what's happening @UofSC

Claudia Grillo

The hunger game

Hunger is one of our basic urges. To better understand it and the implications for obesity, School of Medicine researcher Claudia Grillo is using a National Science Foundation grant to study an obscure neural circuit that drives hunger.

Top Scholars campus photo

Top scholars to join incoming UofSC freshman class

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

solar eclipse

Dark side of the sun

A shadow 60 miles wide and zooming 1,000 mph is headed for the U.S. — and the University of South Carolina is ready to welcome it.

Astronomy and physics professor Timir Datta

Einstein vs. Newton, revisited

A total solar eclipse – when the moon orbits directly in front of the sun – is the perfect time to test Einstein’s theory of general relativity. A University of South Carolina professor will do that in August, using modern technology, high-powered telescopes and cameras to record the sky over South Carolina.

sc tourism

If you build it, they will come

South Carolina’s tourism industry has seen rapid growth in the past 20 years. UofSC researchers want it to grow even more by appealing to African-American tourists and retirees.

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In the News

"Story revealed of historic Snow’s Island kettle"

(Feat. Steve Smith, S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology) —(Florence) Morning News

"How Justine Damond's killing could change police culture in the US”

(Feat. Geoff Alpert, criminology and criminal justice) --Sydney Morning Herald

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University Events

Prevention Research Center Annual Seminar

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Location: Public Health Research Center 114

WELL SUITED Exhibition Opening Reception

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Location: McKissick Museum 203, McKissick Museum 208

Historic USC Horseshoe Tour

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Public Lecture with Dr. Sarbani Basu

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Location: Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall

NSTAR 2017 Public Lecture with Dr. Craig Roberts

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Location: Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall

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