Archive | February, 2014

Hidden painting uncovered on ceiling at university

The Newport Daily News reports the painting was discovered this week by a team that included preservation students visiting from Clemson University and the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The university allowed them to remove two layers of paint from the ceiling of what had been Ochre Court’s ballroom.  

Safety of Duke’s SC coal ash ponds questioned

Previous studies, relying on a method of measuring soil stability known as a “blow count,” showed the earth beneath the Anderson County ponds and dams is relatively soft, said Steve Jaume, an earthquake specialist at the College of Charleston after The State newspaper made him aware of the study.

On the origin of today’s Darwin Day

Universities that have publicly declared celebrations this year include the University of Southern Mississippi, which will have its first Darwin Day confab two days late, on Friday, at its Hattiesburg campus. The College of Charleston, S.C., has a whole week dedicated to Darwin.  

SC Bridges, Nuke Plants, Dams OK after Quake

Dr. Steven Jaume with South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness at the College of Charleston says the quake is the largest in South Carolina since a magnitude 4.4 earthquake offshore of Edisto Island in 2002. Jaume says Friday’s night’s quake occurred in a part of South Carolina that has a geologic history similar to that […]

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