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Jim Wiseman overlooking the ocean
President Pastides, Dean Haemoon Oh, and Aruba officials signing the renewal

UofSC strengthens partnership with University of Aruba

University of South Carolina students will have opportunities to learn about tourism and hospitality management for years to come in a setting that closely resembles paradise, thanks to a newly extended partnership with the University of Aruba.

Tarak Patel

Patient-centered approach deepens medical students’ understanding of addiction

Tarak Patel, a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, had witnessed the devastation of addiction while volunteering at hospitals and free clinics, but he only had a surface-level understanding of the complexities of the issue. That changed earlier this summer when Patel participated in the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota.

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New UofSC budget holds down tuition; invests in core mission

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a budget plan that reduces administrative costs and prioritizes South Carolina residents by holding tuition increases for in-state students on the Columbia campus to a historically low 0.6 percent.

Immigrant school children

Social workers play key role in immigrant students’ success

About one-quarter of children in the U.S. under the age of 18 are immigrants or the children of immigrants, a status that often translates into educational disadvantages. A College of Social Work faculty member is involved in surveying school social workers nationwide to learn what they are doing to help those children navigate successfully through their public school experiences.

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