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Let there be rock

Let there be rock

As a geochemistry professor, Michael Bizimis knows plenty about rock, but his first true love? That was heavy metal.

Meet new faculty: Felipe Thomaz, business

Meet new faculty: Felipe Thomaz, business

Felipe Thomaz is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and brings a "family tradition" of marketing and sales to his position as an associate professor of marketing at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Med school étude

Med school étude

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.

Learning about the Affordable Care Act

Learning about the Affordable Care Act

Health communication researchers from an array of disciplines are teaming up with the Richland County (S.C.) Library to help give people information about the Affordable Care Act. The law, also known as Health Care Reform and Obamacare, has some requirements that people need to know to make health care, insurance and financial decisions.

VIDEO: Jeb Bush delivers commencement address

VIDEO: Jeb Bush delivers commencement address

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told University of South Carolina graduates to find joy and serve others. Bush and former ambassador to the Bahamas Ned Siegel received honorary degrees during fall commencement.

Alumnus focuses lens on Carolina life

Alumnus focuses lens on Carolina life

Sean Rayford's camera is his passport to worlds he might not otherwise visit: from cheerleading championships to punk rock concerts, from the sidelines at NFL games to the aisles of the wedding chapel. While Rayford started photography as a way to get into rock 'n' roll concerts for free, it has become a lifelong passion and career - one that he honed as a University of South Carolina student.

Keeping Carolina green

Keeping Carolina green

UofSC's Facilities Landscaping team staffs a tree maintenance crew to keep the campus trees beautiful, sustainable, and most importantly, safe. With more than 7,000 trees from about 80 species on the Columbia campus, the team has their work cut out for them to keep Carolina a Tree Campus USA. We caught up with the team to find out how they keep campus green.

The Omani connection

The Omani connection

When Salima Al Masrouri walks across the commencement stage with a master's in mass communication degree, she'll join a growing contingent of University of South Carolina graduates who hail from Oman. In fact, Carolina has what might be the largest single group of students from that southwest Asian country who are attending college in the United States.

UofSC professor films the

UofSC professor films the "Cotton Road"

At one point in Laura Kissel’s newest film a shopping cart rolls through aisles of low-priced blouses, slacks, jackets and sweaters. It’s a critical scene in “Cotton Road,” an award-winning documentary, that follows the journey of American-grown cotton across the Pacific Ocean to textile and clothing manufacturers in China, and the return trip of dresses, pants, socks and underwear that end up in retail outlets across the U.S.

Students mine data for nonprofit

Students mine data for nonprofit

Who are the United Way's most loyal donors, where do they live and how much do they give each year? These are just a few of the questions the United Way of the Midlands wanted answered when it began a partnership more than a year ago with an accounting class at the University of South Carolina.

Predicting South Carolina's future

Predicting South Carolina's future

Moore School economists released their economic forecast for South Carolina in 2015 to media Wednesday (Dec. 10). They are calling for the consistent positive growth seen across most industries and regions in 2014 to continue into 2015. They will present their full forecast Dec. 16 at the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, the state's premier business event.

Everybody eats

Everybody eats

Carolinians care for one another. That's a key tenet in the Carolinan Creed. It's also something Rachel Smith and the students running the Gamecock Pantry practice every day.

Meet new faculty: Richard Hodinka

Meet new faculty: Richard Hodinka

Clinical professor Richard Hodinka joined the School of Medicine Greenville's faculty this year from Philadelphia, where he'd spent the majority of his career. At UofSC, Hodinka looks forward to having an impact on future doctors.

Evicting an inflammatory guest

Evicting an inflammatory guest

As a child growing up in Paris, Carole Oskeritzian nearly died from asthma attacks. Now she's leading an immunology research team that is teasing out the complexities of human inflammation in hopes of finding a way to prevent asthma's occurrence.

Art of equanimity

Art of equanimity

Call it cosmic fate or destiny or maybe a matter of good timing — whatever it was, the stars aligned for Irene Au who graduated summa cum laude from the S.C. Honors College with degrees in electrical and computer engineering in 1994 just as the world began to discover the Internet.

It's all English to me

It's all English to me

Learning English as a second language - especially Southern American English - is no piece of cake, especially when folks say things like "piece of cake." Making sense of these turns of phrase, these clichés and idioms that pepper much of our speech is the role of the conversation partner in the University of South Carolina's English Programs for Internationals.

On the academic track

On the academic track

Gopher tortoises, snakes and a variety of other critters in her backyard helped Jessica Leet develop a fascination for environmental science as a child, but it may have been a Barbie doll that sparked her interest as much as anything else.

Creating connections for the disabled

Creating connections for the disabled

When faced with the loss of her vision, Wendy Bryan had to find a new path to continue doing the social work that she loved. After finding a lack of ways to connect with other people with disabilities, she decided to create a statewide network called Disability Connections. With the help of technology, friends and family Bryan is able to run the nonprofit organization herself.

Jeb Bush to speak at UofSC's December commencement

Jeb Bush to speak at UofSC's December commencement

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 2,800 degrees to students from all eight campuses.

Putting the student in student-athlete

Putting the student in student-athlete

Did you know Gamecock athletic teams have led the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the past seven years? Meet five Gamecocks who put the student in student athlete.

Once more with feeling

Once more with feeling

Dustin Praylow has always wanted to be a pediatrician. The junior biology major is on track to make that happen, but not before he explores his other passion -- dance.

Helping first-time mothers find their center

Helping first-time mothers find their center

A group-centered program called CenteringPregnancy is now being offered by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. CenteringPregnancy is gaining popularity, as a way to provide prenatal care and education, especially for first-time mothers, about what to expect during pregnancy and delivery.

Where to study, take a break during finals

Where to study, take a break during finals

Thomas Cooper can become hectic when finals time begins. There are tons of alternatives, both on and off campus, where you can study without fighting the crowds. Need a break? There are also a number of ways that you can take your mind off the stress without spending too much money or time

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.