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College of Arts and Sciences


Arts and Sciences faculty members honored with Garnet Apple Awards

Sometimes, homework is taking a virtual reality tour of a prison. Or making a music video about cellular respiration. Or visiting two historic sites and comparing them.

Junior builds global connections

Even when a global viral outbreak keeps people apart, Lilly Kays wants people around the world to be more connected. She's using her spring internship and social media to do her part for that goal.

The first sound history of 9/11

A University of South Carolina senior is the first scholar to study the sensory history of 9/11. Her research shows how the attacks changed the way New Yorkers experienced sound.

Media arts senior makes viral tribute video for Class of 2020

Nathan Crane had a lot to look forward to in the last half of his senior year ― springtime walks around the Horseshoe. Graduation events with best friends. His final classes, and maybe even some Gamecock victories to celebrate.

Professors do 'heroic work' getting classes online

Thousands of students will be able to complete the semester strong thanks to the creative work of Arts and Sciences faculty who put more than 2,000 classes online in under two weeks.

Bacteria play rummy with genes, UofSC biologist shows

Thriving bacteria employ some of the strategies of a good rummy player, says Bert Ely, a University of South Carolina biologist.

UofSC online Spanish course wins Blackboard award

Luckily, at the University of South Carolina you can take one of the world's best-designed Spanish courses no matter where you are on the planet.

Two Arts and Sciences faculty elected 2019 AAAS fellows

Caryn E. Outten and Susan Richardson are among the 443 scientists selected as 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are honored for their outstanding contributions to science and research.

From art to science: New initiatives span the gamut

College of Arts and Sciences launches two high-impact projects

Two students named 2019 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D award winners

Two Arts and Sciences doctoral candidates were recentely named 2019 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D award winners based on their published research on nuclear technology.

Arts and Sciences alumna named SC teacher of the year

As a freshman at the University of South Carolina, Chanda Jefferson chose biology as her major, planning to go on to medical school and become a doctor. That all changed during her junior year when a professor encouraged her to tutor elementary school students though a program called Mad Science of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Michael Montgomery, Professor Emeritus

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Michael Montgomery passed away on July 24 at age 69. He was an avid scholar and trailblazer in his field and leaves behind a legacy of lives touched by his scholarship and his friendship.

Looking forward to study abroad: Q &A with philosophy major Jacob Smith

We talked to Jacob Smith as he prepares for his fall semester in Germany. Here's what he had to say.

Biochemistry undergrads decide to test the waters

For environmental chemistry professor Susan Richardson, it's a question she hears a lot: Is bottled water safer to drink than tap water? To help her investigate, she enlisted two honors biochemistry students.

Arts and Sciences student named national NSE award winner

Hanna Bauer wins Wendel Wickland Student Achievement Award for her studies at University of Hawaii Hilo.

First and foremost

College of Arts and Sciences grad paves the way in UofSC doctoral program.

The Journey to Graduation

Each student has a unique path to earning their degree.

Weekend Read: Make the most of your summer experience

Whether you plan to spend the next couple months on the job, in the classroom or around the world, summer is a great opportunity to prepare for life after graduation.

Today Columbia, Tomorrow the Nation

Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden is named to the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows

Exceeding Expectations

UofSC Mock Trial Team Jumps to 10th place in the National Championships

Honoring the First

James L. Solomon Jr. was the University of South Carolina's first African American mathematics student. His contributions to the college ushered in the early stages of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Leadership Week: City of Women Panel

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present a panel discussion on this exciting and important new project in Columbia.

Southern History Ambassador

Author, radio host and professor emeritus Walter Edgar joins the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees

New Associates Join the Incubator

Incubator for Teaching Innovation grows in second year

Sojourn to Spain

Art professor Dawn Hunter connects art, science, history with Fulbright project


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