Stories by Michael Staton

  • Clemson professor joins international leaders in sustainability discussion, activities with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    February 10, 2020

    Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, will join international industry, government and academic leaders to discuss and develop sustainability policy as part of a special group assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS). Machlis began serving on the NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability on Feb. 1 and his term will continue through Jan. 31, 2022. Machlis will meet with NAS members and members of the roundtable Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

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    Call Me MISTER continues to change the face of S.C. classrooms

    February 7, 2020

    African-American men make up 2 percent of the teachers in the U.S. In South Carolina, 25 percent of all first-year teachers hired for the 2017-2018 academic year are no longer teaching in South Carolina schools. Call Me MISTER® has spent the last 20 years working to change those statistics. And their work is moving the needle.

  • Clemson researchers present findings from extensive research on food insecurity in Pickens County

    February 5, 2020

    Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.

  • College of Education alumna turned graduate student finds her path in mental health counseling

    February 3, 2020

    There’s a reason Elizabeth McAfee became the go-to teacher during recess for students who needed to talk about their emotions or managing their anger. A well-developed sense of empathy is in her blood. Her father is the fourth-generation McAfee to serve as director of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, so she didn’t just grow up around […]

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    Detailing the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education

    January 21, 2020

    Find out more about the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education from Sandra Linder, associate professor of early childhood mathematics education in Clemson’s College of Education.

  • A New Years Message from the Dean

    January 16, 2020

    It’s a new year and a new decade, and the Clemson University College of Education is excited to continue transformational work that is making an impact across our state and nation! Hear more from our founding dean!

  • Clemson program ranked #1 among national online graduate education programs for third straight year

    January 14, 2020

    U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked a Clemson University College of Education program as the #1 online graduate education program in the nation in 2020. The college’s Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program retains the top spot for the third year in a row.

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    Clemson researchers provide vital tiger conservation research

    January 7, 2020

    The work of two Clemson University graduate students is bringing valuable new insight into the global fight to save tigers in the wild. Working at both the Ph.D. and master’s levels, their research projects examine how people and politics affect tiger conservation in different ways. Publications from these graduate students are being used by the Tigers […]

  • College of Education establishes award for graduate students in Teaching and Learning master’s program

    January 6, 2020

    Clemson’s College of Education has established the Teaching and Learning Online M.Ed. Award to recognize exemplary educators who show evidence and potential as a leader in their field. Leadership in the college’s teaching and learning department has recognized one graduate student from each of the M.Ed. program’s three specializations with the award. According to Cynthia […]

  • Political science students discover passion for international relations thanks to study abroad options

    December 9, 2019

    Abigail McCarter is a political science and Spanish double major from South Carolina. Originally interested in law and immigration upon coming to college, McCarter has found a new passion in international relations and diplomacy after studying abroad in the Balkans in the summer of 2018. There she participated in a five-week program taught by Vladimir […]

  • Beginning in January, criminal justice professor Bryan Miller will conduct research and teach in Finland as part of a Fulbright program.

    Clemson to research best practices in law enforcement response to individuals with mental health disorders

    November 20, 2019

    Clemson University faculty and police have received a grant award from the 2019 Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program to design a strategy that improves responses and connection to treatment for people with mental health disorders. The focus of the research project will be Clemson University and surrounding areas, including Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

  • Trauma in the classroom: how educators should approach it and what parents and students should expect from schools

    November 18, 2019

    The tools to address trauma among students should be a high priority for educators. Luckily, teachers have resources that they can turn to in order to learn best practices in addressing trauma in the classroom. Clemson faculty member Rachelle Savitz, the co-author of a new book on the subject, offers insight into how teachers can address trauma through curriculum and instruction.

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    New Clemson program to improve health, economic outcomes through food-focused curriculum, research and products

    November 13, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.

  • College of Education leadership awards seed grants for 2019-2020 academic year

    November 6, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Education has awarded seed grants to five faculty members for the 2019-2020 academic year. The grants are part of the college’s ADR Research Grant Program, which provides seed funding that allows faculty to pursue significant funding from external sponsors, such as government agencies and foundations. According to Jeff Marshall, associate dean for […]

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    Clemson, WYFF 4 create academic partnership by housing satellite news bureau among student media organizations

    November 6, 2019

    Clemson University and WYFF 4 have established an academic partnership that will allow members of Clemson student media to work alongside industry professionals in a satellite news bureau located on Clemson’s campus. The partnership will make Clemson the only university in South Carolina to feature an on-campus news bureau occupied by an outside media organization.