Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses University Press Week and more with Aurora Bell. Aurora is the acquisitions editor for literary studies and regional books at the University of South Carolina Press. She is a Texan who has spent the past decade in New York, but she is thrilled to be back in the South and we’re happy to have her here in Columbia. And you can learn more about the University’s Press by visiting uscpress.com.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in libraries and much more with Dr. Nicole Cooke. Dr. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina's rich literary heritage with Aïda Rogers. Aïda is a writer and editor whose feature journalism has won national and regional awards. She has worked in newspapers, television, and magazines and has coauthored Stop Where the Parking Lot's Full, a guidebook to South Carolina's favorite restaurants, and she also edited three volumes of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love published by the University of South Carolina Press. She has also worked closely with Writing South Carolina, which is a high school writing contest sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Columbia SC 63 initiative and State Library's exhibit with Dr. Bobby Donaldson. Professor Donaldson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and leads the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, housed in the Hollings Special Collections Library. He also serves as the lead scholar for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a documentary history initiative that chronicles the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Columbia.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Mediterranean diet, the University of South Carolina President's House, and more with Patricia Moore-Pastides. Mrs. Moore-Pastides is the first lady of the University of South Carolina and is a successful public health professional, the author of three books, an accomplished cook and an advocate for many worthy causes. In addition to her role as first lady, which includes hosting events for the university throughout the year, health is her top priority. Her most recent work, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe, is a fascinating look at the University of South Carolina’s President’s House, a historic landmark in the center of the university’s original campus. Her previous books are Greek Revival: Cooking for Life (2010) and Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life (2013). Learn more about Mrs. Moore-Pastides at the University of South Carolina's website.