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

2021 State of the University

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.

New Fellowship Provides Underrepresented South Carolinians a Path to Graduate Education

The University of South Carolina's Rising Star Fellowship will provide funding to HBCU students interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

The Fall 2021 Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Koger Center on December 13th at 9:30 a.m. Learn more about what to expect on the day of graduation.

Piloting a Path to a New Career

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.

McNair Institute Inspiring Student Entrepreneurs

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.

First-generation Students Bring Wide Range of Perspectives to Campus

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.

The Grad Cohort Podcast

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.

First Responders Virtual Panel and Q&A

UofSC graduate students are invited to attend an online first responders 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.

Boren Scholar Joins NASA Simulation Study

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.

Alumna Plays Crucial Role in Media Company's Inclusion Efforts

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.

Oktoberbest: A Symposium on Teaching

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.

New Aerospace Engineering Program Satisfying Major Need in South Carolina

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.

A Summer Along the Sea

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).

2022 Breakthrough Awards

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 Research and Educational Data Procurement Program

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.

Building Affordable and Hazard-resistant Houses with Earth Bricks and Recycled Plastic Reinforcement

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.

Are You Applying to Graduate School? Preparing for Graduate School Can Help!

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.

Putting History to Work in the World

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.

Grant Basics Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

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.

Ph.D. Graduate Finds Her Path

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.

Gamecock Football Players Find Success in the Classroom

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.

SHARPGrads Workshop Series

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.

2022 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Program

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..

Clinical Teaching Award: Eboni Harris

College of Nursing graduate school alumna and associate professor, Eboni Harris, is a 2021 Clinical Practice Teaching Award winner.

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Masks

Interim President Pastides reinstates the requirement to wear face coverings indoors while on campus.


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