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  • Fighting fire with fire: Clemson students prepare for front lines in fight against wildfires
    Denise Attaway | June 19, 2018
    Firefighters set a control burn.

    Clemson University is holding students’ feet to the fire – literally – as it prepares them to take leadership roles in one of the most dangerous and underserved aspects in the forestry industry.

  • Clemson students hope to dig up the past at Fort Hill archaeological site
    Wanda Johnson | June 14, 2018
    A piece of glass was found at the site.

    Students and faculty hope to unearth remnants that help tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked as slaves during the antebellum era on the Fort Hill property on what now is the Clemson University campus. There will be a drop-in at the archaeological site where they are digging from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

  • Clemson professor writes history of little known Pickens County community
    Wanda Johnson | June 13, 2018
    Mabel Owens Clarke

    Clemson professor Mike Coggeshall recently released a new book, “Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community," to shed light on the history of five generations of a family, their friends and neighbors and the freed slaves who founded the Pickens County community. He will sign copies of the book at Soapstone Church from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 16.

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  • Clemson students hope to dig up the past at Fort Hill archaeological site
    Wanda Johnson | June 14, 2018
    A piece of glass was found at the site.

    Students and faculty hope to unearth remnants that help tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked as slaves during the antebellum era on the Fort Hill property on what now is the Clemson University campus. There will be a drop-in at the archaeological site where they are digging from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

  • Suicide research focuses on prevention
    Clinton Colmenares | June 12, 2018
    A photo of Dr. Zinzow and Dr. Thompson

    When a celebrity like Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain dies from suicide there’s often a call for more research. But what does that research look like? Suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, is difficult to study. Unlike the first nine causes, it doesn’t fit neatly into a single disease category, like heart disease (No.1), cancer (No. 2) or diabetes (No. 7).

  • Research suggests skeletal remains can help fill in blanks in stories of failed border crossers
    Michael Staton | June 5, 2018

    New research from forensic anthropologists suggests that the structure of the human skull can help identify a person who has died attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. After examining what little is often left of these individuals, researchers say medical examiners can use a skull’s symmetry to define their likely origin and increase the odds that they will be identified.

Economic Development


  • CU-ICAR hosting SAE Connected Vehicles Symposium
    Bryce Donovan | June 20, 2018

    Representatives from some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge automotive companies have come together for the inaugural SAE Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, which is being held on the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville.

  • Two South Carolinians selected to help advise U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
    Paul Alongi | June 18, 2018
    Scott Mason

    A Clemson University professor who is close to finishing a sabbatical with Amazon is one of two South Carolinians selected to serve on a nationwide committee that advises U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Scott Mason is headed to Washington, D.C., on June 20 and 21 for his first meeting as a member of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

  • Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute adds Founding Member Katerra
    Kayla Rogers | June 14, 2018
    Hans-Erik Blomgren (left) from Katerra tours Clemson University's structural research testing facility with the WU+D Institute and partners from the civil engineering department.

    Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) has added California-based company Katerra to its member program. Katerra joined the institute as a Founding Member, giving $50,000 toward the institute’s mission of researching, educating and providing resources for industry stakeholders in a variety of disciplines to advance wood-based products.

University News


Public Service and Agriculture


  • South Carolina growers learn latest in research at Coastal REC field day
    Denise Attaway | June 21, 2018
    Richard Hassell talks about how grafting is used at the Coastal REC to grow plants resistant to certain diseases.

    South Carolina vegetable growers learned the latest in disease, insect and watermelon research, and weed management during this year’s Coastal Research and Education Center/United States Department of Agriculture Field Day.

  • Clemson names Christopher Ray director of Edisto Research and Education Center
    Jonathan Veit | June 20, 2018
    Chris Ray and others in soybean field

    Christopher Ray will become permanent director of Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. He has served as interim director since March. Ray is replacing the retiring John Mueller, who directed the Edisto REC for 10 years.

  • Clemson names Carlyle C. Brewster chair of plant and environmental sciences department
    Jonathan Veit | June 20, 2018
    Carlysle C. Brewster

    An entomology professor with a record of administrative success and a passion for leadership has been named chair of Clemson University’s department of plant and environmental sciences. Carlyle C. Brewster comes to Clemson from Virginia Tech, where he has been a faculty member in the entomology department since 1999 and served as the department’s graduate program director since 2013. He will begin his Clemson tenure Sept. 1.

People


  • Clemson names Christopher Ray director of Edisto Research and Education Center
    Jonathan Veit | June 20, 2018
    Chris Ray and others in soybean field

    Christopher Ray will become permanent director of Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. He has served as interim director since March. Ray is replacing the retiring John Mueller, who directed the Edisto REC for 10 years.

  • Clemson names Carlyle C. Brewster chair of plant and environmental sciences department
    Jonathan Veit | June 20, 2018
    Carlysle C. Brewster

    An entomology professor with a record of administrative success and a passion for leadership has been named chair of Clemson University’s department of plant and environmental sciences. Carlyle C. Brewster comes to Clemson from Virginia Tech, where he has been a faculty member in the entomology department since 1999 and served as the department’s graduate program director since 2013. He will begin his Clemson tenure Sept. 1.

  • Clemson Athletics’ Joe Galbraith to lead university Strategic Communications
    John Gouch | June 20, 2018
    Joe Galbraith

    Joe Galbraith, associate athletic director for athletic communications at Clemson University, is moving to a new role as associate vice president for Strategic Communications, University Relations Vice President Mark Land announced.

Events


  • CU-ICAR hosting SAE Connected Vehicles Symposium
    Bryce Donovan | June 20, 2018

    Representatives from some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge automotive companies have come together for the inaugural SAE Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, which is being held on the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville.

  • The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts announces 2018-19 season
    Tara Romanella | June 19, 2018

    Clemson University’s Brooks Center for Performing Arts will host an array of high-caliber performances during the 2018-2019 season. The new slate of events kicks off in September and features more than 20 performances, including Broadway hit "Kinky Boots," award-winning musicians and performances by Clemson students.

  • Clemson students hope to dig up the past at Fort Hill archaeological site
    Wanda Johnson | June 14, 2018
    A piece of glass was found at the site.

    Students and faculty hope to unearth remnants that help tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked as slaves during the antebellum era on the Fort Hill property on what now is the Clemson University campus. There will be a drop-in at the archaeological site where they are digging from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

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