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Alumna Isabelle Khurshudyan runs Washington Post's Ukraine bureau »

Before she became a war correspondent, alumna Isabelle Khurshudyan spent four years as a hockey reporter, covering the Washington Capitals.
Moscow bound. Khurshudyan earned her first correspondent post, in Moscow, thanks to her reporting skills and fluency in Russian.
Kharkiv to Kyiv. When the war in Ukraine broke out, Khurshudyan heard the artillery shelling from a Kharkiv hotel room. Four months later, The Washington Post opened a bureau in Kyiv and appointed her bureau chief.
Dispatch from Kreminna. In December 2022, Khurshudyan followed a Ukrainian commander to the edge of Russian-occupied territory to chronicle life and death among the troops at the front.
Two Isabelles. “There's the voice that's like, ‘That was a bad idea.’ And then there's also the voice saying, ‘But it yielded a great story.’ ”

Learn more about alumna Isabelle Khurshudyan.
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Breakthrough Star Roozbeh Behroozmand studies speech processing in the brain »

Roozbeh Behroozmand is a neuroscientist who specializes in the brain’s ability to produce and process speech.

Laboratory leadership. Behroozmand established and directs the Arnold School’s Speech Neuroscience Lab, which combines behavioral assessment with cutting-edge neurophysiological, neuroimaging and brain stimulation technologies.

Approach and implications. The lab uses theoretical and data-driven approaches to investigate speech production mechanisms in typically developing adults and their related deficits in neurological populations with Parkinson’s and stroke. By understanding the underlying mechanisms of speech, Behroozmand is hopeful his research will inform diagnosis and clinical treatment of people with speech disorders.

What he's saying: “Our understanding about the neural mechanisms that support speech sounds and articulation functions for speech production is relatively poor. ... [This has] motivated me to study the neural bases of voice and speech production in the human brain with the goal of promoting our knowledge for developing novel treatment approaches for individuals with neurological conditions.”

Read more about Breakthrough Star Roozbeh Behroozmand.

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Guiding students to reflect on research »

The Center for Teaching Excellence will host a roundtable session on how research advisors can support student reflection at appropriate and meaningful points.

  • The session will introduce the three domains of learning and their application to student reflection at each stage of research.
  • Using these tools, participants will develop tangible ideas for promoting a unique and personalized learning experience for each student. 

Register for this session, which will be held at noon April 7 in Room L511 of Thomas Cooper Library.


CDC warns of drug-resistant, deadly fungus: How is it spread?” (feat. Melissa Nolan, epidemiology and biostatistics)
The Hill
“Atlanta’s so-called ‘Cop City’ is igniting protests. Here’s what we know about the foundation behind it.” (feat. Seth Stoughton, law)
“Black gospel quartets fought for racial equality. Can Hampton pastor preserve their legacy?” (feat. Birgitta Johnson, ethnomusicology)
The Post and Courier


Ramtin Zand, computer science and engineering, authored “Xbar-Partitioning: A Practical Way for Parasitics and Noise Tolerance in Analog IMC Circuits” in IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.
Elizabeth Crouch, Elizabeth Radcliff and Melinda Merrell, health services policy and management and the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, authored “Safe, supportive neighborhoods: Are they associated with childhood oral health?” in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
An De Meester, education, and others published “The Meditational Role of Motivation in the Model of Motor Development in Childhood: A Longitudinal Study” in the journal of Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
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Gamecock women's basketball in tournament semifinals »

Watch the top-ranked Gamecocks women's basketball team take on No. 2 seed Iowa in the women's basketball semifinals game at 9:30 p.m. Friday (March 31) on ESPN.

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