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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovative projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis is Proud to be a Gamecock

President-elect Michael Amiridis isn't the only Gamecock returning to the roost this summer. His wife, Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis, has just as deep a Carolina connection. In addition to her bachelor's degree in math from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the university's new first lady holds two advanced degrees from USC -- a master's in art history, '97, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, '12.

The Graduate School Announces Award Recipients

Each year, the Graduate School recognizes excellence in research, teaching, leadership and community engagement through a variety of merit-based awards for graduate students. The Graduate School is pleased to announce the award recipients for 2022.

Give 4 Garnet 2022: A Day of Giving

The University of South Carolina will hold the fifth annual Give 4 Garnet: A Day of Giving event, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The Graduate School will participate in the campaign to raise funds for graduate student scholarly initiatives.

Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of South Carolina will host commencement ceremonies for Spring 2022 graduates on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. The ceremonies will recognize bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree recipients.

Graduate Student Needs Assessment Survey

The Graduate School and the Department of Student Life have partnered to launch the Graduate Student Needs Assessment Survey. Data from this survey will be used to inform program and resource planning for UofSC graduate students. Students who complete the survey will have the option to enter a drawing with a chance to win prizes. The survey is open until May 6, 2022.

Weldon Named Dean of Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Tracey L. Weldon has been named dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at the University of South Carolina, effective May 1, after serving in the interim role for more than a year.

Four Students to Complete Summer Institutes in Critical Languages

Laurel Davis, Maeve Smith, Hall West, and graduate student Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda have earned Critical Language Scholarships for summer 2022. These scholarships from the State Department fund 12 weeks of immersive study in a language deemed essential to America's national security and economic prosperity.

Climate Change and Environmental Policy

UofSC graduate school alumni and scientists, Reem Deeb and Sumi Selvaraj, are applying their expertise to help corporations adopt more eco-friendly approaches to doing business and developing more equitable policies for coastal land use.

Q&A With Toby S. Jenkins

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education named Toby S. Jenkins the 2022 recipient of the Individual Leadership Award. Dr. Jenkins serves as the director of the College of Education's Museum of Education and the interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion of The Graduate School.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2022

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2022, at the University of South Carolina, will be held from April 4-8, 2022. To celebrate the important contributions of University of South Carolina graduate students, the Graduate School will host a variety of activities and professional development events throughout the week.

US News Rankings: UofSC Tops in International MBA, Med School Grads in Underserved Areas

The University of South Carolina's international business program retained its spot as the best in the country, while the School of Medicine Columbia remained the best school for graduates practicing in underserved areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings.

2022 Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar

Doctoral student and Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program scholar, Nancy Uriegas, was recently named a 2022 Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar by Diverse issues in Higher Education. Uriegas shared her story in the March graduate education edition of Diverse newsmagazine.

Moore School No. 1 International MBA Program Launching Global Business Leaders

For the ninth consecutive year, the Darla Moore School of Business International MBA program is ranked No. 1, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. This is the 33rd consecutive year the IMBA program has been in the top 3.

Climate Change and the Weather

Nick Sokol and Jennifer Fill, scientists who both earned their Ph.D.s from South Carolina, are looking at how changing weather patterns can help predict alternative energy production and how wildfires spawned by these climate changes are affecting plant ecosystems.

Alumni Make Their Mark on Mars Exploration

South Carolina graduate students have played instrumental roles in developing the technology to scour the Red Planet's surface for signs of ancient life and then getting that technology safely there. Whether in research labs on campus or in NASA offices, they've made their mark on our neighbor in the solar system

Nursing Ph.D. Graduate Works to Improve Understanding of Cervical Cancer Causes

Chigozie Nkwonta, who earned her Ph.D. from the College of Nursing, studies ways to increase HPV vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings in her home country of Nigeria.

Global Warming and the Ocean

Global Warming is increasing the saltiness and temperature of the oceans, which adversely affect coral reefs and could worsen other aspects of marine ecosystems. Two scientists who earned their Ph.D.s from South Carolina are gathering data on marine problems linked to climate change.

Masks Optional in Instructional/Research Spaces Beginning March 17

Interim Provost Cutler and Interim Chief Health Officer Stacy outline the newest guidelines around the use of face coverings on campus.

2022 Inclusive Leadership Professional Symposium

The Graduate School will host a one-day Inclusive Leadership Professional Symposium for graduate students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, April 7.

Gamecock Alumnus Creates Scholarship Fund

Two-time University of South Carolina alumnus, Korey Banks, has established a scholarship fund within the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The scholarship will support students majoring in sport and entertainment management, with a particular focus on helping underrepresented student populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

50 Years of Inspiration: African American Studies Program Builds Community, Shapes Students

This fall, UofSC news talked with three women who have taken African American Studies courses to learn more about how their experiences in the classroom shaped their lives. Salandra Bowman, who earned her doctorate from the College of Education in December, shared her story.

Graduate Student Resources Hub Hosts Grand Opening

UofSC graduate students now have greater access to key resources on campus, thanks to a collaboration between the Graduate School, National Fellowships, and the University Career Center.

Six Graduate Students Awarded Koerner Family Foundation Fellowships

Six Ph.D. students have each received funding to help cover research and educational expenses from the Koerner Family Foundation Fellows Program. The recipients represent the biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering programs.

Unfinished Business for Softball's Kelsey Oh

South Carolina softball graduate student, Kelsey Oh, has nearly completed requirements for her master's degree, while also taking advantage of one more year of eligibility on the diamond.

Arnold School Alumnus Graham Adams Awarded Order of the Palmetto

Graham Adams, a graduate of the MPH and Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management programs and CEO for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, has been recognized with the state's highest civilian honor.

 

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