Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies
The University of South Carolina's Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 12.
The University of South Carolina's Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 12.
Johnnie Felder, a trained tenor, and artist-in-residence with Opera Carolina, is graduating this December with a doctorate in vocal performance.
Public health graduate student, Emma Jackson, was recently announced as the winner of USC's first Holiday Card Design Contest.
Presidential Fellow alumna and Ph.D. in HPEB candidate Jennifer Mandelbaum graduates this month, and she's leaving a mark on the university and the state. For the past six years, she has advanced public health as a student, researcher and through her work at SC DHEC.
After 25 years of supporting diversity and equity in the professoriate, the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program is honoring its legacy and looking forward to continued growth.
On November 11, the Graduate School hosted the annual USC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with 33 presentations from a wide range of academic disciplines. Graduate students presented their research in just three minutes to an audience and a panel of judges.
In celebration of National First-Generation College Student Week Nov. 8-12, the university spoke with first generation USC alumni about their experiences, including Kim Butler Willis who earned her undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees from the Arnold School of Public Health.
South Carolina's first master's degree in dance studies is under development thanks to two new McCausland Innovation Fund awards. The Master of Dance Studies program is a first-of-its-kind undertaking that will provide graduate-level dance study with the goal to address the increasing need for teachers in K-12 dance education.
Opioid overdose deaths have been rising sharply in recent years in South Carolina. The state's first doctoral psychology fellowship focusing on substance abuse disorder treatment aims to change that trend through education and outreach.
The University of South Carolina announced it will simplify its branding marks, focusing on its iconic tree-and-gates academic logo and introducing a USC spirit mark. The university also will sunset the "UofSC" logo mark adopted in 2019. The brand update will take effect on Jan. 4, 2023.
Focused on assisting families and individuals experiencing financial hardship, alumna Maria DeChellis' company helps ensure reliable water service isn't compromised by financial circumstance.
Candace Cheung, a third-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student, has helped develop Biocord, an online community for biology enthusiasts. The group is now registered as a nonprofit with more than 20,000 members.
The USC Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the research being done by students at the University of South Carolina. All current USC graduate students are eligible to register to present at the 2022 USC 3MT competition on November 11. The deadline to register is October 19.
The University of South Carolina's master's degree in sport and entertainment management is one of the best graduate degree programs in the world---ranked No. 5 globally in the 2022 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings. The MSEM program jumped up 15 spots this year, underscoring its continual growth in research, top-tier faculty and career success outcomes.
Rebecca Rebl is a Gamecock through and through. As an undergraduate alumna, current graduate student and staff member, Rebl shared her story on designing the cover of the First-Year Reading Experience book "Biased" by Jennifer L. Eberhardt in a recent Q&A with UofSC News.
The University of South Carolina is working on all fronts to meet the low nurse-to-population ratio challenge in South Carolina by attracting, retaining and better training nurses. Last January the university's College of Nursing retained its No. 1 ranking in U.S. News for its online graduate nursing program. In addition, South Carolina's online master's in nursing administration broke into the Top 10 and the nursing school kept its No. 1 spot as the top online nursing graduate program for veterans.
The 2023 SPARC Graduate Research Grant application period is open. The SPARC program provides the opportunity for graduate students to secure funding to support their research, creative or other meritorious scholarly project. SPARC grant applications are due by Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for three 2023 Breakthrough signature awards: the Breakthrough Leadership in Research award for senior faculty, Breakthrough Stars for early-career faculty and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars for outstanding graduate students. All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022.
Recent graduate and Outstanding Master of Science-Residential Award winner, Jane Stratton, is planning a career focused on helping people with stroke and brain injury in underserved communities.
The impacts of supply chain disruptions are all too familiar as limited global supply has led to consumer shortages. While the demand for industry professionals to manage the crisis has grown, so has recognition of the Moore School's undergraduate and graduate programs.
After a successful college career as a competitive athlete and student in one of the nation's best sport and entertainment management degree programs, Jarrett Gerald has gone on to become a collegiate athletics business leader.
The University of South Carolina will offer a variety of events and activities to help welcome new and returning students to campus for fall 2022.
Jacob Turner was diagnosed at an early age with mild spastic diplegia, and spent more than a decade in the care of physical therapists. He earned his doctor of physical therapy degree from the Arnold School of Public Health this month, ready to help serve others.
Cheryl Addy, vice provost and dean of faculty, has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School. Her appointment is effective Aug. 22.
The Moore School's graduate operations and supply chain program now ranks No. 6 in North America, according to global research firm Gartner.
Registration is now open for the fall 2022 SHARPGrads workshop series sponsored by University Libraries, Research Computing and the Graduate School. The SHARPGrads Skills, Habits, and Research Program is open to all Columbia campus graduate students and offers free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts.
Graduate teaching assistants Rochelle Altman, Camryn Garrett, Olivia Darr Weakland, Shea Ferguson, and Chihchi (Sunny) Tsai, were recently awarded teaching resource development grants for the development of instructional materials and other resources that will be shared through the University of South Carolina Center for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Fabio Matta and a team of UofSC undergraduate and graduate assistants, are using science and engineering to develop new, innovative and disaster-resistant building materials.
Psychologist, BJ Casey, has dedicated decades to the study of cognitive neuroscience, a field she shaped and influenced alongside her mentors who founded the field. In recognition of her scholarship and innovative research, Casey was recently awarded the 2022 George A. Miller Prize. The prize, awarded by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, recognizes scholars at the cutting-edge of their discipline.
Ph.D. students Kevin Enyekwe and Chanyong Yoo won the grand prize and the best overall winning team award from the 2022 Master Modeler Competition in March. The event, hosted by UofSC in partnership with Georgia Tech, is an academic challenge that allows graduate students to gain real-world experience solving a business problem for a community-driven organization.
Ph.D. student and Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program scholar, Gwen Hopper, is a recent recipient of the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management (NOAA). The fellowship is a two-year program that provides graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative research at one of the 29 protected national estuarine research reserves across the nation.
President-elect Michael Amiridis isn't the only Gamecock returning to the roost this summer. His wife, Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis, has just as deep a Carolina connection. In addition to her bachelor's degree in math from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the university's new first lady holds two advanced degrees from USC -- a master's in art history, '97, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, '12.
Each year, the Graduate School recognizes excellence in research, teaching, leadership and community engagement through a variety of merit-based awards for graduate students. The Graduate School is pleased to announce the award recipients for 2022.
The University of South Carolina will host commencement ceremonies for Spring 2022 graduates on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. The ceremonies will recognize bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree recipients.
Laurel Davis, Maeve Smith, Hall West, and graduate student Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda have earned Critical Language Scholarships for summer 2022. These scholarships from the State Department fund 12 weeks of immersive study in a language deemed essential to America's national security and economic prosperity.
UofSC graduate school alumni and scientists, Reem Deeb and Sumi Selvaraj, are applying their expertise to help corporations adopt more eco-friendly approaches to doing business and developing more equitable policies for coastal land use.
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education named Toby S. Jenkins the 2022 recipient of the Individual Leadership Award. Dr. Jenkins serves as the director of the College of Education's Museum of Education and the interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion of The Graduate School.
The University of South Carolina's international business program retained its spot as the best in the country, while the School of Medicine Columbia remained the best school for graduates practicing in underserved areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings.
Doctoral student and Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program scholar, Nancy Uriegas, was recently named a 2022 Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse issues in Higher Education. Uriegas shared her story in the March graduate education edition of Diverse newsmagazine.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Darla Moore School of Business International MBA program is ranked No. 1, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. This is the 33rd consecutive year the IMBA program has been in the top 3.
Nick Sokol and Jennifer Fill, scientists who both earned their Ph.D.s from South Carolina, are looking at how changing weather patterns can help predict alternative energy production and how wildfires spawned by these climate changes are affecting plant ecosystems.
South Carolina graduate students have played instrumental roles in developing the technology to scour the Red Planet's surface for signs of ancient life and then getting that technology safely there. Whether in research labs on campus or in NASA offices, they've made their mark on our neighbor in the solar system
Chigozie Nkwonta, who earned her Ph.D. from the College of Nursing, studies ways to increase HPV vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings in her home country of Nigeria.
Global Warming is increasing the saltiness and temperature of the oceans, which adversely affect coral reefs and could worsen other aspects of marine ecosystems. Two scientists who earned their Ph.D.s from South Carolina are gathering data on marine problems linked to climate change.
Interim Provost Cutler and Interim Chief Health Officer Stacy outline the newest guidelines around the use of face coverings on campus.
Two-time University of South Carolina alumnus, Korey Banks, has established a scholarship fund within the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The scholarship will support students majoring in sport and entertainment management, with a particular focus on helping underrepresented student populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
This fall, UofSC news talked with three women who have taken African American Studies courses to learn more about how their experiences in the classroom shaped their lives. Salandra Bowman, who earned her doctorate from the College of Education in December, shared her story.
UofSC graduate students now have greater access to key resources on campus, thanks to a collaboration between the Graduate School, National Fellowships, and the University Career Center.
Six Ph.D. students have each received funding to help cover research and educational expenses from the Koerner Family Foundation Fellows Program. The recipients represent the biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering programs.
South Carolina softball graduate student, Kelsey Oh, has nearly completed requirements for her master's degree, while also taking advantage of one more year of eligibility on the diamond.
Graham Adams, a graduate of the MPH and Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management programs and CEO for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, has been recognized with the state's highest civilian honor.
Benjamin Davis, CEO of Asset, LLC and College of Engineering graduate school alumnus, is leading a team of researchers in the development of technology that can auto predict and prevent human falls through user-independent smart homes.
Department of History Ph.D. graduates Robert Henry Green II and Tyler Parry recently published "Invisible No More", a collection of 10 essays that explores the history and experiences of Black people at the University of South Carolina, beginning with the university's start in the early 19th century.
Registration for Discover UofSC 2022 will open on Monday, January 31. Discover UofSC is the university's annual showcase of research, scholarship, leadership and creativity. Graduate students are eligible to register as presenters, reviewers and volunteers. Discover UofSC 2022 will be held on Friday, April 22 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online program rankings released Jan.25. The nursing school also kept its No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year as the top online nursing graduate program for veterans.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 SPARC Grant awardees, each of whom will receive funding for their research over a 15-month period.
The Office of the Vice President for Research has selected its Breakthrough Award winners for 2022, including 15 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards for graduate student researchers. The awards recognize excellent researchers at different career levels.
Anna Rogers turned the graduate research she did at UofSC into a published book with the help of UofSC sociology professor and co-author Mathieu Deflem.
Fall 2021 graduate, Emma DeLoughry, took media arts courses while she was in graduate school for environmental science so she could complete a documentary on plastics pollution in S.C. waterways. The documentary,"Macroplastics in South Carolina Waters: Connecting the Midlands to the Coast", aired on SC ETV in December.