USC graduates celebrate May commencement
May 04, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The largest graduating class in the University of South Carolina’s history will participate in spring commencement ceremonies in Columbia on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.
May 04, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The largest graduating class in the University of South Carolina’s history will participate in spring commencement ceremonies in Columbia on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.
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 18, 2023, Jeff Stensland
David Beasley, former South Carolina governor, head of the United Nations World Food Program and 2020 Nobel Peace Prize winner, visited the University of South Carolina campus on April 18 to speak with a group of students about the challenges and opportunities in combating hunger around the globe.
April 14, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina has announced the postponement of "A Celebration of Dawn Staley featuring Robin Roberts" due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts.
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.
January 23, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina recently examined how the Columbia campus’ administrative costs compare with other institutions. Utilizing publicly available data, the analysis compared per-student administrative costs at USC with those of other public universities in our state, schools within the Southeast Conference (SEC), and public member institutions of the American Association of Universities (AAU).
January 20, 2023, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is celebrating a new era of leadership with the investiture ceremony of President Michael D. Amiridis, held on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia.
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 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 22, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina, in partnership with Apple Inc., is launching a free coding certification course in the Spring 2023 semester to teach Apple’s iOS language to students in the USC system and to community members across South Carolina.
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, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is launching a new $10 million program to spur high-impact interdisciplinary research projects. The Research Institutes Funding Program aims to establish five new start-up research institutes, with each receiving $500,000 in annual funding for up to four years.
September 15, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is partnering with Verizon to launch the new Innovation Experience Hub, a showcase for applying Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband Internet technology to cutting-edge discoveries in health care, manufacturing and civil infrastructure.
September 08, 2022, Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina faculty members in the liberal arts, humanities and social sciences can now apply for a new grants program that will provide up to $25,000 for scholarship and creative work in the arts.
August 19, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus this fall welcomed its largest, and among its most diverse freshman classes in the school’s 221-year history.
June 29, 2022, Jeff Stensland
Michael Amiridis, who becomes 30th president of the University of South Carolina on July 1, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s annual list of Great Immigrants. This year’s list, announced today, honors 34 naturalized citizens whose contributions and actions have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy.
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.
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.
February 17, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina will honor the three Black students who desegregated the school in 1963 with statues on the Columbia campus commemorating the historic day when they enrolled and became the first Black USC students since the Reconstruction era, paving the way for generations of future scholars.
January 26, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Wednesday (Jan. 26) that it will host a series of innovation-oriented events in 2022, which will highlight research, product development, and concept advancements at the University and across the state of South Carolina.
January 25, 2022, Jeff Stensland
Following a national search, Molly Peirano, a University of South Carolina alumna who recently led Title IX engagement and education efforts at Ohio State University, will assume the newly created position of Assistant Vice President for Civil Rights and Title IX at South Carolina.
January 07, 2022, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday (Jan. 7) to name a campus residence hall for University of South Carolina graduate and revered African American educator Celia Dial Saxon, one of the best-known and respected educators in the state’s history.
November 19, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Friday (Nov. 19) its plan to freeze tuition systemwide for the 2022-23 academic year, making it the fourth year in a row the state’s flagship has held tuition at the same rate.
August 26, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus is ranked the 12th best employer in South Carolina, according to a new national survey released by Forbes.
July 20, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina has selected R. William Funk & Associates to assist with its search for a new president, the Presidential Candidate Search Committee’s Chair Thad Westbrook announced Tuesday (July 20). The president of the University of South Carolina serves as the chief executive of the entire University of South Carolina system and of the system’s flagship research university in Columbia.
July 16, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Presidential Commission on University History issued its final report on July 16, detailing the complex histories and legacies of some of the individuals who shaped the institution since its founding in 1801.
June 21, 2021, Jeff Stensland
Arnold School of Public Health researcher Julius Fridriksson has been named the University of South Carolina’s interim Vice President for Research beginning July 1.
June 08, 2021, Jeff Stensland
Dr. Jason Stacy will serve as interim Vice President of Health and Well-Being and Chief Health Officer beginning June 8, 2021.
May 21, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees unanimously selected Harris Pastides as the interim president of the university system and the state’s flagship research campus in Columbia on Friday (May 21) at a special meeting following the resignation of former President Bob Caslen.
April 21, 2021, Jeff Stensland
Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Rep. G. Murrell Smith Jr. will receive honorary degrees and address University of South Carolina graduates during May commencement ceremonies on the Columbia campus.
April 09, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina named J. Derham Cole, Jr. its Vice President for System Affairs following a vote by the school’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 9). The newly created position will be responsible for coordinating a host of activities and major initiatives among the entire UofSC system.
April 06, 2021, Jeff Stensland
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen unveiled a statewide initiative in February 2021 to develop a cyber ecosystem strategy. The first step in this effort is to conduct a nine-month study to assess the state’s current cyber assets and analyze strengths and gaps. To perform this critical work, UofSC’s Office of Partnerships, Innovation, and Economic Engagement (OIPEE) engaged longtime university partner kglobal, a Washington, DC-based strategic consulting firm.
March 30, 2021, Jeff Stensland
Gov. Henry McMaster awarded $6 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the University of South Carolina, who, in partnership with Benedict College, will establish eight Apple computer labs statewide. The labs will be strategically located for use by local school districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the South Carolina Technical College System and citizens in the community.
March 07, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced its plan for a full return to face-to-face classes and the resumption of normal campus operations this fall.
March 05, 2021, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina system’s financial outlook remains bright despite challenges affecting the higher education sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report issued by Moody’s Investors Service, the gold standard of credit rating agencies.
February 04, 2021, Jeff Stensland
Researchers and students from the UofSC College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Pharmacy are collaborating with industry partners to develop an innovative system that will greatly improve pharmaceutical manufacturing.
February 03, 2021, Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen joined Gov. Henry McMaster to announce an effort to develop a statewide cyber ecosystem— the first step in making South Carolina a highly-competitive player in the cyber industry.
February 01, 2021, Jeff Stensland
A new data science course, offered as part of the IBM Skills Academy, will teach students advanced data science methods that can be used to solve challenging problems across all industries.
December 22, 2020, Jeff Stensland
The Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) Team was selected by the Department of Energy to manage one of the country’s premier environmental, energy, and national security research facilities—the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).
October 21, 2020, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina will expand rapid saliva-based COVID-19 testing to other colleges and universities across the state.
September 08, 2020, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina welcomed almost 7,800 new students to the Columbia campus this fall and the incoming freshman class is more diverse and has more in-state students than any previous class.
June 26, 2020, Jeff Stensland
William Hubbard, a prominent South Carolina attorney and former president of the American Bar Association, has been named the new dean of the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, the state’s only public law school. He will officially begin his duties on Aug. 1.
March 06, 2020, Jeff Stensland
William F. "Bill" Tate IV, the dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, was selected as the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina on Friday (March 6).
February 21, 2020, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Julian R. Williams will serve as its first Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Williams, who most recently served as Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia’s George Mason University, was selected by President Bob Caslen following a national search process. His appointment was formally approved by the university’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 21.
January 05, 2020, Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen announced two new hires Monday; new chief of staff Col. Mark Bieger, and James Smith, who will serve as interim special assistant to the president.
October 18, 2019, Jeff Stensland
After receiving final approval from state officials, construction of the first stage of the University of South Carolina’s new Campus Village student residential housing redevelopment will begin in February, bringing modern housing options to a new generation of students.
October 02, 2019, Jeff Stensland
The Office of Economic Engagement, with its corporate and government partners, has created over $790 million in indirect economic impact since its founding in 2013. The figure includes ongoing industry partner investments along with grant generation, software gifts, and new job creation.
August 23, 2019, Jeff Stensland
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation has joined forces with the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing to design and implement an automation process that significantly boosts production of pre-filled medication, reducing the physical burden on workers and increasing patient safety.
August 20, 2019, Jeff Stensland
The approximately 8,700 students arriving in Columbia this week are part of the largest pool of new students ever enrolled at the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus. Preliminary enrollment numbers show the university also is increasing in diversity and serving more students from South Carolina than ever before, surpassing last year’s record and setting a new bar for academic achievement.
June 06, 2019, Jeff Stensland
Tayloe Harding, the dean of the University of South Carolina School of Music, has been named the university’s interim provost, effective July 1.
April 02, 2019, Jeff Stensland
Eight new research and outreach projects have been selected for funding as a part of the Excellence Initiative, a competitive grant program launched by the Board of Trustees last year to identify and fund proposals with the potential to be transformative and have a lasting impact on the university.
October 03, 2018, Jeff Stensland
After a decade of service as president and leading the University of South Carolina through an unprecedented period of growth and success, President Harris Pastides announced Wednesday (Oct. 3) that he will retire as president effective the summer of 2019.
September 27, 2018, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina announced Thursday (Sept. 27) several expansions of partnerships with corporate giants IBM, Samsung, Siemens and Yaskawa, including a partnership agreement with IBM for a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Research Lab.
September 09, 2018, Jeff Stensland
U.S. News and World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings were released Monday, and the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business has reason to celebrate. For 20 straight years, its undergraduate degree in International Business has claimed the top ranking, besting programs that include Ivy League and other large public universities.
August 22, 2018, Jeff Stensland
As the University of South Carolina welcomes students returning to campuses, it’s also greeting a new group of freshmen and transfer students that’s among the largest and most diverse in the university’s history.
June 13, 2018, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is again listed as one the top patent-producing universities in the world, a distinction it has held for six years in a row.
March 19, 2018, Jeff Stensland
From the top-ranked international business program to criminal justice and nursing, the University of South Carolina’s graduate programs continue to make their mark in the Palmetto State and beyond.
January 25, 2018, Jeff Stensland
Carolina Day at the Statehouse is an annual one-day event designed to let legislators know that state support is vital for the University of South Carolina to ensure quality, access and affordability. This year, USC is taking a new approach that will allow more supporters than ever to participate — whether they're in Columbia or anywhere around the globe.
September 11, 2017, Jeff Stensland
Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s latest undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.
May 26, 2017, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina is working to build on the momentum from the past year to fulfill the promise made by President Harris Pastides in his State of the University Address to make Carolina a destination of choice for the next generation of state and national leaders.
April 24, 2017, Jeff Stensland
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will receive an honorary degree and deliver special remarks to graduates as part of the University of South Carolina’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at the Colonial Life Arena.
March 24, 2017, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s nationally-renowned Arnold School of Public Health will open a satellite program in Greenville focused on research and education that tackles some of South Carolina’s most pressing health needs. The expansion will allow students to receive graduate-level education at the intersection of public health and clinical medicine and conduct cutting-edge research into solutions to public health problems.
March 13, 2017, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business once again claimed the No. 1 ranking for its International MBA program in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools publication.
January 11, 2017, Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming has been named one of the 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
November 03, 2016, Jeff Stensland
USC alumnus Bob McNair will visit Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 10 to announce the establishment of the $8 million McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.
May 16, 2016, Jeff Stensland
Professor Lacy Ford was named new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
April 14, 2016, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina and IBM announced a broadening of their collaboration, applying cognitive capabilities and the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop new solutions for predictive analytics and maintenance. On Thursday the two organizations are hosted the grand opening of the $25 million Center for Applied Innovation, where university, IBM and private sector researchers—including Fluor Corporation—will use the technology for a host of real-world applications.
February 24, 2016, Jeff Stensland
the University of South Carolina, along with a consortium of leading industry, academic, and government partners, announces the creation of SC Cyber. SC Cyber is a statewide initiative, housed at USC, committed to securing our state’s critical infrastructure and training those on the front lines of the fight to protect technological assets.
August 06, 2015, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina’s McNair Aerospace Center is teaming up with Boeing — the world’s largest aerospace company — to conduct advanced research projects that could deliver the next generation of aerospace technology.
July 28, 2015, Jeff Stensland
Leaving the legal profession to pursue a career in academia was a tough, but life-changing experience for John T.A. Gabel. “We prepare students for success, we answer questions and we positively impact our community at home and around the world - where else can you say that?" Gabel was named new executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina on July 28.
January 29, 2015, Jeff Stensland
Dr. Helga Rippen brings a wealth of experience in using technology to improve health care to the new position of president and chief executive officer of Health Sciences South Carolina. Health Sciences is the nation’s first statewide health care research collaborative made up of health systems, research universities and medical schools.
January 07, 2015, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina was again recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement activities, making it one of only 40 public universities to earn both the top-tier research classification and the community engagement classification from Carnegie.
November 21, 2014, Jeff Stensland
It’s now official: IBM--one of the largest and most respected technology companies in the world--is partnering with the University of South Carolina and will take up residence on the Columbia campus. The partnership will create the Center for Applied Innovation, a place where experts from the university and IBM will work together to better serve higher education institutions nationwide and provide enhanced learning experiences for tomorrow’s college students.
December 20, 2013, Jeff Stensland
Coy Gibson, a senior political science major at USC, credits Kirk Randazzo’s leadership class for his successful run for Student Government treasurer in 2012.
October 24, 2013, Jeff Stensland
For the second year in a row, the University of South Carolina is recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as one of the nation’s top universities for diversity and inclusivity. The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award is given to schools that demonstrate a commitment to a diverse campus experience.
October 15, 2013, Jeff Stensland
USC is launching a new minor in applied computing. Its part of a city-wide initiative to increase graduates with in-demand computer skills.
September 30, 2013, Jeff Stensland
Television executive and USC alumna Marva Smalls wants to ensure the story of late astronaut Ron McNair continues to inspire by establishing a $1 million scholarship endowment for minority students from the Pee Dee to study aerospace technology.
September 23, 2013, Jeff Stensland
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September 16, 2013, Jeff Stensland
Henrie Monteith Treadwell and James L. Solomon retrace their steps from 1963 when they integrated the university.
September 13, 2013, Jeff Stensland
The 2013 US News and World report rankings show USC's international business program is still on top.