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  • Clemson University, GE Power push advanced manufacturing forward at GE Power’s Additive Manufacturing Lab in Greenville
    Tara Romanella | February 20, 2019
    Outside view at night of GE Power's Advanced Manufacturing Works facility in Greenville.

    Clemson University students, faculty and staff can now learn and innovate using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology alongside General Electric engineers in the new Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Works facility. Unveiled at a ceremony with leaders and constituents from GE and Clemson Wednesday, the 1,000-square-foot space is Clemson’s first additive manufacturing lab housed at a corporate partner’s site.

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

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven 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.

University News


  • Clemson students elect new undergraduate leaders
    Philip Sikes | March 15, 2019
    Andrew Kwasny (left) and Logan Young (right) were elected student body vice president and president, respectively, in Clemson University's 2019 election.

    Logan Young and Andrew Kwasny have been elected Clemson University Student Government (CUSG) president and vice president, respectively. Ashley Girvin, a junior, was elected president of the undergraduate student senate. The inauguration of the new leaders will take place on Thursday, April 11.

  • Workers trying to make sure the bats at Brooks Center go away and stay away
    March 7, 2019
    Photo of the Brooks Theatre at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

    Clemson University Facilities and private pest-control experts are working to make sure the bats that caused the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts to cancel performances will go away and stay away. The maintenance staff has installed an “excluder” – a device that allows bats to leave a building but not return – at a small gap in an outside wall where about 20 bats were seen entering. Since two bats were first sighted at Brooks Feb. 27, the maintenance team has worked to humanely remove bats from the building and seal any entry points.

  • Two English professors receive National Endowment for the Humanities awards
    Karen Land | March 4, 2019
    Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Thomas

    Clemson University English professors Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Robinson Thomas will receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the agency’s latest round of grants and fellowships.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • Authorities ask public to help find highly invasive fig buttercup
    Tom Hallman | March 5, 2019
    Fig Buttercup

    Fig buttercup's bright, shiny yellow petals poke upward from heart-shaped, dark green leaves that carpet several Carolina riverbanks. At the same time, the invasive species also smothers out the native plants that once called the bottomlands home. Surveys conducted by the Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University, a state regulatory agency charged with protecting South Carolina from foreign plant predators, show that colonies of fig buttercup have established themselves along tributaries of the Reedy River in Greenville and the Catawba River in Rock Hill.

  • Researcher uses innovative Clemson facilities to help develop gluten-busting wheat
    Denise Attaway | March 5, 2019
    Clemson researchers are using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center to develop a wheat variety people with Celiac Disease can eat.

    A Clemson University researcher is using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) to help develop a new wheat variety that’s safe for people who suffer from celiac disease to eat.

  • Clemson Extension working to eliminate ‘food deserts’ through Feeding Innovation program
    Steven Bradley | February 21, 2019
    Clemson Extension agent Will Culler with Feeding Innovation class.

    A report by the USDA revealed that more than 1 million low-income South Carolinians live in food deserts, areas more than one mile from a grocery store that have limited access to other outlets for fresh foods. Clemson Extension is working to address that crisis by partnering on the Feeding Innovation program, designed to support entrepreneurs interested in developing or expanding healthy food enterprises in underserved areas of the state.

People


  • From jazz singer to Ph.D.: Clemson marketing professor Oriana Aragón blazed her own path to success
    Ken Scar | March 18, 2019
    A woman in a flowery dress and white jacket sings into a microphone with baseball players and a crowd-filled stand behind her.

    To truly understand Oriana Aragón’s story, you must know her roots. The grandchild of Mexican immigrants, Aragón grew up in San Diego, raised by a wheelchair-bound father and a mother battling cancer. She has been a session singer, a performer on the French Riviera, a retail floor covering store owner, a theater producer, and a first-time college student in her 30’s. She is a proud Latina, a single mother, a Yale graduate, a Ph.D. and – in her current incarnation – an assistant professor of marketing in Clemson University’s College of Business.

  • Clemson students elect new undergraduate leaders
    Philip Sikes | March 15, 2019
    Andrew Kwasny (left) and Logan Young (right) were elected student body vice president and president, respectively, in Clemson University's 2019 election.

    Logan Young and Andrew Kwasny have been elected Clemson University Student Government (CUSG) president and vice president, respectively. Ashley Girvin, a junior, was elected president of the undergraduate student senate. The inauguration of the new leaders will take place on Thursday, April 11.

  • Summer Scholars program invites middle, high school students to ‘try on’ Clemson for a week
    Michael Staton | March 12, 2019
    Summer Scholars

    Clemson's Summer Scholars program will run for eight weeks this summer starting June 2 and offer a wide variety of courses, from Professional Golf Management to Exploring Mammalian Cell Culture. The program allows middle and high school students to get an early sense of what the college experience--both academically and culturally--is all about, and the program has increased the number of courses it offers in order to add variety.

Events


  • Smithsonian to display Clemson research examining health, arts and education for ACCelerate Festival
    Tara Romanella | March 8, 2019
    Logo for the 2019 ACCelerate Festival with logos from Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Institute

    Two Clemson research projects, which explore human health and childhood learning and development, are heading to the Smithsonian for the 2019 ACCelerate Festival. Both will be on display in Clemson’s R.M. Cooper Library on March 14 (10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.) and 15 (10 a.m.-noon). Guests will have an opportunity to interact with the exhibits and learn about the science behind the project from researchers.

  • Workers trying to make sure the bats at Brooks Center go away and stay away
    March 7, 2019
    Photo of the Brooks Theatre at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

    Clemson University Facilities and private pest-control experts are working to make sure the bats that caused the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts to cancel performances will go away and stay away. The maintenance staff has installed an “excluder” – a device that allows bats to leave a building but not return – at a small gap in an outside wall where about 20 bats were seen entering. Since two bats were first sighted at Brooks Feb. 27, the maintenance team has worked to humanely remove bats from the building and seal any entry points.

  • Clemson students to hold TEDx event at Watt Family Innovation Center
    Philip Sikes | March 7, 2019
    Students at a CollabFest keynote address.

    Organized by a group of Clemson students, the popular TEDx series returns to the university’s main campus with a special event planned for Saturday, March 9, in the Watt Family Innovation Center. More than 100 students, faculty and staff will be engaged through eight different talks — including four from current Clemson students — as well as video presentations and guest performances.