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On March 30, College of Charleston President P. George Benson spoke at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference. President Benson discussed the importance of Charleston’s colleges and universities as economic engines.

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College of Charleston Professor of Physics Sorinel Oprisan has been awarded the Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation. The award comes with a $500,000 research grant.

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Goudelock to Compete in NCAA Final Four Contests

Posted on 30 March 2011 | 2:48 pm

College of Charleston all-time leading scorer and Southern Conference Player of the Year Andrew Goudelock will participate in the 2011 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships and 2011 Reese’s College All-Star Game held this week as part of the 2011 NCAA Final Four festivities in Houston, Texas.

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Upward Bound Program Presents Jazz Benefit Concert

Posted on 29 March 2011 | 11:28 am

The College of Charleston Upward Bound program will present the Third Annual Jazz Benefit Concert on April 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held in Physicians Memorial Auditorium.

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Students Switch to Cmail

Posted on 28 March 2011 | 3:56 pm

Beginning today, the College of Charleston will provide all students with access to Google Apps for Education. More than 11,000 students will have the opportunity to be connected on a common system that integrates e-mail, chat, calendar, documents and other multimedia tools. Cmail — as the college has named their customized version of Google’s email service — will offer every student an email address “” that features increased email storage, better spam filtering and powerful search capabilities.

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Event Features Impact of Social Media on Employment

Posted on 28 March 2011 | 2:27 pm

Nationally prominent communication executives of the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council will host an interactive forum titled, “Hey, What’s Your Hashtag? The Impact of Social Media on Your Next Job.” The event will be held Thursday, March 31 from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. in Physicians Memorial Auditorium on the College of Charleston campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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College is Top Peace Corps Producer

Posted on 28 March 2011 | 2:11 pm

The College of Charleston, one of the of top 25 “Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities,” hosts two events for people interested in joining the Peace Corps. On Monday, April 11, there will be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Discussion at 6:00 p.m. in room 409 of the Stern Student Center and on Tuesday, April 12, there will be an information session at 2:30 p.m. in Stern Student Center room 206.

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Research by College of Charleston Biology Assistant Professor, Andrew Clark, shows that moving quickly across a slippery surface is less likely to lead to a fall than if you move slowly. His conclusions are published in the March 24, 2011 issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology, a leading journal in comparative animal physiology. Clark and Clemson University’s Timothy Higham (assistant professor of biology) found that major fall-avoidance strategies over low-friction surfaces are conserved across speeds and limbed terrestrial animals.

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College SIFE Team Advances to Nationals

Posted on 24 March 2011 | 11:21 am

The College of Charleston’s SIFE team is a champion (league one) of the 2011 SIFE USA Regional Competition and will advance to national competition to be held in Minneapolis on May 10 – 12. The Regional Competition was held on March 21 in Charlotte, NC.

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The College of Charleston BOT Executive Committee Meeting will be held on March 24, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Randolph Hall Boardroom starting at 10:30 a.m.

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