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The transformation of Lincoln and Greene

March 07, 2017, Megan Sexton

If you haven’t walked around the intersection of Greene and Lincoln streets lately, you’re in for a surprise. It’s Foundation Square, the latest gem of the Greene Street corridor, a pedestrian- and bike-friendly gateway that eventually will connect the university with the Congaree River in Columbia’s Vista.


Molding a creative life

April 28, 2016, Megan Sexton

Rosa and Winton Eugene married in 1968 and moved from South Carolina to Chicago and back home again, with careers in carpentry, nursing, carpet installation and farming along the way. But it’s the work they are doing now – making elegant, functional pottery in their Upstate studio – that has brought them attention. Each will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at commencement.

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Putting the 'Spotlight' on investigative reporting

March 10, 2016, Megan Sexton

“Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning movie that tells the story of The Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, has been praised by journalists for its authentic portrayal of the work it takes to do in-depth reporting. “Everyone should see the movie and should be cheering for good journalism,” said Charles Bierbauer, dean of the College of Information and Communications.

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Honors College student awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 14, 2016, Megan Sexton

Eric Bringley believes the best way he can change the world is through science. The senior in the South Carolina Honors College will take another step toward that goal next fall in the U.K. after being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship –one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarships. Bringley will pursue a doctorate in chemical engineering focused in theoretical chemistry and stochastic modeling at the University of Cambridge.

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.

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.

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Jeb Bush to speak at commencement

November 25, 2014, Megan Sexton

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at winter commencement exercises on Dec. 15. Bush will receive an honorary degree of doctor of public service at the commencement ceremony. The university expects to award nearly 3,000 degrees from all eight campuses.

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Master of crime fiction chose UofSC for his papers

October 15, 2014, Megan Sexton

Elmore Leonard, the master of American crime fiction, knew exactly where he wanted his papers to go. He decided after a quick trip to the University of South Carolina shortly before his death in 2013, when he was awarded the university’s Thomas Cooper Medal. “He went to visit the library and he was blown away,” his son Peter Leonard says.

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Pat Conroy: 'My papers belong here'

May 16, 2014, Megan Sexton

In the early 1970s, Pat Conroy took a poetry class with James Dickey at the University of South Carolina. “I thought he was the greatest poet that ever lived,” Conroy says. “He changed my life.” The notebook the budding author used for that class is now back at the university as part of Conroy’s archive that will be housed alongside collections of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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PR alum opens the door for others

December 19, 2013, Megan Sexton

USC alumnus Stephen Brown is the managing director of the Atlanta office of Cohn & Wolf, a leading global communications agency. His client list includes consumer brands and retail, technology and health care companies. It’s a full plate, but the 1995 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications learned plenty about juggling at Carolina.

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First African-American professor's diploma comes home

October 14, 2013, Megan Sexton

The law diploma earned by Richard T. Greener, the University of South Carolina’s first African-American faculty member who taught philosophy and worked as the university’s librarian during Reconstruction, is back at USC. Greener’s diploma, along with his license to practice law in South Carolina, was discovered in an abandoned Chicago home scheduled for demolition.

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USC named Military Friendly School

September 17, 2013, Megan Sexton

Financial, academic and social support for members of the military and veterans helped earn USC a place on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list. Carolina's Student Veterans Association is one of the organizations on campus designed to help veterans adjust to life at USC.

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Reading Rooster encourages literacy

September 16, 2013, Megan Sexton

Helen Fellers was honored with a Literacy Leaders Award from USC’s School of Library and Information Science for a career that started as the Richland County Public Library’s Bookmobile driver in the 1950s. Today, she is known as the “Story Lady” and the “Reading Rooster,” the name of a popular monthly book review and recommendation program on You Tube and S.C. ETV.

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Making buddies, sharing cultures

September 16, 2013, Megan Sexton

More than 140 American students at UofSC have agreed to be a buddy with 160 international students. This is the second semester the Office of International Student Services has paired American and international students in a formal buddy program.

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Conroy to judge USC writing contest

September 14, 2013, Megan Sexton

The South Carolina Honors College and the University of South Carolina Press are sponsoring a writing contest for the state’s high school juniors and seniors, asking them to answer this question: How should we improve the state of South Carolina? Their work will be judged by Pat Conroy, New York Times-bestselling author of “The Water Is Wide,” “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides.”