Geography alumna Tracy Swartout, ’95, has been with the National Park Service 21 years. In May, she became the first female superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
UofSC NEWS & EVENTS
Academic advising at South Carolina has undergone a complete makeover. And the university’s students are feeling the benefits of its overhauled advising system, which was recognized recently with a national award from the National Academic Advising Association.
The Arnold School of Public Health set a school record for research funding last fiscal year (2020-21), enabling faculty to conduct impactful research and continue to gain national recognition for their work.
The University of South Carolina is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on solid financial footing and will hold tuition flat for a third-consecutive year in the 2021-22 budget approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday (June 25).
The University of South Carolina has selected R. William Funk & Associates to assist with its search for a new president, the Presidential Candidate Search Committee’s Chair Thad Westbrook announced Tuesday (July 20). The president of the University of South Carolina serves as the chief executive of the entire University of South Carolina system and of the system’s flagship research university in Columbia.
A project years in the making, Campus Village construction began officially on Wednesday (May 26) as the University of South Carolina hosted a groundbreaking ceremony along with development partner Greystar Real Estate Partners.
“Disney is using a tax incentive for its new Orlando regional hub. But how many of the 2,000+ workers from California will move?”
(feat. Scott Smith, hotel, restaurant and tourism management) —Orlando Sentinel
(feat. Krutika Kuppalli, School of Medicine) —Daily Beast
(feat. Barry Markovsky, sociology) —ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.)
(feat. Geoffrey Alpert, criminology and criminal science) —WCSC
Children’s Law Center moves into renovated facility that’s ideal for training
It’s been a long time coming, but the Children’s Law Center finally has a permanent home, complete with a mock court room and a mock crime scene apartment for forensic training purposes. Those two assets are vital to the center’s mission of providing training to more than 10,000 professionals in justice, law enforcement and child welfare in South Carolina.
Cardiovascular Translational Research Center moves forward despite pandemic
Tapped to head the new Cardiovascular Translational Research Center at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in early 2020, Clinton Webb arrived just in time for lockdown. So, how did he get the blood pumping?
Breakthrough Star: Elizabeth Crouch
Health disparities between rural and urban children can have long term consequences. Elizabeth Crouch and her colleagues at the Rural and Minority Health Research Center don’t just study those disparities; they want to address them head on.
How UofSC alumna Brooke Daniels found her passion
Brooke Daniels realized her passion while designing a new cover illustration for Tara Westover’s Educated. Now, as thousands of incoming UofSC freshmen read the book through the university’s 2021 First Year Reading Experience, she hopes it provides them guidance in navigating their next four years.
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