Clemson University literacy professor and administrator Kathy Headley has been named vice president of the International Literacy Association board of directors. She started her tenure July 1 and will assume the ILA presidency after a one-year term as vice president.
While many slides are fun for children, the “summer slide” in reading is way less enjoyable – and often detrimental to budding readers. The summer slide occurs when students, especially those with less access to educational resources, lose some of the academic skills they gained during the previous school year. To combat this slide, Clemson […]
Laura R. Olson has been named the J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University. The professorship, established in 1991 in honor of Clemson alumnus and long-time U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, is given to a political science scholar who is making substantial contributions to the intellectual life of the university.
Four Clemson entities have joined together to create a video emphasizing the importance of outdoor play. The College of Education and College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, along with the U.S. Play Coalition and South Carolina Botanical Garden, both housed at Clemson, produced “Come Outdoors with Us,” which explores the extraordinary benefits of nature on all […]
During a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, Bettye Cecil visited a health care center that housed older adults. She noticed that the hallways had mirrors in them, and that the residents were dressed nicely – a marked contrast to similar facilities in America in the 1970s, where people walked down the halls in their house robes […]
Henry Hoffmeyer’s father died when he was 11, leaving his mother to care for five children under age 14 while operating a small dairy in Darlington, S.C. All of them attended college. Henry and his wife, Polly are now intent on helping other single-parent families afford college.
The Clemson University College of Education Senior Advisory Board received an overview of the federal educational policy landscape during its April 14 meeting at Clemson’s Madren Center. Augustus Mays, director of governmental relations at WestEd – an education-focused, nonpartisan, research, development and service agency – spoke to the group about recent changes in the U.S. […]
CLEMSON — The U.S. Play Coalition presented the inaugural Joe L. Frost Award for Distinguished Research to its namesake – Joe L. Frost, the contemporary father of play advocacy – during the coalition’s 2017 Conference on the Value of Play April 4 at Clemson University. The award recognizes a body of exceptional research that has […]
Patients at risk of infections from surgical devices, newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal and people with Parkinson’s Disease stand to benefit from research stemming from Clemson University’s newest named professorships.
In the latest example of its growing collaboration with Greenville Health System (GHS), Clemson University will expand its nursing program in Greenville – an effort that will more than double enrollment in Clemson’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, help meet the growing need for nurses and bolster health innovation and research efforts in the Upstate.
When 1 in 8 U.S. women are projected to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, it is rare that any community is untouched by the disease. Clemson University is no exception. Understanding this reality and the importance of support for breast cancer patients, two Clemson employees and breast cancer survivors are […]
Recess. We all loved it. But did we know how much of a role it played in our overall education? An interdisciplinary team of educators from Clemson University are addressing that topic in “Say ‘Yes’ to Recess,” a ClemsonTV webcast highlighting the importance of recess and providing recommendations on recess-related school policies. The video is […]
Dan Olweus, known worldwide as the “father” of bullying research, will speak on the subject during an address to Clemson University faculty, staff and students on Thursday, June 16. He will address the topic “School Bullying: Basic Facts, Intervention and Long-Term Effects,” from 2-3:30 p.m. in room 106 of Clemson’s Watt Innovation Center. His talk is sponsored by the university’s Institute […]
Kathleen Valentine, dean of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, has been named director and associate dean of Clemson University’s School of Nursing and chief nursing academic officer of Greenville Health System.
The Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) will host its inaugural Faith-Based Youth Leaders’ Summit May 2-3 in Clemson. The summit will feature workshop presentations and encourage discourse between attendees and the event’s keynote speakers. The event is a logical extension of the department’s continual mission to promote positive development in […]