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Civil rights filmmaker Stanley Nelson to visit UofSC

March 23, 2017, Peggy Binette

Award-winning civil rights documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. will visit the University of South Carolina March 29-31 to preview his latest documentary and give a series of public talks. We caught up with Nelson to discuss some of the topics he'll explore with university faculty, staff and students.

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UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery

March 08, 2017, Peggy Binette

No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts -- mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger – living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological sites across the United States by three University of South Carolina archaeologists has provided an important clue in solving this enduring mystery. The research findings are outlined in a new study released Thursday (March 9) in Scientific Reports, a publication of Nature.

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Celebrate spring at Carolina

March 02, 2017, Peggy Binette

There’s no better place in Columbia to enjoy spring than the University of South Carolina and its iconic Horseshoe. To officially usher in the season, My Carolina Alumni Association is hosting two public events: A historic Horseshoe tour and reception with University Archivist Elizabeth West on March 9 and an evening of Southern heirloom foods and culture with Carolina Distinguished Professor David Shields on March 16.

SC party chairs discuss impact of presidential campaign on state

October 13, 2016, Peggy Binette

South Carolina’s political party chairs will meet at the University of South Carolina Thursday, Oct. 20 to discuss the impact of the presidential campaign on the state. The event takes place the day after the final candidate debate and just weeks before the Nov. 8 general election. Titled, “Campaign 2016: The Impact in South Carolina. A conversation with South Carolina Republican and Democratic State Chairs,” the event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the university’s School of Law auditorium.

Writer to discuss controversial film 'Birth of a Nation'

September 15, 2016, Peggy Binette

The University of South Carolina’s History Center will host writer and journalism professor Dick Lehr Sept. 26–27 for an in-depth look at the controversial 1915 film “Birth of a Nation,” and events surrounding its release and impact. Lehr’s visit, which will include a public talk and seminar, is part of the History Center’s continued commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction and exploration of race relations.

2016 Hurricane faculty experts list

May 25, 2016, Peggy Binette

Hurricane season officially begins June 1. Top researchers at the University of South Carolina are available to discuss multiple aspects of the 2016 hurricane season, including forecasting, disaster planning and historical perspectives, with news media.

symposium to explore Reconstruction history, racial legacy 150 years later

March 24, 2016, Peggy Binette

The shooting of nine people in a Charleston AME church was a catalyst for South Carolina lawmakers to remove from Statehouse grounds the Confederate flag. Nine months later, the state’s capital city will host a public symposium for people and public officials to explore the history and racial legacy of the Reconstruction era. The April 21-22 event marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Reconstruction era and will feature Rep. James Clyburn, the state’s first African-American member of Congress since Reconstruction, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Eric Foner as well as an array of scholars and public historians.