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  • Clemson, SC State to offer five-year dual-degree program in physics
    John Gouch | June 28, 2018
    SC State-Clemson logos

    Physics students at South Carolina State University will be able to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years as part of a new dual-degree program with Clemson University. Undergraduate physics students will study at SC State for three years, then transfer to Clemson University, earning a bachelor’s degree from SC State and their master’s degree from Clemson by the end of the fifth year thanks to a new agreement between the schools that leaders signed Thursday.

  • Clemson students help fulfill philanthropist Margaret Lloyd’s vision of environmental education
    Denise Attaway | June 27, 2018
    Pine trees adorn the Hardscramble property.

    Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.

  • 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.

Research


  • Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously feared
    By Jim Melvin and Pete Martin | July 11, 2018

    The plethora of salamanders living in the southern Appalachian Mountains might be in less danger from the effects of global warming than previously believed, according to new research published Wednesday in Science Advances.

  • Researcher finds chronic health conditions are a stumbling block to church worship for children
    Michael Staton | July 9, 2018
    Church groups' civic engagement

    A Clemson University researcher has found that health conditions hinder children and their families from attending church and that the likelihood of attendance changes depending on the type of health condition. The research finds that children whose disability affects social interaction are the most likely to be deterred from worship.

  • 120-foot tower in coastal forest adding to understanding of global climate change
    Steven Bradley | July 2, 2018
    O'Halloran climbing tower

    The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their "conversations." Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.

Economic Development


  • 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.

  • 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.

University News


  • Clemson promotes inclusive excellence through summer scholars branding program
    Wanda Johnson | July 11, 2018

    Students representing nine colleges and universities in both Carolinas are learning about the impact of effective communication during the first Clemson University Erwin Center Summer Scholars (ECSS) program.

  • Duke Energy continues support of Clemson summer programs promoting workforce diversity
    Paul Alongi | July 3, 2018
    Campers in Project WISE visited Duke Energy's World of Energy as part of this year's program.

    The Duke Energy Foundation is providing $85,000 to Clemson University to continue support of two separate summer programs that are aimed at increasing diversity in the pipeline that carries talent from academia to the workplace. The foundation granted $45,000 to Project WISE and $40,000 to PEER/WISE Summer Experiences.

  • Clemson, SC State to offer five-year dual-degree program in physics
    John Gouch | June 28, 2018
    SC State-Clemson logos

    Physics students at South Carolina State University will be able to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years as part of a new dual-degree program with Clemson University. Undergraduate physics students will study at SC State for three years, then transfer to Clemson University, earning a bachelor’s degree from SC State and their master’s degree from Clemson by the end of the fifth year thanks to a new agreement between the schools that leaders signed Thursday.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • Clemson Extension helping agribusiness thrive in state’s Freshwater Coast region
    Steven Bradley | July 12, 2018
    Customer shops at produce vendor

    A partnership between Clemson Extension and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation has helped bolster agribusiness, launch businesses and provide continuing education support to help them succeed in the Freshwater Coast region of Abbeville County, McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson.

  • 2018 Watermelon Field Day July 12 at Clemson’s Edisto REC
    Denise Attaway | July 3, 2018
    Watermelon Field Day is July 12 at the Edisto REC.

    Herbicides, miticides, pollinators and more are on the agenda for this year’s Watermelon Field Day on July 12 at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center. 

  • 120-foot tower in coastal forest adding to understanding of global climate change
    Steven Bradley | July 2, 2018
    O'Halloran climbing tower

    The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their "conversations." Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.

People


Events


  • Clemson’s Sonoco Institute announces fall seminar and workshop lineup
    Kayla Rogers | July 10, 2018
    Industry professionals gather for a seminar in the Advanced Print Lab at the Sonoco Institute

    The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University is offering courses for industry professionals this fall, covering a wide range of topics in printing and packaging. Courses include an Introduction to Flexography Workshop, Proofing and Visualization Seminar, Paperboard Packaging Seminar, Corrugated Packaging Seminar, Process Color Management Seminar and Flexo Foundations Seminar.

  • 2018 Watermelon Field Day July 12 at Clemson’s Edisto REC
    Denise Attaway | July 3, 2018
    Watermelon Field Day is July 12 at the Edisto REC.

    Herbicides, miticides, pollinators and more are on the agenda for this year’s Watermelon Field Day on July 12 at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center. 

  • Youngsters learn value of preserving Earth while building autonomous boats at CU-ICAR
    Bryce Donovan | June 27, 2018
    A girl works on her boat.

    A boat that drives itself and picks up trash from the ocean? That’s the stuff of science fiction, but it's reality for a dozen lucky Upstate elementary, middle and high school students who are building their own autonomous boats in a Clemson University summer camp.


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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