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A new discipline of learning

A new discipline of learning

The silo approach to health care education was the norm for decades, but it's rapidly giving way to interprofessional education (IPE), which draws students from multiple health care fields into one classroom for a common course experience.

Study combines mental health, primary care

Study combines mental health, primary care

As connections between mental illness and chronic medical illnesses are better understood, researchers and clinicians are looking for ways to integrate mental health care with primary care.

Setting a new trajectory

Setting a new trajectory

After years of study in graduate school, Evan Phelps recently joined the workforce in an area far afield from the particle physics research that defined his daily routine at the University of South Carolina. Although working toward a Ph.D. in physics might be a road less traveled on the way to a position in the health sciences, from his point of view the effort had a lot of merit.

Promises kept: Carolina's Promise campaign achieves lofty goal

Promises kept: Carolina's Promise campaign achieves lofty goal

Carolina's Promise, the University of South Carolina's $1 billion campaign launched in 2008, has reached its goal on time and on target, securing private funds for many key university goals, including new scholarships, professorships, academic programs and facilities.

Bull's-eye!

Bull's-eye!

From 55 yards away, a five-inch yellow circle appears miniscule. But that little circle is plenty big enough for archery champions Garrett Abernethy and Carli Cochran, who can consistently drive one arrow after another into the bullseye.

Paso a paso: Helping Latino families in SC

Paso a paso: Helping Latino families in SC

When Ondina Miranda came to South Carolina from Honduras, she wanted to learn English, to finish school and to offer her future children a better life. But, she needed a little help, especially when she was pregnant with her first child.

Giving atoms their marching orders

Giving atoms their marching orders

Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research in the laboratory is just as dynamic -- but with a sense of order that really keeps atoms in line.

Game theory

Game theory

Lily Gullion had a passion for helping children with disabilities when she came to Carolina, and it's taken the exercise science junior all the way to the Netherlands this summer for an intensive research project.

Raising the mainsail

Raising the mainsail

School of Medicine alumnus Randy Bolton has enjoyed a long career in surgery and hospital administration. Now, the S.C. native has returned home to be the new chief of surgery at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

'My soul is home'

'My soul is home'

Alumna Joni Jordan cleared a lot of roadblocks to make a career as a high school chemistry teacher. Now at Orangeburg's Edisto High School, she's a master teaching fellow in a new UofSC program designed to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in high-needs and rural districts throughout the state.

Early to rise

Early to rise

There are two constants in Erin Noble’s life, but she’s not really wild about the first one — waking up every day before 5 a.m. to start the ovens at her Silver Spoon Bake Shop.

Growing Together as one Carolina

Growing Together as one Carolina

Aaron Greene's life motto "peace, love and unity" took root on the University of South Carolina's campus and hasn't stopped growing yet.

Lifetime associate

Lifetime associate

Columbia attorney and University of South Carolina alumnus Luther Battiste has helped shape his alma mater for forty years. Now, as president of University Associates, he is helping guide the conversation between the university and the larger Midlands community.

The doctor of nursing practice will see you now

The doctor of nursing practice will see you now

The doctor of nursing practice program at the University of South Carolina is marking 15 years this year and is expanding to include a psychiatric/mental health specialty starting in the fall. It is just one of the innovative changes made since UofSC's doctorate became just the fourth such program in the nation.

Fostering community in the classroom

Fostering community in the classroom

Lauren Brown decided after graduate school that being a counselor wasn't the career for her. At the University of South Carolina, though, she's found the perfect way to put her counseling skills to work by helping students in University 101.

Bringing technology to life

Bringing technology to life

Karina Liles started helping bridge the gap between people and technology when she was just a kid. Now, as a graduate student studying human-robot interaction in the College of Engineering and Computing, she's making a career of it.

Journey of 500 miles

Journey of 500 miles

Coy Gibson and James Armstrong, both 2014 Carolina graduates, are in the middle of a 500-mile journey on foot across northern Spain called El Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James.

Checking out Egypt

Checking out Egypt

Alumni Amy Coquillard and David Chadwell arrived at their new jobs at Cairo American College in 2013, just weeks after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Despite nightly curfews and the occasional sound of gunfire in the streets, the couple stuck it out and is now thoroughly enjoying life abroad.

Remaining smoke free

Remaining smoke free

UofS nursing professor Karen McDonnell is developing programs to help lung cancer patients and their families to stop smoking and stay smoke free.

Embracing challenge

Embracing challenge

Caroline Roberts has identified two things that are central to her development as a leader: her faith, and challenges that put that faith to the test. In the University of South Carolina, she has found a home where the latter is strengthening the former.

Politics of memory

Politics of memory

Robert Weyeneth, a professor of public history and preservation, has devoted much of his career at the University of South Carolina to the study of public spaces, particularly those related to race, the Civil Rights movement and segregation. In recognition of his work, Weyeneth has been awarded the 2015 Governor's Award in Historic Preservation.

Mapping Frankenstein

Mapping Frankenstein

"Frankenstein" is never a dull read, but when Jeanne Britton unrolls enormous 18th- and 19th-century maps for her English 419 class, Mary Shelley's novel really springs to life.

Leadership position helps student land NFL internship

Leadership position helps student land NFL internship

Nathan Harris did not anticipate that his on-campus leadership role would open doors in the real world. The rising senior credits his time as a peer instructor with the University of South Carolina's Student Success Center with helping him land a coveted summer internship with the Seattle Seahawks.

'The stuff dreams are made of'

'The stuff dreams are made of'

Dashiell Hammett was famed for creating the epitome of the hardboiled detective, Sam Spade, and turning the detective novel into literature. "He wasn't just a crime writer," his granddaughter Julie M. Rivett says. "The best of his work is not so much about crime as it is about human nature, and it defies genre." Rivett and her family unveiled a comprehensive collection of Dashiell Hammett's works, including the Hammett Family Archive.