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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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.
“Introduction to Drones for Airborne Spatial Data,” a new geography course offered for the first time this semester, gives University of South Carolina students an overview of aerial mapping with drones — and a leg up on using a technology that’s finding myriad commercial applications.
The 1963 comic book that started it all, Marvel’s Avengers #1, is one item in a massive collection recently donated to UofSC by lifelong collector Gary Lee Watson of Columbus, Ohio.
(Feat. Susan Cutter, geography) —The Houston Chronicle via The Conversation
(Feat. Barry Markovsky, sociology) —Inside Higher Ed
(Feat. Brent Egan, School of Medicine Greenville) —Washington Post
(Feat. Robert Oldendick, political science) —Post and Courier
Baseball writer Bill Madden has enjoyed a remarkable, 50-year career as a reporter, columnist and sports biographer. This spring, he finally finished college.
Breakthrough Leader: Frank Chen
As the lead investigator of a nationally recognized energy research program, it might seem surprising to find Fanglin “Frank” Chen at a local elementary school family night. He’s there to share the marvels of hydrogen fuel cell technology with parents and students and support public engagement with science both at the expert and non-expert level. Chen’s hope? To inspire them to consider science and engineering as future careers.
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.
Graduating senior leaves legacy of HOPE for people with disabilities
Andrew Super will graduate from the University of South Carolina May 11, but earning his diploma might be the second most impressive thing he has accomplished during his college career. In the past two and a half years, he has helped provide numerous free prosthetic devices for children and veterans in need, through a company he co-founded.
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