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  • Clemson to host world energy conference in the U.S. for the first time
    Bryce Donovan | August 21, 2018

    There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.

  • S.C. farmers might one day grow ‘poor man’s meat’ thanks to Clemson research
    Denise Attaway | August 8, 2018
    Lentils grow on a plant in a Clemson University greenhouse.

    Lentils, one of the foods sometimes called “poor man’s meat” are an excellent source of plant protein, but some Clemson University researchers are working to make lentils even more nutritious and expand their growing region into South Carolina.

  • Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics opens its doors to the world
    Jim Melvin | August 8, 2018
    Trudy Mackay, director of the Center for Human Genetics, explains her research at the official opening of the center. Listening in the front row are Robert Anholt, Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry and director of Faculty Excellence Initiatives in the College of Science (left), President James P. Clements and College of Science Founding Dean Cynthia Young.

    The Clemson Center for Human Genetics officially opened for business Tuesday evening, celebrating with an enthusiastic gathering of supporters who met with scientists and toured the state-of-the-art facility. Piloted by a cadre of researchers equipped with world-class laboratories and technologically advanced instrumentation, Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics has successfully landed on the global stage – both in talent and scope.

Economic Development


  • Clemson gets funds to improve health outreach by wiring underserved communities
    Michael Staton | August 14, 2018
    Sullivan Center Mobile Clinic

    Clemson University has received a funding commitment from the Universal Service Administration Company Rural Health Care Program to bring high speed broadband technology to 102 health care sites across South Carolina to improve the efficiency of rural health outreach efforts. The three-year funding commitment amounts to $5.24 million with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term. The funding is set to streamline the way mobile clinics can operate in rural areas; provide an economic boost to South Carolina companies tasked with hardwiring sites and mobile clinics; and improve health outcomes for people in underserved communities.

  • New research reveals positive impact of program to reduce bullying and create safer schools
    Michael Staton | June 26, 2018
    Dan Olweus

    The largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools has revealed significant, sustained positive impacts from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Researchers at Clemson University and the University of Bergen in Norway evaluated nearly 70,000 students across 210 elementary, middle and high schools in Pennsylvania over two years. A companion analysis assessed year-to-year changes in a subset of 95 schools over three years. The research documented clear reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. Overall, the results were stronger the longer the program was in place.

  • 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.

University News


  • Clemson University School of Nursing unveils new $31.5 million education building at GHS
    August 21, 2018
    The Clemson University Nursing building opened Aug. 21.

    The Clemson University Nursing building, a $31.5 million education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System (GHS), is open. A collaborative effort between GHS and Clemson, the program will help the two entities meet a growing need for nurses.

  • Clemson University welcomes new students for 125th academic year
    Tara Romanella | August 20, 2018
    Freshman and transfer students joined faculty, staff and guests at the Victor Hurst Convocation.

    Monday morning’s University Convocation marked the beginning of the collegiate experience for more than 5,000 incoming freshman and transfer students. More than 1,800 graduate students are also starting their journey to master’s or doctoral degrees.

  • Clemson’s National Scholars Program welcomes largest cohort since 2014
    Tara Romanella | August 16, 2018

    The Blue Ridge yawns greatness yet again as Clemson University welcomes 12 students into the National Scholars Program. It is the program’s largest cohort in four years and includes eight students from South Carolina. The National Scholars Program aims to provide inquisitive student leaders with specialized enrichment opportunities. Selected students are presented a competitive scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition; provided the option to spend a summer studying abroad; advised in both group and individual settings; and prepared to thrive post-graduation.

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People


  • Clemson’s National Scholars Program welcomes largest cohort since 2014
    Tara Romanella | August 16, 2018

    The Blue Ridge yawns greatness yet again as Clemson University welcomes 12 students into the National Scholars Program. It is the program’s largest cohort in four years and includes eight students from South Carolina. The National Scholars Program aims to provide inquisitive student leaders with specialized enrichment opportunities. Selected students are presented a competitive scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition; provided the option to spend a summer studying abroad; advised in both group and individual settings; and prepared to thrive post-graduation.

  • Sally A. McKee to be installed as endowed chair named for C. Tycho Howle
    Paul Alongi | August 13, 2018

    An accomplished scholar whose research is advancing cybersecurity in a world of growing threats will be installed Aug. 20 as the C. Tycho Howle Chair in Collaborative Computing Environments at Clemson University. Sally A. McKee will be honored during convocation at Littlejohn Coliseum.

  • Mullen named permanent chief of Clemson University Police Department
    August 10, 2018
    Greg Mullen

    Greg Mullen has been named associate vice president for public safety and chief of police at Clemson University. He was appointed to fill this role on an interim basis in May and was appointed to this role on a permanent basis at the conclusion of a national search to fill the position.

Events


  • Clemson to host world energy conference in the U.S. for the first time
    Bryce Donovan | August 21, 2018

    There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.

  • First Friday Parade to follow new route, celebrate diverse contributions
    Philip Sikes | August 21, 2018

    The Clemson community will come together to celebrate the beginning of the school year and kick off the football season at the annual First Friday Parade at 6 p.m. Aug. 31. The event, which features community groups, university departments, Panhellenic and service sororities, and other student organizations, precedes Clemson’s first home football game, set for 12:20 p.m. Sept. 1 against Furman.

  • Annual Welcome Back Festival will be Monday in Clemson
    Daniel Austin | August 15, 2018
    The Welcome Back Festival street scene.

    Clemson's annual Welcome Back Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in downtown Clemson.


Spring semester 2018 graduates, President’s and Dean’s lists

Students’ achievements are online at http://clemson.meritpages.com/.

President’s List
3,030 students were named to the President’s List. They achieved a 4.0 (all A’s) grade point average.

Dean’s List
4,184 students were named to the Dean’s List. They achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduates
3,692 received degrees May 10 and 11.


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