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Mr. Gibson's fifth grade class

Culturally relevant teaching changes the game for students

Jackson Creek Elementary School, in Columbia, is committed to improving the way its teachers are educating students — both academically and socially. The school is collaborating with College of Education professors to offer all teachers and support staff ongoing professional development in culturally relevant teaching.

Brainard Cooper

Fellowship honors impact of longtime athletic trainer

Longtime athletic trainer Brainard Cooper was joined by family, friends, colleagues and Arnold School of Public Health faculty members as they unveiled the Brainard Cooper Athletic Training Fellowship on April 20 at Founders Park. The fellowship will include support for students and faculty in addition to equipment and other needs within the Arnold School’s renowned athletic training programs.

Several people rallying outside of statehouse.

Using their ‘teacher voices’

On May 1, an estimated 10,000 South Carolina teachers and public education supporters rallied at the Statehouse in an event that showed teachers have been pushed to their limits and are willing to take their fight over working conditions to state lawmakers, says College of Education professor and researcher Jon Hale.

Brendan Kelly

Interim President-Elect Brendan Kelly

The search for the University of South Carolina’s next president continues, but don’t expect a slowdown in institutional operations when Interim President-elect Brendan Kelly takes office Aug. 1.

drone in flight

A bird's-eye view for mapping

“Introduction to Drones for Airborne Spatial Data,” a new geography course offered for the first time this semester, gives University of South Carolina students an overview of aerial mapping with drones — and a leg up on using a technology that’s finding myriad commercial applications.

avengers No. 1 cover

Blockbuster comics collection comes to UofSC

The 1963 comic book that started it all, Marvel’s Avengers #1, is one item in a massive collection recently donated to UofSC by lifelong collector Gary Lee Watson of Columbus, Ohio.

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In the News

“Getting ready for hurricane season: 4 essential reads”

(Feat. Susan Cutter, geography) —The Houston Chronicle via The Conversation

“Mass hysteria”

(Feat. Barry Markovsky, sociology) —Inside Higher Ed

“More younger women are having heart attacks”

(Feat. Brent Egan, School of Medicine Greenville) —Washington Post

“Opinion: Hollings was a great man—who couldn’t get elected in SC today”

(Feat. Robert Oldendick, political science) —Post and Courier

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