Archive | October, 2021

Tales From the Healthcare Frontline

Hear from a panel of distinguished College of Charleston alumni and medical professionals

CofC Alumni Weekend Presents:  A panel of distinguished College of Charleston alumni and medical professionals share their experiences from the front lines of the COVID pandemic. A reception following the program will feature drinks and light hors d’oeuvres as well as an opportunity to interact with the College of Charleston EMS Program students and hear about their unique role within the campus community.

Friday, November 19, 2021 AT 4:00 PM
at the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center, Room 101

Admission: $25 per person.
Proceeds from this event benefit the CofC EMT Program. $7 of each ticket purchase is a charitable donation and may be deductible for federal income tax purposes as allowed by law.

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Panelists Include:
• Moderator — Susan Hilsman ’83, Physician (Retired) At Spartanburg Regional Wound
Healing Center
• Marc Bahan ’90, Pediatrician At Pee Dee Pediatrics
• Jackson Hartley ’19, Md Candidate At UofSC School Of Medicine
• Katherine Twombley ’96, Chief Pediatric Nephrology Medical Director
• Dil Patel ’11, Radiologist At Savannah Chatham Imaging
• Reilly Walker ’20, CofC EMS Coordinator


Posted on October 30, 2021 in Campus Involvement

Volunteer Opportunity with Communities in Schools

Light the Way for Students Across South Carolina

Light a luminary in celebration of National Education Week. Honors Engaged partner Communities in Schools is looking for volunteers to help set up 7500 luminary bags for an upcoming event. Statewide, CISSC is aiming to honor the nearly 20,000 students served at 34 partnering schools in seven counties. There will be 41 site coordinators helping students navigate hurdles by connecting them and their families to critical resources like food, housing, healthcare, counseling, and remote technologies. Your support will allow us to strengthen, deepen, and grow our impact across the state – lighting the way to graduation for all South Carolina students.

Where:  Riverfront Park in North Charleston

When: Sunday, November 14, Either 2-6pm or 4-7:30pm.  Folks are welcome to stay for both of course!

What:  Putting up to 7500 luminary bags together (folding side of bag down, putting sand in bag, turning on battery operated tea light and placing in the bag), arranging in a preset pattern across the park then taking them all down after the event

How do I sign up?

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Community Engagement

Gap-Year Fellowship — Project Horseshoe Farm

This upcoming year, Project Horseshoe Farm is offering our traditional Gap-Year Fellowship, which will begin in June of 2022 and finish in July of 2023 at the Greensboro, Marion, and Pomona sites. For applicants who are available and interested, we are also offering a 6-month Fellowship opportunity in Greensboro from January through July of 2022. It will be shorter, but similar in experience to the full-year Fellowship.

The application deadline for the 2022-23 gap-year Fellowship is on February 13th, 2022. The application deadline for our 6-month Fellowship in Greensboro is November 14th, 2021. Your students can find us (and the application) on Handshake or at our website, and can obtain more information from the attached flyer.

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Student Opportunity Center Listings

How We Want to Learn! — Call For Abstracts for Edited Volume

Are you a student who is frustrated with your education?

Do you feel disengaged? Unsatisfied with PowerPoint lectures and hungry for more community in your classes? Passionate about social movements on campus? Are you feeling anxious in the face of climate change and angry about ongoing structural racism and other forms of inequality? Are you troubled by the pandemic’s unprecedented technological transformation of education? Looking for a way to process and deal with school functioning more like a business focused on the bottom line rather than on providing you with an enriching education

Call for Abstracts

Submit an abstract to our edited volume – “How We Want to Learn!”: Radical Student Voices from the Academy in a Crises World. This edited volume explores the rarely heard radical voices of graduate and undergraduate students expressing in critical and heartfelt ways how YOU want to learn, as opposed to how ‘we’ in the academy want to teach. This is your opportunity to dream about what school would look like in an ideal world. Write about your frustrations, your personal experience of pain or of success in an academic or other learning setting. Write about the learning that has set you on fire – or your longing for such an experience.

We seek academic works that can take any form such as theoretical, autoethnography, ethnography, or other styles that enable you to document your experiences and / or those of other students. Creative submissions are strongly encouraged – including poems, prose, art, photography, personal narrative – whatever form of expression you are passionate about, we are interested in!

Accepted submissions will become part of a diverse community of passionate students. As we work together to craft this edited volume, we will dream together about transformation of education and of society.

Submission Guidelines:
• Last date of Abstract Submissions – January 15, 2022
• Abstracts should be approximately 500 words
• Include a short bio/introduction in your email ·Submit via email to &

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Research, Uncategorized

Paid Biotech R&D Internship

Paid Internship Opportunity with Firststring Research

FirstString Research is seeking an intern who works collaboratively, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and seeks opportunities for growth as a developing scientist. This is a part-time internship for candidates currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or a quantitative field, or graduate students pursuing a Master’s or PhD in a relevant field. Interested candidates with a background in data science or statistics may also apply. Level of responsibility and pay will be commensurate with experience. This position does not involve laboratory work and will be based at FirstString’s office in Mount Pleasant, SC, with opportunity for remote work as deemed appropriate.

Position DetailsHourly position with expected commitment of 15-20 hours/week for 8 weeks, with potential for opportunity to extend internship duration. Pay range of $15-20/hour, commensurate with experience and education.

Submit a Statement of Interest and CV or resumé to Dr. Carissa James, The deadline to submit an application is December 1.

Learn More About FirstString

FirstString Research is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for unmet medical needs associated with dysregulation of inflammation and impaired injury response. The Biotechnology Internship at FirstString will provide exposure to pharmaceutical Research and Development, at a clinical stage biotech company with drug candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. The intern will support FirstString’s Research and Development team, which is responsible for translating a drug candidate from idea to clinical application. The intern will have opportunities for exposure to drug formulation development, toxicology and pharmacology, and efficacy studies intended to support approval for use in humans.

Responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Process and analyze data from in vivo and in vitro studies using Microsoft Excel, Graphpad Prism, and/or SAS
  • Perform literature reviews in various subject matter areas to support optimization of in vitro and in vivo study design
  • Draft meeting summaries and project reports to support Research and Development team efforts
  • Assist with Project Management of preclinical studies led by the Research and Development team
  • Additional duties to support the Research and Development team, as appropriate

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Interest in a career in medical/pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Availability to commit 15-20 hours/week to internship

Preferred Qualifications:
·       Prior research experience
·       Competency in Graphpad Prism, SAS
·       Comfort with data analysis, statistical analyses

Position DetailsHourly position with expected commitment of 15-20 hours/week for 8 weeks, with potential for opportunity to extend internship duration. Pay range of $15-20/hour, commensurate with experience and education.

Submit a Statement of Interest and CV or resumé to Dr. Carissa James,

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

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Study Abroad in London this Summer and earn HONS, GenEd, and Honors Immersed credit

British Gothic Literature ‑ A “Horrible” Way to Spend June 2022

For Honors College students, the trip and courses can be used to fulfill Honors Immersed, Humanities Gen Ed, and Honors Colloquia credit.

A solid month in London . . . multiple day trips . . . lots of time to explore independently . . . 6 credits toward the English major or minor!

In British Gothic Literature, we will discuss how British culture uses Gothic monsters to express fears, anxieties, and misgivings about gender & sexuality, nation & empire, race & class.

We will read works by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, R. L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will explore the gloomy moors and dark city streets where they set their stories. We will visit art museums, attend the theater, stroll through urban graveyards, and walk down village lanes

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Carens, English Professor and Director of British Studies at the College of Charleston. The course is offered through the USM British Studies Program.

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Activities (a partial list):

  • Jack the Ripper Tour
  • Strawberry Hill (neo-Gothic mansion)
  • Freud House Museum
  • Day Trip to Bath Old Operating Theater
    Phantom of the Opera
  • Shakespeare play at Globe Theater
  • British Library V & A Museum (fashion and design)
  • Day Trip to Yorkshire: Brontë house and walk on the moors
  • Tate Museum (Pre-Raphaelite art) Day Trip to Oxford
  • The Woman in Black (Gothic play) Highgate Cemetery / Hampstead Heath Kew Gardens

Reading List:

  • Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Stories
  • Christina Rossetti, “Goblin Market
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Bram Stoker, Dracula
  • Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray

Posted on October 22, 2021 in Uncategorized

Free Tickets For Charleston Literary Festival

CofC Students Get Complimentary Tickets for Charleston Literary Festival

The College of Charleston is the Academic Partner of the Charleston Literary Festival (CFL), Nov. 5–14. Current students, faculty and staff may register for complimentary tickets to 27 in-person and virtual sessions with renowned authors and celebrities, including Walter Isaacson, Yaa Gyasi, Carl Zimmer, Yiyun Li, Lisa Taddeo, George Saunders, Lauren Groff, Bernard Cornwell, James Ivory and a host of others. You’ll see distinguished CofC colleagues and alumni featured in the programs as well.’

Students may register for complimentary tickets here: while supplies last. Please bring your Cougar Card to check-in at the event.

Check out the schedule and COVID-19 safety protocols here to choose the event(s) you would like to attend.

Posted on October 21, 2021 in Announcements & Events


Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Scholarship is Now Open for Applications!

Awards include academic assistance up to $9,500 per year

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer.

Current sophomores majoring in and conducting research in oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, and geomatics, are invited to apply.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications Due: Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

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The internship provides scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA related science, research, technology, policy, management, and educational activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Posted on October 21, 2021 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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