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100 years of suffrage

The month of August marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States. South Carolina women were a part of the fight for suffrage that started here in the years after the Civil War. Historians and librarians at the University of South Carolina have played a major role in documenting and preserving their stories.

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Covid-19: Tourism update

As the coronavirus threatens health and upends daily life throughout the world, UofSC Today is turning to our faculty to help us make sense of it all. While no one can predict exactly what will happen in the coming months, our faculty can help us ask the right questions and put important context around emerging events. Simon Hudson, a professor of tourism in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management and author of the new book "COVID-19 and Travel: Impacts, Responses and Outcomes," keeps us up-to date on the pandemic’s travel sector impact.

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University of South Carolina, Navatek win contract to research Navy power and energy systems

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded the partnership of the University of South Carolina and Navatek LLC a $9.2 million contract for the research of power and energy systems and the development of digital twin prototypes. Advanced power control systems will be developed to intelligently manage the power and energy resources on ships that use directed energy weapons, such as railguns, lasers and missile defense radars.

Lydia Carnesale

'This is my community'

Lydia Carnesale knew just where to start to help members of her tight-knit Latino community in northeast Columbia when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The education Ph.D. candidate had worked five years earlier to help the same community during Columbia’s thousand-year flood event.

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College of Arts and Sciences offers a semester of justice

This fall, the College of Arts and Sciences begins its new themed semester initiative that encourages faculty and students from across the university to explore ideas related to the core subject of justice. The theme is meant to combine work from the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural and mathematical sciences to bear on today's challenging issues and problems.

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"Smedley Butler’s fiery speech to World War I veterans is still relevant today"

(feat. Greg Wilsbacher, Moving Image Research Collections) —Task and Purpose

"Commentary: What John Lewis did not say to USC graduates"

(feat. Bobby Donaldson, history) —The Post and Courier

"Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage"

(feat. Robert Hartwig, Risk and Uncertainty Management Center) —ABC News (via AP)

"What COVID-19 means for college sports, recruiting"

(feat. Richard M. Southall, sport and entertainment management) —U.S. News & World Report

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