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January 10, 2017, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In the last of our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to alumna Heidi Brooks, chief operating offering of the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
January 06, 2017, Craig Brandhorst
If you want to break down the traditional classroom wall, look no further than public history, a discipline with one foot outside the academy already. Ask Allison Marsh, director of the University of South Carolina’s public history program, whose forays into the virtual world bring an added dimension to online learning and whose real world “classroom” stretches from the Carolina campus to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
January 02, 2017, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to Kimberly Medina, a senior political science and international studies major.
December 12, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to Katie Schwichtenberg, a senior political science and history major.
December 05, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In the third of our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to program alumna Meghan Hickman, executive director of Engenuity SC.
November 29, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In the second of our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to program alumnus Greg Ferrante, Chief financial officer, Global Policy and Advocacy Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; chair of the audit and finance committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
November 08, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
The Washington Semester Program celebrates its 25th anniversary of providing full-time, semester-long internships at congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits and other D.C.-based organizations. In the first of our series of stories talking to alumni and current participants in the program, we talk to Seth Ismail, a junior in economics and global supply chain management.
October 18, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
South Carolina Political Collections, housed at the University of South Carolina’s Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, is home to the papers of 11 governors and more than 25 members of Congress, plus those of notable judges, civil rights activists, state legislators and the League of Women Voters.
September 20, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Julie Smithwick began laying the groundwork for PASOs as part of a field placement project for her master’s in social work in 2005. Now based at the Arnold School of Public Health, the statewide organization provides health care education and resource navigation to 8,500 Latinos a year and boasts a budget of $1.3 million.
August 23, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Archaeologist Steve Smith is continuing to pursue his lifelong fascination with one of South Carolina’s most famous Revolutionaries, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. Smith and colleagues are investigating Fort Motte, the Colonial plantation where Marion and “Light Horse” Harry Lee won a major victory against the British.
August 17, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
As an urban campus, the University of South Carolina intersects with the city at every turn. USC Times invited university architect Derek Gruner and two colleagues to McCutchen House for a lunchtime conversation about historic preservation, campus growth and our place in the larger community.
August 03, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Aphasia, a communication disorder caused by damage to the left hemisphere of the brain, robs people of their ability to process language. A team of researchers led by SmartState Endowed Chair of Memory and Brain Function Julius Fridriksson is using state-of-the-art MRI, machine learning and new therapies to help those people find their words again.
July 20, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Slavery, the Civil War, abolition, Reconstruction — University of South Carolina Beaufort history professor J. Brent Morris spends a lot of time contemplating the 19th century. That doesn’t mean, however, that the 2016 Breakthrough Star recipient is living in the past.
May 30, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Dan Reger, a distinguished professor emeritus in the University of South Carolina’s department of chemistry and biochemistry who won a 2016 Breakthrough Leadership Award, says he has learned through his long career that leadership in more than a buzzword.
May 16, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Like many new college students, Tamaragail Tarrant, Trevor Prioleau and Kennette Smalls came to the University of South Carolina with few connections and plenty of nervous energy. Navigating a campus the size of UofSC can be intimidating, and all three students describe themselves as shy, whether or not they seem that way when you meet them. Luckily, the three got involved with the university’s Multicultural Assistance Peer Program, a peer-to-peer student mentoring program for students with multicultural backgrounds, and found everything they need to fit in, have fun and get the most from their college experience.
May 11, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
Maintaining classroom discipline is important, but so is maintaining student civil rights. Carolina law professor Derek Black says in his new book “The End of Zero Tolerance in Schools” that public education’s current hardline approach to the one is a threat to the other.
April 07, 2016, Craig Brandhorst
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, an anthology of 36 plays compiled by the playwright’s friends seven years after his death, is considered one of the most important books in the English language and is widely credited for preserving Shakespeare’s for the future. From April 14 to April 30, one of the few remaining copies will be on display at University of South Carolina’s Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
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.
October 12, 2015, Craig Brandhorst
The so-called "large lecture" has been a part of the undergraduate experience for years, but when you're one of 250 students in a packed auditorium it's easy to feel invisible. English professor David Miller is part of a movement to flip the traditional large lecture on its head and reinvent the student experience in the process.
September 16, 2015, Craig Brandhorst
University President Harris Pastides introduced "Carolina 2025" during his State of the University address. Dean of undergraduate studies Helen Doerpinghaus explains how this 10-year plan will affect the student experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2015, Craig Brandhorst
Social work alumna Mary Lohman directs Girls on the Run Columbia, a nonprofit that develops self-esteem and other positive attributes in young girls while training them to run a 5k. Social work assistant professor Aidyn Iachini is conducting research that’s helping making the program even better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 16, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
University of South Carolina assistant professor of Mexican literature Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez volunteers once a week with Freedom University in Atlanta. Started in 2011 by a group of University of Georgia professors, Freedom University provides free college-level courses for undocumented youth in Georgia who have been denied entry at the state’s top five public universities and denied in-state tuition at all public state universities by the Georgia Board of Regents.
December 16, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Music major Lonnie Russell came to the University of South Carolina to study piano with Charles Fugo, but ever since his senior year at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, his longterm plan has been to go to medical school following his undergraduate education. Next year, he will embark on the next phase of that journey as a first-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
November 19, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Beckee Garris grew up on the Catawba Reservation near Rock Hill, S.C. After decades away, she returned to the reservation several years ago and began exploring her own heritage as a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where she also works as the visitors' coordinator at the Native American Studies Center.
November 12, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Students in Annette Hoover's class on fundraising and event planning for non-profits spend the entire semester coordinating an event benefitting a non-profit of their choosing. This fall, the class is putting on a concert, silent auction and pet adoption to benefit the Humane Society of S.C.
November 11, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Ohio native and new mathematics and education faculty member Sean Yee researches teacher listening and discourse within mathematics education. In his spare time he plays trombone and guitar.
October 29, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
UofSC alumna Sara Barber was recently named executive director the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Assault. A 13-year veteran of the fight against domestic violence and a mother of two daughters, Barber wants to make her community a safer place for this generation and the next.
October 14, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Assistant professor of English Language and Literature Hannah Rule joined the faculty at Carolina this fall. She researches how individuals acquire and practice writing as well as how writing is taught in college and K-12 contexts.
October 03, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
As deputy director of the Columbia Museum of Art, Joelle Ryan-Cook has had a front row seat for the ongoing revitalization of Columbia's Main Street and the recent growth of the Capital City's art scene. The University of South Carolina alumna has also played a key role in building the partnerships that have made that revitalization and growth possible.
September 25, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Parents Weekend at the University of South Carolina has grown over the years from a simple tailgate to a full weekend of activities for the whole family. The 2014 event, which coincides with ESPN College GameDay, is expected to draw nearly 10,000 students, parents and other family members.
September 17, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Harvey Starr is currently working on three or four different book projects — “depending on how you want to count it,” he says. “A colleague and I are waiting to hear back about one proposal.” He’s also overseeing three active dissertations, having just hooded another new Ph.D. this summer. The catch? He officially retired June 30.
September 10, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
After four tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, former United States Air Force pilot Seth Howell is beginning a brand new mission as he enters the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The decorated captain says his time in the military helped him develop the leadership skills and the perspective to help him succeed as he pursues a career in medicine.
August 21, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
In 17 years as an athletic trainer at South Carolina’s Pelion High School, UofSC graduate George Wham has seen his share of sports-related concussions. In fact, last year, student athletes at his school experienced at least 30 of them, 12 just in football. Because of Wham, those students and hundreds just like them across the state will get better assessments and treatment following their injuries.
August 06, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Restaurateur and chef William Dissen is a big believer in the farm-to-table philosophy. At his Asheville, N.C., restaurant, The Market Place, the University of South Carolina HRTM alumnus champions fresh flavors, sustainable agricultural practices, community involvement and the constant pursuit of the perfect meal.
June 11, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
University of South Carolina Aiken associate professor of biology and geology Virginia Shervette traveled to Puerto Rico in May to research coral reef fish populations through a collaboration with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Her efforts will help the federal government set fishing guidelines that promote sustainable populations of grouper, snapper, porgy and triggerfish.
May 14, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
University of South Carolina alumnus and current Tampa Bay Times reporter Michael LaForgia and fellow reporter Will Hobson won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in April. Their series of articles about Tampa-area slumlords who took advantage of a dysfunctional public agency while providing the homeless with substandard housing led to the agency's closure.
March 12, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Social work professor Kirk Foster discusses poverty and the changing definition of the American dream.
March 05, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Science fairs in the United States have a long and storied history, one that reflects trends and attitudes in the larger American culture. They also embody the spirit of childhood imagination and ingenuity. Graduate student Sarah Scripps’ dissertation-in-progress, “Science Fairs before Sputnik,” puts that history under the microscope.
February 26, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
University of South Carolina history professors and students worked with members of Historic Columbia to shape the vision for the newly reopened Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Displays in the Columbia museum shine light on the 28th president's adolescence in Columbia and offer insights into the pivotal era of Reconstruction.
January 22, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
After-school programs have been tasked with providing children healthier snacks, but budgetary concerns can make that hard to do. Arnold School of Public health professor Michael Beets has stepped up with a plan that pairs such programs with local grocery stores to make healthier snacks more affordable.
January 10, 2014, Craig Brandhorst
Celebrating its 25th year of publication, USC Times is featuring in its January edition 25 faculty and staff members who joined the university in the past 25 years. USC Times writers asked the faculty and staff featured in “25 Arrive” about their impressions of the campus when they arrived, their accomplishments in the years since and any advice they might proffer to future faculty and staff.
December 20, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
Creative writing professor James Barilla had his property declared a “certified wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. The story of his journey to create a hospitable environment for creatures of the wild is told in “My Backyard Jungle,” published in 2013.
November 20, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
Filmmaker Steve Daniels started making home movies as a teenager and studied media arts and film theory at the University of South Carolina. Now, years later, his absurdist horror shorts are racking up awards at film festivals around the world.
November 20, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
As a political affairs officer for the United Nations mission in Kosovo, political science Ph.D. candidate Joe Chen serves as an advocate for ethnic Serbs, the war torn region's minority population. He's also spreading the word about how his time at Carolina prepared him for the job and made him who he is today.
November 14, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
Jessica Parker is trying hard not to have an impact—and all week she’s been doing less and less. In fact, on Thursday she barely even turned on the lights or booted up her computer. But make no mistake. The sophomore isn’t some hopeless slacker who can’t be bothered to get out of bed.
November 06, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
When Christy Friend taught her first class as a 24-year-old graduate student she had no idea how tough the job could be. Years later, as the director of USC's Center for Teaching Excellence, she helps a new generation of teachers find their footing in the classroom.
October 09, 2013, Craig Brandhorst
USC welcomed its inaugural class of Stamps Carolina Scholars this fall. Launched in 2000 by philanthropists Penny and Roe Stamps, the Stamps program funds merit-based scholarships at 37 universities across the country.