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New video celebrates the Remarkable USC »

The University of South Carolina has produced a new 2-minute video highlighting the university’s excellence and impact.

  • The video highlights key university attributes, including its No. 1 rankings, 300 degree programs, 340,000 alumni, 50,000 students systemwide and 20 locations throughout the state.

Available via YouTube, university leaders, staff and faculty are free to use the video in university-related talks and presentations.

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Amit Sheth leads center that seeks to integrate AI into all research »

Since its inception, the Artificial Intelligence Institute of South Carolina has enjoyed rapid growth, earned significant accolades and fostered multiple partnerships in its efforts to infuse artificial intelligence expertise into the framework of research at USC.

  • The institute is collaborating with faculty universitywide to explore applications for autonomous vehicles, smart manufacturing, disaster management and education.

“We have active research collaborations with eight of the colleges and schools, maybe more — we have over 25 collaborative team projects — and that has led to some center-level proposals.” — Amit Sheth, founding director of the AI Institute

Read more about the Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Building a better world »

Tamera Sullivan, a South Carolina Honors College graduate and 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student grant recipient, has added another title to her list of accolades: She was recently named a 2022-23 Pickering Fellow.

Why it matters: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship opens the door for students to help solve global problems as a U.S. Department of State foreign service officer. Through this program, Sullivan will earn a graduate degree in international relations so that she can address complex health, economic and environmental challenges with foreign governments and U.S. agencies.

What she's saying: “We create the best solutions in partnership with others.” — Tamera Sullivan

Learn more about Tamera Sullivan and the Pickering Fellowship.

Learn keys to better communication »

Human Resources is offering a class on better workplace communication.

  • In this session, participants will become aware of the unconscious assumptions they make when communicating with others and identify personal barriers to successful communication.

Register for this free in-person class that begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 15) in Suite 101, 1600 Hampton St.

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“What are the limits of presidential power to forgive student loans? A constitutional law expert answers 5 questions” (feat. Derek Black, law)
Houston Chronicle via The Conversation
“Recent high-profile deaths put police body cameras under new scrutiny” (feat. Seth Stoughton, law)
ABC News
“Do back-to-back disasters show first climate tipping point is upon us?” (feat. Susan Cutter, geography)


Lucy Ingram and Tara Hayes, health promotion, education and behavior, authored “A qualitative study of health care access among African American older adults in a socio-demographically under-resourced region during the COVID-19 pandemic” in Frontiers in Public Health
Cheri Shapiro, social work, presented “Parents as Teachers home visiting program associated with increased well-child visit uptake in South Carolina” at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston.
David Martinez, Henry Tran, education, and others published “South Carolina's Act 388: Exploring the Relationship of Tiered Reimbursement on School District Revenue” in the eJournal of Education Policy.
Victor Giurgiutiu, mechanical engineering, authored “Numerical and experimental investigation of delamination severity estimation using local vibration techniques” in the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.
Angela Liese, epidemiology and biostatistics, authored “Projections of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Burden in the U.S. Population Aged <20 Years Through 2060: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study” in Diabetes Care.
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Join Famdemonium for NCAA Selection Show »

Fans are invited to "FAMdemonium" at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday (March 12) to celebrate the Southeastern Conference champion women's basketball team and to watch the NCAA Selection Show.

  • Doors open at 6 p.m. for the event, which features food trucks, photo ops around the concourse and a performance art creation by Jared Emerson.
  • Admission is free with general admission seating. Fans will have to follow the arena's clear bag policy.
  • Parking will be available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis in Lots A and B in front of Colonial Life Arena.
Learn more about Famdemonium.

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