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Student finds his path through internship in Germany

Jahleel Johnson gains confidence, insight as part of prestigious youth exchange program

From side hustle to startup: McNair Institute prepares future entrepreneurs for success

Recent graduates Brett Nilsen and Sean Powers came to the McNair Institute with a dream. They left USC with the opportunity to participate in one of the world’s largest startup investor programs.

Bringing civil rights history to life

Professor Bobby Donaldson works to deepen understanding of South Carolina’s pivotal role in the national movement

Partnership, grant combine to give students real-life music industry experience

In partnership with CIEL, music instructor Jeremy Polley has secured a relationship with one of the world's largest independent music festival promoters.

USC to partner with Princeton Review, provide test prep for students across nation

Continuing Education and Conferences will soon partner with Princeton Review, one of the nation's leading test preparation services. This prestigious partnership provides students with an opportunity take advantage of the organization's data-driven results.

CEC's Summer Start program builds community, paves way to success for first-generation students

About 150 first-generation, first-year students attend the College of Engineering and Computing each year, and a three-week residential experience during the summer is designed to support first-generation students' transitions to university life.

Nationally ranked living learning communities transforming undergraduate experiences

Living-learning communities are one of the many opportunities offered by USC to provide students with a meaningful undergraduate experience. Incoming students can apply for or be invited to one of seven faculty-led living learning communities, which create an intentional space for students to engage passions ranging from health science to music to engineering, all within their own living spaces.

Solving the unanswered questions

As a new faculty member at USC, Stanley Ling hopes to use simulations to address fundamental questions about physics that are still troubling engineers — those questions that have not been resolved by repeatedly reproducing physical results in a laboratory.

USC launching new supply chain certificate program to help South Carolinians with career advancement

The university will offer a Certified Supply Chain Certificate training program beginning in early 2023. The certificate program is an opportunity for individuals working in the supply chain industry to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of supply chain management.

University establishes Clyburn endowed chair through $1.5 million gift from Boeing

The Boeing Co. has provided the University of South Carolina with a $1.5 million gift to establish the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowed Chair of Public Service and Civic Engagement Fund. This endowed chair, awarded to associate professor Bobby Donaldson, will allow the university’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research to further its programming and outreach initiatives within the university community and across the state.

New USC Press director focuses on accessibility, impact of books

New University of South Carolina Press Director Michael McGandy has a strong editorial vision — one that builds on the press’ recent growth, reflects his own industry experience and is predicated on publishing books that matter.

Orehovec selected as assistant vice president for enrollment management

Elizabeth Orehovec will become the University of South Carolina’s new assistant vice president for enrollment management and executive director of undergraduate admissions, effective Oct. 16.

Q&A with Provost Donna Arnett

The University of South Carolina's new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Donna Arnett, discusses her leadership approach and outlook for South Carolina.

Hodges selected as dean of the College of Education

Thomas Hodges has been selected as dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education, effective Oct. 15. Among his priorities are further strengthening the college’s internal culture, increasing outreach across the state and diversifying the state’s teachers to better reflect the demographic makeup of South Carolina.

Pierce becomes CIEL director

As the director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, Charlie Pierce is ready to expand his reach at the university and make opportunities for engagement more equitable and accessible for all students. He envisions an expansion of what he will be able to do to support experiential and integrative learning on campus.

Gerdes looking to foster innovation, belonging in Rhodos living learning community

Innovative technology and design, academic advancement and his students are things John Gerdes is passionate about. As the new faculty principal of the Rhodos Fellows living learning community, Gerdes hopes to build a supportive atmosphere that encourages curiosity and supports the creativity of his students.

UofSC ranked #1 college in country for veterans and military service members

The University of South Carolina has been ranked the No. 1 “Best for Vets Colleges 2022” by the Military Times. The ranking, which covers 311 public and private institutions, serves as the gold standard among the veteran and military community in terms of higher education.

U.S. News rankings: UofSC retains top spot in international business, first-year student experience

The University of South Carolina has the top first-year student experience of any public college in the country and the best international business program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings.

Green elected president of national information science organization

As president of ALISE, Lucy Santos Green hopes to advance diversity and inclusion in the field of library and information sciences.

David Banush named dean of University Libraries

David Banush, dean of libraries and academic information resources at Tulane University, has been named dean of UofSC's University Libraries, effective Nov. 1.

On Your Time Initiatives improves experience, decreases debt for UofSC students

By developing offerings such as three-week winter semesters, summer minors, accelerated study plans and winter study abroad opportunities, On Your Time Initiatives is breaking higher education’s traditional academic structure to provide South Carolina’s students with increased flexibility, higher graduation rates and decreased debt.

Donna Arnett sets course as university's new provost

New Provost Donna Arnett has a background in epidemiology and biostatistics. Her leadership will build on her skills as a scientist, her ability to formulate questions and her willingness to listen.

Eberhardt to discuss First Year Reading Experience book, "Biased," at Koger Center

As part of the University of South Carolina's First Year Reading Experience program, incoming students will have the chance to read "Biased," an award-winning book written by Jennifer Eberhardt. On Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., students will be able to hear from Eberhardt for free at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence

Since establishing an Artificial Intelligence Institute in 2019, the university has seen growing interest in the subject across campus. There are now dozens of researchers throughout the university exploring how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to advance fields from health care to manufacturing.

Sutton among the greatest scientists the field of applied mechanics has ever seen

This is Michael Sutton’s lifetime achievement award. His Major League Baseball Hall of Fame induction. His Heisman Trophy; maybe even his Nobel Prize. When Sutton receives the 2022 Timoshenko Medal on Nov. 2, he will officially be recognized as one of the greatest scientists the field of applied mechanics has ever seen.


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