Speaking of ... College of Charleston

Speaking of ... College of Charleston

Produced by the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, “Speaking of… College of Charleston” features conversations with faculty, students, staff, alumni and supporters who bring prestige and positive recognition to the university across a wide array of academic endeavors, professional interests and creative passions.

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July 20, 2022 31 min

With a variety of ecosystems and no shortage of plants and wildlife, the College of Charleston at Stono Preserve offers students and faculty a myriad of opportunities to learn about the natural world of the Lowcountry.
Speaking Of...caught up with Matt Rutter, biology professor and academic director of Stono Preserve, and Lucy Davis, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program to ...

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Local women’s rights advocate Jennet Robinson Alterman, who has helped expand CofC's Women's and Gender Studies Program, has worked tirelessly to advance women's rights locally and internationally. As one of the speakers of the second annual Women for Women summit sponsored by the College's School of Business, Alterman joins a group of remarkable women to inspire, offer insight and share stories about their paths to...

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Join us for an intimate conversation with President Hsu who shares his thoughts on the past academic year and plans for the future. In this episode, we review the College of Charleston's journey through the pandemic and the ways in which we emerged a stronger, more innovative, liberal arts institution.

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Brandon Alston, a costume design major at CofC, is injecting new life into second hand clothing. Fresh Prints Designs started as a hobby and grew into a thriving business during the long days of COVID.  In his hands a client's favorite but faded and stained hoodie is restored and reworked into a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of sustainable clothing. Alston credits professors from the theatre and costume department for showing him...

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Join us for a conversation with College of Charleston alumnus Sam Norton, founder of Heron Farms in Charleston, S.C. Billed as the world’s first vertical indoor saltwater farm, the company grows sea beans, a healthy, plant-based salt alternative. Norton shares his fascinating journey from plucking sea beans in Lowcountry marshes as a child to studying them for a graduate research project to growing them year-round in an indoor fac...

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Kate Pfile, a College of Charleston alumna and associate professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance, talks all things fitness in the new year, how to set goals and what you can do to stay on track.

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CofC professor Purushottam Meena, who specializes in supply chain disruption risk management, breaks down the current supply chain crisis, giving listeners aa behind the scenes approach on the factors that are creating choke points in getting goods where they need to go.

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November 23, 2021 10 min

Ed Macy 91’ knows where a lot of bodies are buried in Charleston and is happy to tell you all about it.

The College of Charleston alumnus is a professor, historical journalist and a Charleston tour guide.  He is the author of the best-selling books Haunted Charleston and Haunted Harbor and has spent many years researching and telling Lowcountry ghost stories.
 

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Author and journalist Brian Hicks discusses his book “In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan That Sparked a Civil Rights Movement.” Taking listeners on a trip around Charleston, South Carolina, Hicks recounts the stories and pivotal locations that marked Waring's progression from privileged member of Charleston's white establishment to his years as a student at the College of Charleston to his rolle...

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On this pilot episode of the College of Charleston Podcast, we explore the life and legacy of Denmark Vesey, an enslaved man who in 1799 bought his own freedom with winnings from a city lottery and then later risked that very freedom in an attempt to liberate other slaves.

We’re joined by professor emeritus of history Bernard Powers, interim CEO of Charleston’s International African American Museum and director of the College's ...

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November 12, 2021 19 min

In this episode, Coach Kelsey talks about coaching, growing up in a basketball family and why he decided to leave a successful basketball program at Winthrop University to take over as the head coach at the College of Charleston.

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