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How one UofSC political science student went from the student senate to the U.S. Congress

Smiling faces, warm weather and big-time sports drew Morgan Spinner to the University of South Carolina. She found opportunities to pursue a passion for politics and public service.

New associate deans named for undergraduate studies and arts, humanities and social sciences

Two new associate deans will lead the college's efforts in student recruitment, advising, retention and student services; and facilitating success among the college's core liberal arts disciplines.

Found in translation: Amelia Parkes discovers home in Russian program

Childhood love of languages led humanities graduate to majors in Russian and French.

Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award: Lori Ziolkowski

Lori Ziolkowski, a professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, shares her philosophy and experience teaching as a Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient.

UofSC chemist brings passion for science to schools statewide

Whether she is leading chemistry research in her UofSC lab or making slime with elementary students around South Carolina, Linda Shimizu spreads her passion for science through experience. She received the 2021 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness.

UofSC history professor pens new account of the Kennedys' fight for racial justice

In her newest book about Robert Kennedy, history professor Patricia Sullivan challenges prevailing arguments that the Kennedy administration did not do enough to support the Civil Rights Movement.

UofSC political science graduate propels Veteran Affairs equity efforts

In February, James Anderson -- already a UofSC graduate, Air Force veteran and Fulbright Scholar -- was appointed to a post in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Among other tasks, he is working to review department policies and benefits with equity in mind.

Breakthrough Research: Michelle Passerotti earns graduate scholar award

UofSC graduate Michelle Passerotti has earned a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award for her cutting-edge research on fish aging techniques, the first of its kind in her field.

Twin sisters graduate together from UofSC

First-generation twins graduate together from the College of Arts and Sciences and leave as more well-rounded individuals.

English faculty study Octavia Butler and Napoleon Sarony at Huntington Library

Only 8 percent of applicants received a Huntington Library fellowship in 2021. Two of them are in the UofSC Department of English.

Chemistry professor lauded for polymer research and inspiring young scientists

Chuanbing Tang earned a spot in the top tier of biomedical engineers for his research on synthetic materials that can slow down antimicrobial resistance. At the same time, he earned respect of future scientists by opening doors for their careers.

Research and mentors open doors for geology graduate

Jaquan High's curiosity led him to study geology at UofSC, which opened doors to travel the country for research. Now the 2021 graduate is heading to graduate school supported by a National Science Foundation fellowship.

Students find wonder and fascination in astronomy research

Students who once thought astronomy was just a hobby have found that they can make big contributions to research on galaxies millions of miles away.

New theatre grad goes from lights to law

Not long before graduating, Xander von Klar was sending people through time and space with the help of lights on a stage. Now the theatre and English double major is heading off to law school.

New criminal justice / law graduate puts theory to practice

Earning a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor degree in just three years, Maya Weeks is prepared to bring a holistic approach to criminal justice. She doesn't just want to help people in the courts system. She wants to help them out of it.

First-generation physics student finds promise at UofSC

A phone call from the Gamecock Guarantee changed Alan Rowland's chances for attending college. Then his experiences at UofSC changed his life. As he graduates in 2021, he will continue to graduate school to study physics.

Research helps new sociology graduate realize her potential

After changing majors a few times, Logan Hickey finally discovered her love for sociology. That led to her work as a research assistant, which helped prove her potential to herself. As she looks forward to graduation, she says, “I am most proud of my accomplishment to stay true to who I am as a person.

Little-known Star Wars facts from UofSC Film and Media Studies

May 4 is known as "Star Wars Day" among fans of the Star Wars universe -- or, at least among those who are also fans of puns. ("May the fourth be with you.") Lauren Steimer, director of Film and Media Studies, and English professor Mark Minett shared these insights on Star Wars and its place in film and literature. Enjoy!

Blind poet's writing brings new beauty into focus

Ann-Chadwell Humphries recently published a book of poetry that reflects on family life, blindness, and community. Some of the poems were written or workshopped in her graduate English courses at UofSC.

Reaffirming a safe and inclusive community

A message to the faculty, staff and students of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Walker Institute director featured in The Conversation

Robert Cox was featured, this March, in The Conversation for his work studying long term care workers and their role in the pandemic.

UofSC student expands bird-tracking technology in Mexico

When Juilán García Walther went looking for data about how his favorite bird spends its winters in Mexico, the information didn't exist. To fix that, the University of South Carolina student is leading the installation of two-dozen radio towers that will track migratory birds through his home country.

Biology major gives back from Columbia to Costa Rica

Whether she's volunteering with doctors in Costa Rica, giving back with her sorority or mentoring Honors freshmen, Reagan Davis is motivated by her passion for helping others in nearly everything she does.

Arts and Sciences student combines passion for medicine and outdoor adventure

If you can't find Honors student Maya Duffy somewhere on campus, chances are she's taken off for an outdoor adventure. Duffy is a junior majoring in biology with minors in statistics and medical humanities, but her passion is the great outdoors.

Chemistry Ph.D. wins Breakthrough Award recognizing nuclear waste research

Kristen Pace's "amazing chemical insight" and dedicated work on research regarding nuclear waste forms earned her one of the university's top awards for graduate student research.


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