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IBM, Fluor partner with UofSC

IBM, Fluor partner with UofSC

It's now official: IBM--one of the largest and most respected technology companies in the world--is partnering with the University of South Carolina and will take up residence on the Columbia campus. The partnership will create the Center for Applied Innovation, a place where experts from the university and IBM will work together to better serve higher education institutions nationwide and provide enhanced learning experiences for tomorrow's college students.

Meet new faculty member J.D. Shaw

Meet new faculty member J.D. Shaw

J.D. Shaw joined UofSC's School of Music this fall. A longtime touring performer, Shaw plays the French horn and hopes to raise the profile of the School of Music's French horn studio in the years to come.

Behind the lens, ahead of his time

Behind the lens, ahead of his time

Constantine Manos has always been a little ahead of his time, from having a professional photography gig by the time he finished his first year at Carolina to opposing segregation in editorials written in 1953-54 for The Gamecock. Now, as he looks back on a 60-year photography career that includes four books and countless exhibits around the world, Manos talks about growing up in Columbia and his time at Carolina.

Rediscovering Catawba

Rediscovering Catawba

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.

Hello, world

Hello, world

Herbarium curator John Nelson knows you don't have to travel to a remote Amazon rainforest to discover a new species of plant. He and alumnus Douglas Rayner uncovered a rare hedge-nettle just 50 miles from Charleston, and they named it Stachys caroliniana, after the only state where it has been found.

House of cards

House of cards

Using the power of multiplication, a team from Carolina's Department of Mathematics plans to participate in the making of history this coming spring by building a large, elegant geometrical shape called a Menger sponge. Any spare business cards you might have to donate would be appreciated.

Road trip warrior

Road trip warrior

Last year, if you had asked UofSC junior Jasmine Johnson what she would be doing with the rest of her life, she probably would have said she was staying in South Carolina to teach. But after a spontaneous click on the ad, a video application and a week full of interviews, the education student was chosen to be one of four students to take part in College Board and Road Trip Nation's cross-country excursion, and now her possibilities are endless

Five questions with Lindsay Richardson

Five questions with Lindsay Richardson

UofSC Student Government President Lindsay Richardson delivered the State of the Student Body Address Nov. 12. Here's what she had to say about that important speech, the programs students can look forward to in the spring and her own plans for her final semester.

Marine science major researches in Woods Hole

Marine science major researches in Woods Hole

Dan Utter, fourth year marine science major, spent the summer of 2014 conducting research in Woods Hole, Mass. Utter's research drew conclusions about bacteria on the human tongue.

LOL in the classroom

LOL in the classroom

Research shows that relevant humor in the classroom can help students better remember content, lower their anxiety and even help them see their professors as more competent communicators.

VIDEO: Students say 'thank you' to Carolina's Promise donors

VIDEO: Students say 'thank you' to Carolina's Promise donors

Nearly 40,000 alumni and friends gave more than $116 million dollars to the university last year. Now the people who benefit most from that money wants to show their gratitude. The student group Students Promoting the University's Reach for Success (SPURS) is organizing a donor appreciation day.

For the love of fundraising

For the love of fundraising

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.

Off to the races

Off to the races

Alumna Pam Brown has been to every Sprint Cup race on the NASCAR schedule over the past four years. She didn't know it at the time, but her degree in athletic training at Carolina was the first step in a journey that led to a full-time career in the world of stock car racing.

Veteran sees firsthand need for rule of law

Veteran sees firsthand need for rule of law

John Wall knows all too well what happens when a country descends into chaos with no faith in established laws to keep citizens safe. A third-year law student at the University of South Carolina, Wall is a former U.S. Army captain and West Point graduate who spent five combat deployments between 2007 and 2012 in Iraq and in Afghanistan.

Five Questions with Andrew Mohs

Five Questions with Andrew Mohs

UofSC student Andrew Mohs spent four years in the Marine Corps and spent four month deployed in Afghanistan as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle mechanic. Now a full-time college student, Mohs has another important role: he serves as the president of UofSC's Student Veteran Association.

Getting students to think globally

Getting students to think globally

At Carolina, Ruby Han, a student from China, has even found a program that helps her share her culture with Americans. Through the university's International Student Services, Han has become involved with Thinking Globally, which takes international students to local schools to discuss their cultures.

Finding Fort Congaree II

Finding Fort Congaree II

In July of 2014 University of South Carolina archeologist Jonathan Leader and a team of volunteers located the remnants of Fort Congaree II, an 18th century earthen fortification in Cayce, S.C., long considered lost to history.

Meet new faculty: Spencer Moore, public health

Meet new faculty: Spencer Moore, public health

Spencer Moore wants to know how our social connections affect our health, from our family and friends to our acquaintances and neighbors. Learning that, he says, can help public health officials better serve communities.

Pathway to the CDC

Pathway to the CDC

Alumnus Yohance Omar Whiteside is exactly where he wants to be now, tracking HIV infections and identifying high-risk populations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But when he graduated with an English degree, he needed some time to find himself before he could find his way there.

Alumnus shares his artistic vision

Alumnus shares his artistic vision

Alumnus and small business owner Mark Plessinger launched the First Thursday arts event on Columbia's Main Street in 2009. The monthly event has been credited with helping fuel the ongoing resurgence of the Capital City's downtown business district.

Helping to heal children worldwide

Helping to heal children worldwide

Children worldwide who are coping with parents who have cancer can find support in the programs that Sue Heiney has designed. These programs span the globe and have even been translated into Japanese.

International students rock the Reclaimed Runway

International students rock the Reclaimed Runway

For the third year, two opposites will meet together for an all original fashion show. Sustainable Carolina has teamed up with UofSC's Fashion Board and BGLSA to stage Reclaimed Runway, a fashion extravaganza challenging students to make an outfit completely out of recycled goods in hopes to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

Nursing student answers call for help

Nursing student answers call for help

David Wolfer has always known he wanted to make an impact, do something bigger than himself, even if that means living without modern conveniences and forgoing a traditional college experience.

Vocal witness

Vocal witness

UofSC alumna Sara Barber was recently named executive director the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual 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.