2015 Archive

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Learning the language

December 17, 2015

USC’s Speech and Hearing Research Center isn’t located on campus — it’s situated on the second floor of the Keenan Building in downtown Columbia — but step through the center’s glass doors into the reception area and you discover an entire new world.

Photo of Rajeev Bais

A healthy new start

December 10, 2015, Steven Powell

International refugees are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world. New faculty member Rajeev Bais is helping the School of Medicine lead in the effort to ensure that victims of the worst that humanity has to offer can find access to health and wellness programs that will help them rebuild their lives.

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Good smile, healthy brain and heart?

December 04, 2015, Steven Powell

Over the past 20 years, medical scientists have developed evidence showing a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular problems. The School of Medicine’s Souvik Sen is leading a new clinical study, called PREMIERS, that is now enrolling patients throughout the Carolinas to better define just how many strokes, heart attacks, and other devastating cardiovascular events might be prevented with better oral care.

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Learn something new 'On the Horseshoe'

December 01, 2015, Page Ivey

Elizabeth Cassidy West has been telling and curating the story of the University of South Carolina for more than 15 years as the university’s archivist. But nowhere is the university’s story more clearly told than in the buildings of the Horseshoe, the original campus for South Carolina College and the heart of today’s sprawling downtown Columbia campus.

Subra Bulusu

Eluding pirates with NASCar

November 18, 2015, Steven Powell

Associate professor Subrahmanyam Bulusu is part of an international team collecting hydrographic data in pirate-infested waters to better understand the northern Arabian Sea circulation. Key to the effort, and an essential element of the team’s variant of a widely recognized acronym, NASC-ar, is autonomous research.

All rise

All rise

November 17, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

One Friday a month the University of South Carolina School of Law welcomes 40 of the youngest law students you’ll ever meet. Welcome to the law school’s Constitutional Scholars Pipeline Program, which pairs seventh and eight graders with USC law students who teach them about the law and coach them for a moot court.

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The Proving Ground finale searches for 'next big thing'

November 12, 2015, Ore Oluwole

Imagine several teams of aspiring innovators pitching a product or service they believe to be “the next big thing” to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs before a live audience. On the line is up to $20,000 to make their startup idea a reality. No, you’re not watching an episode of the popular ABC-TV show, “Shark Tank.” It’s the final round of The Proving Ground, the University of South Carolina’s annual entrepreneurial competition.

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Professor tracks African laws affecting women

November 11, 2015

Hailed as a huge victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court of Uganda made international headlines in August when it ruled the custom of refunding “bride price” unconstitutional. However, Aparna Polavarapu, a law professor and scholar with the University of South Carolina’s Rule of Law Collaborative, says changing that practice will be difficult.

Sean Heely

It's all about expression

November 04, 2015, Glenn Hare

Sean Heely transferred to UofSC’s School of Music to continue his violin training under William Terwilliger and to refine his playing of classical composers. He has found that, but also discovered a world of opportunities. “The musical progress I’ve made in classical and my new ventures in bluegrass and Gypsy jazz couldn’t have happened elsewhere,” he says.

Alicia Leeke

Under the microscope

November 03, 2015, Steven Powell

Microscopic creatures come to artistic life in alumna Alicia Leeke’s colorful traveling exhibition. The Columbia-based artist collected and photographed phytoplankton from local waters with the help of professor Tammi Richardson, then created abstract renderings of the micrographs.

Lost and found

October 27, 2015, Chris Horn

Students often separate education from ‘real life’,” says Irma Van Scoy, director of USC Connect. “We try to help students connect the dots, to understand that the things they do outside of the classroom — service projects, research and internships, for example — can be transformational experiences that dovetail with their formal education.

Steve Morgan sticky-shed syndrome

Born to run off the reels

October 14, 2015, Steven Powell

Many of the more than 46 million sound recordings archived throughout the U.S. carry the risk of being destroyed during an attempt to digitize them, because magnetic audiotape can deteriorate over time. Chemistry professor Steve Morgan leads a team of researchers developing a means to readily assess the structural condition of magnetic tape, using non-destructive infrared spectroscopy to identify tapes that suffer from ‘sticky-shed syndrome’ and will fall apart on playback.

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Meet new faculty: Angela Neal, psychology

October 12, 2015

Angela Neal is a new assistant professor of psychology at USC Lancaster. The Ohio native specializes in social psychology, specifically researching the dynamics of romantic relationships.

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Opening doors

September 25, 2015, Steven Powell

The words ‘summer’ and ‘vacation’ go together like peanut butter and jelly for a lot of college students, but in the famously hot months the University of South Carolina offers meatier sandwiches than that on its academic menu. This summer the university’s Center for Colon Cancer Research brought undergraduates from around the country into a brand-new biomedical research experience.

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Funny on the fly

September 23, 2015, Glenn Hare

For 20 years, Theatre 99 has been the epicenter of improvisational theatre in Charleston, attracting a cross-section of the city looking for something “edgy” to do on date night. The attic-turned-bare-bones theater above a Meeting Street bicycle shop is also where you’ll find Greg Tavares and Brandy Sullivan, both 1991 University of South Carolina theater graduates, making people laugh three nights a week.

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Art is power

September 20, 2015, Glenn Hare

There are no music stands in Rooms 106 at the School of Music. There’s no podium either. What you will find are spaces for brainstorming and planning — whiteboards and corkboards, flip charts and Post-it notes, books on finance and leadership. And just in case there’s a need play out those ideas, the room has a seven-foot Baldwin piano.

Xuemei Sui

Holding back time

September 18, 2015, Steven Powell

Exercise has a reputation for doing a body good, and some Carolina research recently showed just how far even a little bit goes. Xuemei Sui of the Arnold School of Public Health led a research team that showed that staying in shape can keep the heart and circulation young, slowing — by some 15 to 20 years — the natural process that causes cholesterol levels to rise with age.

Hollings scholars

Tops in the nation, again

September 04, 2015, Steven Powell

Watching their teams climb in the rankings is a cherished pastime of many Gamecocks, but competitive talent at Carolina is hardly restricted to the sporting life. Over the past several years, the University of South Carolina has been a fixture near or atop the leaderboard in producing Hollings scholars, fielding a group of academic talent that, once again this year, is second to none in the country.

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Battle of the Carolinas

August 27, 2015, Peggy Binette

The University of South Carolina will usher in the college football season for the fourth consecutive year Thursday (Sept. 3), when the Gamecocks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the inaugural Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte. The season opener, which is set for 6 p.m., marks the 57th meeting on the gridiron for the two Carolina teams and the first time the two teams will battle in Charlotte.

Joan T.A. Gabel

Meet the provost: Joan T.A. Gabel

August 26, 2015

Joan T.A. Gabel began her tenure as the University of South Carolina’s provost this week. We caught up with her to learn a little more about her and her plans for the future.

McNAIR: Imagination takes flight

August 25, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

The University of South Carolina's McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, a team of highly accomplished researchers and industry partnerships with manufacturers from around the world. The center's primary mission, however, is education.

Howie Scher

Debut of the global mix-master

August 25, 2015, Steven Powell

Howie Scher led a scientific team that has dated the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at 30 million years ago. The world’s largest ocean current, the “global mix-master” transports nutrients, heat and salt around the world.

The Savannah runs through it

August 24, 2015, Chris Horn

A cursory reading of the synopsis of “Jacob Jump,” Eric Morris’ just-published first novel, might prompt comparisons with James Dickey’s “Deliverance.” Both stories involve ill-fated boating trips on rivers, but the similarities end there.

Boyd Saunders

Boyd Saunders: A man of many talents

August 20, 2015, Glenn Hare

The McMaster Gallery is exhibiting "Return of the Wanderer." The exhibit features 30 works of art by UofSC emeritus professor Boyd Saunders. The exhibition is on view through Oct 9, and includes lithographs, paintings, etchings, sculptures and drawings.Description

 Every summer the University of South Carolina’s faculty, staff and students travel the world to conduct research, learn about cultures and take on new challenges that can have a big impact. Here’s just a quick look at what some Gamecocks have been up to this summer.

How UofSC spent the summer

August 19, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Every summer the University of South Carolina’s faculty, staff and students travel the world to conduct research, learn about cultures and take on new challenges that can have a big impact. Here’s just a quick look at what some Gamecocks have been up to this summer.

HRSM Dean Haemoon Oh

Running toward excellence

August 17, 2015, Chris Horn

Haemoon Oh, the newly appointed dean in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, has hit the ground running — in every sense of the word — at Carolina.

Winning by design

August 14, 2015, Kimberly Washington

Coryn Bejema came to the University of South Carolina to play soccer, but it was her talent off the field that has drawn the attention of the campus community lately. Students, faculty and staff might just notice her work across campus this year.

For the first year, other students will be lending a helping hand to get the freshman class settled as a part of the Move-In Crew. In year’s past this duty has fallen solely to faculty and staff members, carrying armfuls of belongings up stairs or on elevators and through hallways.

Students offer open arms to help with move-in

August 13, 2015, Liz McCarthy

For the first year, other students will be lending a helping hand to get the freshman class settled as a part of the Move-In Crew. In year’s past this duty has fallen solely to faculty and staff members, carrying armfuls of belongings up stairs or on elevators and through hallways.

John Eberth

Bypassing failure with a good workout

August 11, 2015, Steven Powell

Competing in a marathon calls for the right training regimen. John Eberth of the School of Medicine and his colleagues are coming up with a vascular conditioning program they hope will help surgeons train bypass grafts for success in the long run.

Spinning negatives into positives

August 11, 2015, Glenn Hare

Sherard Duvall, '01, is a local hip-hop advocate and a founder of Hip-Hop Family Day. He will join other music advocates to discuss the vitality of home-grown music in our state at Folkfabulous 2015 this Saturday on the historic Horseshoe.

Gabrielle Olexa

First-person narrator

August 10, 2015, Chris Horn

In a perfect world, all of Gabrielle Olexa’s neighbors would own cats and drive whisper-quiet electric cars. None of those things happens, of course, which is why Olexa’s budding career as an audio book narrator hits the pause button whenever the noise level spikes outside her home recording studio.

Mike Devlin, who graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a degree in finance, is the man behind the new charter fishing boat booking agency, Lureboats.

Mike Devlin's maiden voyage

August 07, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Mike Devlin, who graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a degree in finance, is the man behind the charter fishing boat booking agency, Lureboats. The startup launched earlier this year and currently serves the New England coast, but Devlin hopes to expand the operation nationwide in the coming years.

When Tatiana Chin walks across the stage at the University of South Carolina’s commencement this August, she’ll be one step closer to a path she started down when she was 8 years old. As she graduates, Chin won’t be worrying about finding a job: She will start working for IBM as a global security consultant.

From undecided to professional

August 06, 2015, Liz McCarthy

When Tatiana Chin walks across the stage at the University of South Carolina’s commencement this August, she’ll be one step closer to a path she started down when she was 8 years old. As she graduates, Chin won’t be worrying about finding a job: She will start working for IBM as a global security consultant.

Sarah Leverette, a 1943 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, enjoyed a long and productive legal career, even serving as the law school's first female faculty member.

Unlocking the law

August 04, 2015, Chris Horn

Sarah Leverette, a 1943 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, enjoyed a long and productive legal career, even serving as the law school's first female faculty member. Now the alumna is giving back, establishing a scholarship in memory of her parents and with a memorial gift to the Children's law Center in honor of her colleague Beverly Lovejoy Boyer.

Jean Toal

'I have seen a lot of firsts in my time'

August 04, 2015, Page Ivey

Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, ’68 law, has seen a lot of firsts in her life, from being the first woman to chair a legislative committee to being the first woman on the state Supreme Court. She sat down with us to chat about her time at Carolina, her extraordinary career as an attorney, lawmaker and justice, and the future as she prepares to retire in December.

Patti Marinelli and her new Spanish textbook, Conectados

The Spanish Connection

August 03, 2015, Chris Horn

Patti Marinelli has helped create what she thinks is a great textbook and online curriculum for teaching Spanish. But you don’t have to take her word for it. A pilot study conducted at Carolina confirmed that "Conectados” helped students learn to write and speak Spanish better .

Perry MacLennan

Making his case: Recent law grad argues before SC Supreme Court

July 30, 2015, Page Ivey

In preparation for his biggest court appearance to date, Perry MacLennan, ’14 law, recalled one of his last classes at the University of South Carolina. In a trial by fire, MacLennan got to put what he had learned to use into real life in front of the South Carolina Supreme Court, arguing successfully on behalf on his client less than a year after he graduated.

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Family of engineers establishes scholarship

July 30, 2015, John Brunelli

With four alums in the family, the Barnhills decided to pool their gifts and create the Barnhill Family Engineering Endowment to fund scholarships as a way to say thank you to the university. With company matches, the goal is to have the endowment reach $1 million within 20 years.

Temisha Simpkins is one of four University of South Carolina students serving across the city this summer as a part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs program. She has spent her summer days helping children younger than 12 read at St. Lawrence Place, a nonprofit organization in Columbia.

Student finds path helping local kids learn to read

July 29, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Temisha Simpkins is one of four University of South Carolina students serving across the city this summer as a part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs program. She has spent her summer days helping children younger than 12 read at St. Lawrence Place, a nonprofit organization in Columbia.

Joan Gabel

UofSC selects Missouri dean as new provost

July 28, 2015, Jeff Stensland

Leaving the legal profession to pursue a career in academia was a tough, but life-changing experience for John T.A. Gabel. “We prepare students for success, we answer questions and we positively impact our community at home and around the world - where else can you say that?" Gabel was named new executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina on July 28.

Del Maticic, 2015 Honors College graduate

Making order of a classical education

July 27, 2015, Chris Horn

The ancient Greek word "kosmos" has to do with order and achievement — which nicely describes the academic prowess of Del Maticic, a 2015 Classics and history graduate of the Honors College.

Paul Bliese, a former researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has brought his take on applied statistics to the Darla Moore School of Business.

Man in transition

July 24, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Paul Bliese, a former researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, spent 22 years designing statistical models to study such issues as PTSD and soldier wellbeing. Now, he's brought his applied statistics expertise to the Darla Moore School of Business.

It has been a momentous year for the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s also been a big year for alumnus Andrew Bentz, who has spent that time in a coveted position at the highest court.

'A momentous year'

July 22, 2015, Liz McCarthy

It has been a momentous year for the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s also been a big year for alumnus Andrew Bentz, who has spent that time in a coveted position at the highest court.

Paul Williams

Piano Man: Keeping the music in tune

July 21, 2015, Glenn Hare

During his 25-year career as a registered piano technician, Paul Williams has tuned, voiced and repaired the School of Music's 120 pianos. He has worked on instruments used in ensembles featuring the likes of Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma and Winton Marsalis.

Jill Turner

Addicted to finding solutions

July 21, 2015, Steven Powell

Growing up in West Virginia, Jill Turner saw a lot of friends with promising futures derailed by drug problems. That’s one reason the assistant professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy went into addiction research.

Ke Ke Fuller

Keeping Ke Ke's legacy alive

July 17, 2015, Chris Horn

KeKe Fuller was never your average little girl. Instead of a play kitchen, her playroom was set up like a doctor’s office where she wore scrubs and a surgical mask. But all of that precociousness and childhood energy disappeared in 2013.

Asma Jaber

Pivotal time: Helping preserve disappearing history

July 16, 2015, Page Ivey

Some of the world’s oldest artifacts are located in some of the world’s most volatile locations, making them vulnerable to destruction either intentionally or as collateral damage. Digitally preserving those historic items and locations is the goal of technology startup PIVOT.

Jeff Twiss and Ashley Kalinski

New approach to spinal cord, brain injury research

July 14, 2015, Steven Powell

Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There’s new hope on the horizon, though. A team of researchers led by the University of South Carolina’s Jeff Twiss just reported an innate repair mechanism in central nervous system axons that might be harnessed to regenerate nerves after brain or spinal cord injuries.

William Welsh, Critical Languages Scholar

Total immersion

July 13, 2015, Chris Horn

William Welsh is spending the summer in a country he’s never visited before, immersing himself in a language with which he’s had only limited exposure. He couldn’t be happier.

Julie Whitehead, founder and CEO of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Museum, has made it her life work to excite readers about the work of her favorite author.

God Bless You, Mrs. Whitehead

July 10, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Alumna Julie Whitehead is the founder and CEO of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Museum in Indianapolis. She has made it her life's mission to excite readers about the work of her favorite author.

TCube Solutions

Local tech firm hires grads to solve problems

July 08, 2015, Page Ivey

Andrea Martin graduated from the University of South Carolina in May with a degree in mathematics. Next month, the Columbia native will be flying to England to help a British client implement a new software program.

Allie Mason came to the University of South Carolina to study marine biology, but a few semesters locked in a lab led her to discover something important about herself. She needed sunshine a lot like a plant.

Dirt and sunshine

July 08, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Allie Mason came to the University of South Carolina to study marine biology, but a few semesters locked in a lab led her to discover something important about herself. She needed sunshine a lot like a plant.

University of South Carolina conflict archaeologist Steven Smith searches the Revolutionary War battlefield at Fort Motte, looking for clues about how the famous battle unfolded in May of 1871.

Burning questions: the Siege of Fort Motte

July 07, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

University of South Carolina conflict archaeologist Steven Smith has been hot on the trail of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion for years, but recent discoveries at Fort Motte, the site of an important battle in May 1871, are now fanning the flames.

Evan Phelps

Setting a new trajectory

July 01, 2015, Steven Powell

After years of study in graduate school, Evan Phelps recently joined the workforce in an area far afield from the particle physics research that defined his daily routine at the University of South Carolina. Although working toward a Ph.D. in physics might be a road less traveled on the way to a position in the health sciences, from his point of view the effort had a lot of merit.

Carli Cochran and Garrett Abernethy

Bull's-eye!

June 29, 2015, Chris Horn

From 55 yards away, a five-inch yellow circle appears miniscule. But that little circle is plenty big enough for archery champions Garrett Abernethy and Carli Cochran, who can consistently drive one arrow after another into the bull's-eye.

Ondina Miranda and her son Moses

Paso a paso: Helping Latino families succeed in SC

June 24, 2015, Page Ivey

When Ondina Miranda came to South Carolina from Honduras, she wanted to learn English, to finish school and to offer her future children a better life. But, she needed a little help, especially when she was pregnant with her first child.

Linda Shimizu

Giving atoms their marching orders

June 23, 2015, Steven Powell

Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research in the laboratory is just as dynamic — but with a sense of order that really keeps atoms in line.

Lily Gullion

Game theory

June 22, 2015, Chris Horn

Lily Gullion had a passion for helping children with disabilities when she came to Carolina, and it’s taken the exercise science junior all the way to the Netherlands this summer for an intensive research project.

School of Medicine alumnus Randy Bolton is the new chief of surgery at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

Raising the mainsail

June 19, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

School of Medicine alumnus Randy Bolton has enjoyed a long career in surgery and hospital administration. Now, the S.C. native has returned home to be the new chief of surgery at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

Joni Jordan

'My soul is home'

June 17, 2015, Steven Powell

Alumna Joni Jordan cleared a lot of roadblocks to make a career as a high school chemistry teacher. Now Dr. Jordan at Orangeburg’s Edisto High School, she’s a master teaching fellow in a new UofSC program designed to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in high-needs and rural districts throughout the state.

Bakery items from Silver Spoon Bake Shop

Early to rise

June 15, 2015, Chris Horn

There are two constants in Erin Noble’s life, but she’s not really wild about the first one — waking up every day before 5 a.m. to start the ovens at Silver Spoon Bake Shop.

Columbia attorney and University of South Carolina alumnus Luther Battiste has helped shape his alma mater for forty years. Now, as president of University Associates, he is helping guide the conversation between the university and the larger Midlands community.

Lifetime associate

June 12, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Columbia attorney and University of South Carolina alumnus Luther Battiste has helped shape his alma mater for forty years. Now, as president of University Associates, he is helping guide the conversation between the university and the larger Midlands community.

Dean Mary Ann Parsons and the first graduate of the DNP program

The doctor of nursing practice will see you now

June 11, 2015, Page Ivey

The doctor of nursing practice program at the University of South Carolina is marking 15 years this year and is expanding to include a psychiatric/mental health specialty starting in the fall. It is just one of the innovative changes made since UofSC’s doctorate became just the fourth such program in the nation.

Lauren Brown decided after graduate school that being a counselor wasn’t the career for her. At the University of South Carolina, though, she’s found the perfect way to put her counseling skills to work by helping students in University 101.

Fostering community in the classroom

June 10, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Lauren Brown decided after graduate school that being a counselor wasn’t the career for her. At the University of South Carolina, though, she’s found the perfect way to put her counseling skills to work by helping students in University 101.

Karina Liles

Bringing technology to life

June 09, 2015, Steven Powell

Karina Liles started helping bridge the gap between people and technology when she was just a kid. Now, as a graduate student studying human-robot interaction in the College of Engineering and Computing, she’s making a career of it.

Coy Gibson, left, and James Armstrong, both '14 graduates of Carolina, on the Way of St. James.

Journey of 500 miles

June 08, 2015, Chris Horn

Coy Gibson and James Armstrong, both 2014 Carolina graduates, are in the middle of a 500-mile journey on foot across northern Spain called El Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James.

Alumni Amy Coquillard and David Chadwell, a librarian and curriculum coordinator, respectively, at Cairo American College, spend graduation day at the pyramids.

Checking out Egypt

June 05, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Alumni Amy Coquillard and David Chadwell arrived at their new jobs at Cairo American College in 2013, just weeks after the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Despite nightly curfews and the occasional sound of gunfire in the streets, the couple stuck it out and is now thoroughly enjoying life abroad.

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Embracing challenge

June 02, 2015, Steven Powell

Caroline Roberts has identified two things that are central to her development as a leader: her faith, and challenges that put that faith to the test. In the University of South Carolina, she has found a home where the latter is strengthening the former.

Public history professor Robert Weyeneth is a 2015 Governor's Award winner.

Politics of memory

June 01, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Robert Weyeneth, a professor of public history and preservation, has devoted much of his career at the University of South Carolina to the study of public spaces, particularly those related to race, the Civil Rights movement and segregation. In recognition of his work, Weyeneth has been awarded the 2015 Governor's Award in Historic Preservation.

Jeanne Britton, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections in University Libraries

Mapping Frankenstein

May 29, 2015, Kathy Dowell

“Frankenstein” is never a dull read, but when Jeanne Britton unrolls enormous 18th- and 19th-century maps for her English 419 class, Mary Shelley’s novel really springs to life.

McDonnell

Preventing relapse

May 27, 2015, Glenn Hare

UofS nursing professor Karen McDonnell is developing programs to help lung cancer patients and their families to stop smoking and stay smoke free. Description

Dashiell Hammett was famed for creating the epitome of the hardboiled detective, Sam Spade, and turning the detective novel into literature. His family has chosen the University of South Carolina as the new home for the Hammett Family Archive, which joins the Layman Hammett Collection at USC Libraries.

'The stuff dreams are made of'

May 27, 2015, Megan Sexton

Dashiell Hammett was famed for creating the epitome of the hardboiled detective, Sam Spade, and turning the detective novel into literature. “He wasn’t just a crime writer,” his granddaughter Julie M. Rivett says. “The best of his work is not so much about crime as it is about human nature, and it defies genre.” Rivett and her family unveiled a comprehensive collection of Dashiell Hammett’s works, including the Hammett Family Archive.

Steven Gantt’s great-grandmother and Bryant White’s grandfather are no longer around — but the commitment they inspired to giving back would make them both proud.

Inspired to give

May 25, 2015, Chris Horn

Steven Gantt’s great-grandmother and Bryant White’s grandfather are no longer around — but the commitment they inspired to giving back would make them both proud.

When Kate Boyd first entered the library profession, there weren’t many libraries in the digital world. But a class project in graduate school led Boyd to discover a new realm for information science and, eventually, to University Libraries at the University of South Carolina.

Creating access: Digital Collections celebrates 10 years

May 20, 2015, Liz McCarthy

When Kate Boyd first entered the library profession, there weren’t many libraries in the digital world. But a class project in graduate school led Boyd to discover a new realm for information science and, eventually, to University Libraries at the University of South Carolina.

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake

Snake-charmed

May 19, 2015, Steven Powell

Biologist Jennifer Fill’s doctoral research may help identify surrogate habitats for the eastern diamondback rattlesnake’s dwindling numbers. A famous emblem of revolutionary-era America featured on the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, the eastern diamondback’s current population is estimated to be just three percent of what it was when Europeans first arrived.

Melonee Ginn Mattie, 2015 Milken Educator Award

The 'Oscar' winner of Hampton County

May 18, 2015, Chris Horn

There are newer school buildings in more affluent school districts in South Carolina, but Hampton Elementary School has something this year that’s the envy of them all. Her name is Melonee Ginn Mattie, a fifth-grade teacher whose commitment to educational excellence netted her the 2015 Milken Educator Award, the only one given in the Palmetto State.

Brynley Farr, founder of the Columbia-based boutique letterpress printing company ByFarr, adds a vintage touch to modern design.

Better by Farr

May 15, 2015, Chris Horn

Alumni Brynley and Chris Farr are the cofounders ByFarr, a Columbia-based boutique letterpress printing company. The company uses vintage equipment to create modern designs for a variety of clients.

Augusta Schneider reinvented her career several times but it’s the latest position at the University of South Carolina that has proven to be the most rewarding. Working with student employees landed her the Supervisor of the Year award.

The best kind of work

May 13, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Augusta Schneider reinvented her career several times but it’s the latest position at the University of South Carolina that has proven to be the most rewarding. Working with student employees landed her the Supervisor of the Year award.

Shamia Hoque

Fresh air in a crowded world

May 12, 2015, Steven Powell

Whether it’s the flu, truck emissions or an anthrax attack, Shamia Hoque is on a mission to keep people safe when the air they breathe in this highly interconnected world is a hazard.

Making manga.

Making manga at Carolina

May 11, 2015, Chris Horn

Along with learning how to tell stories, several of Northrop Davis’ former students are writing the beginning chapters of their own successful careers — in TV, the animation industry and the popular Japanese artform of manga. Their success stems from a mixture of talent and personal mentoring from a professor whose contacts have helped open doors.

Not many college graduates land their dream job before their diploma is in hand but Chris Rosa’s hard work at the University of South Carolina landed him that coveted gig. Just a few weeks after graduation, Rosa, a senior public relations major, will move to the Big Apple to work for VH1 as an entertainment writer.

Start spreading the news

May 07, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Not many college graduates land their dream job before their diploma is in hand but Chris Rosa’s hard work at the University of South Carolina landed him that coveted gig. Just a few weeks after graduation, Rosa, a senior public relations major, will move to the Big Apple to work for VH1 as an entertainment writer.

Kara Jones

Washington semester; DC bound

May 05, 2015, Steven Powell

Senior Kara Jones is graduating this May, and the light at the end of her academic tunnel is shining bright from the nation’s capital. A few weeks after commencement, the public health major will start work as an analyst for The Galen Institute, a nonprofit health policy research organization located in the D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Va.

Lisa and Katie Jerald

Mother, daughter share title of graduate

May 04, 2015, Page Ivey

Four years ago when Katie Jerald started classes at the University of South Carolina, her mother, Lisa, was trying to finish up her own degree, which had been put on hold decades earlier for marriage and a family. Now, mother and daughter will graduate on the same weekend: Lisa with a degree in sociology and Katie with a business degree in marketing and human resources.

James Wilton Holiday

May 04, 2015, Chris Horn

James Wilton Holiday never doubted he would earn a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina. Not when he struggled in his first year of studies. Not when a car accident nearly ended his life, and not when he missed three consecutive semesters.

James Wilton Holiday

Engineering a comeback

May 04, 2015, Chris Horn

James Wilton Holiday never doubted he would earn a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina. Not when he struggled in his first year of studies. Not when a car accident nearly ended his life, and not when he missed three consecutive semesters.

Graduating senior Alexander Keene is enjoying his last days on the Carolina campus before heading to India this summer to study Hindi at the American Institute for Indian Studies in Jaipur.

Keene on India

May 01, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

As a sophomore, history major Alexander Keene participated in a study abroad program at the University of Warwick in Great Britain. Meeting members of the international student community there led to an interest in all things Indian and, later, a decision to further his studies after graduation by attending the American Institute for Indian Studies in Jaipur, where he plans to learn Hindi.

David Reisman, 2015 Mungo Professor of the Year

The professor is always in

April 29, 2015, Chris Horn

There are professors students find approachable, and then there is David Reisman, a biology professor who seems to embody the word. Little wonder that he was named the 2015 Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year.

Avery Lee

Down and back

April 28, 2015, Steven Powell

While on a month-long cruise doing research on the East Pacific Rise, senior Avery Lee had the opportunity to dive more than a mile below the ocean’s surface in the deep sea submersible Alvin.

Paul Reed

Mouth of Cards: Researcher tracks Southern accents

April 27, 2015, Page Ivey

Anyone who has watched the Netflix series “House of Cards” knows that Kevin Spacey is supposed to be from the South Carolina Upstate, but what many people outside the state and outside linguistics circles don’t realize is that his accent is all wrong.

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner Connor Bain sits on the stoop of Rutledge College, the senior's home at Carolina for the past two years.

Connecting the dots

April 24, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Graduating senior Connor Bain is a 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner. The computer science and math major used his time at Carolina to connect his various interests in science, math, the environment and teaching as he prepares for a career in education.

Adam Mayer, 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner

Snowball's chance

April 24, 2015, Chris Horn

If it weren’t for a rare winter snow in South Carolina four years ago, Adam Mayer would never have come to Carolina. And that would have been a shame because the exercise science major from Wisconsin has had a huge impact on the university — and vice versa.

Lindsay Richardson didn’t come to Carolina looking for an opportunity to become a student leader, much less to become student body president. That path led her to be a finalist for Outstanding Woman of the Year and to receive the university’s top honor, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

Growing into a leader

April 23, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Lindsay Richardson didn’t come to Carolina looking for an opportunity to become a student leader, much less to become student body president. That path led her to be a finalist for Outstanding Woman of the Year and to receive the university’s top honor, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

The University of South Carolina promises opportunities for its students. In the last month, Venisha Pendergrass and two friends have found this to be true. Just before spring break, Pendergrass and a few friends noticed a need to have more professional development opportunities for young women on campus.

Promoting women's leadership on campus

April 23, 2015, Liz McCarthy

The University of South Carolina promises opportunities for its students. In the last month, Venisha Pendergrass and two friends have found this to be true. Just before spring break, Pendergrass and a few friends noticed a need to have more professional development opportunities for young women on campus.

Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

April 21, 2015, Steven Powell

Many sports involve intended or unintended contact, and with that comes the inevitable risk of an injury that is getting well-deserved attention at the moment: concussion. In the medical and scientific faceoff against this form of traumatic brain injury, the University of South Carolina has developed an extensive playbook to achieve success.

Amber Williams with carbon monoxide detector

Stopping a silent killer

April 20, 2015, Chris Horn

Amber Williams has painful, personal experience with carbon monoxide poisoning — she lost her 11-year-old nephew and nearly lost her sister-in-law in a deadly incident two years ago. And that's why she's made it her mission to make people more aware of the danger.

Discovery Day

Students show off research at Discovery Day

April 17, 2015, Page Ivey

Pharmacy students Alexas Polk and Sarah DeMott researched nearly 5,000 medical orders given on television medical shows since 1989 (Doogie Howser, M.D.). What they found was that fictional TV doctors were wrong about 12 percent of the time. They will present their findings at Discovery Day.

Tim Mousseau

Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

April 14, 2015, Steven Powell

Several recent papers from biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show that the avian situation in areas contaminated by radioactive materials released during Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster is just getting worse.

Caitlin McCormack came to the University of South Carolina to make her dance dreams come true. This week she’ll return to the stage with a group of students and alumni to perform an original piece.

Alumni, students 'collide' on stage

April 14, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Caitlin McCormack came to the University of South Carolina to make her dance dreams come true. This week she’ll return to the stage with a group of students and alumni to perform an original piece.

Alumna and professional stuntwoman Jennifer Mobley (stage name, Jasi Lanier) is literally on fire.

Landing hard, burning bright

April 14, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Alumna and Hollywood stuntwoman Jennifer Mobley, known professionally as Jasi Lanier, makes her living as a human projectile, punching bag and blowtorch — and she loves every minute of it.

Kassandra Solsrud

The road less traveled

April 13, 2015, Chris Horn

Kassandra Solsrud is taking the academic road less traveled in her quest to earn a degree in international business enroute to medical school. Then again, the sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., hasn’t exactly set her sights on a traditional career in medicine.

Clarie Randall and the members of the Feminist Collective.

The face of feminism

April 10, 2015, Natalie Pita

One of the first things Clarie Randall has to combat as part of the Feminist Collective is the negative impression that tends to follow the word feminism.

Allison Marsh

Capturing life at Gitmo

April 09, 2015, Page Ivey

The U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay has had some seriously bad press over the past dozen years as the detention center for people deemed enemy combatants following the 2001 terrorist attacks. But the base was there for a century before that and was home to thousands of service members, their families and civilian contractors from both the U.S. and other countries.

Leadership and Service Center

Toward a more perfect student union

April 07, 2015, Steven Powell

After nine months waiting for a new home, the Leadership and Service Center recently returned to the Russell House — and the return after a displacement by construction work wasn’t just a move back, it was a move up.

Jim Pearce

Honoring a son

April 06, 2015, Chris Horn

“If you had to write down the specifications of what you’d expect of a son, he would come as close to meeting them as anyone could,” says Jim Pearce, a 1942 Carolina graduate who endowed a UofSC professorship to memorialize his son Mac, a 1972 Carolina grad. “I like the fact that this professorship will continue to honor Mac for generations to come.”

David Bajo

Bajo's intention

April 03, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

David Bajo’s latest novel, “Mercy 6,” is a literary take on a medical thriller set in a California hospital — “I tried to address the tropes of the genre and invert them rather than falling into them,” says Carolina's creative writing MFA director — but that’s only one aspect of what Bajo intends to discuss April 18 at the Open Book series.

Lindsay Sexton

Finding the right career chemistry

April 03, 2015, Megan Hayes

Lindsay Sexton began her undergraduate career at the University of South Carolina with plans to attend medical school after graduation. It was not until a professor asked Sexton to help with research and development that she realized she could pursue a career path in chemistry.

String Project

Generation to generation

April 02, 2015, Glenn Hare

When Amelia Hare, an 11 year-old String Project violinist, practices at home she has help in the next room. Her mother, Michelle Martin, a UofSC professor, was a String Project student herself more than 35 years ago.Description

ACE lab

ACE of Coker basement

March 31, 2015, Steven Powell

The high-tech teaching facility in the basement of the Coker Life Sciences building — the ACE lab — doesn’t involve novice cardsharps learning the latest in sleight-of-hand. There’s a much more serious kind of training going on in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy’s Aseptic Compounding Experience laboratory.

JamieSue Goodman, CS First project lead

Passion for programming

March 30, 2015, Chris Horn

CS First, created by a Google team in South Carolina, is a curriculum geared for children in grades 4 through 8 that’s organized around themes such as art or game design and includes easy-to-use programming software called Scratch. JameSue Goodman, the project lead, is a 1997 Carolina grad who took her first computer science course in her last semester of college. She finished with a degree in English but a passion for computer programming, a skill she taught herself after graduation. When the company she was working for was acquired by Google in 2011, Goodman transferred to Google’s data center in Berkeley County, S.C., to become the CS First project lead.

Jacquline Plyler

Outstanding Woman of the Year: Jacquline Plyler

March 26, 2015, Page Ivey

Jacquline Plyler has always had an affinity for animals, her mother says, even though she was once kicked while trying to vaccinate a cow. Now the biomedical engineering senior wants to make a career out of studying and creating vaccines for farm animals. “I didn’t decide to pre-vet until between my freshman and sophomore year,” says Plyler, who was honored this week as the university’s Outstanding Woman of the Year.

Elizabeth Moore

Building a path beyond the classroom

March 25, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Elizabeth Moore has always been interested in science and math. Health care was something she was naturally drawn to but watching her grandmother struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease sparked a passion for research that the University of South Carolina junior hopes to pursue in her career.

Jamie Scott

A business built on sweat

March 24, 2015, Chris Horn

You could say that Jamie Scott has built his business on sweat — his own and his customers’. But there’s a lot more to Jamie Scott Fitness than perspiration, and that’s why the former Gamecock football player has been so successful with his boutique-style gym in Columbia.

Darla Moore

Portrait of a leader

March 22, 2015, Chris Horn

When he began considering a setting for a portrait of University of South Carolina alumna and benefactress Darla Moore, Heimans and Moore both looked to the new building for the business school that bears her name.

Leslie Knight doesn’t consider herself a dancer. The dancing isn’t why she first got involved with Dance Marathon. It’s all about the cause; it’s all for the kids.

Half a million, half the time

March 19, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Leslie Knight doesn’t consider herself a dancer. The dancing isn’t why she first got involved with Dance Marathon. It’s all about the cause; it’s all for the kids.

Midlands Craft Beer Supporters Nick McCormac, Whitney McCormac and April Blake promote Soda City Suds Week during a bottle share event at Craft and Draft, a Columbia craft beer retailer.

Heads up: Something's brewing

March 18, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

University of South Carolina alumni Nick McCormac, Whitney McCormac and April Blake are part of a nonprofit responsible for planning Soda City Suds Week, a weeklong series of events designed to highlight Columbia's growing craft beer industry.

Donald Portnoy

5 questions for the maestro

March 18, 2015, Glenn Hare

Maestro Donald Portnoy answers a few questions about his conducting career. Portnoy is a 2015 Elizabeth O'Niell Verner Award recipient.

3D printing vase

Print that: Bringing lessons to life in 3D

March 17, 2015, Page Ivey

Students in Carlina De La Cova’s intro anthropology class learn best when they can touch and hold artifacts they are discussing in class. The problem is those artifacts are rare, sometimes one-of-a-kind links to the past that may not fare well in freshmen hands. The solution? Recreate the artifacts on a 3D printer, including the wear and tear of being in the ground for hundreds or thousands of years.

USC police department keeps officer close to their hearts

March 17, 2015, April Blake

After losing Lt. Vinny Bocchino to heart disease, the USC police department has taken steps to ensure that they are all aware of their own health. The department has formed a team for the Midlands Heart Walk to honor Vinny and those who suffer from heart problems.

Chris Plyler

A career across the campuses

March 16, 2015, Chris Horn

A compass would have been handy for Chris Plyler during his 37-year career at Carolina, which initially took him south to USC Salkehatchie, then west to USC Aiken, east to USC Beaufort, and, finally, north to the flagship campus in Columbia.

Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

Q&A with Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

March 15, 2015, Page Ivey

Longtime College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mary Anne Fitzpatrick has been tapped to participate in a panel discussion about the role the humanities play in public life as part of the National Humanities Alliance’s Advocacy Day. She talked with us recently about the vital role the humanities play in a range of disciplines and why it is important to keep teaching these disciplines to college students.

Shelby Clemmer wants to show everyone that giving back to the community can make a difference. That’s why the junior psychology major is spending her spring break helping various organizations in Charlotte, N.C., and leading an alternative break trip with five other students.

A break for service

March 12, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Shelby Clemmer wants to show everyone that giving back to the community can make a difference. That’s why the junior psychology major is spending her spring break helping various organizations in Charlotte, N.C., and leading an alternative break trip with five other students.

Kate Flory and Kari Benson

Running risks

March 10, 2015, Steven Powell

A team of researchers led by senior Kari Benson and associate professor Kate Flory just published a meta-analysis showing that one in six college students misuse the stimulant drugs prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, considerably more than reported in several of the earlier studies.

Offshore wind turbines

Blowing in the wind

March 09, 2015, Chris Horn

The answer to South Carolina’s quest for renewable energy might be blowing in the wind — about a dozen miles off the coast. The University of South Carolina’s Earth Sciences and Resources Institute (ESRI-SC) is partnering in a study of potential sites for offshore wind turbines that could generate enough electricity to power nearly 6 million homes.

Leeza Gibbons

'The lesson of more'

March 06, 2015, Page Ivey

The words of University of South Carolina broadcast professor Richard Uray have stuck with Leeza Gibbons for nearly 40 years, teaching her the lesson of "more." The 1978 alumna recently won TV's "Celebrity Apprentice" and plans to use her prize money to renovate a home for families dealing with chronic illnesses or diseases.

Civil rights leader Ralph David Abernathy, Juanita Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and Abernathy's children leading the famous Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

Turn around for justice

March 06, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

In March of 1965, 23-year-old seminary student Carl Evans joined thousands of other civil rights activists in Selma and Montgomery, Ala., in support of voting rights for African-Americans. Fifty years on, the University of South Carolina religious studies professor emeritus looks back at how those events shaped his lifelong commitment to social justice.

Erin Steiner and baby elephant

Just say 'Yes'

March 03, 2015, Steven Powell

For senior Erin Steiner, saying ‘Yes’ to Carolina has led to research and study across the globe.

Unlike their professor, many of her students have no dance background and are taking the class because it sounds like fun.

Students aim for "A's" in state dance class

February 27, 2015, Natalie Pita

L.M. Drucker remembers growing up in the 1950s with her mom taking her to Myrtle Beach, S.C. She recalls people dancing, and she would join in. “I didn’t know it, but that was the early heyday of classic shag,” she says. “So I was there for it, I just didn’t realize it until much later.”

Preston Residential College Principal Bobby Donaldson strategizes with social work sophomore Allison Ryan, one of Preston's resident mentors.

Better living through leadership

February 27, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

In recent years, Preston Residential College has become a proving ground for young leaders on the University of South Carolina campus. Through community service programs, group arts projects and other endeavors, residents are learning what it means to take charge and make a difference.

IBM

IBM, UofSC break ground on innovation center

February 26, 2015, John Brunelli

The University of South Carolina and IBM break ground for the new Center for Applied Innovation. The center will include IBM and Fluor Corp. as inaugural tenants and will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in data analytics and curriculum technology for higher education.

Martin Droeshout engraving William Shakespeare

First Folio will put Shakespeare in spotlight

February 26, 2015, Megan Sexton

The foremost playwright in English history shuffled off this mortal coil nearly 400 years ago, but the first collection of his plays was not assembled and published until some years later. Now a copy of that book, Shakespeare's First Folio, will make its way around the U.S., including a stop at Carolina.

Emily Brown at Columbia High School

Teaching our children well

February 24, 2015, Steven Powell

The first step toward becoming a great teacher is to know your subject, and after earning her credentials at the University of South Carolina, alumna Emily Brown has the material down cold.

UofSC law professor Tessa Davis

Finding the American family in the tax code

February 24, 2015, Page Ivey

Just what makes an American family? The answer or answers, for Tessa Davis, can be found in the tax code. Tax law may seem far afield from Davis’ bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology, but she says the two disciplines fit together very nicely.

Sanura Eley-O'Reilly

Track star takes on leadership role after injuries

February 19, 2015, Page Ivey

When you think of track stars as leaders, you typically think of them leading from the front with their followers trailing behind. But University of South Carolina sprinter Sanura Eley-O’Reilly knows a little about leading from the bench.

Alumni win Oscar

And the winner is ...

February 18, 2015, Thom Harman

The next time you marvel at the natural-looking forest in a movie or the realistic environments in a video game, you can thank Michael Sechrest and Chris King. And you won’t be alone. The movie industry just thanked them, too — with an Academy Award. In fact, their work prompted the academy to create a new category. For these Carolina grads, it was unfamiliar territory.

Female fiddler crab

Canary in a coalmine, crab on a coastline

February 17, 2015, Steven Powell

Steve Borgianini looks millions of years into the past with his research, but what he learns about days long gone has plenty of relevance to the here and now — particularly when it comes to South Carolina’s coast.

Maggi Miller and Holly Pope

The benefits of belonging

February 16, 2015, Chris Horn

It’s common knowledge that people suffering from addiction and isolation often find healing in recovery groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. The key is meeting regularly and, more importantly, having a willingness to share openly — dynamics that also are at play in many ordinary civic or church groups.

Julia Bennett

The final frontier

February 11, 2015, Glenn Hare

UofSC marine science student Julia Bennett is the winner of the 2015 Photography Review Show. Her photographs are on view at the Columbia Museum of Art on Main Street.

Professor Thomas Brown’s history class is bringing Civil War lessons to life by “live-tweeting” Sherman’s historic march to Columbia 150 years later. They scoured historical documents to find the most compelling 140-character nuggets.

Reconstructing history in 140 characters

February 11, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Professor Thomas Brown’s history class is bringing Civil War lessons to life by “live-tweeting” Sherman’s historic march to Columbia 150 years later. They scoured historical documents to find the most compelling 140-character nuggets.

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What makes the feather soar

February 10, 2015, Steven Powell

Dinosaurs went the way of the dodo a long time ago, but their modern-day descendants, birds, are spectacularly adaptable. The secret of their global success is largely the result of a single protein: variations on an initial theme that evolved more than a hundred million years ago resulted in an array of building blocks that helped the dinosaur’s progeny really take off.

Beyond the drum

February 09, 2015, Glenn Hare

UofSC percussionist Greg Stuarts expands the boundaries of the traditional drum repertoire by exploring the realms of experimental music with longtime collaborator composer Michael Pisaro.

Her home kitchen serves as Michelle Gainey's office while she creates and writes recipes for her cookbook series.

Alumna goes gourmet, writes Southern cookbook

February 09, 2015, April Blake

She never imagined that she would enjoy cooking, much less getting so hands-on in the kitchen as to write a cookbook. As an alumnae of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Michelle Margocee Gainey has put a lot of the skills she learned into action as she releases her first book.

Lyrical ballads 2.0

February 06, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

When the Romantic Era Lyrics Project website launches later this year, people will be able to hear recordings of famous poems set to period music for the first time in 200 years.

Bradley Dean

Mapping king tides, sea-level rise

February 05, 2015, Page Ivey

What would rising sea levels do to South Carolina’s coast? Bradley Dean, a 2013 master of earth and environmental resources management, has created a preview that the public can see on the Internet. Put together with the mounds of data NOAA collects about perigean spring tides — also known as King Tides — the maps should provide policymakers with information they need to create sound coastal management plans.

Dr. Fernando Navarro, USC School of Medicine

Minimally invasive, maximally effective

February 03, 2015, Chris Horn

Ruben Galloway dealt with high blood pressure for years, ultimately taking eight medications to try to lower the runaway readings. But with three tiny incisions on Galloway’s back, Dr. Fernando Navarro, a University of South Carolina medical school surgeon, removed a benign tumor on the left adrenal gland, which had been causing Galloway’s uncontrollable blood pressure. With the tumor gone, so, too, were many of Galloway's medical problems.

Willard Moore

Under the surface

February 02, 2015, Steven Powell

All the rivers worldwide might constitute a relative trickle compared with an unseen back-and-forth torrent below the surface. Emeritus professor Willard Moore is part of a team that just showed that rivers might represent as little as 20 percent of the water flowing every day into the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans from the continents — the remainder is the outflow from what Moore has termed the “subterranean estuary.”

What started as a silly idea between two good friends, turned into a character that has been famous on the University of South Carolina Columbia campus for more than 10 years: Boombox Guy.

Call him Dr. Boombox Guy

January 30, 2015, Mackenzie Grant

What started as a silly idea between two good friends, turned into a character that has been famous on the University of South Carolina Columbia campus for more than 10 years: Boombox Guy.

Sally Bartelmo, a civil engineering graduate student, is also on a quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 states before the age of 30.

Seeing America, 26.2 miles at a time

January 30, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Civil engineering graduate student Sally Bartelmo works full time at the Savannah River Site but spends her weekends on the run. Inspired by her father and a lifelong love of travel, the 23-year-old plans to run 50 marathons in 50 states before the age of 30.

Helga Rippen

Helga Rippen named president, CEO of Health Sciences South Carolina

January 29, 2015, Jeff Stensland

Dr. Helga Rippen brings a wealth of experience in using technology to improve health care to the new position of president and chief executive officer of Health Sciences South Carolina. Health Sciences is the nation’s first statewide health care research collaborative made up of health systems, research universities and medical schools.

Jennifer Hammond

Finding the most super ad of all

January 29, 2015, Page Ivey

If you work in advertising, Sunday was the "Super Bowl of" … well, it was the Super Bowl, and that is about as big as it gets for football, live television viewership and advertising. Advertising alumna Jennifer Hammond discusses her company's Super Bowl ad for Kia Motors and how ads are judged.

Natalie Pita

Finding your passion(s)

January 27, 2015, Chris Horn

Like a lot of college students, Natalie Pita believes in finding her passion — but she’s taking a pluralistic approach. “I’m very passionate about everything I get involved with,” says Pita, a sophomore majoring in international business, economics and Spanish and minoring in dance and public relations.

Ed Donovan model rocketry and STEM teaching

Up, up and away

January 26, 2015, Steven Powell

After finishing a final exam, more than a few students might want to send it hurtling away at a few hundred miles an hour. In master teacher Ed Donovan’s classes, they get to do just that, but by no means out of frustration. Donovan has found that a final exam assignment to build and launch a model rocket is a sure-fire way to get students excited about everything from hands-on craftwork to trigonometry to Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.

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A cut above

January 23, 2015, Liz McCarthy

Gregory Garret stumbled into his career after an apprenticeship at a salon turned him on to hairstyling while attending the University of South Carolina. It wasn’t the traditional path for a college graduate but as the owner, manager and head stylist of Columbia’s newest salon, Garret isn’t just styling hair.

Creativity has no bounds

January 23, 2015, Glenn Hare

Vera DuBose will pursue unconventional solutions to solve her costuming challenges even if that means spending time in a local hardware stores.

Andy Hayes and Dale McCants, two graduates of the University of South Carolina's doctoral program in mechanical engineering, are developing new nanofluids for cooling everything from personal computers to large buildings.

Enter the Ice Dragon

January 22, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Andy Hayes and Dale McCants, two alumni of the University of South Carolina's doctoral program in mechanical engineering, are the masterminds behind the nanofluid coolant Ice Dragon, which is used by online gamers to cool high-end PCs. Now the two hope to use the same coolant on a larger scale to cool everything from motorcycle engines to office buildings.

Shannon Bowen research

Doing the right thing

January 19, 2015, Steven Powell

Toyota’s public response during its numerous recalls beginning in 2008 is a textbook case of how to thoroughly botch a crisis in consumer confidence, according to University of South Carolina researchers Shannon Bowen and Yue Zheng. Bowen’s quantitative study of print media underscores the importance of ethical conduct and an ethical response from any company when questions arise about the safety of its products.

Ed Madden, the new city poet laureate for Columbia, at his day job, talking to students on the first day of the spring semester.

One vision, many voices

January 14, 2015, Craig Brandhorst

Poet, associate professor of English and director of Women's and Gender Studies Ed Madden has been named the inaugural poet laureate for the City of Columbia. During his four-year term he plans to promote public art and the growth of the city's literary community.

Roman Vishniac

Pioneer behind the lens

January 13, 2015, Steven Powell

What Edison was to the light bulb, Roman Vishniac was to the art and science of making films and photos with a microscope. Emeritus professor of biology John Herr Jr. had the good fortune to convince Vishniac’s daughter, Mara, to donate a historic collection of her father’s work to the Moving Image Research Collection in 1994 rather than to a similarly acronymed university in southern California.

2014 graduate Summer Swindle is on a fast-track career with Festivals of Speed.

Fast-track career

January 12, 2015, Chris Horn

Four months ago, Summer Swindle didn’t know a Bugatti from a Bentley or a Maybach from a McLaren. Now she’s managing events that draw more than 20,000 car enthusiasts to see some of the world’s most exotic automobiles.

campus exercise

Keeping your resolve

January 08, 2015, Page Ivey

Have you already stumbled in your New Year's resolutions to lose weight, exercise more and be healthier? Have no fear, Campus Wellness is here to provide you with all the support you need to keep those resolutions in tact.

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Marching to the beat of his own drum

January 07, 2015, Kathy Gardner-Jones

Andy Akiho’s love of percussion began in the mid 1980s when his sister convinced him to play drums in a rock band. During his first performance on the high school drum line, he instinctively knew that “music had to be [his] life.” The S.C. native was accepted into USC’s School of Music where he says it all started.

UofSC recognized for community engagement efforts

January 07, 2015, Jeff Stensland

The University of South Carolina was again recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement activities, making it one of only 40 public universities to earn both the top-tier research classification and the community engagement classification from Carnegie.

Kelly Johnson

Focus on outcomes

January 06, 2015, Steven Powell

A doctorate in epidemiology often opens doors to academia or government agencies, but for Kelly Johnson it started him on a promising career in the private sector. Now a fellow at a major pharmaceutical company, Johnson is putting his Carolina degree to work to help bring cost-effective vaccines to countries across the globe.

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Young maestro

January 05, 2015, Glenn Hare

“The University of South Carolina was a proving ground for me,” says Joseph Young, the recently appointed assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. “I was tested in every aspect of my education. From playing in the marching the band, trying my hand at composing and singing in the choir to performing in the wind ensembles and student teaching, the university was critical in my development.”

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The Gamecock goes digital

January 02, 2015, Page Ivey

University of South Carolina, USC, SC,It has been a must-read for University of South Carolina students since publication began more than a century ago, and now The Gamecock archive is just a mouse click away for everyone. The keyword searchable collection of student newspapers that dates back to 1908 can be highly entertaining and addictive.