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2020 proved itself the most unprecedented year in modern history. Paramount shifts in the global market caused by COVID-19 led to innovative changes across industries. An increased need to modernize and adapt emerged, including advances in health care, the strengthening of digital connectivity and flexibility in manufacturing. Clemson University’s researchers are among those responding aggressively […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 University professor of creative writing Jillian Weise has been awarded the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her collection of poems, Cyborg Detective.
Among the professions hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts have been near the top of the list. Theaters and concert halls around the country have been shuttered for months with no end in sight. In Clemson University’s Department of Performing Arts, the normally boisterous hallways and rehearsal spaces in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts have gone quiet as classes and workshops moved online. Back in August, and undaunted by reality, the department asked a key question: Would it be possible to put on a show in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown? Clemson’s performing arts faculty and staff made it their mission to figure out a way. Fortunately, they had a not-so-secret weapon: The natural creativity and passion that leads people into the performing arts in the first place.
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 […]
All 2020 graduates from Clemson University’s student veteran population were honored Thursday evening in a special “Hail and Farewell” ceremony at Palmetto Ridge Events in Seneca, South Carolina. Students were presented red, white and blue cords to place over their graduation gear. Another The graduates also received a letter from President Jim Clements and a […]
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 […]
When you’re passionate about your research, you enjoy an opportunity to talk about it with your colleagues. When that opportunity is only three minutes long, and you have to make your research understandable to everyone, it’s a little more challenging. For the audience, though, it’s a lot more fun. Clemson’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition […]
Employers can soon expect more Clemson University engineering graduates to enter the workforce with advanced language and culture skills that will set them up for success in international businesses, a cornerstone of South Carolina’s economy. A new collaborative initiative, “Engineering + Language,” is expected to prepare engineering students for a culturally and linguistically diverse workplace […]
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 […]
CLEMSON – Clemson University students studying art have a new degree option. Starting with the current 2020-21 academic year, undergraduates can elect to complete a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in digital art and design media, studio art or art history. The B.A. program balances courses in studio art and art history with a broad […]
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 […]
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 […]