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  • Casey and Yanni stand in front of their poster as Yanni explain their research.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium highlights student innovators

    August 16, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – The stepping stones of scientific advancement rely on the identification of genes involved in cytokinesis, the processivity of dynein motor proteins, the construction of neural circuits – or some other equally-obscure-sounding research – because these are the studies that lay the groundwork for the development of cures or novel disease treatments […]

  • University of Maine balloon

    A University of Maine balloon will provide a 110,000-foot view of eclipse at Clemson

    August 15, 2017

    The best view of the Eclipse Over Clemson just might be from the stratosphere, 110,000 feet above campus, where two weather balloons from the University of Maine will float overhead and livestream the eclipse back to Earth.

  • Leland Dunwoodie

    College of Science student named Undergraduate Student Senate president

    August 14, 2017

    Leland Dunwoodie, a biochemistry senior in the College of Science, was recently named 2017-18 President of Undergraduate Student Senate.

  • THE CONCLUSION OF 26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses Nos. 24-26

    August 11, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses over the past 60-plus years. Liebenberg, who has been an adjunct professor in the College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy since 1996, has travelled literally all over the world to enter the path of totality […]

  • Weather Channel producer Michelle Birnbaum talking to Donald Liebenberg after interview.

    Clemson professor’s world record in national spotlight for Eclipse over Clemson event

    August 9, 2017

    Clemson University professor Donald Liebenberg is making rounds with national media, talking about his many adventures studying total solar eclipses.

  • Clemson psychologist’s study tracks public perception of Aug. 21 eclipse

    August 7, 2017

    Clemson University psychology professor Cynthia Pury is leading a nationwide study that will track the public’s response to the Aug. 21 eclipse.

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    When, where and how to watch the total solar eclipse at Clemson University

    August 7, 2017

    Here’s what you need to know to see the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at Clemson University’s “Eclipse Over Clemson” viewing party.

  • Donald Liebenberg sits on a raft made out of reeds near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Courtesy of Donald Liebenberg

    26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses Nos. 21-23

    August 6, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses over the past 60-plus years. Liebenberg, who has been an adjunct professor in the College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy since 1996, has literally travelled all over the world to enter the path of totality […]

  • Clemson University library reinvents itself for today’s students

    August 4, 2017

    Walk through one of the doors embedded in the three-story wall of windows at the front of the building’s sleek white exterior, and you’ll find a Starbucks, a geospatial technology lab, and a digital studio sponsored by Adobe. Open work spaces all around you buzz with researchers collaborating on high-definition displays, computer monitors, and laptops. It might sound like a high-tech incubator in Silicon Valley, but it’s Clemson University’s main library – which had more than 1.4 million visitors in 2016 – as it joins others across the country in adapting to the digital age.

  • Clemson scientists continue to wow the public in preparation for eclipse

    August 3, 2017

    Department of physics and astronomy lecturer Amber Porter and graduate student Andrew Garmon have been busily promoting the “Great American Eclipse” at numerous outreach events.

  • SRNL funds scholarships for Clemson University STEM students

    August 1, 2017

    Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), through its management and operating company Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, is funding scholarships for up to 18 Clemson University students through its University Scholars Program.

  • Clemson astronomers continue to spread the word about upcoming solar eclipse

    July 31, 2017

    Tuesday event (Aug. 1) Amber Porter, a lecturer in the department of physics and astronomy, will give a presentation at 10:30 a.m. at the Happy Hearts Club of Seneca about “Eclipse Over Clemson,” the university’s upcoming viewing party for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The club is for people 50 and older and meets […]

  • Donald Liebenberg watched the China eclipse from this site. Courtesy of Donald Liebenberg

    26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses Nos. 19-20

    July 29, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses over the past 60-plus years. Liebenberg, who has been an adjunct professor in the College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy since 1996, has travelled literally all over the world to enter the path of totality […]

  • Sharetta Bufford sits at her desk on Clemson's campus

    Meet a Tiger: Sharetta Bufford

    July 25, 2017

    Graduating from high school is a big deal in Blackstock, SC. Graduating from college is an even bigger deal. This Tiger, a Blackstock native, achieved those distinctions and wants students to achieve the same success.

  • Lorelei, a Shetland sheepdog living in France, became the poster dog for dermatomyositis. The disease caused painful lesions on her face, feet, ears and tail when she was a puppy, as seen in this photo.

    Dogged genetics research identifies genes associated with skin disorder

    July 24, 2017

    With patches of exposed skin, large lesions across her face and dull, expressionless eyes, you might think Lorelei, a Shetland sheepdog, has been abused. But that would be far from the truth: Lorelei is loved and well cared-for. She suffers from a painful condition called dermatomyositis, a genetic skin disorder that affects dogs and humans. The discovery, by Leigh Anne Clark, an associate professor of genetics at Clemson University, and her colleagues, could improve the future for dogs with dermatomyositis.