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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.

Dance Marathon student leaders posing

UofSC Dance Marathon rises to pandemic challenges

The University of South Carolina's largest student-run philanthropy, Dance Marathon, will host its annual Main Event despite challenges caused by the pandemic. The event supports the Child Life program at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.


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.

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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.

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"Whites called them ‘outside agitators’ but in 1961 young SC Black people made history"

(feat. Bobby Donaldson, Center for Civil Rights History and Research) —The Charlotte Observer (via The State)

"USC contributes $3.7B to Columbia economy, $6.2B statewide, school study says"

(feat. Joseph Von Nessen, Moore School) —The Post and Courier

"COVID has revealed how sick our health-care system really is"

(feat. Elizabeth Regan, engineering and computing) —Marketwatch

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