Friday, September 14, 2012

Spotlight - Dr. Fang Meng

After completing the research project on Pee Dee’s tourism development, Dr. Fang Meng continued working with the Center’s team on a feasibility study of an international horse park in Aiken, South Carolina in Spring 2012. Dr. Meng presented a research paper based on the Pee Dee’s project findings on the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) conference in June 2012, in which she and co-author Dr. Simon Hudson won the Best Paper Award. She also presented another research paper in Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) conference in Taiwan in the summer. Dr. Meng is planning on an empirical research on Chinese tourist shopping behavior, and working with the Center’s colleagues in exploring the possibility of a research project on promoting South Carolina to attract the Chinese visitors.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Simon Hudson will be introducing “The Year of the SmartState at Science Café 2012-2013”, a new year-long partnership between the monthly Science Café event and the SmartState Program. Dr. Hudson is this year’s Chair of the Council of Chairs for the SmartState program. On the second Tuesday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Speakeasy cocktail bar in Five Points, knowledge economy movers and shakers will convene at Science Café for drinks and informal presentations by some of South Carolina's top leaders in medicine, technology and innovation. The first speaker on the 11th is Dr. Igor Roninson, SmartState Endowed Chair in Translational Cancer Therapeutics, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina.  His topic is “Current Cancer Therapeutics Research at USC” (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). More info and free registration: