“I would say it’s probably a little bit of both,” said Erik Sotka, associate professor of biology at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. After being alerted to the infestation in Rhode Island, he said, “It looks like the beasts we’ve been playing with for a while. We’ve been comparing populations of that animal
Mitchell Colgan, chairman of the College of Charleston's Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department, said if waters off South Carolina held promising oil or gas reserves, there already would be rigs out there. “All of the mineral management studies of this area off the coast of South Carolina have shown that there are no oil reservoirs,”
Frank Hefner, director of the office of economic analysis at the College of Charleston, said one of the problems in identifying private-sector growth is that sometimes companies are dependent on the government for their work. “We have a lot of that in South Carolina,” he said. He cited a Charleston firm that contracts with federal
College of Charleston professor Dr. Mitchell Cogan then stepped forward to present the science behind the rising tides. There are three main reasons for sea level rise: the subsiding of land, thermal expansion (warming oceanic temperatures), and addition of water to the basin. The third can cause the greatest impact, and is applicable to the
Georgia’s plan simply follows a growing trend among port operators across the country, said Kent Gourdin, director of global logistics and transportation programs at the College of Charleston. “It’s becoming very popular,” Gourdin said. “Other ports have done the same thing like Los Angeles and others. It’s a way to make your port more marketable.
“We have withstood hurricanes and invasions, but can we withstand sea level rise?” asked Mitchell Colgan, chairman of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the College of Charleston. “No matter how you want to argue it, sea level rise is coming.” In fact, sea level rise is already here. The sea level rose
Dr. Jerold Hale would like to see humanities and social sciences play a central role in every major academic initiative on campus.
We asked Sandy Slater, an assistant professor at the College of Charleston who has specialized in colonial history, to give us her list of the state’s top five American revolutionaries. They may not all be from Charleston, or even South Carolina, but their actions and decisions had a big impact on the Lowcountry
“There’s no such thing as a benefit without a cost,” says Dr. Frank Hefner, an economics professor at the College of Charleston. Hefner says large manufacturers consider land availability, natural resources, and labor force when selecting a new location. He says when all of those don’t quite come together, incentives tip the balance.
The forum runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dock Street Theatre and is free and open to the public. Speakers include these historians and authors: Joseph T. Glatthaar, Thavolia Glymph, Robert N. Rosen and Stephen R. Wise. College of Charleston history professor Bernard Powers will lead a discussion with the audience.