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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.

  • New leader of the nation’s park service to deliver Hartzog lecture at Clemson University

    October 21, 2019

    David Vela, newly named deputy director exercising the authority of the director of the National Park Service, will discuss how he plans to lead the park service into its second century at the 2019 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture this week in Clemson. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.

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    Researchers to use $1.94 million grant to improve environmental education field trips

    October 14, 2019

    A team of researchers recently received a $1.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate what environmental education program characteristics matter and how they’re best delivered to maximize learning outcomes for youth participants. Researchers from Clemson University, Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina Wilmington will visit more than 500 programs based out of numerous organizations to isolate what works in what context and for whom.

  • PRTM major withdraws from college, transfers to Clemson 50 years later

    October 14, 2019

    When Doyle Carr and his family were touring colleges with the oldest of their three daughters, they had a list of over 20 stops to make. Clemson wasn’t on it. At the suggestion of a family friend, the Carrs decided to visit Clemson with no appointment on their tour of higher education institutions in the […]

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    Clemson psychologist reflects on experience as university’s first Jefferson Science Fellow

    October 8, 2019

    When June Pilcher was selected as Clemson’s first Jefferson Science Fellow, she was put in an unusual position. Pilcher, alumni distinguished professor in Clemson’s psychology department, was flattered by the honor, excited about the upcoming experience and a little puzzled by the fact that she had no idea what exactly she’d be doing. Sure, she […]

  • Clemson researcher awarded NSF grant to study effects of urbanization in rural China

    October 7, 2019

    A faculty member in Clemson’s sociology, anthropology and criminal justice department has been awarded a three-year grant to study urbanization in China and its effects on rural communities. Yi Wu, assistant professor in the department, will use the $286,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultural Anthropology Program to examine how villages and rural […]

  • CBSHS Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Scott practices medicine in the clinic and on the soccer field

    October 1, 2019

    A career in health care doesn’t mean that a person has to be confined to a hospital or clinic. Joshua Scott, a 1997 Clemson alum who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, is a prime example. Dr. Scott is a primary care sports medicine physician for the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, […]

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    Clemson professor’s expertise in youth development outcomes outside of school informs national research report

    September 26, 2019

    Barry Garst, associate professor in Clemson’s youth development leadership program, has played an integral role in a major national report being released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report, “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-being for Children and Youth,” examines the effects of summertime experiences on […]