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African American Studies Program celebrates its 50th year

Luther Battiste graduated before there was an African American Studies major at UofSC. Nearly 5 decades later, he proudly watched his daughter graduate from the program he helped build.

Faculty-produced indie film gives students industry experience

A handful of Department of Theatre and Dance students, graduates and faculty have been hard at work on a full-length movie which they will submit to premier independent film festivals like Sundance and South by Southwest.

New major uses interdisciplinary approach to keep up with changes

Walker Institute develops cyber intelligence major to help broaden skill sets in cybersecurity

Undergraduates tutor students set back by COVID-19 pandemic

Community engagement internship offers experiential learning to hone professional skills

UofSC history professor, undergraduate tell the untold stories of women in microwave science

By amplifying the voices of women in microwave science and engineering, Allison Marsh and Kate Kuisel hope to inspire others to join their ranks.

UofSC alumna leads global energy exploration group through sustainable transition

Nikki Martin is helping the world meet its energy needs while working toward a greener tomorrow.

Languages professor pens new book on religion in Mexican film

In her forthcoming book, Unholy Trinity: State, Church, and Film in Mexico, Rebecca Janzen explores how religion and religious symbolism in Mexican film and culture influence each other.

UofSC student works with SC broadband office to map internet access across the state

French and geography major's broadband mapping project helps bring hundreds of thousands of homes up to speed.

UofSC alumna charts her own course toward public health

Arts and Sciences graduate Raphaela O'Connor found her passion through global studies program.

Outstanding Arts and Sciences instructors receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Four outstanding faculty members -- Erin Carlson, Mana Hewitt, Leslie Lovelace and James Risk -- were named non-tenure track Undergraduate Teaching Award winners.

How one UofSC political science student went from the student senate to the U.S. Congress

Smiling faces, warm weather and big-time sports drew Morgan Spinner to the University of South Carolina. She found opportunities to pursue a passion for politics and public service.

New associate deans named for undergraduate studies and arts, humanities and social sciences

Two new associate deans will lead the college's efforts in student recruitment, advising, retention and student services; and facilitating success among the college's core liberal arts disciplines.

Found in translation: Amelia Parkes discovers home in Russian program

Childhood love of languages led humanities graduate to majors in Russian and French.

Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award: Lori Ziolkowski

Lori Ziolkowski, a professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, shares her philosophy and experience teaching as a Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient.

UofSC chemist brings passion for science to schools statewide

Whether she is leading chemistry research in her UofSC lab or making slime with elementary students around South Carolina, Linda Shimizu spreads her passion for science through experience. She received the 2021 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness.

UofSC history professor pens new account of the Kennedys' fight for racial justice

In her newest book about Robert Kennedy, history professor Patricia Sullivan challenges prevailing arguments that the Kennedy administration did not do enough to support the Civil Rights Movement.

UofSC political science graduate propels Veteran Affairs equity efforts

In February, James Anderson -- already a UofSC graduate, Air Force veteran and Fulbright Scholar -- was appointed to a post in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Among other tasks, he is working to review department policies and benefits with equity in mind.

Breakthrough Research: Michelle Passerotti earns graduate scholar award

UofSC graduate Michelle Passerotti has earned a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award for her cutting-edge research on fish aging techniques, the first of its kind in her field.

Twin sisters graduate together from UofSC

First-generation twins graduate together from the College of Arts and Sciences and leave as more well-rounded individuals.

English faculty study Octavia Butler and Napoleon Sarony at Huntington Library

Only 8 percent of applicants received a Huntington Library fellowship in 2021. Two of them are in the UofSC Department of English.

Chemistry professor lauded for polymer research and inspiring young scientists

Chuanbing Tang earned a spot in the top tier of biomedical engineers for his research on synthetic materials that can slow down antimicrobial resistance. At the same time, he earned respect of future scientists by opening doors for their careers.

Research and mentors open doors for geology graduate

Jaquan High's curiosity led him to study geology at UofSC, which opened doors to travel the country for research. Now the 2021 graduate is heading to graduate school supported by a National Science Foundation fellowship.

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.


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