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Archive for November, 2012

College to Join Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

College to Join Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

President Benson says CAA is a great fit for the College both athletically and academically.

30 November 2012 | 3:29 pm Read More →
Message from the President on Joining CAA

Message from the President on Joining CAA

President Benson is particularly excited about the many academic-related benefits of joining the Colonial.

30 November 2012 | 3:28 pm Read More →
Board of Trustees To Hold Special Meeting

Board of Trustees To Hold Special Meeting

Board to consider proposed athletic conference affiliation.

29 November 2012 | 12:44 pm Read More →
College of Charleston Named a “College of Distinction”

College of Charleston Named a “College of Distinction”

The College is one of the 11 in the South to be included in the 2013 Public Colleges of Distinction eGuidebook.

28 November 2012 | 9:56 am Read More →
World-Renowned Frog Biologist Speaks at College

World-Renowned Frog Biologist Speaks at College

Dr. Tyrone Hayes will present a public lecture on December 3 at 2 p.m.

28 November 2012 | 8:59 am Read More →
New planet found by C of C students- Charleston Post and Courier

New planet found by C of C students- Charleston Post and Courier

Professor Joe Carson likes to joke with his astrophysics class: Find a planet, you get an “A.” No planet, “F.” Seniors Thea Kozakis and Laura Stevens just scored the “A.” Analyzing photographic data from the Subaru telescope in Hawaii, Kozakis noticed a giant light shining closer in to the massive star kappa Andromedae than she […]

27 November 2012 | 4:47 pm Read More →
Captured World: Rare Direct Image Reveals “Super-Jupiter” Orbiting a Massive Star- Scientific American

Captured World: Rare Direct Image Reveals “Super-Jupiter” Orbiting a Massive Star- Scientific American

Joe Carson, an astrophysicist at the College of Charleston and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and lead author of the paper describing the discovery, says that the most exciting part of the discovery is that κ Andromedae “is by far the most massive star where we see evidence of normal planet formation—the kind that […]

27 November 2012 | 4:47 pm Read More →
‘Super-Jupiter’ discovered around massive star – NASA News

‘Super-Jupiter’ discovered around massive star – NASA News

Kappa And b, the previously imaged planets around HR 8799 and Beta Pictoris, and the most massive planets discovered by non-imaging techniques likely all represent a class of object that formed in much the same way as lower-mass exoplanets,” said lead researcher Joseph Carson, an astronomer at the College of Charleston, S.C., and the Max […]

27 November 2012 | 4:46 pm Read More →
Tim Scott carries burden of GOP- Politico

Tim Scott carries burden of GOP- Politico

College of Charleston history professor Bernard Powers said he is not surprised that Scott most likely will be the only black Republican in the House because there have been so few in recent decades. “This is, to me, reflective of the party’s constituency, racially,” he said, adding that was the Republican Party’s strategy since even […]

27 November 2012 | 4:45 pm Read More →
Black Hole’s Destruction Of Massive Super-Hot Gas Cloud Visualised- Huffington Post

Black Hole’s Destruction Of Massive Super-Hot Gas Cloud Visualised- Huffington Post

Exactly what that destruction will look like is still open to debate. Computational physicist Peter Anninos worked with Murray, both of AX division within the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate, Chris Fragile, at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and his student, Julia Wilsonboth, to develop six simulations of the disaster. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/12/black-holes-destruction-g2-gas-cloud_n_2116036.html  

27 November 2012 | 4:45 pm Read More →