After the first semester of her freshman year, Lindsay Bryda changed her major to political science. She had taken a course with political science professor Laura Olson, Ph.D., and fell in love with the subject matter. This change led to her studying abroad in the Balkans through a class in the political science department and […]
Clemson University’s Institute for Parks honored five individuals for their life’s work helping to manage and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of local, state and national parks during the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23. Among those honored were a U.S. National Park Service regional director, the leader of an African-American […]
Laura Olson, J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, has been elected president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). The society is the leading scholarly organization for social scientists who study religion. It sponsors an annual conference each fall and publishes the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, which Olson edited for five years.
Obesity isn't merely a health problem. In communities where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's a health crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Clemson University and land-grant institutions in 14 other states have teamed up to tackle that crisis in some of the hardest-hit counties.
Clemson University faculty members Thomas Britt, Ph.D., and Dev Arya, Ph.D., are the newest Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) Faculty Fellows. Faculty Fellows are tenured faculty members embedded in a Greenville Health System department for the spring semester and summer to produce health-related research. Through this program, Faculty Fellows shift their focus from […]
For Michelle Munson, Camp Sunshine is better than Christmas. Michelle, the daughter of Don and Elizabeth Munson of Simpsonville, has autism and myotonic muscular dystrophy, making it hard for her to attend typical summer camps. But for the past 10 years, Michelle has had a chance to be an average child when Don and Elizabeth […]
Beginning this fall, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences faculty will participate in departmental and college-level mentoring programs that will provide them with opportunities to attend a wide array of educational workshops in an effort to enhance professional development opportunities for faculty. The college-level program is designed to complement work already being done in […]
Jason Chavis never expected to work at a university, much less graduate from one. His road to Clemson was not easy. He grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and came from a divorced family. He hated school and had bad grades. Historically, education wasn’t a priority in his family. His father got his GED after […]
Rachel Mayo knows something about being a young breast cancer survivor. Now the Clemson University public health researcher, who has dedicated her professional life to helping women prevent, identify and survive cancer, will combine her personal and professional experience as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women.
The Clemson University Nursing building, a $31.5 million education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System (GHS), is open. A collaborative effort between GHS and Clemson, the program will help the two entities meet a growing need for nurses.
Leslie Hossfeld began her role as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences July 1, and she has wasted no time to hear from faculty and staff of the college as it prepares to enter a new academic year. She transitions to this role from Mississippi State University, where she served as […]
Over the summer, several nursing and public health students got the chance to put their knowledge to the test in the field. But they didn’t work with patients in a hospital. They treated them in rural villages high in the Peruvian mountains and even on the roadside. It’s something that junior nursing major Sarah Dockery […]
This fall, Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences begins the fall semester with several new faculty members. College leadership is excited to welcome these faculty members, who will enable student learning and contribute to the planned growth of the college. The new faculty members by department are as follows: Communication Ashley Pikel – […]
For the second time, the Clemson University School of Nursing has been recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. “Clemson School of Nursing faculty and staff are proud to have our School designated as a Center of Excellence for student learning and professionalism,” said School of Nursing […]
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) T35 (medical) training grant will allow medical school students to do research in the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center labs at Clemson while strengthening partnerships between academic partners in the Greenville Health System (GHS) Health Sciences Center. Kerry Smith, the director of EPIC, an interdisciplinary research cooperative with a focus on […]