Archive | June, 2012

Online Gambling Won’t Solve State Debt Woes, But it Could Help- Fox Business News

“The main political motivation for legalization of gambling is tax revenues and employment,” said Doug Walker, an economics professor at the College of Charleston. “It is unlikely that online gambling will lead to significant increases in jobs, but generally, more economic activity is better than less.”  

Shark species more diverse than thought- Nature

Gavin Naylor, a biologist at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and his colleagues sequenced samples from 4,283 specimens of sharks and rays as part of a major effort to fill the gaps. The team found 574 species, of which 79 are potentially new, they report in the Bulletin of the American Museum of […]

The Most Important Character on ‘True Blood’: The South- The Atlantic

“The South is a place of real extremes, really making it a perfect place for a horror tale,” says Scott Poole, a professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of Monsters in America. “There’s a long tradition of seeing the South as other, the evil twin.”  

College of Charleston neuroscience program wins national award- WCBD

  The College of Charleston’s neuroscience program has won a national award from the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs. The award recognizes education and training programs that are advancing interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or interprofessional teaching, research or practice in psychology.    

Transit of Venus, facts, history, tips and public viewing- Charleston Post and Courier

The solution is a solar filter, the sort of lens used to watch an eclipse, but College of Charleston astronomy professor Terry Richardson couldn’t think of a store in the Lowcountry that carries them anymore. The next best bet is a No. 14 strength arc-welding lens, and that will be hard to find.   […]

Forget ‘If I had a million dollars.’ I want $3M!- Yahoo Finance

In order to retire, you need to make careful planning decisions today, says Jocelyn Evans, associate dean of undergraduate programs and finance professor at the School of Business of Charleston College. Part of that planning requires making trade-offs between discretionary spending and saving for the future. In this interview, professor Evans provides insight and advice […]

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