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Vice provost for undergraduate affairs selected

Lara Lomicka Anderson has been named vice provost for undergraduate studies and dean of undergraduate education in the Office of the Provost effective May 1, 2024.

University of South Carolina partners with CircleIn to boost student success

USC has partnered with CircleIn to provide students with a platform that allows them to study course content collaboratively.

Conference highlights USC commitment to veterans

At the Veterans in Society Conference, hosted by the University Press, Veterans and Military Affairs, the Anne Frank Center and Continuing Education and Conferences, members of the Veterans Studies Association gathered to explore broad issues facing veterans on a national scale.

USC celebrates 2024 faculty award winners

This year, 22 faculty and staff members from across the university's schools, colleges and system will receive awards for their service to their peers, students and communities.

Rethinking graduate education

The Graduate School is navigating a period of growth covering advising, program design, and curricular reform. The College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Social Work offer two models of success to look to for inspiration on the path forward.

Sam Todd appointed associate vice president and vice provost for Global Affairs

The Office of the Provost has named Sam Todd to a two-year appointment as associate vice president and vice provost for Global Affairs effective Jan. 29.

Education Abroad rankings reflect expanded opportunities, excellence

Studying abroad is a critical part of many students' educational journeys, but at the University of South Carolina, the diligence, dedication and innovation of the Education Abroad Office staff members and their campuswide partners elevates the study abroad experience to another level.

Expanding first-generation student success through partnership with NASPA

The University of South Carolina has increased its collaboration with the National Association of Student Personal Administrators to enhance support for first-generation students.

Anne Frank Award recipients announced

The Anne Frank Center at the University of South Carolina, official United States partner to the Anne Frank House, has announced the four recipients of the inaugural Anne Frank Awards.

Serving those who serve

On Jan. 16, the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs welcomed as executive director Candace Terry, former Student Veterans Association president at USC and a key player in establishing the unit on campus.

UNIV 401 provides transformative experiences for students--and their instructors

UNIV 401 provides a transformative semester-long opportunity for students to grow in self-awareness, learn to articulate their experiences and goals, and showcase accomplishments as they prepare e-portfolios summarizing their undergraduate experiences. But the impacts on the faculty and staff instructors are just as profound.

3MT champions distill dissertations, master art of research communications

The Graduate School has hosted the 3 Minute Thesis competition for the past 10 years to encourage students to learn to communicate their research effectively to varied audiences, and year after year, they have risen to meet the challenge. Meet this year's winners.

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.


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