Students and faculty hope to unearth remnants that help tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked as slaves during the antebellum era on the Fort Hill property on what now is the Clemson University campus. There will be a drop-in at the archaeological site where they are digging from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.
Clemson professor Mike Coggeshall recently released a new book, “Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community," to shed light on the history of five generations of a family, their friends and neighbors and the freed slaves who founded the Pickens County community. He will sign copies of the book at Soapstone Church from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 16.
Being human. This Tiger brings his research of American regional and ethnic groups into the classroom. Knowing about the research helps garner understanding, respect and appreciation for cultural differences. Meet Mike Coggeshall. Name: John M. (“Mike”) Coggeshall Title: Professor of anthropology Years at Clemson: 30 years What I do at Clemson: As a professor, I […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences recently honored staff and faculty for innovative teaching, student engagement, achievements in research and service and dedication to the college and students. They were recognized at the Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony April 25. Staff who were awarded included: New Employee Award – Bianca Schuster, Department of […]
The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the second annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium. Students who received College Awards during the ceremony included: Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award – Chante Bowens, Public Health Sciences Phi Kappa Phi […]
A team of Clemson researchers is using a $398,263 award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering program to examine factors that both encourage and discourage Black students from pursuing education in engineering fields. Researchers will also examine how different academic pathways in engineering vary by gender and institution type for Black students.
Five classes. Three teenage children. And one year until graduation. This is 37-year-old Christy Martinson’s life. It’s a busy life with little free time, but she said she prefers it that way. She doesn’t mind sacrificing sleep due to balancing a full class schedule and work. For years since dropping out of high school due […]
Clemson’s sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department covers a great deal of academic ground for students; the wide range is right there in the name. However, even when students decide to zero in on one of the department’s three paths, the sheer number of possible career avenues afforded to them can be as intimidating as […]
Twelve years of marriage, three kids, four cross-country moves…one happy (Clemson) family. Meet Andrew Whitehead. Title: Assistant professor of sociology Years at Clemson: Four What I do at Clemson: I teach sociology courses in the sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department. I also spend a good deal of my time conducting research. I primarily study […]
Faculty from two Clemson colleges have established a business anthropology undergraduate certificate program that seeks to address business issues through the lens of social science. Faculty designed the program to better prepare students for a business world that has grown increasingly dependent on strategy informed by research that examines culture, customer experience and employee behavior. […]
Elizabeth Rhodes says she’s interested in everything, from the humanities to health care, so it’s a good bet she would have excelled no matter which path of study she decided to pursue.
The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the first annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium. Graduate students awarded during the ceremony included: Master’s Degree Candidate Teaching Assistant Award – Heidi Walsh, School of Nursing Master’s Degree Candidate Research Assistant […]
Katherine Weisensee, associate professor of anthropology, has been named interim chair of Clemson’s sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department. Weisensee has been a faculty member at Clemson since 2008, and her appointment as interim chair began in mid-March. Weisensee said she is excited to take on the role of interim chair in light of recent […]
Honest conversation. Constructive dialogue. These terms are used often with regard to diversity and inclusion initiatives. But without constructive dialogue and an atmosphere in which that dialogue is enabled and encouraged, diversity efforts can be viewed as fleeting, rather than a constant force that shapes and moves a college community forward. Clemson University’s 35th annual […]
Chris Dunn and Brandy Wilson are senior anthropology students in Clemson’s sociology and anthropology department, and both recently took part in an excavation at Fort Hill. With the help of South Carolina State Archaeologist Dr. Jon Leader, they tested their archaeological skills as they uncovered what lies beneath the surface of John C. Calhoun’s home. […]