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Sociologist explores inequality in dual-professional relationships

Jaclyn Wong's book Equal Partners? grew out of observations she made after graduating from college.

  • Several of her female friends followed their boyfriends to “wherever the men had gotten jobs,” while the women’s careers were put on the back burner.
  • In another instance, she learned that a male friend had broken up with his girlfriend because supporting her career didn’t fit into his professional plans.

What she's saying: “I had a hunch that broader social forces were playing a role in my friends’ professional and relationship trajectories,” Wong says.

Learn more about Jaclyn Wong's research.

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Garnet research provides clues about Earth’s history, future

McCausland Fellow Besim Dragovic has something many of us may not — a favorite mineral. It’s garnet, of course.

  • Many people recognize garnet as January’s birthstone or, around USC, as one of the school colors. Less widely known, however, is that garnet is a mineral that carries a wealth of information about unique locations on Earth and their history. 
  • Dragovic, a geochronologist and assistant professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at the College of Arts and Sciences, collects rock specimens containing garnet from around the world. 

Bottom line: By studying the substances trapped inside the rust-colored rocks, Dragovic can detect if and when past events like mountain building, earthquakes and volcanoes occurred in a region. This information is used to help scientists predict or more closely monitor natural hazards.

Learn more about Besim Dragovic's garnet research.
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Remembering the Days — Mazel tov!

The state of South Carolina has a surprisingly rich history of Jewish presence dating back more than three centuries.

  • It's not surprising, then, that the University of South Carolina would have its own history of Jewish life on campus. 

Listen to the Remembering the Days podcast on Jewish history on the USC campus.

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Innovative pedagogy grant

Full-time faculty are invited to submit proposals for the revision or development of innovative courses.

  • Online, face-to-face, or blended courses that provide students with exemplary, highly engaging experiences will receive the highest level of consideration.
  • Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded.

Application deadline: April 14

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Open Book series welcomes NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names and Glory, will speak at the Open Book 2023 on Wednesday (March 29).

  • Bulawayo's Glory takes a cue from Orwell’s Animal Farm and was inspired by the unexpected fall by coup of Robert G. Mugabe in Bulawayo’s native Zimbabwe.
  • The Open Book is hosted each spring by Elise Blackwell and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

If you're going: All events are free and open to the public and take place at 6 p.m. in the Campus Room of Capstone.

Learn more about Open Book 2023.

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