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Taking flight in Chernobyl

Taking flight in Chernobyl

Mutated animals, radioactive contamination and buildings deserted for decades might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for postdoc Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was an enticing brew.

Learning by doing

Learning by doing

Experiential learning is all the rage in higher education, and Karley Vehaun has taken the concept to what might be its highest possible level. The fashion merchandising major has purchased a fashion boutique from her former boss and is set to reopen the story under a new name.

Five questions with Adam Mayer, Carolina Productions president

Five questions with Adam Mayer, Carolina Productions president

He's the president of Carolina Productions, a University 101 Peer Leader and one of the most dedicated people you will meet at UofSC, but Adam Mayer's talents and attributes don't end there. He may also have a future in competitive eating and aerial acrobatics.

A family affair

A family affair

Parents Weekend at the University of South Carolina has grown over the years from a simple tailgate to a full weekend of activities for the whole family. The 2014 event, which coincides with ESPN College GameDay, is expected to draw nearly 10,000 students, parents and other family members.

Alumnus looking for the 'greenlight'

Alumnus looking for the 'greenlight'

Taylor Engel is this close to having one of his dreams come true, but talking with the 2009 media arts graduate, you wouldn't know it. Engel is among 20 hopefuls waiting to see if their movie projects get "greenlighted." "Project Greenlight" is an HBO documentary series produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck that offers first-time directors a chance to direct a feature film.

Meet new faculty member Kristen Seay

Meet new faculty member Kristen Seay

Kristen Seay, an assistant professor in the College of Social Work, was a child abuse investigator in Georgia and Alabama before pursuing a career in academia.

En Pointe

En Pointe

UofSC quantitative psychologist Amanda Fairchild took on a feat that most 30-somethings wouldn't consider, taking ballet lessons and dancing en pointe for the first time.

Window on the ocean's past

Window on the ocean's past

Ryan Rykaczewski is part of a team that just found a way to look deep into the ocean's past. They've shown that natural processes can cause dramatic year-to-year drops in fish populations and raised questions about whether human activities might be making those declines more frequent.

Buy, sell, Tradeversity

Buy, sell, Tradeversity

Mike Meyers and a team of fellow business school students are creating an online marketplace for UofSC faculty, staff and students that has already attracted more than 300 student users.

Inability to love

Inability to love

In the nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, German guilt and shame over the Holocaust remains -- though some modern German literature reflects a more casual attitude toward the stereotyping of Jews. That's what UofSC's Agnes Mueller uncovers in her latest book.

Students remember their time with the National Student Exchange

Students remember their time with the National Student Exchange

Ever wonder what life would be like if you didn't choose to go to University South Carolina? Thanks to the National Student Exchange, students can spend a summer, semester or year at one of nearly 200 institutions in the U.S. Not only does the program expose students to different places, people and courses, but students pay their normal UofSC tuition. With the extensive list of schools that participate, no two students have the same experience.

Unfinished business: Professors continue working after retirement

Unfinished business: Professors continue working after retirement

Harvey Starr is currently working on three or four different book projects -- "depending on how you want to count it," he says. "A colleague and I are waiting to hear back about one proposal." He's also overseeing three active dissertations, having just hooded another new Ph.D. this summer. The catch? He officially retired June 30.

Meet new faculty member Seth Stoughton

Meet new faculty member Seth Stoughton

Meet law professor Seth Stoughton, one of UofSC's newest faculty members. Stoughton comes to Carolina from Florida, but not directly. He got into law from the enforcement side and has moved around the country with his family. Stoughton says he his happy to settle down in Columbia.

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.