The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences equips students and engages research and outreach to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment, and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world.
After the first semester of her freshman year, Lindsay Bryda changed her major to political science. She had taken a course with political science professor Laura Olson, Ph.D., and fell in love with the subject matter. This change led to her studying abroad in the Balkans through a class in the political science department and […]
Lizz Sampson has found refuge in and around the stables at Wild Hearts Therapeutic Center in Seneca. As a psychology major and equine industry minor, the equine therapy center is not only ground zero for her studies, but a peaceful place where she can cope and process her own past. Sampson is an Air Force […]
Clemson University’s Institute for Parks honored five individuals for their life’s work helping to manage and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of local, state and national parks during the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23. Among those honored were a U.S. National Park Service regional director, the leader of an African-American […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences recently celebrated scholarship by faculty across the college by recognizing selected outstanding journal publications. College leadership recognized each faculty member responsible for the work with a plaque, which will be displayed outside of the dean’s office for the remainder of the semester. Eric Muth, associate dean for […]
Eric Muth, associate dean for research and graduate studies in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, has been named a research leader fellow by the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The fellowship provides training to individuals who aspire to become vice presidents, vice chancellors or vice provosts for research to develop critical […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is holding a Research Lunch and Learn Series throughout the fall semester. The first session on research portfolios was held on September 28. Remaining sessions will be held October 26 in Brackett Hall and November 30 in Lehotsky Hall (see graphic for details) and will cover topics related […]
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University students Katie and Wilson Hawkins have heard tales about their great, great uncle Otis Morgan and his heroics during some of most hellish events of WWII their whole lives. This week, they got to meet a man who owes his life to their legendary ancestor. As the story goes: Morgan […]
Laura Olson, J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, has been elected president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). The society is the leading scholarly organization for social scientists who study religion. It sponsors an annual conference each fall and publishes the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, which Olson edited for five years.
The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has awarded Clemson University and the University of South Carolina $25,000 each to support the development of a high-quality health care workforce, with the potential for two additional years of funding at the same or higher level.
In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, we are sharing how five Clemson faculty members are answering this global health crisis through programs that produce more nutritious crops to those that ignite physical activity, creating a healthier world for all. Scientists across the university’s seven colleges are working tirelessly to address health and food-related issues by finding ways to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and obesity.
Obesity isn't merely a health problem. In communities where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's a health crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Clemson University and land-grant institutions in 14 other states have teamed up to tackle that crisis in some of the hardest-hit counties.
Clemson University faculty members Thomas Britt, Ph.D., and Dev Arya, Ph.D., are the newest Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) Faculty Fellows. Faculty Fellows are tenured faculty members embedded in a Greenville Health System department for the spring semester and summer to produce health-related research. Through this program, Faculty Fellows shift their focus from […]
Clemson faculty have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of 3D imaging that could allow for quicker diagnosis of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes intellectual and physical disabilities. Due to the rarity of the syndrome, diagnosis is difficult and can have families waiting months or years for conclusive answers. Researchers hope their work will speed up diagnosis.
More than 10 years after the great recession hit the U.S., the supply of confidence in our nation’s economy may be full, but the pantries of many people across the country are as bare as they were when the economic decline started in early 2008. Why have food insecurity rates not fallen below pre-recession levels 10 years after the Great Recession? Clemson's Leslie Hossfeld, an expert on the subject of food insecurity and editor of a new book on the subject, explores the causes of food insecurity and the reasons for slow recovery amid a booming economy.