Archive | April, 2011

Migrating Sea Turtles Pick Up More Pollution- New York Times

The group, led by Jared M. Ragland, a graduate student at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C., captured 19 loggerheads near Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 2006 and 2007. Group members measured and weighed the turtles, took blood samples, and examined their reproductive systems with testicular biopsies. Then they fitted them with satellite transmitters and […]

Biology professor wins research grant- Charleston Post and Courier

College of Charleston biology professor Gavin Naylor has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the evolution of sharks, rays and chimaeras. Under the terms of the five-year research grant, Naylor will categorize the diversity of sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras; provide a genealogy of relationships based on DNA sequence […]

The Civil War, 150 years later- CBS Sunday Morning

Bernard Powers, a professor of African American history at the College of Charleston, is an advisor to Drayton Hall, near Charleston, S.C. Slaves are buried here, their graves unmarked. “I come out here and walk over in this area and there’s a certain spirituality that pervades this place,” he said. “One of the things that […]

Civil War- BBC

  One hundred and fifty years ago, the first shots of the US Civil War were fired in Charleston, South Carolina. Historian Bernard Powers talks to the BBC’s Paul Adams about the history of slavery and why it triggered the secession of southern states. Speaking at Boone Hall Plantation outside Charleston, Powers says the US […]

Civil War- NBC Nightly News

  Professor BERNARD POWERS (College of Charleston): We must always remember that there’s great potential in this country, its institutions, in the Constitution to further the interests of civil rights and equality and justice. That’s the beauty of America.  

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