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Announcements

USC budget to address strategic needs, state pay package

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees today approved the $1.5 billion budget for the state’s flagship university system that covers FY17 operations at USC’s eight campuses and Palmetto College online.

Offices to check out during the summer

Many on-campus offices are open during the summer and offer the same services as during fall and spring semesters. Without having to worry as much about assignments, projects or tests, students can take advantage of the slower pace to learn something new, change their major or find a job.

Summer days in Columbia

With fewer classes during the summer, there is more time to enjoy what the University of South Carolina and the surrounding areas have to offer. And because of the summer weather, it is a great time to be outdoors and experience Columbia.

Top scholars to join UofSC freshman class

The University of South Carolina will welcome some of the nation’s and the state’s top students for the university’s most valuable and prestigious scholarship program. Recipients of the Stamps, Carolina and Hamilton scholar awards for in-state students and the McNair awards for out-of-state students will join the Carolina community in August.

Student positions for university committees

The University of South Carolina has a variety of university committees that monitor, review and guide decision-making on campus and facilitate collaboration with faculty, staff and students for programs and initiatives. Positions are open for students to apply.

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Stories for Students

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Going global

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.

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It's getting hot out here: A look at heat on campus and how we stay cool

We can get by without a lot of things, but let’s be real — having air conditioning during a S.C. summer is non-negotiable for most of us. So what does it take to keep our campus cool when the morning low in June and July starts out at nearly 80 and afternoon highs can reach triple digits?

The mechanisms of memory

Michy Kelly’s fascination with how brains work began in high school when she noticed that she and her brother were polar opposites when it came to cognitive abilities. Finding the physical difference in brains that have an inability to consistently create new memories — or find old ones — is a key focus of her work, which earned her recognition as one of the University of South Carolina’s 2016 Breakthrough Stars.

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