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  • Heart research gets $4.1 million boost on Valentine’s Day
    Paul Alongi | February 14, 2019
    Naren Vyavahare, left, and Will Richardson have each received R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health for heart-related research.

    Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, but the holiday has also become an opportunity to promote heart health, a tradition that continues as Clemson University bioengineers announce the launch of two separate research projects. Will Richardson and Naren Vyavahare said Thursday that they each have received grants from the National Institutes of Health for new research related to the heart. The two grants combined represent $4.1 million in new research funding in Clemson’s department of bioengineering.

  • Autism advocate and professor Temple Grandin plans two talks for Clemson family
    Clinton Colmenares | February 12, 2019
    Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin, the world-renowned advocate for people with autism and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will give two talks to Clemson audiences on Thursday, March 7.

  • Clemson study links lynchings to black Americans’ low voter registration
    Rick Uhlmann | February 7, 2019
    Jhacova Williams is an economic historian

    Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections, according to research conducted by a Clemson University economic historian.

Economic Development


  • Grants to nurture Clemson technology development
    Clarissa Williams | January 31, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced six researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.

  • Overall S.C. ag outlook strong, but weather, trade affecting cotton and soybeans
    Denise Attaway | December 13, 2018
    Clemson experts say the 2018 cotton season could be better than the record setting season of 2017.

    With a focus on economic development, the South Carolina agricultural industry is poised for positive productivity in 2019.

  • ExxonMobil sponsors Deep Orange sustainability concept vehicle at Clemson University
    Ashley Boncimino | December 6, 2018
    Image of covered car with CU-ICAR logo

    Clemson University students are partnering with industry leaders to create sustainable solutions for the lifecycle of vehicles. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, graduate automotive engineering students in the university’s flagship Deep Orange program will develop a next-generation sustainable concept vehicle.

University News


  • Clemson board of trustees concludes winter meetings
    Joe Galbraith | February 8, 2019
    Clemson University trustees lift ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt at the groundbreaking for the Child Development Center.

    Clemson University’s board of trustees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new child development center before convening the full board for its quarterly meeting Friday afternoon.

  • Clemson selected as Beckman Scholar institution
    Joe Galbraith | February 6, 2019
    Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation logo

    Clemson University has been selected to participate in the Beckman Scholars Program, a prestigious recognition of Clemson’s commitment to undergraduate research. Clemson is one of 13 programs nationally receiving funding to provide undergraduates with a unique 15-month mentored laboratory research experience.

  • Clemson is national champion of GameDay Recycling, too
    January 18, 2019
    Clemson fans tailgate outside Death Valley.

    The Clemson Tigers are national champions of college football, but Clemson fans and employees are national champions, too. For the second year in a row, Clemson University is the national champion in the 2018 GameDay Recycling Challenge. Fans and employees recycled 123,661 pounds of gameday refuse, 25,000 pounds more than last year’s 98,521 pounds.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • Clemson Extension workshops offer tools for farm transfer planning
    Steven Bradley | February 14, 2019
    Clemson Extension logo

    Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau and support from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant through the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, will be holding a series of Farm Transfer Workshops across the state from February until April.

  • Clemson Bull Test graduates new class of cattle genetics
    Tom Hallman | February 13, 2019
    Clemson University Bull Test auction

    It may look like a typical cattle auction ring, but the bulls that passed through the 43rd annual Clemson University Bull Test sale were really under a gigantic microscope. More than 300 beef business professionals were examining 49 yearling bulls for the qualities they need to improve the genetics in the next generations of beef cattle in the Southeast.

  • Clemson Extension announces 2019 Forestry Focus program
    Steven Bradley | February 12, 2019
    Clemson Extension logo

    Registration is open for a Clemson Cooperative Extension forestry program aimed at providing education for both landowners and professional foresters. On Saturday, March 9, the Newberry County Forestry Association will host its 17th biennial Forestry Focus program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Technical College's Newberry County Campus, 1922 Wilson Road, Newberry.

People


  • Igor Luzinov awarded Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers
    Paul Alongi | February 18, 2019
    Igor Luzinov, second from right, works with students in his lab at Clemson University. He is the first Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers.

    Igor Luzinov of Clemson University Monday became the first recipient of the Kentwool Distinguished Professorship in Natural Fibers, an honor named for a 176-year-old textile company that remains committed to innovation and excellence in natural fibers, specifically wool. A $250,000 gift from Kentwool in 2009 enabled Clemson to receive a matching gift from the lottery-funded SmartState program creating the endowment that made the professorship possible. Kentwool is headquartered in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, and has a 135,000-square-foot yarn production plant in Pickens County.

  • Kyle Brinkman named chair of the department of materials science and engineering
    Paul Alongi | February 18, 2019
    Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

    A Clemson University alumnus who traveled the world and worked at Savannah River National Lab before returning to his alma mater as an associate professor is taking the helm of a department that plays a central role in one of the university’s research priorities. Kyle Brinkman is the new chair of the materials science and engineering department, the academic home to about 260 students and 17 faculty members. The appointment takes effect March 1.

  • Adobe Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist confirmed as Clemson Creative Jam keynote
    Tara Romanella | February 14, 2019
    CollabFest logo - white background with branded lettering for CollabFest

    Paul Trani, the Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe Systems, will offer the keynote before Adobe’s Creative Jam at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center.

Events


  • Clemson Extension workshops offer tools for farm transfer planning
    Steven Bradley | February 14, 2019
    Clemson Extension logo

    Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau and support from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant through the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, will be holding a series of Farm Transfer Workshops across the state from February until April.

  • Adobe Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist confirmed as Clemson Creative Jam keynote
    Tara Romanella | February 14, 2019
    CollabFest logo - white background with branded lettering for CollabFest

    Paul Trani, the Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe Systems, will offer the keynote before Adobe’s Creative Jam at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center.

  • Honors College hosts Valentine’s Day event
    Carey McLaughlin | February 13, 2019

    GREENVILLE — Some of the top minds in health care will gather in Greenville on Feb. 22 for a conference that is part of a broader effort to conduct more high-profile medical research in South Carolina, a move that could mean better and lower-cost care for the state’s patients. Organizers said the third annual Harriet […]