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College Works with Charleston Co. Schools

Posted on 28 June 2010 | 2:04 pm

The College of Charleston is jointly leading a two-day institute designed to help Charleston County’s lowest performing schools expand their learning time and build crucial partnerships with community organizations. The “New Day for Learning: Expanded Learning Time Institute” will be held Tuesday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the College of Charleston North Campus (5300 International Blvd, Building B).

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Professor Receives ORAU Grant

Posted on 25 June 2010 | 3:00 pm

College of Charleston Physics and Astronomy professor Chris Fragile is one of two professors nationwide to receive a grant of up to $75,000 from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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College of Charleston Theatre Professor Joy Vandervort-Cobb is going up against contestants from across the nation for an opportunity to host her own talk show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Contestants are judged based on the number of online votes, the overall idea for a talk show and ability/personality to host a show.

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Incoming Students Get Sneak Peek

Posted on 22 June 2010 | 9:01 am

First generation and/or multicultural high school students who have been accepted to the College of Charleston for fall 2010 will be on campus for a month taking classes and learning about campus life. The College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Student Program and Services is hosting its annual summer transition program, SPECTRA from July 5 – August 5, 2010. Students will take two classes during the Summer II session, learn college survival skills, interact with current College of Charleston students, and attend workshops led by faculty.

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Smithsonian Exhibition has College Ties

Posted on 17 June 2010 | 12:10 pm

College of Charleston faculty member Dale Rosengarten has co-curated a ground-breaking exhibition that will appear at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C. this summer and fall. Curated with Enid Schildkrout, of the Museum for African Art, in New York, Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, is a traveling exhibit of more than 200 objects that explores the history and contemporary practice of coiled basketry in both Africa and the American South. Grass Roots opens at the Smithsonian on June 23 and runs through November 28, 2010. In April 2011, it will move to the Museum for African Art’s new quarters on Duke Ellington Circle at 110th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City.

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State Representative Nikki Haley will speak at the College of Charleston on June 18, 2010 as part of “The College of Charleston Series on Lowcountry Politics and Communication.” Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who endorsed Haley for Governor of South Carolina last March, will join Haley for this on-campus event.

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College Launches Mobile Website

Posted on 14 June 2010 | 9:35 am

The College of Charleston announces the launch of a new mobile website that offers instant access from nearly any smartphone. When a user goes to www.cofc.edu from a smartphone, the site detects how it is being accessed and automatically redirects the browser to the new mobile site (http://m.cofc.edu). The College is one of the first college or university sites to offer 95-percent of the website through a mobile version.

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There is still time to catch College of Charleston students and alumni in more than a dozen 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival events. The finales of both the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Spoleto Festival USA will be on June 13.

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College Offers Creative Computing for Teachers

Posted on 9 June 2010 | 8:44 am

The College of Charleston is offering a unique, computational experience for 40 high school teachers with support from Google Inc.  

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Piano Student Wins International Award

Posted on 8 June 2010 | 12:38 pm

College of Charleston Artist Certificate piano student, Dotan Nitzberg, has won an International Young Soloist Award from VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability. He will join the three other winners as they perform together on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, in Washington D.C. The concert will broadcast live at http://www.kennedy-center.org/ on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.

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