Latest University of South Carolina Stories

2014-08-18 12:24:26

New Weekly Social Challenges Give Fans Fun and Creative Ways to Vote for Their Favorite Mascot MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen university icons are preparing to suit up and go beak-to-paw, fruit-to-nut and stinger-to-hoof in the 2014 Capital One Mascot Challenge. Driven exclusively by fan voting, the last mascot standing will be named the Capital One National Mascot of the Year at the conclusion of college football season....

2014-07-10 23:03:14

Stefanie Caraviello is recognized by The University of South Carolina’s Journalism School Columbia, SC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Stefanie Caraviello has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni award from The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The award identifies exceptional graduates who have been out of school for 10 years or less but have already demonstrated great...

2014-06-16 23:07:22

Statewide virtual school celebrates graduates’ accomplishments during in-person commencement ceremony. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Collectively earning nearly $650,000 in scholarship awards during the 2013–14 school year, South Carolina Connections Academy’s Class of 2014 graduates have a bright future ahead of them following their graduation from high school this week. South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students statewide in...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-04-07 23:22:57

EDS and Encore Provide Flexibility USC Needs Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 University of South Carolina (USC) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) with Encore as its discovery service. The university was looking for a single search box for its users but also wanted the flexibility to have more advanced options and EDS/Encore provided the right fit. EBSCO Information Services ( EBSCO), the provider of EDS, strives to present libraries with an array of options to optimize...

2014-02-27 19:03:58

Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a few lurking tumor cells, which can be outnumbered a billion to one in the bloodstream by healthy cells. The researchers have constructed an ultrasensitive nanoprobe that can electrochemically sense as few as four circulating tumor cells, and it doesn’t require any enzymes to...

Summertime Eating Habits Improved Through The Healthy Lunchbox Challenge
2014-02-19 06:39:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Through the implementation of a theory and incentive-based dietary program at four community-based summer day camps, researchers from the University of South Carolina report that they were able to significantly increase the amount of healthy food and decrease the amount of sugary drinks and salty snacks brought by children. The initiative is known as the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge (HLC), and according to the investigators, it is a...

2014-02-10 10:57:31

Communities across the United States experienced an unprecedented decline in crime in the 1990s. But for counties where Wal-Mart built stores, the decline wasn't nearly as dramatic. "The crime decline was stunted in counties where Wal-Mart expanded in the 1990s," says Scott Wolfe, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of South Carolina and lead author of a new study. "If the corporation built a new store, there were 17 additional property crimes and 2...

2014-01-06 10:15:21

First contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in their communities. A new study released Monday (Jan. 6) in the journal Crime & Delinquency provides the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender, says Robert Brame, a criminology...

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