What’s Happening at Clemson

February 16-24, 2019

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Monday (Feb. 18)

Clemson Provost Robert Jones will be joined by leaders from Clemson, Huazhong Agricultural University of China and Ain Shams University of Egypt to sign an agreement and announce a new international studio in the School of Architecture. Guests attending include Mohammad Hamza, Egyptian Embassy cultural attaché in Washington, D.C.; Ago Chi, party secretary of Huazhong Agricultural University; and Mark Wilbert, Charleston’s chief resilience officer. The day will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with student presentations in Lee III of their recently conducted research exploring rising sea levels and flooding in Charleston. At 1:30 p.m. at the Madren Center, Jones and the dean of the College of Architectures, Arts and Humanities’ will kick off the signing event to formalize the partnership between the three universities. A news release with details will be distributed Monday. For more information or If you plan to attend, contact Tara Romanella (tromane@clemson.edu; 310-869-5530).

Former pro football star Charles Harris (Miami Dolphins/Missouri Tigers) and college player Ian Simon (Missouri Tigers) will present “More Than an Athlete” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the recruiting space of the West End Zone. Part of Clemson’s Black History Month celebration, their program encourages students to stand up for their beliefs and find their voices. They will tell their stories from the 2015 Missouri Football Protest against racism. For information, contact Jerad Green (jeradg@clemson.edu, 864-656-7625),

Wednesday (Feb. 20)

Clemson President James P. Clements and Chuck Nugent, president and CEO of GE Gas Power Systems, will announce a new lab at GE’s Advanced Manufacturing Works facility in Greenville. The ribbon-cutting event begins at 10 a.m. and will include welcome remarks. Tours of the lab and AMW facility will begin immediately following at 10:30 a.m.. A news release with details will be distributed on Wednesday. For more information, contact Tara Romanella (tromane@clemson.edu; 310-869-5530).

Thursday (Feb. 21)

Mike Brown, the scientist whose work led to Pluto’s demotion from a full-fledged planet to a dwarf planet, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Watt Family Innovation Center. His lecture, “Planet 9 from Outer Space,” will chronicle how his team’s discoveries led to the demotion of Pluto and the search for a new Planet 9. For more information, see this article or contact Máté Ádámkovics (adamkom@clemson.edu, 864-656-3416) or Hannah Halusker (hhalusk@clemson.edu, 864-656-3627).

Friday (Feb. 22)

Some of the top minds in health care will gather from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Clemson University Nursing Building at 605 Grove Road, Greenville, for a conference that is part of a broader effort to conduct more high-profile medical research in South Carolina. Organizers said the Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Research Conference will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the research that could soon transform health care, ranging from new ways to treat disease to better ways of working with patients. For information, see this article or contact Paul Alongi (palongi@clemson.edu, 864-350-7908).

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