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URCA Celebration of Scholars to be Held on Convocation Day

Each fall as the academic year gets underway, the College’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) hosts a poster session to showcase the recent research of students and faculty. The 2018 edition of that event – a Celebration of Scholars – will take place on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

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Math Students Keep Summer Abstract With Research

Having a love of learning is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a deep, passionate desire to explore the unknown and discover something new. That’s why a group of students under the guidance of College of Charleston mathematics professor Alex Kasman set out this summer to delve into the world of abstract equations. CofC Honors Students John Cobb ’19 and Monique […]

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Engaging The Dance-Thinker

By Maggie Carpenter ’21, Content and Community Manager Intern Walking into an English class at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, one would expect to see students hunched over desks, sipping on coffee, and going through the motions of a typical weekday morning. However, walk into Stern Center Room 205 on a Tuesday or Thursday around that […]

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Inside the Academic Mind: Lancie Affonso ’96

As an instructor in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Business, as well as the advisor to the College’s Honors Entrepreneurship Mentoring Cohort, Honors College Faculty Fellow Lancie Affonso ‘96 is a true renaissance man on campus. We caught up with Affonso to learn more about his childhood in Africa, his journey […]

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Rising Above (Dr. Kendall Deas, Honors Faculty Fellow)

As a young African American male growing up and attending public schools in Sumter, S.C., Kendall Deas saw firsthand how opportunities for advancement could be limited by race and socioeconomic status. While Deas’ parents encouraged him to pursue a career in academia, a place where they believed he could best address some of the inequities he […]

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Professor’s Diversity Fellowship Proves Transformative

When Honors College Faculty Fellow Kendall Deas was accepted into a prestigious diversity-focused fellowship program at the University of Michigan in 2016, he assumed the experience would help him grow as a professional and impart invaluable skills and insights that he could put to use in his role as a faculty member at the College of […]

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Honors Students Establish First-Ever Aesthetics Conference at the College

Open, interesting discussion regarding beauty. That’s what’s at the heart of the College’s Aesthetics Work Group (AWG). This group, established by philosophy and Honors Western Civ professor Jonathan Neufeld several years ago, meets regularly and features both student and faculty participants whose discussions range widely over theoretical topics in and about the arts. The group’s […]

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Professor Praise: Professor Lancie Affonso

*This article was written by Alexandra Helfgott, Class of 2019, for an English assignment where the prompt was to interview an immigrant. She chose Honors College Faculty Fellow, Lancie Affonso, who teaches in the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems. Additionally, […]

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Professor Praise: Dr. Rachel McKinnon

Dr. Rachel McKinnon The only way to enter Dr. Rachel McKinnon’s office is through a door off of the porch. The Philosophy Department’s offices are housed in an old colonial home and the one she inhibits happened to be the kitchen. The building is steeped in a rich history that she isn’t afraid of sharing. “There […]

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