There are questions, though, about just how much potential South Carolina has for energy development. Mitchell Colgan, chairman of the geology department at the College of Charleston, says there is not much oil off the coast of South Carolina, and that the economics of harvesting Atlantic natural gas are questionable given that the nation is […]
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Reviving a Jewish cemetery
Gary Zola, director of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati and a visiting professor at the College of Charleston, says the cemetery is definitely among the most significant and historic burial grounds for Jews in North America. “Without question, it’s a national treasure,” he says.
College of Charleston professor on Ukraine: ‘I want the U.S. to help’
College of Charleston music professor Natalia Khoma spoke by phone Sunday to a friend in her native Ukraine. His tone was “very serious,” she recalled of their talk, pointing to the uncertainty over what the Russian “aggressors” – as Khoma termed them – might do next.
Hidden painting uncovered on ceiling at university
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.
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 […]
Jasper Johns, Shepard Fairey have works in new show at Halsey
South Carolina has some famous names in the arts and entertainment world: Stephen Colbert, Darius Rucker, Maya Angelou, Jonathan Green, Jasper Johns and Shepard Fairey to name a few that most people would recognize. So it’s with great excitement that I read about an upcoming exhibit at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the […]
To understand the crisis in the CAR, beware of familiar narratives (op/ed)
by Christopher Day The Central African Republic’s interim president and rebel leader, Michel Djotodia, was forced to resign today at a two-day summit in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena. Djotodia, who seized power through a violet coup last march, has been under immense pressure by former colonial power France and the regional kingmaker Chad for failing […]
Historical marker honoring Beaufort synagogue unveiled
Since the earliest records, the city’s Jewish residents have played an active role in politics and local business, said College of Charleston historian Dale Rosengarten. Rosengarten said Meyer Jacobs, a member of Beaufort’s Volunteer Army, became the city’s first Jewish mayor in 1831. After the population of Jews in Beaufort quadrupled between 1869 and 1919, […]
College of Charleston educators win $1.2 million grant for kids to create movement-based video games
A couple of College of Charleston educators are hoping to hook kids on STEM by playing on their interest in popular movement-based video games, such as Dance, Dance Revolution. Susan and Mike Flynn, a husband and wife team who teach at the college, wrote a proposal with two Purdue University professors and landed a $1.2 […]
North Fla. swimmers take to water in all weather
Some of the members also are long-distance open-water swimmers. Jacksonville native Brian Lanahan, a professor at College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. on sabbatical, is training to swim the English Channel, a notoriously cold 19-nautical mile swim between England and France.