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Mr. Gibson's fifth grade class

Culturally relevant teaching changes the game for students

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.

dealing with dementia

Dealing with dementia

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.

Portrait of Joy Priest

Joy of Poetry

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.

Brainard Cooper

Fellowship honors impact of longtime athletic trainer

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.

Several people rallying outside of statehouse.

Using their ‘teacher voices’

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.

Brendan Kelly

Interim President-Elect Brendan Kelly

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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In the News

“Morse Code celebrates 175 years and counting”

(Feat. Eddie King, electrical engineering) —Newsweek via The Conversation

“California may limit police gun use”

(Feat. Seth Stoughton, law) —USA Today

“Earth’s deep mantle sheds light on how volcanoes form”

(Feat. Michael Bizimis, geology) —ValueWalk

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