Clemson Daybook

April 11-12, 2019

Thursday-Friday Events

More than a dozen other writer talks and literary events are scheduled during the three-day Clemson Literary Festival at venues on and around the Clemson campus. The headliner event will be 8-9 p.m. Thursday with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess in room 100 of Brackett Hall. Read more about the festival in this article or contact John Pursley (, 662-402-4467) for more information.

Thursday Event

There are a lot of bugs in the southern Appalachians and more are being discovered. Find out more about “Untapped Biodiversity – Recent Insect Discoveries in Southern Appalachia” from Michael Caterino, Morse Chair of Arthropod Biodiversity and director of Clemson’s Arthropod Collection during Science on Tap at 6:30 p.m. at Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange St., Pendleton. For information, contact Katherine Freeman (, 864-553-0129).

Thursday-Saturday Events

Scholars from around the world will gather at Clemson’s Outdoor Lab and McKissick Theater for the “About Embodiment and Race Conference” to explore the issues of race and understand individuals’ points of view based on their experiences. It begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Outdoor Lab. For more information and a schedule, see the conference website or contact postdoctoral teaching fellow Edyta Kuzian (, 646-717-1560).

Friday Event

Marcus Feldman, director of the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies at Stanford University, will present “Next Generation Studies in Gene-Culture Coevolution” at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. Feldman helped develop the quantitative theory of cultural evolution and has research interests in the evolution of complex genetic systems and the evolution of learning. He will explore these topics further for a look into mathematical and computer modeling techniques for evolutionary studies. For information, contact Miriam Konkel ( .



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