what's happening @UofSC

Binda in Senegal

From refugee to global education advocate

At just 6 years old, Noella “Binda” Niati was forced to flee her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid intense violence and political upheaval. More than two decades later, she is headed back to Africa to study ways to encourage children, especially girls, to stay in school longer.

"Callings," the First-Year Reading Experience selection

Call it a calling

Many instructors in University 101, Carolina’s seminar for incoming freshmen, are using the First-Year Reading Experience book in their classrooms this semester. “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work,” by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, is filled with stories of people who have found their path to doing what they believe they were meant to do.

Ladies tailgating before the first Gamecocks home game of 2017

The Game Before the Game

Tailgating has become as important as the game to many college football fans, but how did it grow to be such a big deal? UofSC Professor Andy Gillentine is one of the world's leading experts on tailgating, and his two decades of research have helped shape its present and future.

Maxcy Monument on Horseshoe

UofSC continues to climb in latest U.S. News rankings

Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s latest undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.

symphony orchestra

USC Symphony Orchestra gears up for epic season

The USC Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for an exciting season filled with ambitious pieces and award-winning guest artists that include the university’s renowned music faculty. The season opener is Thursday, Sept. 28.

advanced materials

Advancing SC workforce

The University of South Carolina has been preparing students for the workforce for generations. As the state has attracted more high-tech manufacturing operations, the need for more skilled workers has grown rapidly. The university can now increase its reach to help even more South Carolinians take advantage of these opportunities with a $20 million National Science Foundation grant.

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In the News

“Vegan soul food study to seek participants”

(Feat. Brie Turner-McGrievy, public health) —The Free Times

“Yes, some questions are better than others”

(Feat. Justin Weinberg, philosophy) --NPR

Signs fall has arrived in the Midlands

(Feat. Rudy Mancke, McKissick Museum) --The State

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University Events

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

The White Liars / Black Comedy

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Location: Booker T. Washington 100

Advanced diffusion MRI methods for studying white matter integrity in Aphasia

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Location: See event description for more details.

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium: "Strange, Non-Strange, and Heavy Quark Distributions"

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Location: Jones Physical Science Center 409 Rogers Seminar Room

Politics in Fall 2017 with CNN's Mark Preston

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Location: Gambrell 153

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