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Mouth of Cards: Researcher tracks changing 'Southern accent'

Mouth of Cards: Researcher tracks changing 'Southern accent'

Anyone who has watched the Netflix series "House of Cards" knows that Kevin Spacey is supposed to be from the South Carolina Upstate, but what many people outside the state and outside linguistics circles don't realize is that his accent is all wrong.

Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Graduating senior Connor Bain is a 2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner. The computer science and math major used his time at Carolina to connect his various interests in science, math, the environment and teaching as he prepares for a career in education.

Snowball's chance

Snowball's chance

If it weren't for a rare winter snow in South Carolina four years ago, Adam Mayer would never have come to Carolina. And that would have been a shame because the exercise science major from Wisconsin has had a huge impact on the university -- and vice versa.

Growing into a leader

Growing into a leader

Lindsay Richardson didn't come to Carolina looking for an opportunity to become a student leader, much less to become student body president. That path led her to be a finalist for Outstanding Woman of the Year and to receive the university's top honor, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

Promoting women's leadership on campus

Promoting women's leadership on campus

The University of South Carolina promises opportunities for its students. In the last month, Venisha Pendergrass and two friends have found this to be true. Just before spring break, Pendergrass and a few friends noticed a need to have more professional development opportunities for young women on campus.

Heading in the right direction

Heading in the right direction

Many sports involve intended or unintended contact, and with that comes the inevitable risk of an injury that is getting well-deserved attention at the moment: concussion. In the medical and scientific faceoff against this form of traumatic brain injury, the University of South Carolina has developed an extensive playbook to achieve success.

Stopping a silent killer

Stopping a silent killer

Amber Williams has painful, personal experience with carbon monoxide poisoning -- she lost her 11-year-old nephew and nearly lost her sister-in-law in a deadly incident two years ago. And that's why she's made it her mission to make people more aware of the danger.

Landing hard, burning bright

Landing hard, burning bright

Alumna and Hollywood stuntwoman Jennifer Mobley, known professionally as Jasi Lanier, makes her living as a human projectile, punching bag and blowtorch -- and she loves every minute of it.

Students show off research at Discovery Day

Students show off research at Discovery Day

Pharmacy students Alexas Polk and Sarah DeMott researched nearly 5,000 medical orders given on television medical shows since 1989 (Doogie Howser, M.D.). What they found was that fictional TV doctors were wrong about 12 percent of the time. They will present their findings at Discovery Day.

Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

Several recent papers from biologist Tim Mousseau and colleagues show that the avian situation in areas contaminated by radioactive materials released during Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster is just getting worse.

Alumni, students 'collide' on stage

Alumni, students 'collide' on stage

Caitlin McCormack came to the University of South Carolina to make her dance dreams come true. This week she'll return to the stage with a group of students and alumni to perform an original piece.

Climate connections

Climate connections

Over the past million years, global climate has undergone periods of stability, but also instability, with abrupt, rapid, and substantial climate changes occurring as a consequence of natural processes that scientists are actively working to understand. University of South Carolina paleoceanographer Kelly Gibson and colleagues contributed to this effort in a recent paper.

The road less traveled

The road less traveled

Kassandra Solsrud is taking the academic road less traveled in her quest to earn a degree in international business enroute to medical school. Then again, the sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., hasn't exactly set her sights on a traditional career in medicine.

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Alumnus, attorney and University of South Carolina board member William Hubbard is serving a one-year term as president of the American Bar Association and making the most of the opportunity.

The face of feminism

The face of feminism

One of the first things Clarie Randall has to combat as part of the Feminist Collective is the negative impression that tends to follow the word feminism.

Capturing life at Gitmo

Capturing life at Gitmo

The U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay has had some seriously bad press over the past dozen years as the detention center for people deemed enemy combatants following the 2001 terrorist attacks. But the base was there for a century before that and was home to thousands of service members, their families and civilian contractors from both the U.S. and other countries.

Haley, Scott, Staley to address graduates

Haley, Scott, Staley to address graduates

Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and Gamecocks Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley will deliver the commencement addresses at the May 8-9 ceremonies at the University of South Carolina.

Graduate students get involved

Graduate students get involved

Balancing family, work and studies is a challenge most graduate students face, but the Graduate Student Association wants to add one more thing -- getting involved on campus.

Finding the right career chemistry

Finding the right career chemistry

Lindsay Sexton began her undergraduate career at the University of South Carolina with plans to attend medical school after graduation. It was not until a professor asked Sexton to help with research and development that she realized she could pursue a career path in chemistry.

Toward a more perfect student union

Toward a more perfect student union

After nine months waiting for a new home, the Leadership and Service Center recently returned to the Russell House -- and the return after a displacement by construction work wasn't just a move back, it was a move up.

Honoring a son

Honoring a son

"If you had to write down the specifications of what you'd expect of a son, he would come as close to meeting them as anyone could," says Jim Pearce, a 1942 Carolina graduate who endowed a UofSC professorship to memorialize his son Mac, a 1972 Carolina grad. "I like the fact that this professorship will continue to honor Mac for generations to come."

Bajo's intention

Bajo's intention

David Bajo's latest novel, "Mercy 6," is a literary take on a medical thriller set in a California hospital -- "I tried to address the tropes of the genre and invert them rather than falling into them," says Carolina's creative writing MFA director -- but that's only one aspect of what Bajo intends to discuss April 18 at the Open Book series.

Art studio alum sees his doodler's dreams come true

Art studio alum sees his doodler's dreams come true

Sam Spina has always wanted to make a living out of his doodles. Now, thanks to an opportunity to make a short cartoon for Nickelodeon, he works everyday as a storyboard artist on Cartoon Network's "The Regular Show."