The fine scale of time
December 18, 2018, Megan Sexton
A site along the Broad River in Fairfield County offers USC archaeologists and students a glimpse into the lives of people who camped along the same riverbank thousands of years ago.
December 18, 2018, Megan Sexton
A site along the Broad River in Fairfield County offers USC archaeologists and students a glimpse into the lives of people who camped along the same riverbank thousands of years ago.
December 05, 2018, Kathryn McPhail
This month, Wendy Harriford Platt — a veteran teacher, mother, and daughter of a Carolina icon — will walk across the commencement stage to accept her doctorate degree in education with no regrets. Well, maybe just one regret — that her father will not be there to celebrate with her.
December 04, 2018, Megan Sexton
From an expanded school calendar to keep students on track to a revamped advising process,USC does a lot to prepare students for the next chapter.
December 03, 2018, Megan Sexton
The university has established several new degree programs that illustrate creative curricula by adding innovation, an entrepreneurial approach or other types of value to traditional degrees.
November 28, 2018, Ross Stevens
University of South Carolina chemistry professor Donna Chen has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS fellow is one of the most prestigious honors awarded in academia.
November 20, 2018, Chris Horn
Alzheimer’s, autism and schizophrenia are very different neural disorders but they have this in common — scientists are learning more about each condition by studying the neural development of a fish that's barely the size of a small minnow.
November 14, 2018, Megan Sexton
South Carolina’s high stroke rate is not good news for the state, but it makes researcher Julius Fridriksson’s work particularly relevant.
November 09, 2018, Kathryn McPhail
The College of Education was awarded its largest grant in nearly 20 years to fund a statewide program to better engage families in South Carolina’s public schools.
November 07, 2018, Chris Horn
In the nearly 30 years since the first Gulf War in Kuwait and Iraq, medical professionals have struggled to identify the cause for symptoms collectively referred to as Gulf War illness that have persisted among a quarter-million military veterans. Saurabh Chatterjee can’t identify the cause, but he thinks his research team at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health has found the locus of medical dysfunction.
October 30, 2018, Chris Horn
A team of scientists at USC's Arnold School of Public Health have zeroed in on the diet-inflammation link, identifying 45 food and food components associated with biomarkers of inflammation in studies of humans, laboratory animals and even cells in culture.
October 24, 2018, Megan Sexton
As he conducted research for the civil rights history project Columbia SC 63, history professor Bobby Donaldson started discovering largely untold stories about the struggle as it played out in Columbia. The material he and his students unearthed and the people he met helped guide the formation of the South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History and Research.
October 23, 2018, Page Ivey and Joshua Burrack
“Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s tale of a scientist pushing the boundaries of knowledge and ethics to reanimate lifeless flesh, turns 200 this year, and the University of South Carolina is celebrating the anniversary by reaching into its rare books collection and tapping faculty expertise to tell the story of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and the creature that has spawned many reincarnations throughout popular literature, film and television.
October 19, 2018, Allen Wallace
The University of South Carolina’s sport science programs are making an impact around the world, and the success has earned global recognition. The programs are ranked No. 1 in the United States for the third consecutive year in the Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.
October 09, 2018, Page Ivey
Overcoming stereotypes and drug addiction, learning to listen in uncomfortable conversations about race, and finding new ways to diagnose and treat mental illnesses were just some of the wide range of topics presented by speakers at the inaugural TEDxUofSC event Tuesday.
October 05, 2018, Kathryn McPhail
Education professor and rabbi, Meir Muller, is devoted to countering antisemitism and bias through education. His work is shaping school curriculum for children in Europe and ultimately, here in South Carolina.
October 03, 2018, Annika Dahlgren
Editor and CEO of The Conversation Maria Balinska will join UofSC professors Derek Black, School of Law; Lauren Sklaroff, College of Arts and Sciences; and Bill Hauk, Darla Moore School of Business for a panel discussion about how to get national media attention for scholarly expertise and research on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
October 03, 2018, Megan Sexton
Along the coast of South Carolina, in Georgetown County, USC researchers have been methodically testing the waters for 40 years – learning the workings of a salt marsh estuary and the impacts humans have on the environment.
October 01, 2018, Allen Wallace
A recent American Horse Council study finds that the U.S. equine industry is responsible for about $122 billion in economic impact and 1.74 million jobs that generate $79 billion in salaries, wages and benefits. How much of that is felt in South Carolina? That’s the question University of South Carolina researchers will answer after receiving a $46,500 grant from the state agriculture department.
September 27, 2018, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Thursday (Sept. 27) several expansions of partnerships with corporate giants IBM, Samsung, Siemens and Yaskawa, including a partnership agreement with IBM for a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Research Lab.
September 25, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
In addition to his role as associate professor and director of music entrepreneurship at the School of Music, David Cutler has been tasked by the Office of the Provost with overseeing a yearlong, university-wide effort to promote innovation and embolden the creative spirit at every level of the campus community.
September 24, 2018, Chris Horn
The university has recruited many new faculty members this semester. Meet Jessica Bradshaw, an assistant professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
September 19, 2018, Chris Horn
In the past year, the university’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research has nearly doubled in size, taking under its wing new laboratories for drone design, combustion research and a data analytics program focused on Army helicopter maintenance.
September 05, 2018
Emma Dear, a second-year public health major, tells of her adventures in Morocco with Preston Residential College for a Maymester course.
September 05, 2018, Julie Turner
New economics professor Danna Kang Thomas researches the effect of government intervention in the economy whether through regulation or taxation. Currently, she is looking at the effects of recreational marijuana legalization and the efficacy and efficiency of current state cannabis taxes and regulations.
August 27, 2018, Annika Dahlgren
School of Medicine student Alison “Allie” Augsburger has wanted to be a doctor for as long as she can remember, but working with her mentor and completing a prestigious summer program has helped focus her sights on the rigorous field of cardiothoracic surgery.
August 17, 2018, Chris Horn
Richard Adams has been training future chemists at the University of South Carolina for 45 years. His efforts have been rewarded with the 2018 Mungo Graduate Teaching Award.
August 07, 2018, Chris Horn
Alan Decho’s research sometimes takes him to the tropics to study thick, slimy mats of bacteria that survive in extreme heat and drought. Turns out, the conditions those hardy bacterial colonies call home might provide clues in the search for life on other planets.
August 06, 2018, Allen Wallace
If you’re planning a vacation, odds are Uzbekistan has not been at the top of your list. That could change very soon, though, as the University of South Carolina enters a partnership to nurture the burgeoning tourism industry and service economy in the former Soviet republic.
August 03, 2018, Julie Smith-Turner
Associate professor Susan Lang is leading two global research programs that take a close look at how life formed on Earth, how life may be forming on other planets and how far can life be pushed before it is no longer life.
July 31, 2018, Megan Sexton
The lineup of speakers is set for the inaugural TEDxUofSC conference Oct. 9 at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.
July 30, 2018, Megan Sexton
Brie Turner-McGrievy’s research focuses on obesity prevention and treatment. She examines the use of plant-based diets in place of calorie restrictions to promote weight loss, and uses technology and mobile health to deliver interventions and facilitate social support and self-monitoring.
July 20, 2018, Page Ivey
We’ve all heard the health warnings about stress, but just how, exactly, does stress damage a healthy person? And what is it that allows some people to be resilient while others exhibit a vexing trail of cytokines, inflammation and other biochemical responses to trauma and other stressors? School of Medicine researcher Susan Wood is trying to figure out just that.
July 19, 2018, Alyssa Yancey
Research from University of South Carolina School of Medicine researchers Drs. Mitzi Nagarkatti and Prakash Nagarkatti has led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic compound found in cannabis, as a treatment for autoimmune hepatitis.
July 19, 2018, Kathryn McPhail
A new College of Education program aimed at increasing teacher retention in South Carolina proves successful in its first year - with 100 percent of participating teachers returning to the classroom next school year. This fall, 50 additional teachers will enter the program, and a $600,000 grant will help the college research the effectiveness of teacher recruitment and retention efforts statewide.
July 18, 2018, Megan Sexton
FoodShare South Carolina, a University of South Carolina program that works to expand access to fresh produce and nutrition education for low-income families in the Columbia area.
July 13, 2018, Julie Smith-Turner
What do you get when you cross an educator, an avid sci-fi fan and a tinkerer? Morgan Stefik’s family got a highly curious child who took things apart to figure out how they worked or how better to rebuild them.
July 12, 2018, Annika Dahlgren
Researchers with the College of Engineering and Computing have created a new way to destroy cancer cells in two days. The research team — made up of electrical engineering professor Seongtae Bae, postdoc fellow Jung-tak Jang and undergrad (Eric) Sang Hoon Ju — uses a nanomaterial and an alternating current (AC) magnetic field generator to super heat the cells.
July 11, 2018, Peggy Binette
The South Carolina Political Collections — one of the largest political collections in the nation — will expand Monday, Aug. 6 when the University of South Carolina opens the Richard W. Riley Collection. The collection details the life and public career of Richard Wilson “Dick” Riley, a former South Carolina state representative, senator and governor and U.S. Secretary of Education.
July 06, 2018, Megan Sexton
Ioannis Rekleitis has established a research program in the College of Engineering and Computing in field robotics with a focus on marine and coastal environments.
July 03, 2018, Chris Horn
Biomedical scientists at USC’s School of Medicine are studying the extent to which emodin, a natural compound found in rhubarb, could help relieve some side effects of a common chemotherapy drug.
June 29, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
As director of the S.C. Rural Health Research Center since 2003 — and prior to that, as the center’s deputy director — Jan Probst has played an integral role in promoting the work of other investigators in public health, nursing, medicine and other disciplines.
June 26, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
Assistant professor of photography Lauren Greenwald considered becoming a doctor, pursued a career in architecture, lived on a sailboat for a year and worked as a project manager renovating apartments in Paris – all before finally going to graduate school to study photography. Her work is a reflection of that wanderlust, but the lens through which she examines the world could work for anyone, not just the aspiring artist.
June 26, 2018, Chris Horn
University of South Carolina researchers across multiple disciplines are putting data analytics to work to tackle an array of real-world challenges — from keeping helicopters flying safely to improving health care and detecting deadly fungal outbreaks in corn.
June 22, 2018, Chris Horn
Growing up in a small Russian town, Dmitry Peryshkov was fortunate to have a dynamic high school chemistry teacher who accelerated Peryshkov's love of the science, much like a catalyst speeds up a chemical reaction. Now Peryshkov is the one who is spurring on students with an enthusiasm that's almost palpable.
June 22, 2018, Alyssa Yancey
Over the last few years the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine has doubled its summer research opportunities for rising second-year medical students. This year more than half of the Class of 2021 (M.D.) applied for the program, and 24 students are currently completing research experiences in clinical and translational research.
June 21, 2018, Chris Horn
Michelle Androulakis understands the debilitating pain of migraine headaches and is looking for ways to help fellow sufferers. The neurologist and med school professor has conducted clinical trials for a non-invasive migraine procedure involving a tiny nasal catheter as well as for a new migraine drug.
June 18, 2018, Mary-Kathryn Craft
Psychology professor Mark Weist is leading efforts to improve behavioral health in public schools across the Palmetto State. He and his team recently received a grant from the South Carolina Department of Education to launch the S.C. School Behavioral Health Alliance, an interdisciplinary initiative to prevent and treat emotional and behavioral concerns.
June 15, 2018, Julie Smith-Turner
Karen McDonnell didn’t want to be a nurse. In fact, she turned down a nursing scholarship after high school in favor of studying biology and chemistry. After graduation, she went to work in a research lab. Although she enjoyed her work, something about it didn’t quite fit. That’s when McDonnell discovered her true calling in a most unusual place.
June 13, 2018, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is again listed as one the top patent-producing universities in the world, a distinction it has held for six years in a row.
June 08, 2018, Megan Sexton
In the eight years Kevin Huang has been at the University of South Carolina, the energy science researcher has established a world-class electrochemical energy materials laboratory and program.
June 01, 2018, Chris Horn
It sounds like a motorist's dream come true: Microorganisms that make gasoline. If you think it sounds farfetched, talk to Tom Makris. The assistant professor of chemistry is focusing his research on natural product biosynthesis pathways, which include not only fuel-producing microbes but also the antibiotic-making capabilities of microorganisms.
May 23, 2018, Megan Sexton
Education professor Collin Webster works with classroom teachers and others to integrate more physical activity by students throughout the school day.
May 22, 2018, Chris Horn
If you want to delve deep into the history of Charleston you could take a guided tour of the city. But if your time and money are limited, check out the Charleston Time Machine with Nic Butler.
May 18, 2018, Karla Turner
Trained as an aerospace engineer, Yiming Ji worked in the aerospace industry for several years before returning to school to study computer science. Inspired by the idea to train others to integrate computer science and engineering as he had done, Ji founded the computational science program at USC Beaufort, the only one of its kind in South Carolina.
May 15, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
Assistant professor of management Joel Wooten researches innovation and entrepreneurship and has considerable experience with innovation contests, including XPRIZE in Los Angeles. Now he wants to take the spirit of creative competition into orbit.
May 11, 2018, Megan Sexton
Mechanical engineering associate professor Addis Kidane has become an internationally recognized scholar in the field of mechanics of materials under extreme conditions.
May 08, 2018, USC Times
After spending a summer abroad studying sea barnacles in the United Kingdom Amy Zyck decided on a career in research.
May 04, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
From economic insecurity to the seemingly endless War on Terror, we live in unsettling times. But that isn’t necessarily anything new, according to assistant professor of English Eli Jelly-Schapiro.
April 30, 2018, Megan Sexton
Ali Brian, a physical education researcher in the College of Education, helps young children and adolescents with and without disabilities improve their gross motor skills — their ability to run, jump, hop, throw, catch and bounce a ball.
April 30, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
University of South Carolina English professor and culinary historian David Shields' latest book, "The Culinarians," revives the early history of American fine dining. The book was nominated for a 2018 James Beard Award.
April 27, 2018, Chris Horn
When Mitzi Nagarkatti joined the School of Medicine as chair of pathology, microbiology and immunology in 2005, the department was bringing in about $600,000 a year in NIH funding, 81st among all such departments across the nation. The department now garners some $9.5 million per year in NIH grants (No. 17 in the country) and Nagarkatti continues to build research capacity not only in that unit but in the entire School of Medicine and across the university.
April 24, 2018, Megan Sexton
Rhonda Jeffries’ research focuses on ways to close the achievement gap for racial minority and low-income students, specifically those tracked for remedial classes.
April 20, 2018, Alyssa Yancey
The staff of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare at the USC School of Medicine is working to improve access to care in rural South Carolina. Created with state funding in 2017, the center has a number of initiatives underway, including a loan program to encourage health profession students to practice in rural settings, research grant programs and partnerships helping put providers on the ground in critical need areas.
April 20, 2018, Chris Horn
Parastoo Hashemi wants to know what's going on inside our heads — neurochemically speaking, that is — and she and her research team are well on their way toward figuring out how to do it. Her pioneering research on measuring neurochemical levels in the brain have far-reaching implications for treatment of depression and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
April 19, 2018, Megan Sexton
The university its top student honors, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Steven N. Swanger awards, to four graduating seniors during the university’s annual Awards Day ceremony Thursday on the historic Horseshoe.
April 13, 2018, Mary-Kathryn Craft
This summer, biology professor Timothy Mousseau and his students will visit Ukraine to study the stray dogs living around Chernobyl, the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters.
April 13, 2018, Page Ivey
After working on a federally funded project to help counselors provide relationship education, associate professor Ryan Carlson developed a protocol to help counselors differentiate between relationship conflict and true domestic violence
April 12, 2018, Peggy Binette
Casey Brayton, a junior S.C. Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences student, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar and the ninth student at the university to win the prestigious national scholarship.
April 06, 2018, Page Ivey
Biology professor Bert Ely has always worked to recruit minority students, and in 2006 he developed the SCienceLab program to provide middle and high school students with a firsthand look at inquiry-based laboratory experiences.
April 04, 2018, Nicole Carrico
An oral history by University Libraries preserves the story of Kline Iron & Steel, started in Columbia by Lithuanian immigrants whose families fled Eastern Europe to escape Jewish persecution.
April 03, 2018, Megan Sexton
Education professor Gloria Boutte has a simple goal: ensuring that all students are able to succeed in school, particularly those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
March 30, 2018, Karla Turner
Associate professor of mathematics Matthew Ballard is an expert in the field of algebraic geometry. Working with his team of collaborators, Ballard has continuously produced breakthrough results in his field.
March 28, 2018, John Brunelli
University of California Berkeley public health professor Amani Nuru-Jeter will deliver the 11th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture April 6.
March 28, 2018, USC Times
Chemistry professor Chuanbing Tang believes polymers can be engineered to make antibiotics more effective.
March 26, 2018, Megan Sexton
Johnie Hodge is undertaking the challenge of becoming a physician-scientist by earning both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The number of physician-scientists has steadily declined in recent years, but those who remain are helping translate research discoveries into changes in patient care.
March 26, 2018, Megan Sexton
Catherine Compton-Lilly, a professor in Carolina's College of Education, conducts research on inequity in schools and with immigrant families, with plans for a long-term project to follow a single school.
March 23, 2018, Karla Turner
The sky above St. Pancras International Railway Station in London is visible through a glass roof that will never need cleaning, thanks to a layer of nanoparticles that lie on the surface. Nanostructures like these, and the ones you may find in your morning coffee, are the center of Dr. Mohammed Baalousha's research.
March 20, 2018, Megan Sexton
South Carolina Honors College graduate Caroline Parler Potter headed to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 2000. She's still at Oxford, where she earned her master’s and doctorate in anthropology and is now a medical anthropologist. She'll return to Carolina on April 20 to give the keynote address at Discover USC.
March 16, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
Using remote sensing technology, Subra Bulusu and his research team are exploring oceanic and atmospheric dynamics, meteorological processes and climate change. Among their endeavors, Bulusu’s team has worked on the retrieval of sea surface salinity data obtained by NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive and Aquarius and the European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite missions.
March 13, 2018, Craig Brandhorst
Solving big problems requires big ideas — and one of the biggest problems facing public education in South Carolina and elsewhere is teacher retention.
March 08, 2018, Chris Horn
Jana Liese had her sights set on an internship at the National Institutes of Health but no students in the Washington Semester Program had ever landed an internship in a research lab. "At first, I was a little dejected," Liese says. "But then I decided I'm going to make this happen."
March 08, 2018, Jalesa Cooley
After becoming interested in storytelling as a way to promote health, public health professor Alyssa Robillard began documenting the experiences of HIV-positive African-American women. Now, she and junior Chelsea Perry are producing an audiobook that will educate at risk groups about staying safe in their sexual relationships.
March 07, 2018, John Brunelli
The University of South Carolina is expanding its global reach in Southeast Asia. President Harris Pastides recently signed partnerships with three universities in Vietnam, which will allow for collaboration in teaching, research and service. Now, the Office of Study Abroad is sending a delegation of faculty and staff to the country over spring break to explore other opportunities for Carolina students.
March 05, 2018, Laura Kammerer
After watching an extremely premature baby die following complications from hypothermia, Robin Dail has dedicated her career to understanding the impact of temperature on premature babies. Her research is influencing care practice standards and leading to new technologies.
March 02, 2018, Megan Sexton
Associate professor of marketing David Crockett understands the importance of mentoring. He was awarded the Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence from the American Marketing Association for his role mentoring students who have been traditionally underrepresented in academia.
February 21, 2018, Allen Wallace
Victor Kidd is the first African-American doctoral student in the University of South Carolina’s sport and entertainment management Ph.D. program. He is also the first student overall from his program to win a SPARC grant — a merit-based grant designed to ignite research and creative excellence.
February 19, 2018, Kathryn McPhail
A collaborative effort between the College of Education and the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, housed in the College of Information and Communications, is helping one community unify its literacy efforts.
February 16, 2018, Megan Sexton
Tommy Coggins directs the Office of Sponsored Award Management, talks about the role his office plays in assisting faculty members searching for funding and how faculty can improve their chances of bringing in big grants.
February 14, 2018, Page Ivey
Kathryn Luchok and Linda Robinson are teaching Midlands foster teens the facts of life with messages they hope will stick.
February 08, 2018, John Brunelli
National Council for Behavior Health medical director Joseph Parks will be the keynote speaker at the Integrated Behavioral Health Symposium spearheaded by the College of Social Work. The symposium will be held Monday (Feb. 12) at the Alumni Center.
January 30, 2018, Page Ivey
Geography professor Jean Ellis' curiosity about how the forces of nature reshape the world’s beaches has spread to her students, including the university’s most recent Rhodes Scholar, Jory Fleming.
January 25, 2018, Chris Horn
Insects are regularly consumed by an estimated 2 billion people, a practice that has its roots in culture and sometimes necessity. Law professor Marie Boyd studies the regulation of insects as food as part of her research on the Food and Drug Administration. She says insect-based food has a long way to go, both from a cultural and regulatory standpoint, in the U.S.
January 10, 2018, Megan Sexton
The School of Medicine’s new Research Center for Transforming Health will provide a hub that makes it easier for basic science researchers and clinical researchers to come together to work on projects that can improve the health of South Carolinians.
January 10, 2018, Megan Sexton
Will Sharp, who earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, draws on both degrees as an emergency room doctor and researcher at the University of Chicago.