November 27, 2023, Hannah Cambre
In spring 2024, students will have the opportunity to gain critical career-readiness certificates in data analytics and visualization, project management and leadership, or strategic thinking and communication.
November 27, 2023, Hannah Cambre
In spring 2024, students will have the opportunity to gain critical career-readiness certificates in data analytics and visualization, project management and leadership, or strategic thinking and communication.
November 13, 2023, Lauryn Jiles
USC’s Interprofessional Education program brings together students in the university’s 12 health science professional programs across six colleges and schools to help them have meaningful interactions with others training to be pharmacists, doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and speech pathologists, among other fields.
November 10, 2023, Peggy Binette
The University of South Carolina’s School of Law has a new name thanks to the generosity and vision of well-known alumnus and longtime benefactor, plaintiffs’ trial lawyer Joe Rice. The official name, the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law, was announced Friday (Nov. 10) during a signage unveiling ceremony at the law school building at the corner of Bull and Senate streets.
November 06, 2023, Rebekah Friedman
South Carolina’s nursing shortage is an ongoing issue, and it is projected to worsen, particularly in the state’s rural areas. From Union to Walterboro, the USC system is on a mission to meet those needs.
October 24, 2023
The Nexus for Advanced Resilient Energy received the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s designation as one of 31 Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs. The state Commerce Department sought the designation for a broad consortium of institutions.
October 16, 2023, Hannah Cambre
The Institute of Infectious Disease Translational Research will allow public health researcher Melissa Nolan to operate complementary studies at labs based in Columbia, El Salvador and Brazil, putting USC on the map as an international hub for maternal and infant health research.
October 13, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Friday (Oct. 13) the USC Commitment, a new affordability initiative to cover tuition and academic fees at all system campuses for in-state students graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class and whose family’s annual household income is below $80,000.
October 11, 2023, Hannah Cambre
The Latino/a and Hispanic Faculty Caucus is a group of faculty members united by shared heritages and focused on advocacy initiatives to recruit, retain and better support the various needs of Latino and Hispanic faculty members.
October 02, 2023, Megan Sexton
After a $10 million renovation, South Caroliniana Library, the nation’s oldest free-standing academic library and the most iconic building on campus, is once again a showplace – ready to welcome visitors to the home of one of the largest collections of Southern and American history.
October 01, 2023, Shalama Jackson
The University of South Carolina will commemorate Reconstruction and the 150th anniversary of the first Black student — Henry E. Hayne — who enrolled in the university in 1873. Hayne later served in the South Carolina Senate and as a South Carolina secretary of state.
September 19, 2023, Page Ivey
In May, the University of South Carolina announced that it will invest $10 million over the next four years in five new interdisciplinary research institutes that will address some of the Palmetto State’s biggest challenges, including health, education and water quality. USC Today talked with Vice President for Research Julius Fridriksson about the genesis and goals of the initiative.
September 15, 2023, Dan Cook
This is the fifth straight year that the University of South Carolina has been ranked as the No. 1 public institution for first-year experience and the 25th consecutive year that it has earned the top ranking in international business.
September 14, 2023, Hannah Cambre
This fall, the university launched its digital studies certificate program, which helps undergraduate students gain in-demand digital skills. The certificate is the first in a series of anticipated interdisciplinary programs that are set to roll out in the spring of 2024.
September 11, 2023
The University of South Carolina commemorated the 60th anniversary of desegregation with an observance at the site where a monument will be placed in early 2024 to honor the three Black students who enrolled six decades ago.
September 08, 2023, Thom Harman
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® committee has announced the Carolina Band as one of their premier bands selected to perform in the 2024 parade. The announcement was made at halftime of the South Carolina vs. Furman football game on Saturday (Sept. 9). The band was one of just 10 chosen from more than 100 applicants. This is the first time in the band’s 100+-year history that it’s been given this opportunity.
August 30, 2023
The University of South Carolina will commemorate the 60th anniversary of desegregation with an observance at the site where a statue will be placed in early 2024 to honor the three Black students, Henrie Monteith Treadwell, Robert G. Anderson and James L. Solomon Jr., who enrolled six decades ago.
August 24, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus began classes Thursday (Aug. 24) and announced that it is welcoming its largest class in the school’s history, with more students hailing from South Carolina than ever before.
August 18, 2023, Dana Woodward
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees met on Friday (Aug. 18). Here’s a look at the actions that occurred during the meeting.
August 15, 2023, Craig Brandhorst
In just two seasons, Head Football Coach Shane Beamer has changed the direction of USC’s football program. Entering his third year, fans are excited, his players are pumped, and his staff is ready to win.
August 01, 2023, Jeff Stensland
All South Carolina students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class will be guaranteed admission to the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus starting with the Fall 2024 application cycle.
July 26, 2023, Téa Smith
Student body vice president Abrianna Reaves didn’t think her time at USC would end up in her role. She wants to help students make the most of their time at the university by helping them get involved and informing them about on-campus resources.
July 14, 2023, Page Ivey
USC’s Organizational Excellence Officer Stacey Bradley is working to create a working world where no one hears or says: “That’s just the way we’ve always done it.” Her office has been tasked with training a team of employees to become “efficiency experts,” who can deploy to any area of the university to help streamline processes.
July 11, 2023, Craig Brandhorst
New Staff Senate President Tyson Lusk builds on experience and looks forward to the year ahead.
June 23, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a new annual budget Friday (June 23) that makes historic investments in areas central to the university’s mission while keeping in-state tuition flat for a fifth year in a row.
June 19, 2023, Dana Woodward
Dr. Gerald Harmon, a decorated South Carolina physician, will step into the interim dean role at the School of Medicine Columbia on Aug. 1.
May 26, 2023, Hannah Cambre
The Office of the Provost has named Shannon Means as the new vice provost for strategy and innovation. She will begin in her role on June 1.
May 12, 2023, Communications and Marketing
The University of South Carolina will invest $10 million over the next four years in five new interdisciplinary research institutes that will address some of the Palmetto State’s biggest challenges, including health, education and water quality.
April 24, 2023, Megan Sexton
The University of South Carolina’s master’s in international business program retained its spot as the best in the country for the 10th consecutive year, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings released Tuesday (April 25).
April 20, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina celebrated the naming of a residential hall after pioneering educator and civil rights advocate Celia Dial Saxon at a public ceremony on Friday (April 21). Saxon is the first African American to be honored with a building name on the Columbia campus.
April 19, 2023, Laura Kammerer
William C. Hubbard, dean of the School of Law, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences which is a prestigious fellowship of scholars and leaders. Distinguished members include Benjamin Franklin and Colin Powell, and current members include more than 250 Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.
March 28, 2023, Megan Sexton
April Cone, the dean of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, plays a key role in her community — a region where she has lived her entire life.
March 22, 2023, Grace Farrar
An estimated 450,000 South Carolinians lack internet access, but the University of South Carolina is teaming up with the state Broadband Office to bridge that gap. Researchers from across the university have developed a survey to gauge broadband need statewide, a key step towards accessing federal broadband investments.
March 17, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a two-year contract extension for Athletics Director Ray Tanner during its March meeting Friday (March 17). Also on Friday, USC’s Board of trustees received updated on student parking and mental health initiatives.
March 14, 2023, Rebekah Friedman
As a tribute to the Black alumnae featured in the student-produced documentary The Backbone, USC’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion installed 18 personalized bricks on the Horseshoe. The honorees' stories span seven decades of university history.
March 01, 2023, Alexis Watts
David Banush took the helm as dean of University of South Carolina Libraries in November. He has seen his career come full circle from shelving books as a 17-year-old to leading the libraries into a new era.
February 24, 2023, Dana Woodward
The university’s trustees welcomed three new members at their meeting Friday (Feb. 24). The board also approved 10 new academic programs and a variety of program modifications.
February 09, 2023, Nicole Meares
Gayenell Magwood focuses on community research and engagement, cardiometabolic risk and prevention, and cancer control and prevention. She is an endowed professor of nursing and is also passionate about her involvement with the American Heart Association and raising awareness for heart disease and stroke.
February 08, 2023, Dana Woodward
The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics is the home for much the university’s broad array of institutional data. It’s where staff and faculty can go to find all kinds of key information: number of faculty, staff and students; enrollment data for each college and school; how many degrees are awarded in each area, and much more.
January 26, 2023, Reagin von Lehe
The first month of the new year is rapidly coming to an end, and the initial burst of energy students may put toward resolutions can be difficult to maintain. However, USC has resources to ease the stress of classes along with trying to keep up with those personal goals.
January 20, 2023, Megan Sexton
For the third straight year, the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing is ranked No. 1 nationally for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual online programs rankings released Jan. 24.
January 18, 2023, Craig Brandhorst
First Lady Ero Aggelopoulou-Amiridis holds two graduate degrees from USC — a master’s in art history and a Ph.D. in philosophy. Her intellectual curiosity is how she makes sense of the world.
January 13, 2023, Hannah Cambre
The Office of the Provost remains a source of mystery for many, but its reach extends to every aspect of academic activity on USC’s campus. Here is a look at just three of the offices that are advancing the provost’s mission of academic excellence at the university.
December 15, 2022, Dana Woodward
The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees met on Tuesday (Dec. 13). Here’s what actions they took at the meeting.
December 14, 2022, Communications and Marketing
Did campus feel just a little bit livelier this year? A touch more spirited? A tad more optimistic? We thought so, too — and not only because we named a new president back in January. Yeah, that was one heck of a way to ring in the new year, and it set the tone for the months ahead, but in the end, 2022 was about all of us, from the President’s House to Russell House, from Colonial Life to Williams-Brice. It was about respecting tradition, rediscovering our identity, remembering our past and reimagining our future. In 2022, the University of South Carolina reminded us all what it means to be USC.
December 13, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina will launch a first of its kind interdisciplinary certificate program in Digital Studies, giving students the opportunity to gain in-demand digital skills that prepare them for careers in every field.
December 13, 2022, Dan Cook
The University of South Carolina has selected Gilbane to lead the planning, design, development and construction of the university’s health sciences campus in the BullStreet District in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The initial engagement with Gilbane was presented to the Board of Trustees at its Dec. 13 meeting.
December 02, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina will host its annual fall commencement ceremony for thousands of graduates on Monday, Dec. 12 at the Colonial Life Arena. The main ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. and will include graduates from associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and professional degree programs across the USC system.
December 01, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina hosted a reception on Wednesday (Nov. 30) to thank those who supported the establishment of the Anne Frank Center on the Columbia campus and its ongoing mission to educate visitors about antisemitism and other forms of discrimination. Reception attendees included university President Michael Amiridis, former President Harris Pastides, state Rep. Beth Bernstein, S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern and former state Sen. Joel Laurie.
November 18, 2022, Megan Sexton
A USC alumnus who is an athletic trainer for the University of Tennessee football team donated life-saving blood stem cells, which were used to save the life of a South Carolina Board of Trustees member.
November 03, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
Three members of President Michael Amiridis’ new executive leadership team were first-generation college students. It continues to shape the way they think about higher education.
November 03, 2022, Dan Cook
Stacey Bradley has been selected to lead a new Office of Organizational Excellence and Effectiveness. Bradley will serve as a senior associate vice president, reporting to the president and focusing on making the university more user-friendly.
October 26, 2022
On Oct. 26, the University of South Carolina announced a streamlining of its branding marks, retaining its iconic tree-and-gates as its official academic logo and introducing a new USC spirit mark. The university will sunset the “UofSC” logo mark adopted in 2019. The brand update will take effect on Jan. 4, 2023, with some changes taking place immediately.
October 20, 2022, Abe Danaher
The Boeing Co. has provided the University of South Carolina with a $1.5 million gift to establish the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowed Chair of Public Service and Civic Engagement Fund. This endowed chair, awarded to associate professor Bobby Donaldson, will allow the university’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research to further its programming and outreach initiatives within the university community and across the state.
October 14, 2022, Dana Woodward
The university’s board met on Friday (Oct. 14). Here's what happened.
October 14, 2022, Rebekah Friedman
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Basil Watson has been selected to design a statue commemorating Robert Anderson, Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James Solomon Jr., the first Black students admitted to the university since Reconstruction.
October 12, 2022, Communications Staff
Elizabeth Orehovec will become the University of South Carolina’s new assistant vice president for enrollment management and executive director of undergraduate admissions, effective Oct. 16.
October 12, 2022, Margaret Gregory
College of Pharmacy professor Eugenia Broude had personal inspiration to pursue a career in science, and a newly awarded $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow Broude and her co-investigators to continue their work in a groundbreaking area of breast cancer research.
October 03, 2022, Abe Danaher
Thomas Hodges has been selected as dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education, effective Oct. 15. Among his priorities are further strengthening the college’s internal culture, increasing outreach across the state and diversifying the state’s teachers to better reflect the demographic makeup of South Carolina.
October 03, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
Julius Fridriksson loves a challenge. After climbing to the top of his field — and building out a research team of more than 40 faculty, post docs and graduate students at the Arnold School of Public Health — the onetime first-generation college student from a small village in Iceland agreed to become USC’s interim vice president for research in 2021.
September 28, 2022, Alexis Watts
Under a five-year agreement with the National Park Service, the center will receive $3.4 million to expand the center’s existing work in civil rights education and scholarly research, including support for exhibits and programming at South Carolina sites in the African American Civil Rights Network. The center will help to grow the network in South Carolina by serving as a resource to property owners, community leaders and organizations interested in joining the network.
September 22, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-24 seeks to keep tuition affordable for students across its eight-campus system. The budget proposal also prioritizes construction of classrooms and innovative learning spaces, invests in research infrastructure and clinical outreach, as well as initiatives to support needs of students across the USC System.
September 16, 2022, Carol Ward
All University of South Carolina staff members will receive new job titles and about 650 will receive pay increases as part of an initiative to attract and retain employees. The Division of Human Resources recently completed a classification and compensation study to better align the university’s pay structure with salaries in the market and create a comprehensive strategy.
September 16, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
Michelle Dodenhoff is a familiar face on campus. She was USC’s associate VP for development from 2004 to 2009, then vice president for development and alumni affairs from 2009 to 2013. She returns to campus for another run as vice president for development.
September 09, 2022, Megan Sexton
The University of South Carolina has the top first-year student experience of any public college in the country and the best international business program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings.
September 06, 2022, Rebekah Friedman
Over the course of his 20-year career in higher education, J. Rex Tolliver has learned to ask questions — and seek solutions — in student affairs. And one question in particular drives his efforts: What can we do to improve the student experience?
August 19, 2022, Dana Woodward
The university’s Board of Trustees met on Friday (Aug. 19) to kick off the fall semester. Here’s a roundup of actions they took during the meeting.
August 19, 2022, Abe Danaher
By developing offerings such as three-week winter semesters, summer minors, accelerated study plans and winter study abroad opportunities, On Your Time Initiatives is breaking higher education’s traditional academic structure to provide South Carolina’s students with increased flexibility, higher graduation rates and decreased debt.
August 09, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
New Provost Donna Arnett has a background in epidemiology and biostatistics. Her leadership will build on her skills as a scientist, her ability to formulate questions and her willingness to listen.
July 27, 2022, Rebekah Friedman
President Michael Amiridis finalized his leadership cabinet with two key hires, the University of South Carolina announced Thursday. Michelle Dodenhoff will return as vice president for Development, and the University of Illinois Chicago’s J. Rex Tolliver has been selected as the new vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support.
July 05, 2022, Kyndel Lee
The University of South Carolina College of Nursing and Lexington Medical Center have partnered to build a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab and teaching space to provide clinical training for UofSC’s growing nursing student population.
June 23, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a budget Friday (June 24) for the 2022-23 fiscal years that invests in strategic priorities while holding tuition flat for the fourth year in a row for the eight-campus university system.
June 21, 2022, Page Ivey
Alumna Molly Peirano is leading the university’s new Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Peirano discusses plans and goals for the office and the future of the landmark civil rights regulation that prohibits sex discrimination in any education program receiving federal funds.
June 11, 2022, Abe Danaher
Four of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees’ committees met on Friday (June 10). The committees approved many actions that will be brought to the Board of Trustees’ meeting on June 24 for full Board approval.
June 03, 2022, Megan Sexton
Rick Noble has donated his substantial collection of Hootie & the Blowfish memorabilia – including CDs, T-shirts, posters and publications – to the University of South Carolina Libraries.
May 02, 2022, Chris Horn
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.
May 02, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
Incoming University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis is going to miss the University of Illinois Chicago, but he has zero misgivings about the new job. In fact, the former UofSC faculty member-turned-administrator is thrilled to return to the campus where he cut his academic teeth.
April 25, 2022, Craig Brandhorst
A lot happens over the course of an academic year, and there’s absolutely no way to highlight everything. So, no, don’t think of this as a Best Of list. This is merely a smattering of the achievements and memorable moments that defined 2021-22, a small taste of the year that was. Trust us, there’s plenty more where this came from — and plenty more to come.
April 25, 2022, Abe Danaher
Since the early 1990s, Twiss has been at the forefront of the molecular neurobiology field. His excellence across research, teaching and mentorship has now led to him being named the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipient for the University of South Carolina.
April 21, 2022, Abe Danaher
Tracey 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.
April 14, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced two key leadership hires for its Columbia campus on Thursday (April 14), selecting the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health Dean Donna K. Arnett as new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and South Carolina health researcher Julius Fridriksson as the school’s vice president for research.
April 05, 2022, Dan Cook
When you think of change management, you might think of the Harvard Business Review or McKinsey’s global consultants. You probably don’t think about musicians. But in David Cutler’s new book, the distinguished professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the School of Music takes lessons that began in the arts and translates them into a broad-based way of thinking about change in any other facet of life.
March 28, 2022, Chris Horn
The newly elected Student Government president grew up attending garnet-and-black sporting events with her family, but her family ties to the university go much deeper. And it turns out that she and four other women who serve on the university's Board of Trustees have their own special connection.
March 18, 2022, Dana Woodward
Four of the Board’s committees met on Thursday (March 17). During the meeting, the Advancement, Engagement and Communications committee elected alumni representative Robin Roberts as the new committee chair.
March 18, 2022, Abe Danaher
Through a mental health task force that began in November, the Office of the Provost is seeking to improve mental health and wellness support for students, faculty and staff through a two-pronged approach centered on building awareness of existing resources and making a financial request for more.