It's not the only frontier he's intent on exploring, but the watery one that covers 70 percent of the globe has long transfixed Ioannis Rekleitis, an assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering.
A research team led by biology professor Jeff Dudycha recently published a paper showing that larger eye size is the source of a sizable reproductive advantage for a tiny freshwater crustacean. The research provides hard data for eye microevolution that, until now, were lacking.
This past summer was quite an extraordinary one for UofSC student, Mark Kingsmore, and his best friend, Ethan Hinkle, a Clemson student.
Monday, Nov. 23 marks 12th year that engineering professor Abdel Bayoumi and his students will watch their design and construction of a gigantic Clemson tiger burn in effigy on the intramural field adjacent from the Colonial Life Arena as part of Tigerburn.
Professor Subrahmanyam Bulusu is part of an international team collecting hydrographic data in pirate-infested waters to better understand the northern Arabian Sea circulation. Key to the effort, and an essential element of the team's variant of a widely recognized acronym, NASCar, is autonomous research.
One Friday a month the University of South Carolina School of Law welcomes 40 of the youngest law students you'll ever meet. Welcome to the law school's Constitutional Scholars Pipeline Program, which pairs seventh and eight graders with USC law students who teach them about the law and coach them for a moot court.
Business sophomore Drew Grubba wants USC students to be culturally prepared before traveling and studying abroad. That's why he organized IBUS Culture, a Nov. 17 event sponsored by his business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi.
Imagine several teams of aspiring innovators pitching a product or service they believe to be "the next big thing" to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs before a live audience. On the line is up to $20,000 to make their startup idea a reality. No, you're not watching an episode of the popular ABC-TV show, "Shark Tank." It's the final round of The Proving Ground, the University of South Carolina's annual entrepreneurial competition.
Hailed as a huge victory for women's rights, the Supreme Court of Uganda made international headlines in August when it ruled the custom of refunding "bride price" unconstitutional. However, Aparna Polavarapu, a law professor and scholar with the University of South Carolina's Rule of Law Collaborative, says changing that practice will be difficult.
When alumni Earl and Barbara Huitt Lovelace were caring for their aging parents, they saw first-hand how important nurses are to families in need. Now the couple has created a scholarship to help nursing students in need.
Beth Ann Bell really knows how to turn back time. The University of South Carolina alumna, now a UCLA post-doc, may have rolled the starting point for life back by 300 million years.
Sean Heely transferred to UofSC's School of Music to continue his violin training under William Terwilliger and to refine his playing of classical composers. He has found that, but also discovered a world of opportunities. "The musical progress I've made in classical and my new ventures in bluegrass and Gypsy jazz couldn't have happened elsewhere," he says.
Microscopic creatures come to artistic life in alumna Alicia Leeke's colorful traveling exhibition. The Columbia-based artist collected and photographed phytoplankton from local waters with the help of professor Tammi Richardson, then created abstract renderings of the micrographs.
When Brian Johnson applied to the African American Professors Program at USC, he didn't realize he would become a pioneer. But that's exactly what happened when the doctoral student in American literature became the first African-American man to earn a Ph.D. in literature from Carolina.
Xiaoming Li is a professor and SmartState Endowed Chair in Translational Clinical Research. He also is director of the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality in Arnold School of Public Health. His research includes HIV behavioral prevention and intervention.
Sustainability. We all know what it means, but when do we see it in action on campus? EcoReps put this into action by introducing and challenging people to live a sustainable life through the fifth annual No Impact Week Nov. 2-7.
Associate professor Xiao-Dong Zhou is part of a research team that aims to use solar or wind power to produce carbon-based fuels. With a starting material of carbon dioxide, which can be dragged out of the air, the approach is as green as it gets.
The Carolinian Creed was born in the late 1980s, following a series of disturbing incidents at colleges and universities across the U.S. Learn the history of the creed as UofSC prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Nov. 2-6.
Law professor Seth Stoughton is a former police officer who understands the many pressures that law enforcement officers face. He wants his law students to understand it as well, that is why he requires his criminal procedure students to take a police ride-along.
Your votes allowed them to be winners at this year's Showcase, but what else do you really know about the homecoming court? This Q&A will help you get to know them a little better.
Students often separate education from 'real life'," says Irma Van Scoy, director of USC Connect. "We try to help students connect the dots, to understand that the things they do outside of the classroom -- service projects, research and internships, for example -- can be transformational experiences that dovetail with their formal education.
Amir Karami is a new professor in the School of Library and Information Science. His primary research interest is in text data in medical, social networks and cybersecurity.
Chemistry professors Micky Myrick and Steve Morgan are developing a potential rival to the storied forensics tool luminol. Their technique, "steam thermography," combines thermal imaging with a hand steamer to highlight where crime scene investigators need to look more carefully -- and it works in some places luminol can't.
From the beginning of the slave trade in the South to a poster advertising Columbia's 2013 Blues Festival, Clair DeLune's new book, "South Carolina Blues," covers a lot of ground.
In Vicki Vance's lab, the expression "You are what you eat" might soon take on new meaning. The veteran molecular plant scientist thinks genetically modified plants could become useful weapons in the war against human cancer. To test the idea, she's turning plants into bio-factories that make tumor-suppressing micro-RNA (miRNA).