice leader. My Carolina Alumni Association named Eaddy its 2014 Outstanding Black Alumna.

Meet new faculty member Hannah Rule

Meet new faculty member Hannah Rule

Assistant professor of English Language and Literature Hannah Rule joined the faculty at Carolina this fall. She researches how individuals acquire and practice writing as well as how writing is taught in college and K-12 contexts.

Finding a safe house for home movies

Finding a safe house for home movies

Lydia Pappas, a curator at the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), wants people to rescue their fragile home movies from hostile storage conditions in the attic or basement. They're even invited to donate the footage to Carolina's film archive -- where cultural artifacts belong.

Half-century salute

Half-century salute

Fred Tollison graduated from Carolina 50 years ago, and he's been a proud Gamecock ever since. But there was one moment when the prospect of attending Carolina was an occasion for joy -- and dismay.

VIDEO: Donald Bailey named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

VIDEO: Donald Bailey named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

In the last 45 years, Donald Bailey has played football for the Gamecocks, started a successful business, served as president of the alumni association and sat on the board of trustees. But he's most proud of the work he's done creating the Carolina LIFE program. That dedication prompted the My Carolina Alumni Association to name Bailey its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.

Building the scene

Building the scene

The newest improv troupe on campus is building UofSC's scene one show at a time. Overreactors hopes to get more students involved and keep campus laughing.

No Limits: Outreach program makes physics fun at S.C. State Fair

No Limits: Outreach program makes physics fun at S.C. State Fair

It's the smell of elephant ears, mustard and fried everything. It's the uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach as you clickety-clack up the first hill of the roller coaster. It's the South Carolina State Fair, and it's also Midway Physics Day, when thousands of kids from across the state learn that science can be cool.