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  • Clemson receives $2.66M for diabetes prevention, nurse practitioner diversity efforts
    Frances Parrish | September 14, 2017
    Clemson and Greenville Health System logos

    The Greenville Health Authority board (GHA) has awarded Clemson University a total of $2.66 million for diabetes prevention efforts and scholarships to increase diversity in the nurse practitioner workforce.

  • Clemson doctoral researchers engage in educator development initiatives in Tanzania
    Michael Staton | August 29, 2017
    16-9-Arsenio troubleshooting

    Two Ph.D. students in Clemson’s College of Education recently traveled to Tanzania to help secondary teachers develop greater knowledge of how to teach English as a third language. The trip represented the first step in a collaborative research project that will collect data over the course of two years on the impact of these development efforts on Tanzanian teachers.

  • DRIVEN: Clemson MBAe grad Richie Parker embraces life
    Ken Scar | August 29, 2017

    Richie Parker can’t shake your hand, but that won’t stop him from endearing himself to you the minute you meet. When you get to know him, and see the things he’s accomplished in his young life, you can’t imagine him being any other way.

Research


  • Clemson researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device
    Hannah Halusker | September 20, 2017
    gloved hand holds plastic U-TENG

    A team of physicists at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a device, called a U-TENG, that is designed to take mechanical motion – like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand – and transform it into electricity. Once generated, the electricity can power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators.

  • New program will grow advanced materials education, research, economy statewide
    Clinton Colmenares | September 19, 2017
    Rajendra Bordia will be scientific director for MADE in SC.

    South Carolina’s position as a national leader in advanced materials just got a giant boost. A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.

  • Scientist partners with SRNL to repurpose nuclear power byproduct
    Hannah Halusker | September 18, 2017
    SRNL researchers work in lab with Clemson grad student

    In a collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Clemson University professor Stephen Creager is pursuing basic research that could aid in the disposal or repurposing of radioactive hydrogen isotopes.

Economic Development


  • New program will grow advanced materials education, research, economy statewide
    Clinton Colmenares | September 19, 2017
    Rajendra Bordia will be scientific director for MADE in SC.

    South Carolina’s position as a national leader in advanced materials just got a giant boost. A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.

  • Ports Authority executive to lead Clemson corporate partnerships office
    Bryce Donovan | September 15, 2017
    Jack Ellenburg

    A seasoned business executive and Clemson alumnus with more than 20 years of experience in helping foster relations and recruit corporations to the state of South Carolina, has been named Clemson University’s associate vice president for the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.

  • New business potential seen in Clemson University’s strengthened ties to India
    Paul Alongi | August 30, 2017
    Akalya Anandan

    The quick rise of electric cars amid a global crackdown on tailpipe emissions is driving Clemson University to strengthen ties to India in a series of moves that some officials said could lead to new businesses in South Carolina.

University News


Public Service and Agriculture


  • Clemson’s Dara Park plants seeds of knowledge to help a nation in need
    Scott Miller | September 19, 2017
    Dara Park, associate professor in the Clemson University Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, poses for a photo with a class in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa.

    Clemson University soil and water specialist Dara Park spent two weeks in West Africa this summer teaching farmers in the country of Guinea-Conakry how to boost productivity amid pressures from poor water quality and soil fertility. Most farmers in the country must relocate their farms every three to five years because the land becomes devoid of nutrients.

  • Clemson offers carbon market workshop for South Carolina forest landowners
    Denise Attaway | September 13, 2017
    Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop on Sept. 21 to show South Carolina forest landowners learn how participating in the Carbon Market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

    Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop to help South Carolina forest landowners learn how participating in the Carbon Market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

  • Clemson holding forest herbicides and sprayer calibration workshops
    Denise Attaway | September 13, 2017
    Except for a relatively small dip during the Great Recession, the forestry industry in South Carolina has been steadily growing – with its overall economic impact now approaching $20 billion annually.

    For the first time in South Carolina, a workshop to help woodland owners and property managers learn about pesticide safety, herbicide applications and proper sprayer calibration will be offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Except for a relatively small dip during the Great Recession, the forestry industry in South Carolina has been steadily growing – with its overall economic impact now approaching $20 billion annually. The workshop, Forest Herbicides and Sprayer Calibration, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, in The Lake House at Clemson’s Sandhills Research and Education Center.

People


  • Clemson’s Dara Park plants seeds of knowledge to help a nation in need
    Scott Miller | September 19, 2017
    Dara Park, associate professor in the Clemson University Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, poses for a photo with a class in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa.

    Clemson University soil and water specialist Dara Park spent two weeks in West Africa this summer teaching farmers in the country of Guinea-Conakry how to boost productivity amid pressures from poor water quality and soil fertility. Most farmers in the country must relocate their farms every three to five years because the land becomes devoid of nutrients.

  • Redfern pharmacist June Hay receives teaching award
    Philip Sikes | September 18, 2017

    Redfern Health Center pharmacist June Hay has been named one of South Carolina’s top preceptors. Hay is the 2016-2017 Upstate Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor of the Year. The award, presented by the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, is given annually to a preceptor who has served as an exceptional role model practitioner and effective, enthusiastic teacher in the community setting.

  • Kristin Walker earns Panhellenic Women in Higher Education Achievement Award
    Philip Sikes | September 7, 2017
    Kristin Walker, associate director of the Center for Career and Professional Development

    The National Panhellenic Conference Foundation has selected Kristin Walker of Clemson University’s Center for Career and Professional Development for the 2017 Women in Higher Education Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding women who have made significant differences in higher education through leadership.

Events


  • Embrace Latin dance and help hurricane survivors at ‘Salsa at Sunset’
    Wanda Johnson | September 14, 2017
    Latinos Unidos members Rigo Hernandez (left), Jonnathan Giraldo, Kiana Vazquez, Selena Valdizon, Aylin Alvarez, Heidin Espinal, Montse Molas and Samantha Shumpert

    One, two, three… five, six, seven. That’s the eight-count beat many instructors use to teach beginners a hot and very popular dance move. The four and eight count are a given and you can find out why Saturday at sunset when Clemson University students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities unleash the “rhythm of the night” at the amphitheater for "Salsa at Sunset."

  • Clemson offers carbon market workshop for South Carolina forest landowners
    Denise Attaway | September 13, 2017
    Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop on Sept. 21 to show South Carolina forest landowners learn how participating in the Carbon Market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

    Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop to help South Carolina forest landowners learn how participating in the Carbon Market can provide a new revenue stream for landowners while helping attack climate change.

  • Clemson holding forest herbicides and sprayer calibration workshops
    Denise Attaway | September 13, 2017
    Except for a relatively small dip during the Great Recession, the forestry industry in South Carolina has been steadily growing – with its overall economic impact now approaching $20 billion annually.

    For the first time in South Carolina, a workshop to help woodland owners and property managers learn about pesticide safety, herbicide applications and proper sprayer calibration will be offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Except for a relatively small dip during the Great Recession, the forestry industry in South Carolina has been steadily growing – with its overall economic impact now approaching $20 billion annually. The workshop, Forest Herbicides and Sprayer Calibration, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, in The Lake House at Clemson’s Sandhills Research and Education Center.


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