Spoleto, Italy through the eyes of Bret Lott, Director, MFA Creative Writing

Buongiorno! Bret Lott here, and yes, it’s that time of year again: The College of Charleston’s month long program of study we hold each year in our sister city of Spoleto, Italy. I want you the ready to enjoy vicariously our course of study here in Umbria. This is our eighth year in the villa,…

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Graduate Alum Kendy Altizer

Kendy Altizer graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with a double degree, Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology. After graduating from college, she spent a number of years in Cultural Resource Management,  and worked her way up the ladder in a variety of capacities in a number of different states. She eventually began spending more…

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Famous Blogger Sarah Byce

Sarah Byce, a student of the environmental studies: Peace Corps master’s international program at the University of Charleston, South Carolina, is one of eight winners of the Peace Corps’ annual “Blog It Home” contest. The four-year program allows her to take coursework in Charleston the first and fourth years of the program, and to serve for two years with…

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PCMI Graduate Student Andrew Wynne Featured as Guest Blogger for Ocean Conservancy

Andrew Wynne is a graduate student in Environmental Studies at the University of Charleston, South Carolina and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He served in the Philippines (2012-2014) as a Coastal Resource Management Advisor, and hopes to continue to educate and inspire others to create healthy coastal environments. A SCUBA diver and former college athlete,…

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Greetings from Our Versailles Exchange Student, Margaret Edling!

The University of Charleston, South Carolina at the College of Charleston and the Université de Versailles – Saint Quentin have an exchange program which affords a unique opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university in the southwest suburbs of Paris.  Established in 1994 by Dr. Olejniczak of the History department,…

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Marine Biology Graduate Student Liz Duermit Attends 3rd Annual International Marine Conservation Congress

  I recently had the privilege, thanks in part to a study abroad grant from the Graduate School, to attend the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. My experience with the perception of conservationists is that we trade in “doom and gloom” – but that could not have been further from the truth…

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MES Graduate Student Friedrich Knuth Shares His Summer Research Experiences

Environmental Studies graduate student Friedrich Knuth returns to Charleston this fall after an eventful summer of impressive research trips to Honduras, Washington, and Florida. Deep sea diving with a submarine off of Roatan, Honduras In May, I joined Matt Rittinghouse on a research trip to Roatan, Honduras. Matt and his advisor Peter Etnoyer (NOAA) had…

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!Hola Amigos!

My name is Hayley DeHart and I just finished my first year as a graduate student in the marine biology program here at CofC. My thesis project will involve population genetics in sharks, so my advisor sent me to Costa Rica to attend a class in conservation genetics offered by the Organization of Tropical Studies…

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Bon Voyage, Margaret: Versailles Program Fellow 2014-2015

Since 1994, the Graduate School at the College of Charleston and the Université de Versailles – Saint Quentin have maintained an exchange program that provides graduate students with the opportunity to teach and conduct research abroad for one year in the picturesque campus south of Paris. The Versailles program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to…

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Guest Blogger Abroad: History MA Student Bethany Greene

This past March a group of undergraduate and graduate students traveled to England and Wales in the hopes of finding King Arthur. As part of the interdisciplinary course “In Search of King Arthur and the Holy Grail,” we traveled to medieval cathedrals and castles searching for historical foundations of Britain’s most legendary hero. Thanks in…

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