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Buy, sell, Tradeversity

Buy, sell, Tradeversity

Mike Meyers and a team of fellow business school students are creating an online marketplace for UofSC faculty, staff and students that has already attracted more than 300 student users.

Inability to love

Inability to love

In the nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, German guilt and shame over the Holocaust remains -- though some modern German literature reflects a more casual attitude toward the stereotyping of Jews. That's what UofSC's Agnes Mueller uncovers in her latest book.

Students remember their time with the National Student Exchange

Students remember their time with the National Student Exchange

Ever wonder what life would be like if you didn't choose to go to University South Carolina? Thanks to the National Student Exchange, students can spend a summer, semester or year at one of nearly 200 institutions in the U.S. Not only does the program expose students to different places, people and courses, but students pay their normal UofSC tuition. With the extensive list of schools that participate, no two students have the same experience.

Unfinished business: Professors continue working after retirement

Unfinished business: Professors continue working after retirement

Harvey Starr is currently working on three or four different book projects -- "depending on how you want to count it," he says. "A colleague and I are waiting to hear back about one proposal." He's also overseeing three active dissertations, having just hooded another new Ph.D. this summer. The catch? He officially retired June 30.

Meet new faculty member Seth Stoughton

Meet new faculty member Seth Stoughton

Meet law professor Seth Stoughton, one of UofSC's newest faculty members. Stoughton comes to Carolina from Florida, but not directly. He got into law from the enforcement side and has moved around the country with his family. Stoughton says he his happy to settle down in Columbia.

Destination: Mars

Destination: Mars

Studying science at a major research university might involve innumerable hours at a laboratory bench, but the experience doesn't have to be geographically limiting. For undergraduate and graduate students in Mike Angel's chemistry group at the University of South Carolina, for example, the work they do in the lab has interplanetary reach.

Gravitational pull

Gravitational pull

It seemed a sure bet that Sharina Haynes was headed for a doctoral degree in physics. But she experienced a gravitational pull in a different direction that led her to the University of South Carolina's history department.

Darla Moore rings open new era for business school

Darla Moore rings open new era for business school

With the ring of a bell, Darla Moore officially opened the new building bearing her name and ushered in a new era for the university's business school. Moore tells the audience at the grand opening event that the building represents her expectations for the school's future: excellence.

All in the family

All in the family

The University of South Carolina community prides itself on being a family. For Christopher Gallman, it really is. The USCPD investigator works alongside his father to keep Carolina safe.

Five questions with a career counselor

Five questions with a career counselor

Need advice on your resume? Not sure how to prepare for Career Fest or the S.E.T Job Fair? Assistant Director for Career Development Mark Anthony has the answers to five questions that will help you prepare for your future.

Meet new faculty member Kevin So

Meet new faculty member Kevin So

This year UofSC welcomes stellar new faculty members to campus. Meet Kevin So who is joining the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

Operation med school

Operation med school

After four tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, former United States Air Force pilot Seth Howell is beginning a brand new mission as he enters the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The decorated captain says his time in the military helped him develop the leadership skills and the perspective to help him succeed as he pursues a career in medicine.

Finding yourself in a mobile world

Finding yourself in a mobile world

Heidi Rae Cooley recently published a book, Finding Augusta, and accompanying app aim to help smartphone aficionados think more clearly about two sides of plugging into the mobile network. Doing so gives you a voice, but that voice can be recorded, located, indexed, and cataloged for purposes unrelated to the original impulse of self-expression. It might come as a surprise that an essential part of her narrative comes from a unique piece of cinema shot the better part of a century ago.

Speaking up and being heard

Speaking up and being heard

When she attended a recent workshop on improving vocal presence in the classroom, computer science and engineering professor Csilla Farkas had two goals in mind: improving her own speaking ability and helping her students improve their presentation skills.

From rags to runway-worthy clothes

From rags to runway-worthy clothes

While repurposing discarded clothing for fun and blogging about the experience, alumna Jillian Owens found her online following growing.

Students go green for Gamecocks football

Students go green for Gamecocks football

Football season to most University of South Carolina students means tailgating, face decals and cheering on their favorite players. Senior Public Relations and Environmental Studies student Haley Rabic has something else on her mind during the games, though, and she hopes more students will start to as well.

VIDEO: Pastides updates UofSC family on progress, challenges

VIDEO: Pastides updates UofSC family on progress, challenges

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides speaks to students, faculty and staff about initiatives for accelerated degree programs, increasing affordability and accessibility to a college education. Pastides also discussed the university's progress on its aggressive $1 billion fundraising campaign, wrapping up the faculty replenishment program and looking forward to improved economic enterprise opportunities through the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.

Meet new faculty member Kortney Sherbine, education

Meet new faculty member Kortney Sherbine, education

Education professor Kortney Sherbine looks at new ways pop culture can affect young students' learning and encourages her students to live-Tweet her classes. She is among the stellar crop of new faculty members joining the university this year.

Third dimension

Third dimension

When Jadeveon Clowney burst through the line and disconnected ball and helmet from Michigan's Vincent Smith on New Year's Day 2013, John Carrington got the inspiration to launch Zverse, a 3D printing company that makes collegiate memorabilia.

Face of the Challenge

Face of the Challenge

Assistant professor of economics Stephen Finger has become the face of ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge on the university's Columbia campus.

VIDEO: Darla Moore School of Business has a new home

VIDEO: Darla Moore School of Business has a new home

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.

Football. Barbecue. It must be fall in the South.

Football. Barbecue. It must be fall in the South.

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.