Faculty and Staff Announcements

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Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank to speak at President's Leadership Dialogue

February 06, 2017, Kathryn McPhail

Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, will share her childhood and wartime experiences at the University of South Carolina’s President’s Leadership Dialogue at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Koger Center. The dialogue is part of the university’s Carolina Leadership Initiative, which fosters leadership development among students and makes leaders from various fields and backgrounds available to students and the community.

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Several sports science programs win top ranking

December 21, 2016, Allen Wallace

The University of South Carolina claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S. and No. 3 in the world in the 2016 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments. The rankings, published Dec. 8, credit the Arnold School of Public Health’s exercise science and athletic training programs, the College of Education’s physical education program and the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management’s sport and entertainment management program

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UofSC announces community events to commemorate legacy of MLK

December 16, 2016, Peggy Binette

The University of South Carolina will host a series of public events in commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 12 – 15. This year marks the 34th year for the university’s annual celebration to honor the civil rights leader. The 2017 commemoration will include a panel discussion, a community breakfast and gospel music performance.

Study finds new pathway for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

December 08, 2016, Erin Bluvas

Researchers from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Metabolon Inc. Research Triangle Park have discovered a new way to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to cirrhosis and eventually liver cancer or failure.

UofSC to host on the relationship of the humanities and happiness Dec. 14

November 18, 2016, Peggy Binette

How do the humanities matter in a chaotic 21st century? That’s the question one of the nation’s top philosophers and ethics experts will tackle in a public talk Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the University of South Carolina. Talbot Brewer, a professor from the University of Virginia, will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Law auditorium. His talk, titled “What Good are the Humanities?,” is part of a research project that is led in part by the University of South Carolina and brings together scholars from around the world to study the facts that lead to happiness and meaning of life.

Collection of acclaimed author and children's book illustrator comes to UofSC

November 02, 2016, Megan Sexton

Anita Lobel, the acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books, will be honored by the Ex Libris Society at the University of South Carolina Nov. 17 where she will be presented with the Thomas Cooper Society medal in recognition of her contribution to the arts. The dinner is open to the public, with reservations required by Nov. 11. Lobel's has donated her archive, which includes illustrations, artwork, manuscripts and papers to the University of South Carolina Libraries. Pieces from the collection, will be on display in the university’s Hollings Special Collection Library, starting Nov. 7.

Final Reminder: Open Enrollment

October 27, 2016, Megan Joyner

While the open enrollment period has been extended until November 15, time is quickly running out to make changes to your benefits. Any changes made will be effective January 1, 2017.

UofSC organizes Hurricane Matthew relief effort

October 19, 2016, Peggy Binette

With help from the Midlands community, the University of South Carolina will collect items Thursday and Friday, sending a truck of donated items Monday to Marion County, where post-hurricane flooding of the Little Pee Dee and Lumber rivers has caused widespread damage and displaced residents in the communities of Nichols and Mullins.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to commemorate W.E.B. Du Bois' historic SC address

October 13, 2016, Peggy Binette

David Levering Lewis, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Du Bois biographer, will commemorate civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois’ historic address “Behold the Land” Oct. 20, at Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College. Lewis’ talk marks the 70th anniversary of Du Bois address to 700 black and white youth who attended the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC) as part of the larger Southern Youth Legislature held at the Township Auditorium.

Pastides honored with Fulbright award

September 27, 2016, Jeff Stensland

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides is one of seven Fulbright alumni who will receive the inaugural IIE Global Changemaker Award in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program. The awards recognize the achievements of the individuals throughout their careers and highlight the impact the Fulbright program has had throughout its history.

UofSC launches bold health sciences initiative

September 16, 2016, Wes Hickman

As the Southeast’s most comprehensive health sciences teaching and research institution, the University of South Carolina will build on its nationally recognized programs in medicine, nursing, social work, public health, pharmacy, biochemistry, business, computing and others, as well as its unique partnerships with health care providers throughout the state, to create the premier health sciences experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

UofSC excels in latest U.S. News college rankings

September 13, 2016, Jeff Stensland

The University of South Carolina achieved its highest ranking ever in the new U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” list. The school moved up three slots from last year and is now ranked 49th among all public universities. Among state flagship universities, USC ranks 27th nationwide.

Benefits Fair kicks off 2016 open enrollment

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Highlighting this year's Benefits Fair on Tuesday, September 20, is a FREE preventive workplace screening provided by Carolina Occupational Health. Learn more about these screenings ($350 value) and pre-register online before September 13 for your screening appointment.

TIAA-CREF offers free financial counseling

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Are you confident that you are properly investing your savings? Get help meeting your financial goals by scheduling a free appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant! Call 800-732-8353 to schedule your appointment during their next visit on September 6, 7 and 8.

The community's new Intersection

August 25, 2016, Adena Rice

Located in the basement of the Russell House’s west wing, multicultural student organizations and programs have a new place to call home. The former Off-Campus Student Lounge has been transformed into the Intersection: Multicultural Student Lounge.

New overtime rules

August 22, 2016, Megan Joyner

Approximately 1,000 USC employees will transition from an exempt status to a non-exempt status due to new regulations released by The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), increasing the minimum salary requirement for employees to be considered exempt. The University of South Carolina will implement the changes system wide effective October 16, 2016.