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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.

Get Ready: Start planning now for Discover USC 2023

Discover USC 2023 will be held on Friday, April 21 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Registration opens for Presenters, Volunteers and Reviewers on Monday, January 30, 2023.

U.S. News: USC Retains Top Ranking for Online Master's in Nursing

For the third straight year, the University of South Carolina's College of Nursing is ranked No. 1 nationally for its online master's in nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual online programs rankings released Tuesday (Jan. 24).

2023 Breakthrough Award Winners Announced

The office of the Vice President for Research has selected its Breakthrough Award recipients for 2023, including 14 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards for graduate student researchers. The awards recognize researchers at different career levels.

Center for Teaching Excellence | Certificates of Completion

The USC Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in partnership with other university offices offers a selection of certificates of completion for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students.

Artificial Intelligence, Real Application

December doctoral graduate, Manas Gaur, has worked to integrate more "human knowledge" into artificial intelligence. His work has applications in a wide range of fields from mental health care to autonomous driving.

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

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

Classroom and Stage | Tenor Johnnie Felder Earns DMA, Prepares for Next Gig

Johnnie Felder, a trained tenor, and artist-in-residence with Opera Carolina, is graduating this December with a doctorate in vocal performance.

Winning Holiday Card Design Captures Spirit of the Season

Public health graduate student, Emma Jackson, was recently announced as the winner of USC's first Holiday Card Design Contest.

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.


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