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Students find wonder and fascination in astronomy research

Students who once thought astronomy was just a hobby have found that they can make big contributions to research on galaxies millions of miles away.

New theatre grad goes from lights to law

Not long before graduating, Xander von Klar was sending people through time and space with the help of lights on a stage. Now the theatre and English double major is heading off to law school.

New criminal justice / law graduate puts theory to practice

Earning a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor degree in just three years, Maya Weeks is prepared to bring a holistic approach to criminal justice. She doesn't just want to help people in the courts system. She wants to help them out of it.

First-generation physics student finds promise at UofSC

A phone call from the Gamecock Guarantee changed Alan Rowland's chances for attending college. Then his experiences at UofSC changed his life. As he graduates in 2021, he will continue to graduate school to study physics.

Research helps new sociology graduate realize her potential

After changing majors a few times, Logan Hickey finally discovered her love for sociology. That led to her work as a research assistant, which helped prove her potential to herself. As she looks forward to graduation, she says, “I am most proud of my accomplishment to stay true to who I am as a person.

Little-known Star Wars facts from UofSC Film and Media Studies

May 4 is known as "Star Wars Day" among fans of the Star Wars universe -- or, at least among those who are also fans of puns. ("May the fourth be with you.") Lauren Steimer, director of Film and Media Studies, and English professor Mark Minett shared these insights on Star Wars and its place in film and literature. Enjoy!

Blind poet's writing brings new beauty into focus

Ann-Chadwell Humphries recently published a book of poetry that reflects on family life, blindness, and community. Some of the poems were written or workshopped in her graduate English courses at UofSC.

Reaffirming a safe and inclusive community

A message to the faculty, staff and students of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Walker Institute director featured in The Conversation

Robert Cox was featured, this March, in The Conversation for his work studying long term care workers and their role in the pandemic.

UofSC student expands bird-tracking technology in Mexico

When Juilán García Walther went looking for data about how his favorite bird spends its winters in Mexico, the information didn't exist. To fix that, the University of South Carolina student is leading the installation of two-dozen radio towers that will track migratory birds through his home country.

Biology major gives back from Columbia to Costa Rica

Whether she's volunteering with doctors in Costa Rica, giving back with her sorority or mentoring Honors freshmen, Reagan Davis is motivated by her passion for helping others in nearly everything she does.

Arts and Sciences student combines passion for medicine and outdoor adventure

If you can't find Honors student Maya Duffy somewhere on campus, chances are she's taken off for an outdoor adventure. Duffy is a junior majoring in biology with minors in statistics and medical humanities, but her passion is the great outdoors.

Chemistry Ph.D. wins Breakthrough Award recognizing nuclear waste research

Kristen Pace's "amazing chemical insight" and dedicated work on research regarding nuclear waste forms earned her one of the university's top awards for graduate student research.

UofSC civil rights center to reveal historical marker for landmark protest

On Tuesday, March 2, the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina will commemorate the courage of hundreds of students who marched on the South Carolina State House 60 years ago, leading to landmark changes in the Civil Rights Movement. 

Dance professors awarded NEA grant for original work "Migratuse Ataraxia"

Two theatre professors are creating a unique performance to tell the story of Black liberation and migration through dance at several historic sites in Columbia, South Carolina.

Noted geoscientist to headline 'Climates' Theme Semester

The Climates Theme Semester will include a keynote lecture by Richard Alley, a scientist known for his ability to teach about climate change in ways that span partisan divides. He says his talk for Theme Semester will focus on the opportunities that can be realized in dealing with climate issues.

Marine science students realize dream career on research cruise

Two University of South Carolina undergraduate students spent their winter break diving deep into their dream career.

Claudia Benitez Nelson chosen for oceanography mentoring award

The Oceanography Society selected Claudia Benitez Nelson, a South Carolina marine science professor and associate dean, for its first Mentoring Award.

Online workshops will help foster constructive talks about race

The Ed Talks on Race workshops will address topics at the forefront of race relations in the U.S. and help attendees to develop skills and perspectives that support constructive conversations about race and racism.

Dean Joel H. Samuels' welcome message to students

A message from the interim dean.

Mentoring changes lives, even online

A UofSC criminology course helps students become mentors to local teens. In 2020, they saw how even a shift to online mentoring could change lives, for the college students as well as the high schoolers.

Political science, Spanish graduate sees signs of success in international business

2020 was a challenging time to launch an international business. But John Bailey '05 says there is opportunity, too. His signage company took on the creation of a specialized sign for Krispy Kreme in New York City.

Five Arts & Sciences students receive Gilman scholarships for international study

Five students whose majors or minors are in the College of Arts and Sciences were named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars. They will use the Gilman scholarships to study abroad in Japan, Spain and the UK.

Forbes recognizes UofSC graduate for cleaner fracking tech

Geophysics alumnus Paris Smalls (2016) is developing technology that could help companies cut costs and pollution from the fracking process. Just four years since he graduated from UofSC, the U.S. government has awarded his company more than $1 million in research grants and Forbes Magazine named him one of the top 30 Under 30 in Energy.

Remembering Don Fowler

Don Fowler, a longtime University of South Carolina professor and mainstay in South Carolina politics, died Tuesday, December 15. He was 85.


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