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Students and faculty gathered Friday at the Columbia
Metropolitan Convention Center for the inaugural Discover USC showcase, an
event to present innovative research by students and faculty. There
were approximately 1,000 presentations in a variety of fields by undergraduates, graduate
students, postdoctoral and medical scholars.
Three USC students and five USC alumni were awarded 2017
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this week,
giving them the opportunity to conduct research at the accredited U.S. graduate
institution of their choice.
Second-year USC students Rebekah Parris and Olivia Reszczynski were chosen as Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, an opportunity that allows them to spend the summer in an immersive leadership development program. Parris and Reszczynski were among 16 total fellows selected from a pool of 950 applicants from across the nation.
Early next week, people from around the country will flock to Augusta, Georgia, for the annual Masters Tournament. The golf tournament doesn’t just attract ticket holders, though — many USC students will also be attending to work the event.
The Knowlton Visiting Scholar Program brought its marquee
event, the Charles W. Knowlton Law and Liberal Arts Lecture, to the USC School
of Law last Thursday. Robert Post, dean and Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor
of Law at Yale Law School, presented the lecture entitled “Freedom of Speech
and the Modern University.”
The My Carolina Alumni Association tackled a
difficult issue facing our military and all sufferers of trauma Wednesday, hosting its PTSD:
Shattering the Perception panel. The panel included both male and female
veterans living with PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and aimed to
promote awareness of its impact.