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South Carolina Ports Authority CEO James I Newsome, III will be the commencement speaker at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Ten College of Charleston students presented research April 11-12, 2014 at the annual Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference in Towson, Md.  These scholars represent the best research papers submitted by students from all majors. The conference is the signature academic and outreach event sponsored by the Alliance, under the auspices of the Colonial Athletic Association, of which the College is a new member in 2013-14.  » Read Full Article

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will stop at the South Carolina Marine Resources Center, which includes the College of Charleston’s Grice Marine Lab, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. as part of his “climate change road trip.” Senator Whitehouse will hear about climate-related research being conducted by staff and faculty from the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

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Avery Research Center Wins NEA Grant

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:44 am

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston has received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a film about the life and works of VertaMae Grovesnor.

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Alicia Moreau Shambo ’89 knows exactly where she’ll be on April 21, 2014 –– the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Five College of Charleston student entrepreneurs put their business ideas to the test against undergraduate and graduate students from all over South Carolina in an event called Wild Pitch, part of DIG SOUTH 2014 – a Southeastern interactive festival. The students competed for an up-to $2,500 investment from Capital A Partners to be combined with other venture capital they’ve already successfully secured.

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College of Charleston senior communication students are the masterminds behind the #MyTime and I <3 My LARC campaigns that are all over social media networks.

As part of the health communication capstone course, students worked on behalf of a local nonprofit client to conduct and analyze formative research, test campaign strategies and messages, and design and implement a theory-based communication campaign, including messages, materials, and an event.


RELATED: Read about the Wired and Inspired capstone course.


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The final step from teacher candidate to classroom teacher is a critical one. Clinical internships, or “student teaching,” provides College of Charleston teacher education majors with the most intensive assignments of the college careers.

Chuck and Sara Davis are donating $250,000 to ensure this critical step is a successful one. The Jeremy Warren Vann Scholarships for future teachers provide financial support to teacher education majors during their clinical internships, practicing in context what they learned in their education coursework.

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Charleston, South Carolina, is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in North America. Until 1820, it was also home to the country’s largest Jewish population. So, it is entirely fitting that the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture will sit in the center of the city’s historic district at the College of Charleston, as part of the Jewish Studies Program.

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Ready or Not: Two Students Take On Ghana

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 1:21 pm
In the weeks leading up to her semester abroad, College of Charleston senior business administration major and Honors College student Michelle Smith maintained daily runs to ready herself for intense physical labor. She dyed her blonde hair brown and bought a fake wedding band to prevent attracting too much attention overseas.

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