The concern for the smoothtooth blacktip’s conservation status is “the same as for any sharks or rays,” said Gavin Naylor, a professor of biology at the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, who also worked on the 2011 study. “They are what we call K selected animals, meaning they are long lived and have […]
But Douglas Walker, an economist at the College of Charleston who has done some consulting for pro-gaming organizations, says many of the studies on gaming have methodological problems. Increased criminal behavior may simply be a function of more visitors to the casino area, he says. If the population increases periodically, it’s natural to expect crime […]
By 1959, new discipline-focused divisions had emerged: developmental biology, comparative endocrinology, comparative physiology, and animal behavior, among them. But in the 1990s, ASZ was teetering, so weak financially that it appealed to its members for bailout donations. Soul-searching resulted in a greater emphasis on cross-cutting topics. “People thought that having a program that was truly […]
Mitchell Colgan isn’t so sure. Colgan is a College of Charleston geology professor who formerly worked in exploration research for Shell Oil Co. “The problem you face is how much money you pay for that lease,” he said. Shell Oil paid more than a half billion dollars for a lease off Alaska more than two […]
“I would say they’re exaggerated,” said Doug Walker, an economics professor at the College of Charleston who has written two books about the impact of casinos. “I think the positives outweigh the cost.” Walker and casino gambling researcher Clyde W. Barrow say some studies indicate that casinos don’t increase crime rates or make areas less […]
College of Charleston political scientist Kendra Stewart said any effort, no matter how small, can earn dividends. “It’s never too early to start raising money or building a network,” she said. Stewart said Clinton supporters, like those for any serious presidential hopeful, will start getting the wheels going in every state “or at least the […]
“Tourism audiences are changing,” said Mary Battle, a public historian with the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. But many historians say that recognizing more recent history, like the widespread lynchings of the early 20th century, may remain a difficult task.
Katie Hladky, a professor of religious studies at the College of Charleston, who has studied the Trinity Broadcasting Network, said as TBN grew from a small California-based station into a global network of Christian broadcasters, the station, and prosperity theology, received more and more attention. “TBN is just enormously powerful,” she said. “Anytime you have something […]
Scientists found the new structure by mapping the locations of gamma ray bursts. These fleeting, but high-energy outbursts are believed to be caused by exploding massive stars. “It’s a great tracer of where something was,” astronomer Jon Hakkila, with the College of Charleston in South Carolina, told Discovery News.
“This is back to the past instead of back to the future,” said College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner. “It shows you how long the recovery has taken and how deep the recession has been. “But all the signs are pointing in the right direction in both the state and the nation. We’re getting solid […]