August 17, 2020, Kelsey Hagon
University of South Carolina junior Cole Falkenstine recently completed the U.S. Army’s prestigious Combat Diving Supervisor Course, preparing him to oversee combat dive operations in the Army.
August 06, 2020, Allen Wallace
COVID-19 has hit the restaurant industry hard as businesses work to find safe and sustainable ways to keep serving. School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Director Robin DiPietro shares her expertise on the challenges facing owners, employees and customers in South Carolina and beyond.
July 08, 2020, Communications and Public Affairs
For the eighth-consecutive year, the University of South Carolina stands among the top 100 universities in the world, based on the number of U.S. utility patents faculty members received in 2019. South Carolina ranks 90th worldwide, named as the lead on 31 patents last year.
May 13, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1. Top researchers at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss multiple aspects of the 2020 hurricane season, including forecasting, disaster planning and historical perspectives. To coordinate an interview, contact the staff member listed with each expert entry.
May 12, 2020, James Kirylo
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Education Department is letting states cancel standardized tests. As a result, 2020 is the first year without federally mandated standardized testing in nearly two decades. Education professor James Kirylo writes in The Conversation that school systems can take advantage of this remarkable time to seek alternatives to standardized tests.
COVID-19 response: UofSC partners with The Blood Connection to collect plasma donations from recovered patients
May 11, 2020
A national study sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Mayo Clinic is examining the use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, known as convalescent plasma, to treat patients who are currently suffering from the virus. Physicians hope the antibodies in the donor plasma will neutralize the virus in these ill patients and improve outcomes.
May 08, 2020, Stanley Dubinsky, Kaitlyn E. Smith, Michael Gavin
As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, it can cause a fear of others, especially strangers, who may or may not have taken proper precautions against spreading the disease. This fear can cause people to be on heightened alert for anyone who might be different. English professors Stanley Dubinsky, Michael Gavin and doctoral student Kaitlyn Smith write for The Conversation about how language differences can contribute to discrimination.
May 04, 2020, Jon Pedersen
COVID-19 has forced the closure of schools nationwide – in some cases for the rest of the school year. Jon Pedersen, dean of the College of Education, discusses what the school shutdowns could mean for the traditional summer break.
May 04, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8, 2020. Faculty at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss a variety of topics related to education and the impact of COVID-19.
April 29, 2020, Mark Smith
The way we see, hear, taste, touch and smell may never be the same again. History professor Mark Smith writes for The Conversation about how we are undergoing a sensory revolution courtesy of COVID-19.
April 27, 2020, Bert Ely and Taylor Carter
Following the coronavirus’s spread through the population – and anticipating its next move – is an important part of the public health response to the new disease. Biological sciences professor Bert Ely and doctoral student Taylor Carter write for The Conversation on how the virus's genetic sequence provides insight into where the virus has been.
April 09, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
The university will continue rehabilitation and preservation of the Booker T. Washington Auditorium Building to create a permanent space for the Center for Civil Rights History and Research’s exhibit “Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement.” Funded with a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service, the restoration will advance efforts to create a destination for people to learn the history of Columbia and of the school.
February 18, 2020, Carol J.G. Ward
The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections in a partnership with the History Division of the Marine Corps is digitizing films shot by more than 50 Marine combat cameramen during the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began Feb. 19, 1945. The goal is to provide public access to the video and expand historical understanding.
February 17, 2020, Dan Cook
Southern Exposure and SAVVY Musician — two long-running successful School of Music programs — are teaming up to present a joint program: the SAVVY competition finals, in which several contemporary groups perform and are judged not only on their musical skills but also their creativity in designing an event for the public.
November 20, 2019, Margaret Gregory
In South Carolina, a majority of the 46 counties are considered to be medically underserved. The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare is working to improve access to quality care through training programs that are helping grow the health care workforce.
September 26, 2019, Alyssa Yancey
The new Simulation and Interactive Learning Center is giving medical and advanced practice students at the School of Medicine Columbia a unique opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom with the goal of further strengthening patient care for South Carolina and beyond.
August 23, 2019, Jeff Stensland
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation has joined forces with the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing to design and implement an automation process that significantly boosts production of pre-filled medication, reducing the physical burden on workers and increasing patient safety.
July 19, 2019, Alyssa Yancey
Alexandra Vezzetti was in the first class of physician assistant students at the School of Medicine and the first PA student to rotate through the neurology department at Prisma Health. Department Chair Souvik Sen, M.D., was so impressed with Vezzetti that he hired her, and next month, she’ll become the department’s first physician assistant.
June 27, 2019, Carol J.G. Ward
The University of South Carolina’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs has compiled a list of faculty experts who can discuss topics relevant to the 2020 South Carolina primaries and the presidential election.
May 23, 2019, Alyssa Yancey
Second-year Ph.D. candidate Katy Pilarzyk was one of three University of South Carolina students awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year. She will use her funding to continue her work in Michy Kelly’s lab at the School of Medicine Columbia. The lab studies the inner workings of the brain to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying social and cognitive deficits.
April 29, 2019, John Brunelli
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019. Faculty at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss a variety of topics related to education, ranging from teacher shortages, impact on elections, special education and standardized testing.
December 03, 2018, Peggy Binette
South Carolina can expect an economic tug-of-war in 2019 say Moore School economists Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen who presented their 2019 economic forecast to more than 200 business and community leaders at the 38th Annual Economic Outlook Conference.
October 19, 2018, Allen Wallace
The University of South Carolina’s sport science programs are making an impact around the world, and the success has earned global recognition. The programs are ranked No. 1 in the United States for the third consecutive year in the Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.
September 05, 2018, John Brunelli
May 2018 graduates of the University of South Carolina College of Nursing set a new record on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the standardized test used for the licensing of nurses in the U.S.
August 30, 2018, Allen Wallace
Beginning Sept. 6, McCutchen House will be open for lunch Tuesday-Friday and for dinner each Thursday night. The on-campus, student-run restaurant offers a variety of dining experiences while serving as a hands-on training ground for hospitality management majors in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.
August 27, 2018, Annika Dahlgren
School of Medicine student Alison “Allie” Augsburger has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she can remember, but working with her mentor and completing a prestigious summer program has helped focus her sights on the rigorous field of cardiothoracic surgery.
July 19, 2018, Alyssa Yancey
Research from University of South Carolina School of Medicine researchers Drs. Mitzi Nagarkatti and Prakash Nagarkatti has led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound found in cannabis, as a treatment for autoimmune hepatitis.
July 12, 2018, Annika Dahlgren
Researchers with the College of Engineering and Computing have created a new way to destroy cancer cells in two days. The research team — made up of electrical engineering professor Seongtae Bae, postdoc fellow Jung-tak Jang and undergrad (Eric) Sang Hoon Ju — uses a nanomaterial and an alternating current (AC) magnetic field generator to super heat the cells.
July 10, 2018, John Brunelli
A new study finds that the mental and physical health of transgender veterans is similar to cisgender veterans. Transgender veterans had higher odds of having at least one disability, such as a debility in vision, cognition, mobility, self-care or independent living.
June 18, 2018, Mary-Kathryn Craft
Psychology professor Mark Weist is leading efforts to improve behavioral health in public schools across the Palmetto State. He and his team recently received a grant from the South Carolina Department of Education to launch the S.C. School Behavioral Health Alliance, an interdisciplinary initiative to prevent and treat emotional and behavioral concerns.
May 22, 2018, John Brunelli
A statewide effort to evaluate and improve health-related fitness among public school students is part of a partnership of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Department of Education and the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.
April 20, 2018, Alyssa Yancey
The staff of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare at the USC School of Medicine is working to improve access to care in rural South Carolina. Created with state funding in 2017, the center has a number of initiatives underway, including a loan program to encourage health profession students to practice in rural settings, research grant programs and partnerships helping put providers on the ground in critical need areas.
March 23, 2018, John Brunelli
The University of South Carolina College of Nursing graduate program jumped 13 spots to no. 39 nationally in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Overall, the program has risen by 40 spots in the past 5 years.
February 06, 2018, John Brunelli
February 02, 2018, Taylor Evans
Professor Bonnie Drewniany's Super Bowl Commercial class graded Super Bowl advertisements on their likability, brand identity and persuasiveness to chose this year's Cocky Award winner.
January 25, 2018, Allen Wallace
South Korea will host the XXIII Winter Olympic Games Feb. 9-25. To help journalists to report on the Pyeongchang games, the University of South Carolina has compiled a list of faculty experts. To arrange an interview, contact the staff member listed with the entry.
December 20, 2017, Allen Wallace
The University of South Carolina’s sport science programs are ranked No. 1 in the United States for the second year in a row, and No. 4 in the world by ShanghaiRanking's 2017 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.
December 11, 2017, Peggy Binette
The University of South Carolina announced a new endowed chair position at the Darla Moore School of Business Monday (Dec. 11). The endowed chair will be funded by a $2 million grant. University President Harris Pastides announced the Continental Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management and Management Science during the Fall 2017 Industry Summit of the Operations and Supply Chain Center.
December 08, 2017, Peggy Binette
Palmetto State residents can expect the stability of the state's economy to continue in 2018, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business. Their forecast was presented at the Annual Economic Outlook Conference.
November 27, 2017, Allen Wallace
Imagine going shopping and having your phone or fitness tracker make product recommendations for you based on your breath or the current physical state of your body. It is not science fiction. It’s the future of retailing and health care digitization according to researchers at University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.
September 20, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
The University of South Carolina has been named the first Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site in the state with a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate entrepreneurship.
August 17, 2017, Peggy Binette
The United States is battling an opioid epidemic. Americans now consume most of the world’s supply of opioids, with drug overdose being the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50. To help journalists to report on this public health crisis, the University of South Carolina has compiled a list of faculty experts.
August 14, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
David W. Matolak, electrical engineering professor and researcher in the College of Engineering and Computing, is the principal investigator in a new NASA-funded $4.4 million research project to address limitations in aircraft communication networks to improve operations and increase safety.
UofSC researcher leads team to improve aeronautical communications with $4.4 million in NASA funding
July 10, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
A researcher in the College of Engineering and Computing is the principal investigator for a new NASA-funded $4.4 million research project to address limitations in aircraft communication networks to improve operations and increase safety.
June 20, 2017, Mary-Kathryn Craft
A total eclipse of the sun will cross the continental United States on Aug. 21 for the first time in almost 100 years. Faculty at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss a variety of aspects of this highly-anticipated event.
June 12, 2017, Mike Ettlemyer
The research team will receive $1.76 million in funding from the SC Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration to collect new data on the state’s roadways over the next four years. The research will determine how roads can better be constructed, fixed and maintained so that new pavement lasts longer.
June 05, 2017, Mary-Kathryn Craft
Researchers at the University of South Carolina are working to create a software program that will automatically match prehistoric pottery with whole designs, which will help uncover how Native Americans interacted more than 1,500 years ago.
May 26, 2017, John Brunelli
University President Harris Pastides and Thomas McNally, dean of University Libraries dedicate the John S. Davis Scanning Center and the Lt. Col. James H. Davis Film Vault at the Libraries' Moving Image Research Collections. The MIRC facility is the new home of the U.S. Marine Corps Film Repository that chronicles the corps from the 1940s to the 1970s.
May 17, 2017, Peggy Binette
The University of South Carolina has tapped tech entrepreneur, marketer and educator Dirk Brown to lead its recently established McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.
April 11, 2017, John Brunelli
The University of South Carolina has named Sarah Gehlert as the dean of the College of Social Work. Gehlert comes to Carolina from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity.
April 06, 2017, Mary-Kathryn Craft
April is Autism Awareness Month and to help reporters develop stories about autism spectrum disorder, the University of South Carolina has compiled a list of faculty experts.
March 31, 2017, Peggy Binette
David Shields, a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina, has been named one of 14 SEC professors who have been honored with 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards.
March 15, 2017, Peggy Binette
As part of a bold health sciences initiative, the University of South Carolina has named David Simmons as faculty principal of the Galen Health Fellows, a new living and learning community for undergraduates studying in the health sciences.
March 08, 2017, Peggy Binette
No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts -- mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger – living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological sites across the United States by three University of South Carolina archaeologists has provided an important clue in solving this enduring mystery. The research findings are outlined in a new study released Thursday (March 9) in Scientific Reports, a publication of Nature.
March 02, 2017, Peggy Binette
There’s no better place in Columbia to enjoy spring than the University of South Carolina and its iconic Horseshoe. To officially usher in the season, My Carolina Alumni Association is hosting two public events: A historic Horseshoe tour and reception with University Archivist Elizabeth West on March 9 and an evening of Southern heirloom foods and culture with Carolina Distinguished Professor David Shields on March 16.
February 23, 2017, John Brunelli
Five paintings by Edward Hopper are the inspiration for Opera at USC's spring production "Later the Same Evening." The show runs Feb. 24-26 at Drayton Hall.
December 07, 2016, Peggy Binette
Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.
October 17, 2016, Laura Kammerer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The University of South Carolina has a number of faculty members who are available to offer their expertise in breast cancer stories. To coordinate an interview, contact the staff member listed with each expert entry.
October 13, 2016, Peggy Binette
South Carolina’s political party chairs will meet at the University of South Carolina Thursday, Oct. 20 to discuss the impact of the presidential campaign on the state. The event takes place the day after the final candidate debate and just weeks before the Nov. 8 general election. Titled, “Campaign 2016: The Impact in South Carolina. A conversation with South Carolina Republican and Democratic State Chairs,” the event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the university’s School of Law auditorium.
September 12, 2016, Dan Cook
Imagine the stakes when you enroll in an experimental music class and it turns out that you’ll not only be listening to challenging sounds, but actually performing such pieces yourself. Not only that, but performing them in New York City just one month into the semester as part of a world premiere.
August 26, 2016, John Brunelli
The String Project will hold an orientation meeting Aug. 30 for third- through fifth-grade students and adults interested in learning to play a stringed instrument.
July 26, 2016, Augusta Bauknight
The University of South Carolina Postal Service will begin offering passport application services Aug. 1 at its 1600 Hampton St. post office and at the student mail center in the Russell House University Union.
June 20, 2016, Dan Cook
Tourism is a global industry by its very nature — and the United States is a leader in the sector. Enter the International Hospitality and Tourism Academy, a three-week summer program that welcomes foreign students for intensive training in hospitality and tourism management.
May 25, 2016, Peggy Binette
Hurricane season officially begins June 1. Top researchers at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss multiple aspects of the 2016 hurricane season, including forecasting, disaster planning and historical perspectives, with news media.
May 11, 2016, Megan Sexton
According to researchers from the Arnold School of Public Health, entrées at fast casual restaurants -- a category that includes restaurants such as Chipotle and Panera Bread -- have a higher average calorie count than fast food establishments, such as a McDonald’s or Bojangles.
April 14, 2016, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina and IBM announced a broadening of their collaboration, applying cognitive capabilities and the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop new solutions for predictive analytics and maintenance. On Thursday the two organizations are hosted the grand opening of the $25 million Center for Applied Innovation, where university, IBM and private sector researchers—including Fluor Corporation—will use the technology for a host of real-world applications.
March 24, 2016, Peggy Binette
The shooting of nine people in a Charleston AME church was a catalyst for South Carolina lawmakers to remove from Statehouse grounds the Confederate flag. Nine months later, the state’s capital city will host a public symposium for people and public officials to explore the history and racial legacy of the Reconstruction era. The April 21-22 event marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Reconstruction era and will feature Rep. James Clyburn, the state’s first African-American member of Congress since Reconstruction, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Eric Foner as well as an array of scholars and public historians.
March 23, 2016, Megan Sexton
University of South Carolina professor Julius Fridriksson has been awarded an $11.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research stroke recovery and work to improve the lives and communication skills of patients after they suffer strokes. Fridriksson, a professor in the Arnold School of Public Health, studies how a person’s brain recovers from a stroke.
February 05, 2016, Peggy Binette
With the New Hampshire primary just days away, all eyes will turn to South Carolina, site of the first-in-the-South presidential primaries on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27. The University of South Carolina’s Office of Public Relations has compiled a list of faculty experts who can discuss topics relevant to the South Carolina primaries and the presidential election.
December 01, 2015, Peggy Binette
Even historic flooding in 2015 couldn’t wash away South Carolina’s highest rate of growth in the last six years – a level of growth that University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business say will persist in 2016. Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School Division of Research, will present their full economic forecast at the upcoming 35th Annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) Thursday, Dec. 17.
July 10, 2015, Peggy Binette
Nikky Finney, a National Book Award winner, South Carolina native and the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at UofSC wrote a poem to mark the historic milestone of the Confederate flag being removed from the South Carolina Statehouse.