Despite the brutal mid-July heat enveloping Congaree National Park, there were big smiles and cheerful chatter as dozens trekked several miles through the old growth bottomland hardwood forest – stop No. 4 on a monthlong tour of seven of South Carolina’s natural wonders. The tour is part of the South Carolina 7 Wonders Expedition, a 350-mile hiking, rafting and kayaking journey designed to highlight precious natural resources while also bringing greater awareness to the impact of global climate change.
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President Michael Amiridis finalized his leadership cabinet with two key hires, the University of South Carolina announced Thursday. Michelle Dodenhoff will return as vice president for Development, and the University of Illinois Chicago’s J. Rex Tolliver has been selected as the new vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support.
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of South Carolina is among the top 10 in the country in hospitality and tourism management. The ShanghaiRanking’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects — Hospitality & Tourism Management places South Carolina No. 1 among Southeastern Conference universities, No. 9 in the U.S. and No. 18 worldwide.
Moore School at UofSC puts supply-chain graduates on accelerated career path.
The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a budget Friday (June 24) for the 2022-23 fiscal years that invests in strategic priorities while holding tuition flat for the fourth year in a row for the eight-campus university system.
The University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research will receive $500,000 in federal funding to further its mission to preserve civil rights history and tell critical stories of the movement. The African American Civil Rights grant administered by the National Park Service will be used to continue rehabilitation and preservation of the historic Booker T. Washington Auditorium Building.
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Biostatistician applies big data to cancer survival, HIV treatment, COVID management
The complex data sets and computations inherent in Jiajia Zhang’s work as a biostatistician are mind boggling to most people. But the practical applications of Zhang’s research are readily apparent, touching on cancer survival, HIV treatment and prevention and COVID-19 management.
Gamecock alumna helps spearhead South Carolina’s attack on Alzheimer’s
UofSC alumna Taylor Wilson is playing a major role in advancing South Carolina's efforts in advocacy for support of the Alzheimer's cause at both the state and federal levels.
Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence
Since establishing an Artificial Intelligence Institute in 2019, the university has seen growing interest in the subject across campus. There are now dozens of researchers throughout the university exploring how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to advance fields from health care to manufacturing.
New staff senate president Rushondra James begins term
Rushondra James never planned on being staff senate president. When she first joined the University of South Carolina staff in 2009, she didn’t even plan on being here long. But a lot can happen in 13 years.
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