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Joe Exotic channels the spirit of America’s 19th-century tiger kings

Madeline Steiner, a recent UofSC history Ph.D. graduate and a post-doctoral fellow of history, examines parallels between larger-than-life Joe Exotic and 19th-century circuses and showmen for The Conversation.

Professor's new book shows how to speak truth to power

Allen Miller, a Carolina Distinguished Professor of comparative literature, explores the late lectures by French philosopher Michel Foucault, which focused on truth and power.

Rivers play key role in destructive coastal flooding, new research shows

If you think moving away from the coast means you're safe from flooding, think again. New research from a University of South Carolina scientist shows that rising rivers pose a danger.

New book highlights hidden history of the American Revolution

Our founders were pretty darn diverse when you include everybody," says history professor Woody Holton. His new book shines the spotlight on often overlooked people who influenced the American Revolution.

UofSC research team will bring mental health services to over 14,300 public school children

UofSC researchers on the School Behavioral Health Team will bring mental health services to thousands of K-12 children through the Enhancing Capacity in School Mental Health Program.

Archaeologists dive for a Civil War-era torpedo and the ship it sank

October expedition will uncover history about the first warship sunk by a submarine.

A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it

UofSC archaeologist Christopher Moore wrote for The Conversation to explain what research reveals about how a rock from outer space destroyed an ancient city near the dead sea, possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom.

Political science major, English minor receives Rotary grant to study in Thailand

Clare Steiner received a Rotary Global Grant to help her pursue graduate studies in international development. She plans to expand on her work with refugees in Columbia and explore how development can assist vulnerable populations.

UofSC professor: Human-driven climate change devastating ocean ecosystems

Erin Meyer-Gutbrod's research shows that warming oceans have caused countless fish and many North Atlantic right whales to move migrate to new habitats, putting them in harm's way.

UofSC history professor Tom Lekan wins book prize

Gigantic Zoo looks at the blind spots and unintended consequences of German and European wildlife conservation and nature tourism in post-colonial Africa.

How one UofSC Ph.D. candidate kept his research going during the pandemic

Travel restrictions kept Peter Tereszkiewicz from the sand dunes he needed for his research. So he built his own.

How sociology prepares you for nuclear explosion

UofSC researchers are helping the U.S. predict how people would react and adapt after a nuclear explosion in a mid-sized city. Disaster preparedness depends not only on a study of the physical impact of an explosion, but on evidence-based social science.

Moving forward in a time of change

letter from Interim Dean Joel Samuels to Arts and Sciences alumni. "I believe your collective story represents how a broad arts and sciences education prepares people to improve their communities.

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.


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