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.
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.
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.
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.
Catherine Davenport credits her Gamecock family with helping her survive the loss of her father during her sophomore year at the University of South Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taylor Boucher's family will be flying in from California this Friday night to support the junior in his greatest passion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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."