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The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston announces the award of an $80,000 program grant from the prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for 2009 and
2010. » Read Full Article

Student Blogger Featured in National News

Posted on 17 July 2009 | 12:18 pm

College of Charleston senior Sanaz Arjomand, an Iranian-American, spent this summer in Iran, voting in the recent election. The political science major’s blog was featured on World Focus, a national radio
show, and on the online news source » Read Full Article

English Professor Publishes First Book

Posted on 17 July 2009 | 12:01 pm

College of Charleston Assistant Professor John Bruns’ published his first book, Loopholes, Reading Comically, in early June. The book brings together contemporary and classic studies of humor with the idea that comedy is not simply a literary or theatrical genre, but a certain way of disclosing or undoing the way the world is organized. Bruns argues against settled views of comedy as “relief” from serious andimportant matters, or as a “low” form of artistic creation. » Read Full Article

College of Charleston’s School of the Arts is proud to announce that Matthew Canepa, assistant professor of Art History, was awarded the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned
Societies (ACLS) for 2009/2010 and has been inducted into the Society of Antiquaries of London, the world’s premier learned society for heritage. » Read Full Article

The College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance has teamed up with the Charleston County School District to attract more diverse early childhood education teachers. The program is a specially-funded, fast-track Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Early Childhood Education degree where tuition and fees are significantly supplemented. » Read Full Article

College Launches Digital Library

Posted on 17 July 2009 | 11:01 am

The College of Charleston announces the launch of the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL), a collaborative effort to build a digital (online) library with more than 50,000 items drawn from public and
private archives in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The LCDL will make unique and often rare items more broadly available for free to anyone in the world. Other partners on this project are the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The Citadel, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Historic Charleston Foundation, Beaufort County Library and the Charleston County Public Library. » Read Full Article

Homecoming 2010 Dates Announced

Posted on 17 July 2009 | 11:01 am

College of Charleston’s 2010 Homecoming will be celebrated during the week of February 1 – 6, 2010. Students, employees and the community will enjoy a week-long calendar of events that includes king and queen elections, a parade and tailgate, a concert at the Music Farm, and a Spirit Cup competition for all recognized student organizations on campus. Specific event times and locations will be released through the Homecoming website ( in October. » Read Full Article

Illuminations Published

Posted on 17 July 2009 | 11:01 am

The College of Charleston’s Department of English announces the publication of the 2009 issue of Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing. This issue (No.25) features feisty new writing and photography from Zimbabwe by College of Charleston alumnae Alice Keeney. » Read Full Article