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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.

Q&A With Rebecca Rebl, Designer of the First-Year Reading Experience Book Cover

Rebecca Rebl is a Gamecock through and through. As an undergraduate alumna, current graduate student and staff member, Rebl shared her story on designing the cover of the First-Year Reading Experience book "Biased" by Jennifer L. Eberhardt in a recent Q&A with UofSC News.

A Culture of Caring| Nursing Initiatives Embrace Academic Excellence, Service to South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is working on all fronts to meet the low nurse-to-population ratio challenge in South Carolina by attracting, retaining and better training nurses. Last January the university's College of Nursing retained its No. 1 ranking in U.S. News for its online graduate nursing program. In addition, South Carolina's online master's in nursing administration broke into the Top 10 and the nursing school kept its No. 1 spot as the top online nursing graduate program for veterans.

SPARC Graduate Research Grant Program

The 2023 SPARC Graduate Research Grant application period is open. The SPARC program provides the opportunity for graduate students to secure funding to support their research, creative or other meritorious scholarly project. SPARC grant applications are due by Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Breakthrough Award Nominations

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for three 2023 Breakthrough signature awards: the Breakthrough Leadership in Research award for senior faculty, Breakthrough Stars for early-career faculty and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars for outstanding graduate students. All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Recent Grad Plans Career Helping People with Stroke, Brain Injury

Recent graduate and Outstanding Master of Science-Residential Award winner, Jane Stratton, is planning a career focused on helping people with stroke and brain injury in underserved communities.

In Global Crisis, UofSC Developing Pipeline of Supply Chain Experts

The impacts of supply chain disruptions are all too familiar as limited global supply has led to consumer shortages. While the demand for industry professionals to manage the crisis has grown, so has recognition of the Moore School's undergraduate and graduate programs.

Carolina Gamecock to Duke Blue Devil: Career spotlight with Jarett Gerald

After a successful college career as a competitive athlete and student in one of the nation's best sport and entertainment management degree programs, Jarrett Gerald has gone on to become a collegiate athletics business leader.

Return to Campus

The University of South Carolina will offer a variety of events and activities to help welcome new and returning students to campus for fall 2022.

Arnold School Graduate Moves from Physical Therapy to Practitioner

Jacob Turner was diagnosed at an early age with mild spastic diplegia, and spent more than a decade in the care of physical therapists. He earned his doctor of physical therapy degree from the Arnold School of Public Health this month, ready to help serve others.

Addy Named Interim Graduate School Dean

Cheryl Addy, vice provost and dean of faculty, has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School. Her appointment is effective Aug. 22.

Operations and Supply Chain Graduate Program Rises to No. 6 in Gartner Ranking

The Moore School's graduate operations and supply chain program now ranks No. 6 in North America, according to global research firm Gartner.

SHARPGrads Program

Registration is now open for the fall 2022 SHARPGrads workshop series sponsored by University Libraries, Research Computing and the Graduate School. The SHARPGrads Skills, Habits, and Research Program is open to all Columbia campus graduate students and offers free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts.

Five GTA/GIAs Awarded Teaching Resource Development Grants

Graduate teaching assistants Rochelle Altman, Camryn Garrett, Olivia Darr Weakland, Shea Ferguson, and Chihchi (Sunny) Tsai, were recently awarded teaching resource development grants for the development of instructional materials and other resources that will be shared through the University of South Carolina Center for Teaching Excellence.

Blockbuster Research

Professor Fabio Matta and a team of UofSC undergraduate and graduate assistants, are using science and engineering to develop new, innovative and disaster-resistant building materials.

Psychology Alumna Recognized for Advancing Field with Life-changing Work

Psychologist, BJ Casey, has dedicated decades to the study of cognitive neuroscience, a field she shaped and influenced alongside her mentors who founded the field. In recognition of her scholarship and innovative research, Casey was recently awarded the 2022 George A. Miller Prize. The prize, awarded by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, recognizes scholars at the cutting-edge of their discipline.

Ph.D. Candidates Earn First Place in Business Analytics Contest

Ph.D. students Kevin Enyekwe and Chanyong Yoo won the grand prize and the best overall winning team award from the 2022 Master Modeler Competition in March. The event, hosted by UofSC in partnership with Georgia Tech, is an academic challenge that allows graduate students to gain real-world experience solving a business problem for a community-driven organization.

GJMPP Scholar Receives 2022-2024 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student and Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program scholar, Gwen Hopper, is a recent recipient of the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management (NOAA). The fellowship is a two-year program that provides graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative research at one of the 29 protected national estuarine research reserves across the nation.

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.

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.


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