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Destination: Mars

Destination: Mars

Studying science at a major research university might involve innumerable hours at a laboratory bench, but the experience doesn't have to be geographically limiting. For undergraduate and graduate students in Mike Angel's chemistry group at the University of South Carolina, for example, the work they do in the lab has interplanetary reach.

Gravitational pull

Gravitational pull

It seemed a sure bet that Sharina Haynes was headed for a doctoral degree in physics. But she experienced a gravitational pull in a different direction that led her to the University of South Carolina's history department.

Darla Moore rings open new era for business school

Darla Moore rings open new era for business school

With the ring of a bell, Darla Moore officially opened the new building bearing her name and ushered in a new era for the university's business school. Moore tells the audience at the grand opening event that the building represents her expectations for the school's future: excellence.

All in the family

All in the family

The University of South Carolina community prides itself on being a family. For Christopher Gallman, it really is. The USCPD investigator works alongside his father to keep Carolina safe.

Five questions with a career counselor

Five questions with a career counselor

Need advice on your resume? Not sure how to prepare for Career Fest or the S.E.T Job Fair? Assistant Director for Career Development Mark Anthony has the answers to five questions that will help you prepare for your future.

Meet new faculty member Kevin So

Meet new faculty member Kevin So

This year UofSC welcomes stellar new faculty members to campus. Meet Kevin So who is joining the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

Operation med school

Operation med school

After four tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, former United States Air Force pilot Seth Howell is beginning a brand new mission as he enters the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The decorated captain says his time in the military helped him develop the leadership skills and the perspective to help him succeed as he pursues a career in medicine.

Finding yourself in a mobile world

Finding yourself in a mobile world

Heidi Rae Cooley recently published a book, Finding Augusta, and accompanying app aim to help smartphone aficionados think more clearly about two sides of plugging into the mobile network. Doing so gives you a voice, but that voice can be recorded, located, indexed, and cataloged for purposes unrelated to the original impulse of self-expression. It might come as a surprise that an essential part of her narrative comes from a unique piece of cinema shot the better part of a century ago.

Speaking up and being heard

Speaking up and being heard

When she attended a recent workshop on improving vocal presence in the classroom, computer science and engineering professor Csilla Farkas had two goals in mind: improving her own speaking ability and helping her students improve their presentation skills.

From rags to runway-worthy clothes

From rags to runway-worthy clothes

While repurposing discarded clothing for fun and blogging about the experience, alumna Jillian Owens found her online following growing.

Students go green for Gamecocks football

Students go green for Gamecocks football

Football season to most University of South Carolina students means tailgating, face decals and cheering on their favorite players. Senior Public Relations and Environmental Studies student Haley Rabic has something else on her mind during the games, though, and she hopes more students will start to as well.

VIDEO: Pastides updates UofSC family on progress, challenges

VIDEO: Pastides updates UofSC family on progress, challenges

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides speaks to students, faculty and staff about initiatives for accelerated degree programs, increasing affordability and accessibility to a college education. Pastides also discussed the university's progress on its aggressive $1 billion fundraising campaign, wrapping up the faculty replenishment program and looking forward to improved economic enterprise opportunities through the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.

Meet new faculty member Kortney Sherbine, education

Meet new faculty member Kortney Sherbine, education

Education professor Kortney Sherbine looks at new ways pop culture can affect young students' learning and encourages her students to live-Tweet her classes. She is among the stellar crop of new faculty members joining the university this year.

Third dimension

Third dimension

When Jadeveon Clowney burst through the line and disconnected ball and helmet from Michigan's Vincent Smith on New Year's Day 2013, John Carrington got the inspiration to launch Zverse, a 3D printing company that makes collegiate memorabilia.

Face of the Challenge

Face of the Challenge

Assistant professor of economics Stephen Finger has become the face of ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge on the university's Columbia campus.

VIDEO: Darla Moore School of Business has a new home

VIDEO: Darla Moore School of Business has a new home

Business students arrived this fall to find a new state-of-the-art place to learn. After two and a half years of construction, the Darla Moore School of Business opened next to the Coliseum on Assembly Street.

Football. Barbecue. It must be fall in the South.

Football. Barbecue. It must be fall in the South.

For diehard fans, the South Carolina-Texas A&M matchup means the wait is over for the start of college football season. For two geography professors, it means barbecue. John Kupfer and Dave Cairns are department heads at Carolina and Texas A&M, respectively. They have a little friendly wager on the outcome of the opening game.

Meet new faculty member Jill Turner, pharmacy

Meet new faculty member Jill Turner, pharmacy

This year UofSC welcomes stellar new faculty members to campus. Meet Jill Turner, an assistant professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Turner joins UofSC after earning a doctorate at Georgetown and completing a post-doc at UPenn.

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

Alexis Doktor, the Carolina Band seamstress keeps the UofSC marching band looking its best. During the two weeks before the first home game, she did alterations, by hand, on 150 pairs of uniform pants.

Before the Bench

Before the Bench

UofSC's School of Law has launched a Middle School Mentoring Program that gives students an early taste of the legal profession.

Going into business

Going into business

Senior computer science majors Andrew Askins and Bill Brower along with recent alumnus Austin Price kick-started Krit this summer, a start-up venture they hope will make graphic designers' work easier and impact Columbia's tech community.

Big impact: Concussion awareness

Big impact: Concussion awareness

In 17 years as an athletic trainer at South Carolina's Pelion High School, UofSC graduate George Wham has seen his share of sports-related concussions. In fact, last year, student athletes at his school experienced at least 30 of them, 12 just in football. Because of Wham, those students and hundreds just like them across the state will get better assessments and treatment following their injuries.

'It's not about the grades, it's about the learning'

'It's not about the grades, it's about the learning'

The last time Joe McElveen was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and the Vietnam War was playing on the nightly news. But after taking two courses this summer as a warm-up, the 64-year-old retired oncologist has a full load scheduled for the fall.