Man in a green shirt and sunglasses standing next to bushes at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

Renowned topiary garden makes a comeback with help from UofSC

With a pair of shears and the occasional use of power hedge trimmers, Mike Gibson — topiary artist-in-residence for UofSC's McKissick Museum — snips bits and pieces of holly bushes and trees to restore the living sculptures at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden.

The university's historic Horseshoe and Maxcy Monument

UofSC endowment sees record growth in fiscal year 2020-2021

Thanks to generous donors and savvy investment, the University of South Carolina’s endowment reached unprecedented heights in fiscal year 2020-21. This year’s 26 percent increase of $207 million was largely driven by the U.S. economy’s resurgence, fueled by the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Nate Johnson at Rose Hill Plantation

Putting history to work in the world

UofSC's public history graduates apply their knowledge and love of history to encourage civic engagement by making the past more understandable and accessible to the general public. They also are helping to refine our understanding of our past through new scholarship to tell a more inclusive history.

artist rendering depicting a man sitting at a talk-show desk

Civics 101: Satire and politics

Political satire — particularly TV shows in that genre — may be a gateway to civic engagement. Satire may also do more to foster engagement than traditional late-night talk shows, says assistant professor of journalism and self-described “news junkie” Jacob Long.

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"Can skeletons have a racial Identity?"

(feat. Shanna Williams, School of Medicine Greenville) The New York Times

“Marvel Comics and Penguin Classics partner to bring the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection to life”

(feat. Qiana J. Whitted, English and African American studies) Comic-Watch

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