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South Carolinians explore election cybersecurity in statewide workshop

State officials and cybersecurity experts discussed how to defend democracy from digital attacks and disinformation.

Big data and synthetic chemistry could fight climate change

Big data and synthetic chemistry joined forces to show a better way to create materials that filter greenhouse gases.

Graduate shines in ROTC ranks

Second Lieutenant Dajuan McDonald stood in the top 10% in the Army ROTC Order of Merit.

Sharing the joy of research

Jane Roberts loves her job. She gets to ask questions, explore the answers in research, and share the journey with students. She has been named a Carolina Distinguished Professor.

'Psychology is life' for award-winning teacher

Rhea Merck, a UofSC graduate and now an instructor, cut technology from her classroom. Students love it.

Arts and Sciences graduate preserves memories of a 'drowned town'

Caldwell Loftis majored in biochemistry and molecular biology, but he completed his honors thesis by creating an oral history of a town now under Lake Marion.

Political science, ROTC grad helps start Veterans Affairs Council

James Anderson earned a commission in the U.S. Air Force, studied Canadian-U.S. military relations on a Fulbright scholarship and earned a master’s degree.

Pandemic is changing our senses

History is lived through the senses. Mark Smith, a history professor, writes about how the coronavirus outbreak is altering the way people experience sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

Virus genome tells us how COVID-19 has traveled

Biology professor Bert Ely and graduate student Taylor Carter compare the genes of the coronavirus to a shipping label that allows scientists to track how strains of the virus have traveled around the globe.

Student helps people around the nation stargaze while social distancing

Every Monday night, Asher Wood helps run livestreams of the night sky from the Melton Observatory, giving people the chance to stargaze together even while quarantines keep them apart.

Arts and Sciences faculty share insights on COVID-19

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences have helped make sense of the pandemic by sharing insights from their disciplines with the university community and the general public.

Marine science graduates make a splash with dolphins

An internship led Kate McAlister to Florida, where she later helped another UofSC graduate Dani Ramsey get started in a career as a mammal trainer.

Online workshop addresses election cybersecurity threats

On Thursday, April 30, the College of Arts and Sciences will host an online workshop about how to limit and respond to cybersecurity threats against democracy and the electoral process.

Students research sand dunes, salt marshes, and climate change

Four graduate students at the University of South Carolina are about to start research projects with their sights set on healthier waters, more stable sand dunes, and a stronger food chain.

Amazon Prime Video adds a show by a UofSC senior

When millions of people can stream your homework on Amazon Prime, you take it a bit more seriously.

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.


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