Assoc. Prof. Marcia Yablon-Zug Highlighted in USC Times

Zug was recognized in USC Times January issue for her continuous work to bridge the gap between "ivory-tower" academics and practical application.

Zug was recognized in USC Times January issue for her continuous work to bridge the gap between “ivory-tower” academics and practical application.

As a tribute to 25 years in print the USC Times invited 25 distinguished members of the University of South Carolina community to share their personal achievements, advice and first impressions of Carolina in their January 2014 issue. Among those recognized was Associate Professor Marcia A. Yablon-Zug.

Highlighted for 2007, Zug said of her experience, “One of my best moments was getting invited by the National Indian Welfare Association to be one of the plenary speakers at its annual meeting, recognizing the work I did on a high-profile American Indian child case.

“Speaking in an auditorium for 700 people on this I realized my work doesn’t have just academic importance, but that it can also have real-world importance without having to sacrifice either one.

“I don’t like the dichotomy where either you’re an ivory-tower academic or a practical academic. If you don’t worry about those labels you can be both. Your work can be both theoretical and practical, and I have found that certainly with my Indian law scholarship.”

To view the USC Times January 2014 issue and other honored community members visit http://issuu.com/uofsc/docs/times_jan2014.

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