Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies
The University of South Carolina's Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 13.
The University of South Carolina's Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 13.
Mallory Dixon excelled on the volleyball court and in the classroom. She will graduate this month with a master's degree in exercise science from the Arnold School of Public Health.
The University of South Carolina released the 2021 State of the University on November 24. This year's video update gains the perspective of our campus community and explores how our drive toward being a model university can strengthen our nation.
This fall, UofSC News interviewed alumni who are currently helping to fill the gap in rural health care, including Tamieka Alston-Gibson who earned her bachelor's and graduate degrees in nursing from UofSC.
The University of South Carolina's Rising Star Fellowship will provide funding to HBCU students interested in pursuing graduate studies.
During her 12 years as a Marine Corps helicopter pilot, Maj. Molly O'Malley flew in a war zone and quickly learned to make split-second decisions up in the air and deal with daily challenges on the ground. But transitioning from full-time military pilot to part-time graduate student at South Carolina hasn't turned out to be the cakewalk you might imagine.
Columbia native and alumnus Ben Green will speak at the McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase on Friday (Nov. 12) at the Russell House Underground. The event, sponsored by the university's McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, will also feature speakers such as MapQuest founder Chris Heivly, '84 master's geography, and Mixtroz co-founder Ashlee Ammons.
This fall, UofSC News spoke with two undergraduate students, a doctoral student, two alumni and two faculty members to learn about their experiences as first-generation students on campus and beyond.
In the Grad Cohort podcast series, graduate students spend a semester engaging in critical conversations about the issues of justice, equity, and inclusion within their discipline. The series is a partnership between the Graduate School Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the UofSC Center for Innovation & Inclusion in Higher Education.
UofSC graduate students are invited to attend an online campus helpers panel and Q&A session on Friday, November 12. Students will be able to meet UofSC Columbia campus first responders and learn about their departments and services.
Darla Moore School of Business graduate school alumnus, William Brown, has been selected to be one of two U.S. members of a NASA spaceflight simulation study in Moscow.
As an executive vice president and global head of inclusion at ViacomCBS, Marva Smalls plays a crucial role in the company's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. And while her commitment to advocacy predates her time at the University of South Carolina, Smalls' undergraduate and graduate experiences shaped her philosophy in profound ways.
All UofSC faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants are invited to attend the 12th Annual Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching on Oct. 22. The event is free and in-person at the Russell House. Registration is required.
In 2018 the University of South Carolina launched the state's only aerospace engineering program offering enrollment in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in aerospace. Since the inception of the program, ensuing class sizes have grown dramatically, and in May 2021, the university graduated the state's first ever class of aerospace engineers.
The Baruch Marine Field Lab gives graduate students, undergraduate interns and researchers from universities around the country access to a marine ecosystem where they gain firsthand coastal research and fieldwork experience. UofSC News interviewed five students about their experience at the Baruch Institute this summer, including graduate students Gwen Hopper (analytical environmental chemistry, GJMPP Scholar) and Curtis C.J. Szewczyk (marine science).
The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting nominations for the 2022 Breakthrough research awards. Nominations for all three signature Breakthrough awards are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.
University Libraries is pleased to invite UofSC Columbia-affiliated researchers, instructors, and graduate student and staff researchers to apply to a Research Dataset Procurement program that will provide library-hosted access to data needed for research or teaching.
To help build houses that are more structurally resistant to natural disasters, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Fabio Matta and doctoral student Erika Rengifo-López are preparing to test new wall specimens made of plastic-reinforced, compressed earth bricks to determine if they can resist the impact of earthquakes.
The Graduate School will host a Preparing for Graduate School seminar series throughout the fall 2021 semester. The seminar is aimed at helping our undergraduate students prepare for the graduate school selection and application process.
The University of South Carolina’s public history master’s program was established in 1975 and has graduated 300 professionals into the field. Graduates of the program apply their knowledge of history to encourage civic engagement and tell a more inclusive story of our collective past.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer a basic grant-writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The workshop will be offered via Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m.
Ashley Godwin, always had an interest in medicine, but when a hand disability became an issue for her in the Pharm.D. program, she channeled her passion and creativity toward a new path.
For Gamecock football players, discipline learned perfecting their game prepares them for the rigors of college academics. Four student athletes share their experiences, including Spencer Eason-Riddle, who will finish his football playing days at South Carolina with his undergraduate and master's degrees in public health and the 2021 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award.
The Fall 2021 SHARPGrads workshop series provides free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts for UofSC students enrolled in graduate-level courses.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022 SPARC Graduate Research Grant program. 2022 SPARC grant applications are due by Wednesday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m..
College of Nursing graduate school alumna and associate professor, Eboni Harris, is a 2021 Clinical Practice Teaching Award winner.
Interim President Pastides reinstates the requirement to wear face coverings indoors while on campus.
Read the message from Interim President Pastides outlining the new Fall 2021 COVID-19 testing program, and providing new information about the benefits of getting vaccinated.
While earning her Ph.D. in physical therapy, August graduate Emma Mitsui co-founded an on-campus organization "to facilitate discussions on topics such as implicit biases, cultural humility, health inequities and patient/client diversity and how physical therapists can address these issues."
Political science and African American Studies professor Todd Shaw weaves analysis and storytelling to create an engaging classroom experience.
Kesha Clavon will join The Graduate School as Senior Diversity Recruiter. In this appointment, Clavon will play a key role in advancing the University of South Carolina's mission for recruiting and enrolling a diverse graduate student population.
Read the letter from Interim President Pastides to all Columbia campus students, faculty, and staff about the mitigation plan for Fall 2021.
Since joining the university in 2015 as director of the South Carolina SmartState Center for Health Care Quality, Xiaoming Li has authored or co-authored 179 scholarly publications and instituted an interdisciplinary campuswide Junior Scholar program that has successfully trained 41 doctoral students from different disciplines.
Bodequia Simon, who earned her undergraduate and master's degree in social work at UofSC, founded the Black Girls in Social Work organization. The organization helps more than 20,000 members around the country network and learn about the profession.
A memo from the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost with an update regarding graduate student health insurance subsidies.
Ph.D. in Epidemiology graduate students Kyndall Dye-Braumuller and Katie Lynn have held critical roles in leading the Laboratory of Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases founded by assistant professor of epidemiology, Melissa Nolan. The lab offers hands-on research experience in an atmosphere rich with mentorship.
College of Information and Communications Researcher, Vanessa Kitzie, is examining how information institutions like libraries can better serve LGBTQIA+ people in communities, particularly in South Carolina. Kitzie uses some of her external funding to support two doctoral students who work with her on her research.
Journalism and Mass Communications graduate school alumnus and associate professor Van Kornegay, has created a new visual communications course that will teach students to fly camera-equipped drones that have become a go-to tool in news gathering, infrastructure inspection, and more.
Dr. John McFadden directs the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program, which helps prepare underrepresented minority students pursuing their graduate studies at the University of South Carolina to eventually become professors.
Malik Paul's journey to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships is one of hardship, sacrifice, determination, faith and a mother's love. The South Carolina graduate student is headed to Oregon after qualifying at the NCAA Regional last week.
2021 Breakthrough Star, Bankole Olatosi, who completed his doctoral training in the Arnold School of Public Health, is using big data science to improve health care.
The university Public Health Team has established new guidance for the summer safety and mask guidelines on campus. Read the May 26 message to the community outlining the updates.
Public health graduate Jacob Evans and an interdisciplinary group of experts from Prisma Health helped establish the state's first rural mass vaccination site in Laurens County. Thanks in part to his efforts -- and desire to work in rural South Carolina -- Prisma has administered more than 10,000 vaccines at that location.
Four UofSC students won Fulbright grants in three separate areas this year. The office of National Fellowships and Scholar Programs announced the first two Fulbright grants for graduate study in the UK.
Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda reflected on how her personal immigration experiences influenced her decision to pursue a doctoral degree. These experiences and research goals helped her earn a trustee fellowship from the university.
UofSC College of Education alumnae Amy Carter and Christina Melton have been recognized as the state's best in their profession. Christina Melton has been named the 2022 state Superintendant of the Year and Amy Carter has been selected as the 2022 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.
The University of South Carolina Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. An in-person recognition ceremony for 2020 graduates will be held on Saturday, May 15. All ceremonies will be in-person except for the School of Medicine, which will be virtual. In addition, all ceremonies will be livestreamed online.
Kimberly Tissot was met with a challenge in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the executive director of Able South Carolina, a Columbia-based organization that provides services to people with disabilities, Tissot had to find a way to continue offering services to those in need.
A letter from the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost regarding graduate student health insurance subsidies.
University of South Carolina graduate Johnny Chiang became chairman of Taiwan's oldest political party, the Kuomintang, in 2020, not long after the party suffered a crushing electoral defeat. His term has been marked by rising tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory.
It has been quite an adventure for Hossam Tashkandi, who arrived in the U.S. on scholarship from his native Saudi Arabia in 2005. Since then, he has earned both his bachelor's degree and master's degree in biological sciences from UofSC and will graduate with his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the College of Pharmacy this May.
Angelina Sylvain has joined the University of South Carolina as the special assistant to the provost and the vice dean of graduate education. In this dual appointment, Sylvain will collect and provide data analytics to inform the financial, policy and programming decisions of both the Graduate School and academic affairs at South Carolina.
Discover UofSC, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021. The Discover UofSC event website, built on the iPosterSessions virtual conference platform, will go live at 7 a.m. on April 23.
Give 4 Garnet: A Day of Giving celebrates all that is special about our UofSC home. On April 21, giving day focuses on the programs and learning opportunities that abound across UofSC's colleges, schools, departments and campuses.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia is the top medical program in the country for graduates who are practicing in areas where there is a shortage of health care professionals, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings. The rankings also show that UofSC is now home to more than 60 nationally ranked programs.
Julián García Walther, a Ph.D. student in biological sciences and GJMPP scholar is researching how climate change is influencing the development and survival of the canutus roselaari, the rarest of all Red Knot subspecies.
UofSC will host in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on May 7 and 8. University President Bob Caslen also invited the class of 2020 to an in-person commencement recognition ceremony on May 15.
Ph.D. in Health, Promotion, Education, and Behavior candidate, Jennifer Mandelbaum, was among three awardees that the alliance for a Healther South Carolina Recognized at the organization's third Annual Live Healthy SC Meeting.
A message to graduate students from President Bob Caslen regarding Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine expansion.
The University of South Carolina has identified five days as wellness days for the Spring 2021 semester. Students will observe these days as an alternative to the traditional spring break and will not have classes on these days.
University of South Carolina Ph.D. student Hyunsu (Henry) Kim is leading a study that could provide practical strategies for the tourism industry as it works to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
In 2014, UofSC alumnus Mohammed Dajani, longtime professor at Jerusalem's al-Quds University, took 27 Palestinian college students to Auschwitz. He wanted them to confront the Holocaust and to consider the complicated history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple perspectives. The backlash would cost him his job and endanger his life. It would also embolden his commitment to reconciliation.
UofSC College of Engineering graduate students Ben Egelske and Michael Royko have been selected as 2021 Koerner Family Foundation Fellows.
School of music graduate alumni participated in several events during the presidential inauguration in January 2021.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to open registration for Discover UofSC 2021. All undergraduate and graduate students, medical and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to present their research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects in a safe, virtual format at Discover UofSC 2021 on Friday, April 23.
The College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online rankings. The rankings also place the university No. 1 for its online nursing graduate program for veterans.
The Office of the Vice President for Research has selected its Breakthrough Award winners for 2021, including five Leadership in Research awardees, 12 Breakthrough Stars, and 13 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. The awards recognize excellent researchers at different career levels.
Dr. Toby Jenkins, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Museum of Education has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program for the Graduate School.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the new slate of 2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grant recipients.
January 11, 2021 letter from Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dr. Tracey L. Weldon.