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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.

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of South Carolina's Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Monday, December 12.

I Am Public Health: Jennifer Mandelbaum

Presidential Fellow alumna and Ph.D. in HPEB candidate Jennifer Mandelbaum graduates this month, and she's leaving a mark on the university and the state. For the past six years, she has advanced public health as a student, researcher and through her work at SC DHEC.

Celebrating 25 Years: Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program

After 25 years of supporting diversity and equity in the professoriate, the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program is honoring its legacy and looking forward to continued growth.

Graduate Students Rise to the Challenge in Unique Competition

On November 11, the Graduate School hosted the annual USC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with 33 presentations from a wide range of academic disciplines. Graduate students presented their research in just three minutes to an audience and a panel of judges.

Family Firsts: First-Generation College Students Add Energy, Resilience to USC Campus

In celebration of National First-Generation College Student Week Nov. 8-12, the university spoke with first generation USC alumni about their experiences, including Kim Butler Willis who earned her undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees from the Arnold School of Public Health.

McCausland Fund Awardees to Innovate Online Learning in Dance Education, Sociology

South Carolina's first master's degree in dance studies is under development thanks to two new McCausland Innovation Fund awards. The Master of Dance Studies program is a first-of-its-kind undertaking that will provide graduate-level dance study with the goal to address the increasing need for teachers in K-12 dance education.

Psychology Fellows Take On Opioid Epidemic

Opioid overdose deaths have been rising sharply in recent years in South Carolina. The state's first doctoral psychology fellowship focusing on substance abuse disorder treatment aims to change that trend through education and outreach.

USC Streamlines Logo, Introduces New Spirit Mark

The University of South Carolina announced it will simplify its branding marks, focusing on its iconic tree-and-gates academic logo and introducing a USC spirit mark. The university also will sunset the "UofSC" logo mark adopted in 2019. The brand update will take effect on Jan. 4, 2023.

The Power of Water

Focused on assisting families and individuals experiencing financial hardship, alumna Maria DeChellis' company helps ensure reliable water service isn't compromised by financial circumstance.

Ph.D. Student Builds Online Community for Biology Enthusiasts

Candace Cheung, a third-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student, has helped develop Biocord, an online community for biology enthusiasts. The group is now registered as a nonprofit with more than 20,000 members.

2022 USC 3MT Competition

The USC Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the research being done by students at the University of South Carolina. All current USC graduate students are eligible to register to present at the 2022 USC 3MT competition on November 11. The deadline to register is October 19.

UofSC Master of Sport and Entertainment Management Program Ranked No. 5 Worldwide

The University of South Carolina's master's degree in sport and entertainment management is one of the best graduate degree programs in the world---ranked No. 5 globally in the 2022 SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings. The MSEM program jumped up 15 spots this year, underscoring its continual growth in research, top-tier faculty and career success outcomes.

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.


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