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Call it a calling

September 18, 2017, Megan Sexton

Many instructors in University 101, Carolina’s seminar for incoming freshmen, are using the First-Year Reading Experience book in their classrooms this semester. “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work,” by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, is filled with stories of people who have found their path to doing what they believe they were meant to do.

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Get ready for a Cocky weekend

September 07, 2017, Megan Sexton

On Sept. 15, a 6-foot-5, 773-pound bronze statue of the beloved mascot will be dedicated in front of Davis College, just off Greene Street next to the Melton Observatory. Cocky is seated on a bench, with one hand raised high with a spurs-up sign. His other hand rests on a stack of books, a nod to Cocky’s role as a literacy leader around the state.

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Home sweet home

August 22, 2017, Megan Sexton

Meet the Carolinians who have turned their dreams of home into reality in unlikely ways, one converting a sprawling schoolhouse; another turning a warehouse into elegant living space. The third has taken Henry David Thoreau’s admonition “Simplify, simplify” to its logical conclusion, a home built on a philosophy of living that surpasses the physical dimensions of its walls.

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Q&A: New information and communications dean Tom Reichert

August 17, 2017, Megan Sexton

Tom Reichert is the new dean of the College of Information and Communications. The college includes the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Reichert comes to Carolina from the University of Georgia, where he was head of the advertising and public relations department in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award winner: Mindi Spencer

August 11, 2017, Megan Sexton

In her nine years at the University of South Carolina, Mindi Spencer has focused on adapting her teaching to better serve students’ needs. During that time, the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching award winner says she has grown from an instructor into a teacher in the classroom, and from a teacher into a mentor outside the classroom walls.

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Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year: Cliff Leaman

July 21, 2017, Megan Sexton

Clifford Leaman's love of teaching and performing is obvious to Leaman’s students and colleagues, who describe him as a master performer and teacher. This year, the university presented Leaman, who has taught saxophone at Carolina for the past 17 years, with its highest teaching honor: the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award.

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UofSC College of Information and Communications names new dean

June 05, 2017, Megan Sexton

Tom Reichert, professor and head of the department of advertising and public relations at the University of Georgia, has been named dean of the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina. As dean, Reichert will oversee both the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Library and Information Science.

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Remembering D-Day through film and stories

May 23, 2017, Megan Sexton

D-Day will be marked in early June with parades and commemorations along the beaches in northern France. University of South Carolina alumnus Wade Sellers will be there, too, on the independent filmmaker’s third trip to the French coast. This time, he’ll be screening the film he directed and edited, “Return to Normandy,” in the primetime slot at the Normandy-World War II International Film Festival.

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Senior wisdom

May 22, 2017, Megan Sexton

Freshmen arrive on campus each fall curious, excited and sometimes a little nervous about the road ahead. By graduation, they’re often completely different people. We asked four seniors at the end of their college careers about how the college experience had changed them and what it has meant to have that experience at Carolina

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Bargains are plenty at UofSC annual yard sale

May 15, 2017, Megan Sexton

Each year, as students move out of their residence halls, they leave behind thousands of pounds of unwanted items — from futons to lamps to clothing. These donated items will be up for grabs Friday and Saturday (May 19-20) at the Give It Up For Good yard sale sponsored by University Housing.

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The transformation of Lincoln and Greene

March 07, 2017, Megan Sexton

If you haven’t walked around the intersection of Greene and Lincoln streets lately, you’re in for a surprise. It’s Foundation Square, the latest gem of the Greene Street corridor, a pedestrian- and bike-friendly gateway that eventually will connect the university with the Congaree River in Columbia’s Vista.

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Molding a creative life

April 28, 2016, Megan Sexton

Rosa and Winton Eugene married in 1968 and moved from South Carolina to Chicago and back home again, with careers in carpentry, nursing, carpet installation and farming along the way. But it’s the work they are doing now – making elegant, functional pottery in their Upstate studio – that has brought them attention. Each will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at commencement.

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Putting the 'Spotlight' on investigative reporting

March 10, 2016, Megan Sexton

“Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning movie that tells the story of The Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, has been praised by journalists for its authentic portrayal of the work it takes to do in-depth reporting. “Everyone should see the movie and should be cheering for good journalism,” said Charles Bierbauer, dean of the College of Information and Communications.

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Honors College student awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 14, 2016, Megan Sexton

Eric Bringley believes the best way he can change the world is through science. The senior in the South Carolina Honors College will take another step toward that goal next fall in the U.K. after being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship –one of the world’s most prestigious international scholarships. Bringley will pursue a doctorate in chemical engineering focused in theoretical chemistry and stochastic modeling at the University of Cambridge.

Dashiell Hammett was famed for creating the epitome of the hardboiled detective, Sam Spade, and turning the detective novel into literature. His family has chosen the University of South Carolina as the new home for the Hammett Family Archive, which joins the Layman Hammett Collection at USC Libraries.

'The stuff dreams are made of'

May 27, 2015, Megan Sexton

Dashiell Hammett was famed for creating the epitome of the hardboiled detective, Sam Spade, and turning the detective novel into literature. “He wasn’t just a crime writer,” his granddaughter Julie M. Rivett says. “The best of his work is not so much about crime as it is about human nature, and it defies genre.” Rivett and her family unveiled a comprehensive collection of Dashiell Hammett’s works, including the Hammett Family Archive.

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First Folio will put Shakespeare in spotlight

February 26, 2015, Megan Sexton

The foremost playwright in English history shuffled off this mortal coil nearly 400 years ago, but the first collection of his plays was not assembled and published until some years later. Now a copy of that book, Shakespeare's First Folio, will make its way around the U.S., including a stop at Carolina.

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Jeb Bush to speak at commencement

November 25, 2014, Megan Sexton

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at winter commencement exercises on Dec. 15. Bush will receive an honorary degree of doctor of public service at the commencement ceremony. The university expects to award nearly 3,000 degrees from all eight campuses.

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Master of crime fiction chose UofSC for his papers

October 15, 2014, Megan Sexton

Elmore Leonard, the master of American crime fiction, knew exactly where he wanted his papers to go. He decided after a quick trip to the University of South Carolina shortly before his death in 2013, when he was awarded the university’s Thomas Cooper Medal. “He went to visit the library and he was blown away,” his son Peter Leonard says.

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Pat Conroy: 'My papers belong here'

May 16, 2014, Megan Sexton

In the early 1970s, Pat Conroy took a poetry class with James Dickey at the University of South Carolina. “I thought he was the greatest poet that ever lived,” Conroy says. “He changed my life.” The notebook the budding author used for that class is now back at the university as part of Conroy’s archive that will be housed alongside collections of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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PR alum opens the door for others

December 19, 2013, Megan Sexton

USC alumnus Stephen Brown is the managing director of the Atlanta office of Cohn & Wolf, a leading global communications agency. His client list includes consumer brands and retail, technology and health care companies. It’s a full plate, but the 1995 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications learned plenty about juggling at Carolina.

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First African-American professor's diploma comes home

October 14, 2013, Megan Sexton

The law diploma earned by Richard T. Greener, the University of South Carolina’s first African-American faculty member who taught philosophy and worked as the university’s librarian during Reconstruction, is back at USC. Greener’s diploma, along with his license to practice law in South Carolina, was discovered in an abandoned Chicago home scheduled for demolition.

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USC named Military Friendly School

September 17, 2013, Megan Sexton

Financial, academic and social support for members of the military and veterans helped earn USC a place on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list. Carolina's Student Veterans Association is one of the organizations on campus designed to help veterans adjust to life at USC.

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Reading Rooster encourages literacy

September 16, 2013, Megan Sexton

Helen Fellers was honored with a Literacy Leaders Award from USC’s School of Library and Information Science for a career that started as the Richland County Public Library’s Bookmobile driver in the 1950s. Today, she is known as the “Story Lady” and the “Reading Rooster,” the name of a popular monthly book review and recommendation program on You Tube and S.C. ETV.

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Making buddies, sharing cultures

September 16, 2013, Megan Sexton

More than 140 American students at UofSC have agreed to be a buddy with 160 international students. This is the second semester the Office of International Student Services has paired American and international students in a formal buddy program.

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Conroy to judge USC writing contest

September 14, 2013, Megan Sexton

The South Carolina Honors College and the University of South Carolina Press are sponsoring a writing contest for the state’s high school juniors and seniors, asking them to answer this question: How should we improve the state of South Carolina? Their work will be judged by Pat Conroy, New York Times-bestselling author of “The Water Is Wide,” “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides.”