2023 Food Security Summit

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The 2023 Food Security Summit is just around the corner!

Join the John Edwin Mroz Institute, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Languages, Cultures, & World Affairs, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the President for the Food Security Summit.

The Summit will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m, in Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center, room 101.

This event will feature several speakers from across the campus community including; Provost Austin, President Hsu, and many more!

Students may learn more here and register here!

Should Harvard Still Own My Enslaved Ancestors? Critical Conversation

The CofC Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston is hosting a Critical Conversation with Tamara Lanier on Repatriating Artifacts of North American Slavery. This Critical Conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 21 5:30-7:00 PM Septima Clark Memorial Auditorium ECTR 118

Tamara Lanier gives voice to her enslaved ancestors whose naked or partially clothed photographs were forcibly taken in 1850 outside Columbia, SC for a Harvard scientist, Louis Agassiz, who supported racist theories of polygenesis.

Lanier is currently fighting Harvard in court for the rights to these images. Her case foregrounds the need for legislation that protects the cultural property of descendants of chattel slavery in the United States.

Come see her speak about the importance of her family’s history and its relevance to national discussions about slavery and reconciliation on March 21 in Charleston!

Lowcountry Citizens’ Summit: Actionizing Charleston for a Healthier Tomorrow

Join the Honors College and Charleston community members in ensuring healthy lives for all.

The Event: Saturday, March 25, 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Stern Center Ballroom.

The Agenda: The summit engages students and local community members in meaningful conversations about sustainable health and wellbeing through community panel discussions, breakout group conversations, student poster presentations.

Join the Conversation: Register online for any and all sessions (attendees can attend the entire day or join us for specific sessions)

Volunteer with WePickle and help promote increased physical activity and improved self-esteem

WePickle, a sports-focused community outreach program in Charleston, is looking for student volunteers to work with kids at various after school programs.

The Opportunity: Volunteers will work with kids at after-school and community programs in two-hour timeslots (options available Tues. through Friday from 3-5 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.).

  • WePickel provides Pickleball instruction to kids with a goal of increased physical activity and improved self-esteem.

Great Fit For: Students with experience in pickleball, tennis, racquetball or any paddle/racquet sport.

  • More interested in academic support? We’re also looking for volunteers to assist with our after-school program and help with homework from Mon-Friday at Thomas Johnson Park 3-5.

How to Get Involved: Students can contact Des Brown at 843.321.5882 or wepicklechs@gmail.com.


Research Opportunity in Cardiovascular Biology

The Kern lab has openings for undergraduate research that uses mice as models of disease.

This is a basic science position that utilizes standard techniques that allow analyzing different normal and abnormal cardiovascular structures (no experience required).

This is a full-time position with the opportunity to continue throughout the school year. This opportunity is great for rising Seniors, Juniors, and potentially Sophomores to potentially earn Honors Immersed/Bachelor’s Essay Credit .

Students can apply by emailing Dr. Kern and providing a statement of how this opportunity might help in career goals and providing the email of a professor as a reference.

Students may learn more here!

Applications for the Fall ’23 SC Washington Semester Program are now open

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives students in universities and colleges across the state of South Carolina the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit forMany CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: The application deadline is Sunday, March 5th, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Maroon Mentoring – Marketing Strategist Steve Logue – Feb. 27

Join Professor Affonso on Monday, February 27th to hear from Google Android Marketing Strategist Steve Logue.

Steve Logue is Head of Android Marketing Strategy at Google, where he looks after GTM plans and ecosystem partnerships globally. He is also an External Advisor at Bain & Co in the telco practice.

Prior to these roles, he worked 25 years in the mobile communications sector in the US, Latin America, Europe, and China. He was founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile Latin America, partnering with Sir Richard Branson and PE investors to build a mobile startup across the region.

Steve will be speaking in Beatty 320 on Monday, February 27th, from 10:00 to 10:50. All Honors Students are welcome to attend!

Open Data Day 2023

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups from around the world create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society.

The 2nd Annual Open Data Day program will be held virtually on Friday, March 3rd, from 9:00AM-3:30PM.

There will be presentations that focus on using open data in a variety of ways such as apps, decision support, and storytelling, and there will even be some tutorials!

A draft agenda is available and attendees are welcome to attend any portion of the day’s program.

Students can register for the event here!