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Two College of Charleston marine biology graduates have recorded the oldest known bonnethead shark in the nation as part of the COASTSPAN shark survey conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Bryan Frazier ’00 (and current Master of Environmental Studies candidate) and David Shiffman ’11 (M.S.) determined through the direct aging process that this shark was at least 17 years old. Previously, the oldest direct aged bonnethead was captured in the Gulf of Mexico at age seven.

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Aldrich to Participate in College Home Run Derby

Posted on 29 June 2011 | 2:12 pm

College of Charleston redshirt-freshman Daniel Aldrich (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) will compete in the 2011 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. This is the second season in a row that a College of Charleston slugger was invited to take part in the Derby. Last season, former Cougar Matt Leeds participated in the inaugural event at the historic Rosenblatt Stadium.

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College’s Police Chief Named President of IACLEA

Posted on 29 June 2011 | 10:23 am

College of Charleston Police Chief Paul Verrecchia is the 2011-2012 President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Verrecchia is joined on the Board of Directors by law enforcement administrators from U.S. institutions including Stanford University, Florida State University, and Rice University, as well as administrators from Canada and Bermuda. » Read Full Article

Andrew Goudelock Will Play in the NBA

Posted on 24 June 2011 | 9:41 am

College of Charleston’s Andrew Goudelock was selected 46th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft held Thursday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Watch a video of Goudelock’s highlights at the College.

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Sand Volleyball Added as Varsity Sport

Posted on 24 June 2011 | 9:06 am

The College of Charleston athletic department has announced sand volleyball will be added as a varsity program and will begin competition in the spring of 2012.

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More than 30 teams of College of Charleston students and faculty mentors are conducting research this summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grant program. Teams are investigating everything from pollution effects on the Lowcountry ecosystem to the revitalization of arts and finding an anti-cancer agent for prostate cancer.

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Board of Trustees Recognizes Andrew Goudelock

Posted on 23 June 2011 | 2:09 pm

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees passed a resolution congratulating and recognizing basketball player Andrew Goudelock for his career as a Cougar. Goudelock will participate in the NBA draft on June 23, 2011, possibly becoming the second player ever to be drafted from the College.

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Dr. Terry Peterson, senior fellow in the College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance, has received funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to develop a comprehensive study of the reach and impact of the nationwide 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC).  The project will be supported with a $125,000 grant from the Foundation and will provide a thorough and comprehensive examination of the 21st CCLC initiative, including best practices, data and case studies from sources nationwide and advice from a number of education and expanded learning time experts.

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A College of Charleston research team has developed Monterey Mirror, a new interactive music performance system with artificial intelligence capabilities. The Monterey Mirror is an electronic music generator, powered by computer programming, which mirrors a human performer and can participate as an equal in a live performance. Like all mirrors, it reflects back aspects of the performer, enabling the performer to objectively hear what others hear. It is different from a recording, in that it does not repeat musical material verbatim, but instead captures deeper patterns in a musician’s style and makes them apparent. Monterey Mirror has been developed by computer science professor Bill Manaris and students with funding from the National Science Foundation. Watch a video about the project.

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The College of Charleston has teamed with Motley Rice LLC and YEScarolina to offer the first “Biz Apps” Camp for middle and high school students with the DAE Foundation. The three week-long technology entrepreneurship program is hosted by the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Computer Science, Software Innovations Lab at the College of Charleston through June 23, 2011.

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