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Remembering Congressman John Lewis

The College of Arts and Sciences joins the nation in remembering the late congressman John Lewis for his legacy of leadership and civil rights activism.

Professor receives comic book industry award

English professor Qiana Whitted's book about EC Comics received an Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work. The book explores how EC Comics shared shared social justice messages alongside its popular horror and fantasy comics.

How Renaissance art led to white European image of Jesus

Writing for The Conversation, art history professor Anna Swartwood House shared how historical Christian art that gravitated toward a white, European image of Jesus.

UofSC and health care providers unite to increase colon cancer screenings

A new $3.8 million award from the Centers for Disease Control will help the university's Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network and health care providers to improve colon cancer screening rates in the most medically underserved parts of the state.

English alum leads educators as SC Teacher of the Year

Sarah Gams says her English professors inspired her student-centered focus. The high school English teacher is the 2020-2021 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

How performing artists and educators are keeping the lights on

How will theatre and dance thrive during a pandemic? Jim Hunter and Tanya Wideman-Davis discussed innovative ways for artists to keep performing and teaching in this webinar that attracted viewers around the world.

Teaching plague literature when plague is no longer a metaphor

"The narratives we choose to believe and retell will reflect and affirm what we value as a species -- a daunting task, but also an empowering one."

UofSC receives $11.2 million grant to design crystals to keep nuclear waste safe

Scientists in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computing are designing waste forms to safetly contain radioactive waste for thousands of years.

UofSC research uncovers details foraminifera fossils and life cycle

While completing a postdoctoral assignment in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, Kate Davis and her research team became the first to document the entire lifecycle of planktic foraminifera.

Narrative Filmmaking class shows resilience in pandemic

It was scene change no one expected ― producing their film class final projects at home with smartphones instead of on campus with professional equipment. But the students and award-winning instructor used creativity to make it work.

How war, peace and a pandemic changed the senses

History professor Mark Smith began the college's summer 2020 webinar series with a discussion about sensory history, the Civil War, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telly Awards honor episode with UofSC oceanographer

Claudia Benitez-Nelson appeared on an episode of "Voice of the Sea" filmed during her 2018 research cruise. That episode has now won a Telly Award.

Chemistry professor named AAAS fellow

Caryn Outten's research on iron has been recognized by her election as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Studio art professor shares resource for art educators during COVID-19

Naomi Falk has co-launched a new website that helps art instructors shift their teaching online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts and Sciences Theme Semester will explore justice

The annual theme semester will use classes and events to explore important topics from many angles.

Students set for Bridge to Doctorate program

The first 12 students accepted into the University of South Carolina's Bridge to Doctorate program bring diverse life experiences but share a common commitment to science and community.

Professor's book on Civil War monuments gets national award

The new book explores how Civil War monuments throughout the nation changed the country's relationship with the military.

History professor pens series on context of ongoing protests

Bobby Donaldson wrote a three-part series for the University of South Carolina exploring the history of the Civil Rights movement and present-day protests.

Dean Lacy K. Ford's statement on justice and racial equality

"Achieving equal justice and full racial equality for all in our nation is not the work of a day; but it must be the work of everyday. We must listen, and we must act."

Twitter could help predict future outbreaks thanks to UofSC research

Geography professor Zhenlong Li is using location data from millions of tweets to help public health officials track and predict viral outbreaks.

Teaching 'a universal language'

You might forget how to conjugate some verbs in Porguguese, but Alana Breen hopes you will never forget how much you grew as a person in her class.

Math major becomes receive DoD SMART Scholarship

Abby Delnoce, a double major in mathematics and computer science, is the fourth Gamecock ever to receive one of the nation's most respected STEM student awards.

Technology for diplomacy

Geoff Palcher '08 combined his international studies degree with his information technology background for a successful career with the State Department.

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.


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