Political Science Convocation Speaker: Sara Taksler

Who: Sara Taksler produced the film Tickling Giants, a documentary about comedian Bassem Youssef. Dubbed the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” the film follows Youssef as he becomes one of the most powerful voices of dissent during the Egyptian revolution. Previously, Taksler was a senior producer on the Daily Show. In this forum, Taksler will discuss the film, the importance of a free press, and the use of comedy as a way of establishing accountability for abuses of power in society.

When: Wednesday, April 3rd at 4pm

Where: RITA 101

Posted on March 14, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Second Annual Peace Initiative: Working for Social Justice Using Principles of Peace

The Peace Initiative, a series of events to be held from March 25th-30th & April 5th, 2019, will facilitate a discussion of techniques that can be used to cultivate peace within the individual, community, and our society. As such, this information can help us to more effectively address the challenges that we are currently confronted by with regard to the social fragmentation in our society. If we can foster greater levels of understanding and unity with those who have differing views, then the problems that we face can be addressed by working together, rather than working against one another. All events are free and open to the public.

A complete schedule of the week’s events can be found here

Posted on March 14, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Research Opportunity at MUSC

Undergraduate volunteer research opportunity in cardiovascular developmental biology.
Preferably sophomores interested in research opportunities for the independent study and/or Bachelor’s Essay. Please send resume to sugiy@musc.edu. Please indicate your GPA.

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Current Research Focus for Volunteer Student Researchers
• Study the role of BMP signaling in cardiovascular development using genetically engineered mouse models.

Approach
DNA extraction and PCR (genotyping). RNA extraction and quantitative RT-PCR. Histology. Immunohistochemistry. Amira 3D Reconstruction. Microscopy.

Please visit http://regmed.musc.edu/Faculty/SugiY.htm to learn more. If you are interested in this research opportunity, send resumes to sugiy@musc.edu and include your GPA. For more information, please check out this opportunity’s flyer.

Posted on March 13, 2019 in Research

William V. Moore Student Research Conference

The 9th Annual William V. Moore Student Research Conference is now accepting applications for students to present their work.

The conference is an opportunity for undergraduates and high school students to present research a variety of topics including Southern and South Carolina politics, civil rights, political extremism, educational opportunity and economic development, political communication, human geographies and world politics.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to apply prior to the March 15th deadline. The conference will take place on April 12, 2019 in the Stern Center. Questions? Contact Dr. Mark Long (LongM@cofc.edu) or Dr. Jordan Ragusa (ragusajm@cofc.edu)

Posted on March 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

Volunteers Needed for Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit!

The Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit is looking for volunteers! The LCS is an event designed to engage students and local community members in timely, meaningful conversations regarding the building and maintaining of a productive, equitable community. The program will begin with a panel discussion, “Redefining Leadership,” featuring community leaders from a variety of local organizations. After the panel, there will be time devoted to lunch and student poster presentations on service and community development. The programming for the day will end with breakout discussions on a variety of topics relevant to the Charleston community. Read more to see how you can help out!

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The Honors College is looking for students to volunteer at this event in the following roles and time slots:

  • Setup: 9:30-10:45am (2)
  • Registration: 9:45-12:30 (4)
  • Name Tags and Ribbons: 9:45-12:30 (2)
  • Q&A Facilitators: 10:30-12:30 (2)
  • Poster Session Setup: 12:30 – 2:00 (2)
  • Lunch Tickets: 12:30-2:00 (2)
  • Breakout Organizers: 1:30-3:30 (6)
  • Breakout Facilitators (SCI Members Only): 1:30-3:30 (6)
  • Breakdown: 3:30-4:30 (4)

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s LCS, please email Dr. Permenter at falkb@cofc.edu.

You can still attend the Summit if you volunteer!  The event is free to attend and you can register for the event here!

Posted on March 12, 2019 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit

The Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit is an event designed to engage students and local community members in timely, meaningful conversations regarding the building and maintaining of a productive, equitable community. The program will begin with a panel discussion, “Redefining Leadership,” featuring community leaders from Charleston County School District, the Shared Future Project, the League of Women Voters, and other organizations. After the panel, there will be time devoted to lunch and student poster presentations on service and community development. The programming for the day will end with breakout discussions on a variety of topics relevant to the Charleston community.

Register for the event here.

Posted on March 12, 2019 in Announcements & Events

CofC Changemaker Challenge – $5000 prize money for students

Friday, April 12th, the College will host the first annual Changemaker Challenge. The event is an opportunity for students to share what they have learned about a social justice problem and/or solutions they have developed. There is $5000 in prize money to be won.

There are two options to enter, and students can enter just one or both. The first is a poster session where they will use the Impact Gaps Canvas to demonstrate their understanding of the landscape of a problem. There are three parts – Problem Landscape, Solution Landscape and Gaps. Information about the Impact Gaps Canvas can be found below. The second part is an elevator pitch of their solutions to a social justice problem.

Students can tackle any social justice problem – locally or globally. Some examples for business students might be: gender equity, microfinance, access to technology, un-/under-employment, job discrimination, food insecurity, homelessness, land/water rights, etc. Students can enter both parts of the competition, or just one. Students can enter as a team or on their own. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Entries can come from class projects, personal research or even club projects. Judges will consist of members of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board to the Sustainability Literacy Institute, as well as a few additional community members.

More information is available here. Questions? Contact Dr. Hansen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, at hansend@cofc.edu.

Posted on March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

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