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New certificate programs provide critical cross-disciplinary career skills

In spring 2024, students will have the opportunity to gain critical career-readiness certificates in data analytics and visualization, project management and leadership, or strategic thinking and communication.

New editorial design and production director advocates for accessibility in publishing

Ana Bichanich, a new editorial design and production director at the University of South Carolina Press, is passionate about accessibility, and she is excited to bring her expertise in the field to the press.

Honoring sacrifice, supporting success: university champions military-affiliated students

From being recognized for the best Student Veterans Association chapter in the country to receiving the S.C. Department of Veterans Affairs' first-ever Gold Award to honor South Carolina's commitment to veteran and military students on campus, the university continues to improve and expand on the outstanding work it does with military-affiliated students.

Kugels & Collards celebrates Southern, Jewish foodways in South Carolina

Kugels & Collards, published by USC Press in August 2023, explores the unique culinary and cultural traditions of South Carolinian Jews. Through oral and written histories and recipes, the book preserves and celebrates the stories of the people who have shaped the Southern Jewish table.

Transfer students find their home at Carolina

Jump Start was designed as an initiative of Graduation and Retention Network (GARNET) to improve transfer student retention rates and academic outcomes. The program allows transfer students to acclimate to the campus community and get a head start on coursework the summer before starting classes.

Schur to discuss First Year Reading Experience Book, "How to be Perfect," at Koger Center

On September 26, all USC students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn more about this year's First Year Reading Experience book, straight from the author.

USC Press and University Libraries launch open-access publishing platform

The University of South Carolina Press and University Libraries are embarking on a new collaborative venture: Open Carolina, an open-access publishing platform.

Transformative Peru winter session shapes student passions, career plans

In 2021, a group of 20 students from across majors and class standings journeyed to Peru to explore the modern day capital city of Lima as well as the ancient Incan capital in Cusco and the sacred site of Machu Picchu. This year, another cohort will return for a winter session to explore the rich history and culture of Peru.

Anne Frank Center hosts inaugural youth conference

The Anne Frank Center launched its first national youth conference this August for students interested in expanding community-based Holocaust education.

New Carolina Distinguished Professors selected

The Office of the Provost is pleased to recognize four new recipients of the Carolina Distinguished Professorship.

Carolina Master Scholars camps spark curiosity, forge connections

Summer camp memories don’t often include exploring forensic science through crime scene blood spatter analysis or learning to create culinary masterpieces, but the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series is not your typical summer camp.

Faculty principals play crucial role in student development

As new students settle into the IDEA community and Galen Health Fellows this academic year, they will meet two of the university’s incoming faculty principals, David Cutler and Alicia Flach, who are eager to make their mark on their respective communities.

Nursing initiatives embrace academic excellence, service to South Carolina

It's no secret that South Carolina has a nursing shortage. The University of South Carolina is working on all fronts to meet the challenge by attracting, retaining and better training the next generation of nurses. Here's a look at efforts to advance nursing education and help meet the need for more new nurses.

Change of plans: canceled study abroad trip leads to new career goals

One week before Josh Hughes planned to study abroad in Ukraine, his trip was canceled because of the escalating conflict with Russia. He was disappointed-- until a new opportunity arose in Kyrgyzstan. Now, he's returned to his host country on a Critical Language scholarship.

USC to admit top 10% of S.C. high school class

All South Carolina students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class will be guaranteed admission to the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus starting with the Fall 2024 application cycle.

Jenkins named new associate provost for faculty development

Toby Jenkins, professor in the College of Education, will assume the new position on Aug. 16, 2023.

Journey to the Perfect Cover

Ivy Nguyen is the most recent student to gain professional publishing experience and design experience as winner of the First-Year Reading Experience cover design competition.

Rule of Law Collaborative battling corruption in Mongolia

The Rule of Law Collaborative is a nationally recognized research center known for its work in advancing the rule of law. Now, they've set up adult education sessions in Mongolia to put a stop to mineral smuggling, corruption and bribery.

Coming Full Circle

In 2013, a young Sam Livoti saw a traveling exhibit from the Anne Frank Center. Returning to campus almost a decade later, she became a volunteer tour guide and continues to honor Anne's legacy as a volunteer.

Rohit Verma selected as new Moore School dean

Rohit Verma will start in his role as dean of the Darla Moore School of Business on August 1.

Teri Browne selected as new Social Work dean

Teri Browne will assume her role as dean of the College of Social Work on May 15.

Ann Vail selected as new Graduate School dean

Ann Vail will assume the role at the university’s Graduate School on July 1.

Shannon Means appointed vice provost for strategy and innovation

The Office of the Provost has named Shannon Means as the new vice provost for strategy and innovation. She will begin in her role on June 1.

Army ROTC Gamecock Battalion earns MacArthur Award

The Army ROTC Gamecock Battalion received the prestigious MacArthur Award, which recognizes the program for excellence in academics, physical training, character, and percentage of commissioned officers.

USC invests in SC’s future with 5 new research institutes

The University of South Carolina will invest $10 million over the next four years in five new interdisciplinary research institutes that will address some of the Palmetto State’s biggest challenges, including health, education and water quality.


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