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Clemson Daybook

July 29-30, 2014

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Norovirus sickens more than five million people each year. Angela Fraser, a researcher and associate professor for Clemson’s department of food, nutrition and packaging science, says this illness is highly preventable. Read more about Fraser’s research at or contact Fraser at

Eat your vegetables, drink your milk – and play video games. Are video games bad for your kids? No, says researcher Jan Holmevik. In fact Holmevik, a professor in Clemson’s English department, encourages adults and kids alike to play even more video games. Holmevik argues that playing video games requires a more interactive approach to problem-solving than the typical approach associated with scientific research. Contact Holmevik at

Celeste “C.C.” Bates is director of Clemson’s Reading Recovery Training Center, which marks its 25th anniversary in August. Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention program for first-grade students having difficulty with reading and writing, and Clemson serves the state by providing training and ongoing professional development for educators to use the program. The anniversary is part of Reading Recovery’s annual Summer Institute, which brings together 300 educators from 10 S.C. school districts who will go back to their school systems and train fellow teachers to use the program. For more information on Reading Recovery as part of your back-to-school coverage, contact Bates (864-656-4506, or Melanie Kieve (864-656-1051,

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