CLEMSON – Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted,” is one of the guest speakers featured this semester as a part of the Humanities Hub series at Clemson University. In “Evicted,” Princeton sociologist Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep from losing their homes. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The […]
A group of students from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation has earned third place in a National Park Service competition. The annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge marked its 10th year with the theme of “Historic Streetscapes,” inviting students and others to document the nation’s historically significant streets. The six-member team from the […]
Clemson University students Kelly Umutoni and Josh Guertin recently received an Award of Merit from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). The second-year Master of Architecture students were recognized at the 2019 SARA National Design Awards, held Nov. 1 in Chicago as part of the organization’s annual conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. Umutoni and Guertin […]
Sylvia Wu is a purpose-driven multitasker, the sort of Clemson student who doesn’t just excel in one area when she can succeed in five endeavors. Wu, 20, majors in both math and philosophy while minoring in psychology and working as a tutor in the Clemson Writing Center. She’s one of the few students across campus […]
Prompted by growing student interest, the performing arts department is boosting its commitment to musical theater and vocal studies at Clemson University with the recent appointment of Lisa Sain Odom, assistant professor of vocal studies and musical theater. Students can expect more courses devoted to such topics as Broadway history. They can also look forward […]
Hannah Pearson and Alexander King are graduating with big dreams and concrete plans – and a string of accomplishments already to their credit. The two are among the 150 undergraduate and 27 graduate students who are on track to receive degrees from the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities in December. To Disney and beyond […]
When she first arrived at Clemson University, Becky Becker set a goal of spotlighting marginalized voices by bringing new works by women and minority playwrights to the Brooks Center. Now in her second year as chair of the Department of Performing Arts, Becker is directing the world premiere of “John Proctor is the Villain,” written […]
CLEMSON – Paul Buyer, director of music in the Department of Performing Arts, will be honored this month with a top national award by the 6,000-member Percussive Arts Society. A professor who teaches percussion, Buyer oversees the Tiger Band Drumline and directs the Percussion Ensemble, the 23-member Steel Band and also the Gigging Steel Band, […]
Four Clemson University faculty members will read at this year's Writers' Harvest, a benefit for Paw Pantry and Loaves & Fishes. The event, featuring writers Stevie Edwards, Lee Matalone, Sarah Cooper and John Pursley III, takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Self Auditorium at the Strom Thurmond Institute building, 230 Kappa St. in Clemson.
Studying a language offers a world of opportunities. That was the message of Clemson University Language Day, a program presented Oct. 17 at Pelion High School by students, faculty and staff from the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. That morning, the school cafeteria was buzzing with enthusiasm as about 220 teenagers from five schools […]
The School of Architecture at Clemson University has been named one of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” by DesignIntelligence. In addition, three Clemson faculty members were named among only 29 architecture professors nationwide as the “Most Admired Educators.”
This fall, the Humanities Hub is bringing high-profile guests to Clemson University to discuss teens and music, the preservation of wildlife and the power of computer programmers. The talks will feature pop music journalist Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone, technology writer Clive Thompson of Wired Magazine and legal historian Paul Finkelman.
A college class on the ancient Maya civilization upended all of Jon Marcoux’s well-laid plans. In the mid-1990s, Marcoux was an economics and finance major at Vanderbilt University with his sights set on a career in business. “I took an anthropology class to fulfill a general education requirement and it was all about Maya archaeology,” […]
Jordan Frith’s academic interests center on one of the fastest-growing areas of communication research: the social impact of smart phones and mobile infrastructure. Frith is the new Roy and Marnie Pearce Professor of Professional Communication at Clemson University. After a national search, he was chosen to succeed Professor Emeritus Steven B. Katz, who retired after […]
An anonymous compliment helped steer Chelsea Murdock toward her career. In 2009, Murdock was a freshman geology major who enjoyed writing Harry Potter fan fiction in her spare time. One of her online posts elicited a glowing response from a reader. “The message said that if I wasn’t pursuing writing, I was wasting my life,” […]