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"University of South Carolina series puts focus on cotton"

A yearlong series of monthly talks on the role of cotton in society is beginning at the University of South Carolina. --WACH-TV

"When Cops Choose Empathy"

Professor discusses how police mindset can affect interactions with citizens (feat. Seth Stoughton, law) --The New Yorker

"Military couple to renew vows in USC Love Story wedding"

Annette Hoover’s wedding planing class in the USC School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management asks for love stories each semester from couples with ties to the school, and the students choose one couple to receive a wedding at no charge, planned and executed entirely by the students. --Cola Daily

"USC Police Officer Rescues Woman from Flooding"

During Thursday afternoon's flash-flooding in the Midlands, a woman had to be rescued from the rapidly rising waters on the University of South Carolina campus. --WLTX

"Is Being Virtuous the Key to Happiness? Here's Two Million Bucks to Find Out"

Professor receives grant to research how happiness, fortitude are related (feat. Jennifer Frey, philosophy) -- Inside Philanthropy

“Experts at USC symposium say it’s too early to know who will emerge in presidential race”

USC hosted a symposium Tuesday on presidential primaries, offering expert opinions on the races and South Carolina’s role. (feat. Don Fowler, political science) -- Cola Daily

"World War II vets remember the end of the war"

Historian discusses impact of WWII from global to individual level (feat. Fritz Hamer)

"What to expect after sale of longtime Charleston retailer Belk"

Belk’s sale while on top a good choice, professor says (feat. Marianne Bickle, Moore School of Business)

"FoodShare Columbia creators aim to eliminate city’s food deserts"

Researchers create healthy, accessible foodshare program in high needs areas (feat. Beverly Wilson and Carrie Draper)

"Lakshmi: 10 years after Katrina, is SC prepared?"

Professor discusses SC's readiness for major tropical storms (feat. Venkat Lakshmi, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences)

"Marijuana may help prevent transplant rejection"

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may delay the rejection of incompatible organs in transplant patients. (feat. Mitzi Nagarkatti, School of Medicine)

"How 'The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy' came to be"

Poet describes metaphors behind most recent poem on racial tensions (feat. Nikki Finney)

"Vote For Assembly Street Project For 'Best In America'"

Columbia's Assembly Street Improvement Project is one of 10 national projects nominated for a "Best in America" award.

"Expert discusses inconsistencies in farmers markets accepting SNAP benefits"

Low-income South Carolinians face difficulties in using SNAP benefits at farmer's markets. (feat. Carrie Draper, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities)

“If the Confederate flag comes down: Economic impact”

UofSC president hopeful that flag’s removal will have positive economic impact on state (feat. Harris Pastides, administration) --WLTX-TV

“A $10 million boost to statewide healthcare”

College of Nursing receives grant to increase access to mental health services --The State

“Recent shark bites fit no pattern, researchers say”

Unknowns about shark life make drawing conclusions on bites difficult, researcher says (feat. Joseph Quattro, Baruch Institute) --Post and Courier

“A father’s struggle to stop his daughter’s adoption”

Expert discusses reasons parents do not want to give up custody of children (feat. Marcia Yablon-Yug, law) --The Atlantic

“Why Twitter should be your new weight loss coach”

Study finds that Twitter helps with weight loss accountability (feat. Brie Turner-McGrievy, public health) --Huffington Post

“Surviving when your beloved manager leaves”

Helping new managers acclimate to new position is best, expert says (feat. Ann Weiser, business) --BBC

“S.C. governor: Confederate flag should be removed”

UofSC President also calls for Confederate flag to be removed (feat. Harris Pastides) --Washington Post

“Charleston Church Looks for Stability, Healing”

(feat. Bobby Donaldson, history) — The Wall Street Journal

“Don’t let Charleston shooting divide us”

Law professor recalls lessons she learned at Emanuel AME church (feat. Eboni Nelson, law) --CNN

“New Elmore Leonard book, a collection of untold stories”

New Elmore Leonard book adds to the collection of author’s stories, university collection --The Detroit News

“Oldest evidence of manmade air pollution found in dental plaque from Palaeolithic Israel”

Professor discusses possibilities that can arise from research into ancient plaque (feat. Sharon DeWitte, anthropology) --Forbes

“Why did you sack me?”

Expert talks about having to let people go from jobs (feat. Julian Dalzell, business) --BBC

“Piano careers and music highlights at upcoming festival”

June music festivals a big deal for Columbia music scene, professor says (feat. Joseph Rackers, music) --SCETV Radio

“Declaring the discovery of a new species can get tricky”

Professor discusses challenges in declaring new species (feat. Andrew White, anthropology) --NPR

“USC to permanently close stretch of Greene Street”

(feat. Ed Walton, administration) --Free Times

“When the president put it around my neck, I understood the weight of it”

(feat. Kyle Carpenter, student) --Stars and Stripes

“The next generation of gambling technology”

Professor discusses what next generations will use for sports statistics (feat. John Grady, sport and entertainment management) --ESPN

“Small businesses in Columbia, S.C., enjoy low costs”

Diversity of professional expertise is an asset to Columbia (feat. Juliana Iarossi, business) --NerdWallet

“Got the post-year abroad blues? You’re not alone”

UK student discusses life after her year abroad at UofSC --The Guardian

“Sponsoring FIFA corruption”

Expert discusses ethics of recent FIFA situation (feat. Matthew Bernthal, sport and entertainment management) --New Yorker

“Shaw: Grant brings SC, NC together to elevate health”

Grant brings research institutions together for better health outcomes in Southeast (feat. Helga Rippen, public health) --The State

“Vote for your favorite cinematic destination”

Panel selects favorite cinematic destinations as contest finalists (feat. Simon Hudson, HRSM) --USA Today

“’Serial’ bombshells aren’t finished: New podcast breaks even more news and more doubt”

Professor one of three hosts for new season of ‘Serial’ podcast (feat. Colin Miller, law) --MSN

“Savvy musician in ACTION’s chamber music competition is focused on innovation”

Workshop created by professor teaches entrepreneurship to musicians (feat. David Cutler, music) --Free Times

“Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers home at UofSC”

(feat. Tom McNally, libraries) --New York Times

“Too few younger, high-risk Americans get a colonoscopy: study”

Study shows that too few young, high-risk Americans get colonoscopies --U.S. News & World Report

“Business opportunities ‘Made in China’ are made in SC”

Professor discusses impact of Confucius Institute on state, China relations (feat. Tan Ye, language) --ETV Radio

“Cigarette warnings on packages work better with pictures”

Expert: Vulnerable populations may be deterred by graphic tobacco packaging (feat. Jim Thrasher, public health) --Fox News

“Bill Morrison’s experimental film ‘Decasia’ explores the divine beauty of decay”

Film from UofSC’s MIRC plays large part in film showing at Spoleto --Charleston City Paper

“Local teamaker restores lost tea traditions”

Professor discusses SC tea traditions (feat. David Shields, English) --Post and Courier

“USC exercise science professor receives national fitness award”

(feat. Russell Pate, public health) --The State

“Group makes donation to purchase 2,000 carbon monoxide alarms for Midlands families”

Nursing professor part of group advocating for carbon monoxide detectors in Midlands homes (feat. Amber Williams, nursing) --WIS-TV

“SC college grad job outlook best in years”

Survey says over half of UofSC May graduates finding jobs right away (feat. Thomas Halasz, career center) --The State

“Indiana community’s HIV outbreak a warning to rural America”

Expert discusses how rural areas can become overlooked by public health agencies (feat. Jan Probst, health service policy and management) --USA Today

“Saving the sweetest watermelon the South has ever known”

Author, professor had hand in reviving nearly extinct Southern produce (feat. David Shields, English) --NPR

“Editorial: S.C. should invest now in higher education”

Increasing output of educated workers will fill state’s need in coming years (feat. Doug Woodward and Joey von Nessen, economics) --Greenville News

“Fewer complains filed against police officers, but review is mixed”

Many factors play into fewer police complaints, professor says (feat. Seth Stoughton, law) --Wall Street Journal

“Carnival strategy chief bets that big data will optimize prices”

Professor discusses cruise line’s use of data analytics to increase revenue (feat. Mark Ferguson, business) --Wall Street Journal

“Teeny-weeny Starbucks opens in NYC”

Starbucks Express options sound like good idea to hospitality expert (feat. Robin Dipietro, HRSM) --USA Today

“10 things you can do to live to be 100”

Study shows diminished returns for runners who go the distance --Huffington Post

“Would you like to ride in a car that drives itself?”

Expert discusses legality of hands-free driving technology (feat. Bryant Walker Smith, law) --New York Times

“Why health coverage alone won’t solve addiction”

Lack of capacity will prevent patients from getting care despite expanded access, professor says (feat. Christina Andrews, social work) --Marketplace

“USC exercise science professor honored with top national award”

(feat. Russell Pate, exercise science) --Midlands Biz

“What to do when kids curse”

Children act out to fill a need, doctor says (feat. Emily Lowell, medicine) --Parents

“Many law school graduates struggle in job market”

Dean: legal slump not as bad in S.C. (feat. Robert Wilcox, law) --The State

“Prevent student loans from wrecking your health”

Study links stress increase to student loan debt (feat. Katrina Walsemann, public health) --Huffington Post

“Should police investigate themselves in shootings?”

Expert: Midsize police departments often investigate own officers (feat. Seth Stoughton, law) --Charlotte Observer

“Bank deal was two years in the making”

Professor discusses bank mergers and the reasons behind them (feat. Allen Berger, finance) --Greenville News

“In U.S. ISIS cases, informants play a big role”

Professor discusses arrests with possible ISIS involvement (feat. Wadie Said, law) --Wall Street Journal

“Family hopes to prevent more CO deaths”

CO poisoning extremely preventable, professor says (feat. Amber Williams, nursing) --WLTX-TV

“After Walter Scott Shooting, Scrutiny Turns to 2nd Officer”

(feat. Seth Stoughton, Law) --New York Times

“USC pianist receives SEC 2015 Faculty Achievement award”

(feat. Marina Lomazov, music) --Free Times

“Interracial feast returns 19th-century chef Nat Fuller’s legacy to prominence”

Historically significant interracial dinner comes to life with food historian’s inspiration (feat. David Shields, English) --Post and Courier

“How the forgotten music of the civil rights movement was hiding in plain sight”

Gospel music gave African Americans an avenue to express themselves, expert says (feat. Birgitta Johnson, music) --Public Radio International

“Abraham Lincoln “was not yours only”: After the assassination, common citizens around the world mourned the loss”

Professor discusses world’s reaction to Lincoln assassination (feat. Don Doyle, history) --Salon

“Men sport heels in support of sexual assault victims”

UofSC Fraternity Council participates in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event --WLTX-TV

“Hillary Clinton logo for 2016 presidential campaign riles up internet”

Professor discusses newly unveiled Clinton campaign logo (feat. Keith Kenney, mass communications) --Yahoo News

“Wendy’s jumps on spicy bandwagon”

Professor discusses fast-food’s tactics to stay relevant to Milennials (feat. Robin DiPietro, HRSM) --USA Today

“New podcast coming in ‘Serial’ case”

Law expert, ‘Serial’ blogger involved in next podcast in series (feat. Colin Miller, law) --The Baltimore Sun

“Forest fires threaten new fallout from Chernobyl”

Biologist involved in Chernobyl research examining fire patterns in contaminated areas (feat. Tim Mousseau, biology) --New York Times

“South Carolina police officer charged with murder in shooting of Walter Scott”

Officer shooting in SC underscores importance of body cameras, expert says (feat. Geoffrey Alpert, criminology) --Wall Street Journal

“SC native becomes driven to deny Alzheimer’s disease”

UofSC student motivated to further Alzheimer’s research --The State

“USC College of Nursing”

UofSC College of Nursing led the way for nursing programs (feat. Toriah Caldwell, nursing) --Columbia Metropolitan

“Blood and glory: the Civil War in color”

Professor discusses the smell of battle during Civil War (feat. Mark Smith, history) --History Channel

“The search for America’s best food cities: Charleston, S.C.”

(feat. David Shields, English) --Washington Post

“After Selma, King’s march on ballot boxes”

Professor discusses significance of MLK clip from UofSC’s digital archives (feat. Bobby Donaldson, history) --NPR

“Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has the most ferocious lawyer in America defending him”

UofSC law alumna takes on high profile death-penalty cases --Vanity Fair