Jackson Creek Elementary School, in Columbia, is committed to improving the way its teachers are educating students — both academically and socially. The school is collaborating with College of Education professors to offer all teachers and support staff ongoing professional development in culturally relevant teaching.
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Social work and public health researchers Sue Levkoff and Daniela Friedman are teaming up to open a new front line in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, particularly among the African American population, which has a greater incidence of the disease and related dementias.
For Priest, who finishes her MFA in poetry at the University of South Carolina this May, the spring semester has been one incredible offer after another. She turned them all down except for a highly coveted seven-month fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Longtime athletic trainer Brainard Cooper was joined by family, friends, colleagues and Arnold School of Public Health faculty members as they unveiled the Brainard Cooper Athletic Training Fellowship on April 20 at Founders Park. The fellowship will include support for students and faculty in addition to equipment and other needs within the Arnold School’s renowned athletic training programs.
On May 1, an estimated 10,000 South Carolina teachers and public education supporters rallied at the Statehouse in an event that showed teachers have been pushed to their limits and are willing to take their fight over working conditions to state lawmakers, says College of Education professor and researcher Jon Hale.
The search for the University of South Carolina’s next president continues, but don’t expect a slowdown in institutional operations when Interim President-elect Brendan Kelly takes office Aug. 1.
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Breakthrough Star: Samuel Amadon
When Samuel Amadon’s self-described “mediocre high school football career” fizzled, he caught a new passion: writing.
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A professor in the Darla Moore School of Business, Paul Bliese is part of an international research team conducting a five-year study of 600 soldiers to determine if they exhibit signs of threat-related attention bias that might point to risk factors for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other behavioral health problems.
The Long Run: Libby Foreman
They arrived in the 1970s, some after serving in Vietnam, some fresh out of high school or college. More than 40 years later, they still come to work at the University of South Carolina — some after officially “retiring.” TIMES spoke with a few of these long-term employees to see what keeps them coming back to work on campus, long after they could have settled into that place in the mountains or that home by the sea.
Baseball writer Bill Madden has enjoyed a remarkable, 50-year career as a reporter, columnist and sports biographer. This spring, he finally finished college.
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