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  • Young alumnus: Devario D. Simmons’ costume designs bound for Broadway

    December 14, 2020

    For Devario D. Simmons, the road to Broadway began in a 2010 costume-technology class taught by Kendra Johnson, Clemson Associate Professor of Theatre. Simmons, then a communications major, turned out to be such a natural at creating costumes that Johnson asked him to assist her on a production of the play “A Lesson Before Dying” […]

  • New leaders announced in three CAAH academic departments

    December 14, 2020

    The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has appointed new leaders in three academic departments. “I am thrilled to be welcoming these three new chairs to the College Leadership Team, and excited about where they will take their respective departments,” said Nicholas Vazsonyi, Dean of the College. “All three have already shown their caliber as […]

  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities appoints new associate deans

    December 14, 2020

    The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has named two new associate deans. James Burns, Professor of History, has been appointed Associate Dean of graduate and undergraduate studies. Winifred Elysse Newman, Professor of Architecture, will serve as Associate Dean of research and academic affairs. The appointments were effective Dec. 15. “The slate of internal candidates […]

  • Clemson writers to read in benefit for Paw Pantry

    November 17, 2020

    CLEMSON — Three Clemson University faculty members will read at this year’s Writers’ Harvest, a benefit for Paw Pantry. The event, featuring award-winning writers Keith Lee Morris, Jillian Weise and Nic Brown, takes place 7 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. The reading will also feature winners of the university’s annual Writers’ Harvest Student Reader Awards: Miciah […]

  • Mohamed Fakhry overcomes obstacles to earn prestigious scholarship

    November 11, 2020

    Mohamed Fakhry, a graduate student in architecture, has become the first Clemson University student ever to be awarded a prestigious Gavalas Kolanko scholarship for students with disabilities. “I feel great receiving this scholarship, and it’s a wonderful thing for the School of Architecture,” Fakhry said. Fakhry, who is deaf, is in the second year of […]

  • Clemson graduate and former instructor creates scholarship for first-generation students

    November 4, 2020

    Dennis Moore, a Clemson University graduate and recently retired professor at Florida State University, is endowing a new scholarship for first-generation Clemson students in the humanities. “There’s a real need for such a scholarship,” Moore said. “Having been a first-generation Clemson student myself, I understand how much value there can be in a recognition like […]

  • New outdoor lab enhances hands-on learning in construction science and management

    October 7, 2020

    Students in the Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management have a new 3-acre site where they will gain hands-on construction experience. The Experiential Learning Yard, located at the Clemson University Ravenel Research Center, provides space for students to construct full-scale structures. “It’s really our outdoor laboratory for construction,” said Mike Jackson, chair of […]

  • Bausman earns research grant to improve efficiency at SCDOT

    October 7, 2020

    Dennis Bausman, a Clemson University professor of construction science and management, has received a $387,000 research grant aimed at helping the South Carolina Department of Transportation streamline multimillion-dollar road and bridge projects. Since 2011, Bausman has led or participated in four other research initiatives aimed at assisting SCDOT in delivering projects on time and on […]

  • School of Architecture launches student-to-student mentoring

    September 9, 2020

    The Clemson University School of Architecture recently initiated a student-to-student mentoring program that will help first-year students adjust to the rigors of design studies. Architecture classes emphasize teamwork and long-term self-directed projects, offering new challenges to students who only recently graduated from high school. More than 35 returning architecture students – juniors, seniors and graduate […]

  • Mashal Saif fosters an understanding of Islam through her teaching and research

    September 9, 2020

    Students often walk into Mashal Saif’s introductory Islam class at Clemson University with misconceptions, but also open minds. Some may arrive with a litany of stereotypes. Saif, an assistant professor of religion, lists some common assumptions to which students may have been exposed: “that Muslims are terrorists, that they’re terrible to women, that they live […]

  • Thomas earns major NEH grant for exhibition about African American history in and around Clemson

    September 9, 2020

    The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $400,000 grant to Clemson University English professors Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Lee Morrissey to support a touring exhibition of Thomas’ research, “Call My Name: The Black Experience in the South Carolina Upstate from Enslavement to Desegregation.” The exhibition, which is being developed by Thomas and several […]

  • Three Fulbright students chose the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities for their graduate studies

    August 12, 2020

    Three Fulbright students from three different countries have come to the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities to complete their graduate studies. All share a similar goal: They’re motivated by the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Adi Vosawale Lesuma plans to return home to Fiji after graduation and take […]

  • John Pursley honored with SC Arts Commission fellowship

    August 5, 2020

    John Pursley III, a senior lecturer in English at Clemson University, was recently awarded a fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission in support of his latest project, a book-length poem that reflects on tumultuous change in America. Pursley, who is also director of the Clemson Literary Festival, was one of only two writers to […]

  • Tyler McDougald awarded Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ leadership

    July 28, 2020

    Tyler McDougald, a junior English and history double major at Clemson University, recently was honored with a Point Foundation Scholarship, awarded to students who are leaders in the LGBTQ community. McDougald is the first student in South Carolina to receive the prestigious scholarship in the 19-year history of the foundation. “I’m absolutely elated and really […]

  • Killian McDonald receives prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to attend Stanford Law School

    July 6, 2020

    Killian McDonald, a 2018 graduate of Clemson University, was awarded a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, which will fully fund the cost of attending Stanford University Law School. A former Undergraduate Student Government president, McDonald earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and women’s leadership at Clemson. McDonald was one of 76 students […]