An artist's concept of NASA's Mars 2020 rover

UofSC chemistry professor works with NASA in search of Martian life

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will land on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 and begin to study rocks and soils in search for evidence of past Martian life, which might be anything from biogenic organic compounds to ancient fossils. University of South Carolina professor Mike Angel is one of hundreds of scientists who will work together to direct the rover.

artist rendering of mohammed dajani standing beside a railroad switching station

Dajani's cave

In 2014, Mohammed Dajani, longtime professor at Jerusalem’s al-Quds University, took 27 Palestinian college students to Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration near Krakow, Poland. He wanted them to confront the Holocaust, which he believes is downplayed in Palestinian schools, and to consider the complicated history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple perspectives. The backlash would cost him his job and endanger his life. It would also embolden his commitment to reconciliation.


UofSC ranks No. 1 in Nursing

The University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online rankings.

Four of Allison Lambert's UofSC-themed embroidered artworks, from L to R: "Go Cocks" in cursive surrounded by stars, "Forever to Thee" beside roses surrounded by the outline of the state of SC, a partial image of an embroidered "U," and the "Spurs UP" hand sign with "Go Cocks" embroidered inside the palm of the hand

Students combine creativity with entrepreneurship

Student artists at the University of South Carolina are combining their creativity with business smarts to earn money for themselves and their favorite charities. We caught up with three of these talented “makers” to see how they got started and what they are doing with their new source of income.

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"Want a worry-free Fourth of July? COVID-19 vaccinations need to speed up – and fast."

(feat. Prakish Nagarkatti, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Medicine Columbia) —USA Today

"Lack of health services and transportation impede access to vaccine in communities of color"

(feat. Janice Probst, Rural and Minority Health Research Center) —The Washington Post

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