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Released: 7-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue for North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The North Carolina economy is expected to continue the slow growth pattern of the past eight years, with strong indicators from low unemployment rates and long-term projections for GDP growth, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Released: 12-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Darla Moore School of Business Building Earns LEED Platinum
University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business building has earned LEED Platinum , the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Released: 14-Dec-2016 1:20 PM EST
UofSC Economists: 2017 SC Economy Strong and Stable Amid Political Uncertainty
University of South Carolina

Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 1:20 PM EST
UofSC Economists: 2017 SC Economy Strong and Stable Amid Political Uncertainty
University of South Carolina

Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Archaeologists Find Elusive 16th-Century Spanish Fort on Parris Island
University of South Carolina

The lost Spanish fort San Marcos, founded in 1577 at the town of Santa Elena by Pedro Menedez Marquez, has been found on present-day Parris Island in South Carolina by a pair of archaeologists.

Released: 11-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
The Fast Casual Conundrum
University of South Carolina

Entrées at fast casual restaurants -- a category that includes restaurants such as Chipotle and Panera Bread -- have a higher average calorie count than fast food establishments, such as a McDonald’s or Bojangles, according to researchers from the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health .

Released: 26-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Students Grow Tiger Gardens at Clemson in Quest to Fight Obesity
Clemson University

A group of Clemson University students believes everyone should have access to healthy foods. The students are developing Tiger Gardens to demonstrate how healthy vegetables can be grown anywhere, even on concrete.

Newswise: The Size of City Parks Can Predict Residents' Well-Being
Released: 18-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
The Size of City Parks Can Predict Residents' Well-Being
Clemson University

CLEMSON — Rapid expansion of cities around the world has raised concerns about deteriorating quality of life in urban areas. Lincoln Larson, assistant professor in the Clemson University parks, recreation and tourism management department, said people often struggle to find ways to preserve health and happiness amidst sometimes harsh, stress-inducing urban environments. However, it appears that one path to long-term happiness may lead straight through the closest park.

Released: 9-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST
UofSC Faculty Experts: 2016 South Carolina Primaries and Presidential Election
University of South Carolina

With the New Hampshire primary today, all eyes will turn to South Carolina, site of the first-in-the-South presidential primaries on Feb. 20 and 27. The University of South Carolina’s Office of Public Relations has compiled a list of faculty experts who can discuss topics relevant to the South Carolina primaries and the presidential election.

Newswise: Early Puberty Associated with Gestational Diabetes
Released: 29-Jan-2016 2:00 PM EST
Early Puberty Associated with Gestational Diabetes
Clemson University

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows.

Released: 19-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT
NAFC Names Continence Care Champion
National Association for Continence (NAFC)

Dr. Mark Walters, renowned for a career dedicated to the greater understanding and treatment of urogynecological issues, was named the 2015 Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award recipient by the National Association for Continence (NAFC), the country’s largest advocacy organization for continence-related health concerns.

Newswise: UofSC Archaeologists Raise Trio of Civil War Cannons From Scuttled CSS Pee Dee
Released: 29-Sep-2015 6:05 PM EDT
UofSC Archaeologists Raise Trio of Civil War Cannons From Scuttled CSS Pee Dee
University of South Carolina

Archaeologists at the University of South Carolina raised three cannons from the Confederate gunboat CSS Pee Dee from the Great Pee Dee River in South Carolina. The mystery of the CSS Pee Dee, its cannons and the inland Mars Bluff Navy Yard endured for the better part of 100 years.

Released: 3-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Pursuit of Happiness Leads to a $2.1 Million Grant Award for UofSC, UChicago
University of South Carolina

A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund research that explores the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of life and society.

Released: 15-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT
New Approach to Spinal Cord, Brain Injury Research
University of South Carolina

Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There's new hope on the horizon, though. A team of researchers led by the University of South Carolina's Jeff Twiss just reported an innate repair mechanism in central nervous system axons that might be harnessed to regenerate nerves after brain or spinal cord injuries.

Newswise: USCB Summer Institute on America's Reconstruction Attracting Educators from Around the United States
Released: 10-Jul-2015 7:30 PM EDT
USCB Summer Institute on America's Reconstruction Attracting Educators from Around the United States
University of South Carolina Beaufort

The institute, “America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story,” will guide 30 K-12 educators from around the United States through more than a century of American history—from the final years of the cotton kingdom in the South, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and up to the modern civil rights era.

Released: 27-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT
The McNair Law Firm and the University of South Carolina Beaufort Establish the Senator Clementa Pinckney Endowed Scholarship Fund
University of South Carolina Beaufort

The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) has established the Senator Clementa Pinckney Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor Reverend Pinckney’s commitment to education and the leadership he provided throughout the Lowcountry and the State of South Carolina.

Newswise: USCB Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw Awarded South Carolina's Highest Civilian Honor
Released: 9-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
USCB Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw Awarded South Carolina's Highest Civilian Honor
University of South Carolina Beaufort

University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Chancellor Jane T. Upshaw was awarded the Order of the Palmetto – the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for recognition of extraordinary work and dedication to the citizens of South Carolina.

Released: 23-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Victor W. Nitti, MD Awarded for Exceptional Continence Care
National Association for Continence (NAFC)

Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who serve as role models to others for outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical practice, NAFC’s Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness among a variety of professional societies and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence.

Released: 23-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Christine K. Bradway, PhD, RN, CPRN Honored with Continence Care Champion Award
National Association for Continence (NAFC)

Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who serve as role models to others for outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical practice, NAFC’s Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness among a variety of professional societies and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence.

Newswise: Renowned Artist Ralph Heimans Unveils Portrait of Financier and Philanthropist Darla Moore
Released: 23-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Renowned Artist Ralph Heimans Unveils Portrait of Financier and Philanthropist Darla Moore
University of South Carolina

A 14-by-8-foot oil painting of financier and philanthropist Darla Moore was unveiled in the heart of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina Friday, March 20 by artist Ralph Heimans.

Released: 22-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST
How Are Student Loans Affecting the Well-Being of Young Adults?
University of South Carolina

Researchers at the University of South Carolina researchers find that young adults who accumulated higher amounts of debt incurred from student loans reported higher levels of depressive symptoms, even with adjustments for parental wealth, childhood socioeconomic status, and other factors.

Released: 20-Jan-2015 10:15 AM EST
Social Media Can Provide the Support Needed to Maintain Weight Loss
University of South Carolina

According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of social media sites like Facebook can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey.

Released: 6-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
NAFC Celebrates Bladder Health Awareness Month during November
National Association for Continence (NAFC)

National Bladder Health Week is November 10-16th, 2014. This year NAFC is observing the whole month of November as Bladder Health Awareness Month by offering free online resources and events designed to help individuals learn about prevention, treatment and management options associated with common bladder conditions and inspire them to get active in the name of better bladder health.

Newswise: Study Shows Vegan Diet Best for Weight Loss Even with Carbohydrate Consumption
Released: 6-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
Study Shows Vegan Diet Best for Weight Loss Even with Carbohydrate Consumption
University of South Carolina

A new study by the University of South Carolina finds that people shed more weight on an entirely plant based diet, even if carbohydrates are also included. Other benefits of eating a vegan diet include decreased levels of saturated and unsaturated fat, lower BMIs, and improved macro nutrients.


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