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.
Archive | February, 2014
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.
‘Pioneer’ sea oats make new stand at Folly Beach County Park
“Oh, my God, they’re incredibly promiscuous,” said College of Charleston botanist Jean Everett. “Water oaks are notorious.”
Retired C of C professor seeks to rekindle tie between Charleston, town in France
Bill McSweeney was attending a family funeral in Toulouse, France, last summer when he learned a part of Charleston’s history that he never had heard growing up here or teaching history at the College of Charleston.
Why American Christians Love Satan
But who is Satan among today’s American Christians? W. Scott Poole, a professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of Satan in America: The Devil We Know, told me, “In the United States over the last forty to fifty years, a composite image of Satan has emerged that borrows from both popular […]
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 […]
Darius Rucker, Cary Ann Hearst, Mark Bryan talk nuts and bolts of music industry at seminar
Three of those musicians – Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish fame, and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope – took the stage at the College of Charleston’s Emmett Robinson Theater on Monday to talk about the songwriter’s craft and the nature of the music business.
Shepard Fairey to have major exhibition in hometown Charleston, S.C.
Organizers said it will be Fairey’s first major exhibition in Charleston, where he was born in 1970. The show is scheduled to run from May 22 to July 5 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.