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Kassy Alia

Hero in Bloom

Kassy Alia turned her grief over the loss of her husband, a police officer shot in the line of duty, into a nonprofit that is changing her life and the lives of officers and marginalized communities around the state.

MLK portrait

Justice for all

A University of South Carolina faculty member, staff member and two students who exemplify Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service, equality and social justice will be honored at the university’s annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast Jan. 18.

meet and three

Return on investment: Education

USC Times had lunch with the university's vice president for finance, the director of the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students and a graphic design professor to talk about the value of a well balanced college education.

digital transformation lab

The next big thing(s)

The university has entered two new partnerships — the Industrial Internet of Things Research Lab, which is a partnership with IBM, and the 15,000-square-foot Digital Transformation Lab, which will serve as a research showplace for projects with an array of real-world industrial and consumer applications. USC Times asked Bill Kirkland, director of the Office of Economic Engagement, to help us understand both ventures.

south carolina honors students study turtles in nature writing class

Turtle tales

The South Carolina Honors College is known for offering an expansive array of courses. English professor Paula Feldman's nature writing class brought together students and turtles, which resulted in an appreciation for the environmental and interest in advocacy.

Inmates performing at a concert

Making music that makes a difference

Lee Correctional Institution near Bishopville, S.C., is the state’s largest maximum-security prison and home to some of the most violent offenders. It’s also a place where music can make a difference.

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In the News

“Momentum building for teachers raises, but other changes needed”

(Feat. Jon Pedersen, education) — Post and Courier

“The bold robocar roaming Las Vegas without a human backup”

(Feat. Bryant Walker Smith, law) — WIRED

“NCAA tourney to bring thousands of fans, millions of dollars to the state”

(Feat. Tom Regan, sport and entertainment management) — Metro Columbia CEO

“Diseases from the sea being studied by three South Carolina colleges”

(Feat. Geoff Scott, environmental health sciences) — Post and Courier

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