Clemson University is a proud new member of the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of colleges and universities working to promote “access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.” Open textbooks are written by experts and peer-reviewed, just like traditional textbooks — but because they’re published online under open licenses, they’re free […]
Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a Clemson University alumnus, emeritus professor and survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II, will walk Sunday in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico. It will be his 10th time in the march and just four months short of his 100th birthday. The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair. The sound of cannon fire sends 7,000 hard-charging and motivated athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise. They whoop and cheer as they embark on one of the most legendarily grueling sporting events in America.
This Tiger is a triple threat. She’s an avid gamer, she raises money for childhood cancer, and she is the voice of the Cooper Library online tutorial modules. You can usually find her in the library, but just a heads up--she may be speaking one of the three foreign languages that she knows.
Clemson students are all in about their studying. It’s not even exam week — a time when it feels like there’s more students than books in Cooper — and we’ve already broken our record for number of visitors in a day. 11, 592 people in and out of the building in 24 hours. Our previous […]
U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Funchess watched from the other bank as Chinese soldiers approached the river, undressed, and swam across naked, holding weapons and clothes over their heads. Once they hit his side of the river, they shook the freezing water off their skin, dressed, and ran into the forest – one after the other after the other. Thousands of them. It was November 4, 1950. When Funchess radioed the brass back at headquarters to tell them what he had seen, they told him he was mistaken. There were no Chinese soldiers in North Korea. “The final instructions from battalion headquarters was - if Chinese soldiers are in Korea, they’re protecting hydroelectric plants. Under no conditions will you fire on a Chinese national,” said Funchess. “Before the day ended, I had been struck by machine gun fire, and I was a POW of the Chinese army.”
Clemson Libraries’ Head of Digital Scholarship, Andrew Wesolek has been awarded an Open Educational Resource (OER) Research fellowship through the Open Education Group. This interdisciplinary research group conducts original research on the impact of OER adoption, and designs and shares methodological frameworks for further study. Wesolek joins a cohort of 21 researchers representing institutions across […]
Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison gave the keynote address in Clemson University's opening convocation as the school began its 124th academic year. Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel to space, flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in September 1992.
Clemson University Libraries honored its outstanding staff at their annual employee recognition day event on Thursday, May 19. Employees were recognized for promotions, retirements, years of service, and other accomplishments. Newly hired employees were also acknowledged. “When one considers libraries, they typically think of books. But the Clemson University Libraries are about people – our […]
When graduate student Shehzad Ziaee arrived in Clemson from his home in Hyderabad, India he was already a photography enthusiast but had never used a digital single-lens reflex (DLSR) camera before. On his first day in Clemson, he found himself in the library talking with library security coordinator, Walter Wilson. “Mr. Walter gave me some […]
A family with three generations of Clemson University alumni has given $1 million to the school to benefit engineering, arts and humanities, and the library, all integral parts of their collegiate experience,
Clemson University is one of the featured participants in Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program, a virtual reality project unveiled Thursday by First Lady Michelle Obama that will enable children in schools across the world to visit colleges and universities without ever stepping foot on the campuses.