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  • Eric Touya stands with arms folded, wearing a dark jacket and beret

    Citizen of the world: Professor of French Eric Touya

    June 10, 2019

    While Touya loves bringing French language and culture to his students in the classroom, his favorite thing is bringing the classroom across the ocean to France.

  • Two Hispanic-American brothers, each wearing glasses and backward baseball caps, pose with their arms around each other

    Degrees of success: For three sets of brothers, the Emerging Scholars Program created an unexpected path to Clemson

    June 4, 2019

    For three sets of brothers — the Figueroas, the Polites and the Orrs — who all made the Emerging Scholars journey and wound up enrolled at Clemson together, the program helped the University become a vital part of life for entire families that never would have envisioned being Tigers a few short years ago.

  • A plastic cup falls away from the camera into a bin full of plastic bottles, cups, and other recyclables.

    Clemson earns prestigious rating for sustainability achievements

    May 28, 2019

    Clemson, S.C.– Clemson University has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Caye Drapcho, associate professor of biosystems engineering and co-chair of […]

  • President Clements, in an orange Clemson apron, serves pulled pork out of a large stainless steel conatiner

    Appreciation lunches for employees held across the state

    May 22, 2019

    The Office of Human Resources treated Clemson employees to lunch at appreciation events held at Clemson locations all over the state this past week. A total of eight appreciation lunches were held as a way for the University to recognize the indispensable value of the people who make Clemson run. Workers mingled and chatted as […]

  • Two people in wheelchairs sit on either side of a racing wheelchair, with a cloudy sky behind them.

    Clemson hosts Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games

    May 20, 2019

    CLEMSON – Clemson University proudly welcomed athletes from across the country as it hosted the 25th annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games, May 18 and 19. Aside from offering adaptive sport athletes the opportunity to compete, the event aims to stimulate awareness of wheelchair sports, promote the rights of wheelchair competitors in sports and recreation, educate […]

  • Kelly Smith looks off camera left, wearing his blue doctoral robes and hat

    2019 Alumni Master Teacher Kelly Smith also named interim department chair

    May 14, 2019

    CLEMSON – Clemson University students have chosen Kelly Smith as the Alumni Master Teacher of 2019. Smith, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, was nominated by several students including Graham Pitman, who said Smith’s passion for taking on the big questions of life and the universe sets off […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Ken Marcus

    April 30, 2019

    “A Ph.D. is a degree that says you’re a problem-solver, and my job is to create Ph.D.s,” says Ken Marcus, professor of analytical chemistry in the College of Science. Having guided close to 40 Clemson graduate students through the rigorous process of obtaining their doctorate degrees, and obtaining 15 patents, one could say he has […]

  • A woman in a flowery dress and white jacket sings into a microphone with baseball players and a crowd-filled stand behind her.

    From jazz singer to Ph.D.: Clemson marketing professor Oriana Aragón blazed her own path to success

    March 18, 2019

    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.

  • A man with a striped sweater and glasses stands in the library, with book cases and a stair case next to him and students walking around behind him.

    Clemson Libraries to showcase Open Access Education with two weeks of events

    February 28, 2019

    The idea of free and open sharing in education will be the focus of two weeks of events at the R.M. Cooper Library March 4–13. The event is organized by the library’s Technology unit, instruction team and subject librarians, with support from Clemson University Press, Clemson Online and the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation and is free to attend.

  • Ten people stand in a group holding a large Clemson Tiger paw flag, with a Middle Eastern-style building and palm trees behind them

    Theater students write, perform play for international audience in Dubai

    February 20, 2019

    Ten Clemson University theater students took their show on the road in a big way this month, traveling to Dubai to perform their original play, Hello, My Name Is, at the American University of Sharjah as part of the second International Theatre Festival.

  • Polaroids of Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, and Pia Zadora on a red background.

    Clemson’s Lee Gallery showcases original art by Andy Warhol

    February 1, 2019

    CLEMSON – Today’s Instagram models and celebrity Tweeters can shift public discourse, paradigms, and even the destiny of Fortune 500 companies with a single post on social media. Those that accrue that power have been titled “influencers,” but the man who ignited the pop culture machine died decades before Instagram, Twitter, or the internet as […]

  • A DPR representative is seen pointing to the construction behind him as a group of students in white hardhats with an orange Tiger Paw are seen in the foreground.

    Campus construction creates learning lab for tomorrow’s builders and designers

    January 2, 2019

    Faculty are turning job sites into classrooms, capitalizing on the construction boom by working campus projects into their curriculums.

  • Jillian Weise, head shot, wearing a pink shirt with frilly collar and straight black hair.

    ‘Cyborg laureate’ Jillian Weise finds freedom in words

    December 18, 2018

    Jillian Weise is comfortable with words. She’s comfortable with writing them, accepting them, and rejecting them. Some words she uses to describe herself: provocative, disabled and amputee. Some words she rejects: inspirational, courageous and brave. As associate professor of creative writing at Clemson she spends her days gently encouraging students – many who don’t consider themselves poets or even writers – to fully open their minds and hearts to words.

  • Two boys hold up their new tows and smile while Clemson student looks on

    Clemson Hope students collect, wrap and give 1,100+ presents to schoolchildren

    December 10, 2018

    For the third year, Clemson Hope, a Clemson University student-led nonprofit, wrapped and delivered more than 1,100 Christmas presents for children at two local elementary schools as part of their Adopt-A-Classroom campaign.

  • Emergency response ‘A-team’ watches over Clemson game days

    October 25, 2018

    Six or seven Saturdays a year, more than 100,000 people migrate to the Clemson University campus to experience the kind of good time only found in American football towns. Behind the scenes, a world-class team has been assembled to direct and watch over the proceedings.