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  • NBC News on-air reporter Erika Edwards went live outside the Watt Family Innovation Center starting at 4 a.m. Friday

    ‘Eclipse Over Clemson’ garners nationwide media attention

    July 24, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University is abuzz over the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse that will put the university in the center path of totality for 2 minutes and 37 seconds, making Clemson one of the best locations in the state for viewing the spectacle. Now, national media are getting in on the excitement, […]

  • 26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses Nos. 16-18

    July 23, 2017

    Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. For eclipses 16, 17 and 18 he was on the ground in northern South Africa, in a place over the Antarctic and on a boat in the Pacific Ocean, respectively.

  • Clemson Life Sciences summer camp turns students into forensic investigators

    July 20, 2017

    Voldemort, The Joker, Maleficent and the Wicked Witch of the West were just a few of the suspects in a simulated murder investigation at a recent summer science camp for fifth- through seventh-graders held on the campus of Clemson University.

  • College of Science graduate student featured in PBS and BBC specials

    July 20, 2017

    A Clemson graduate student in biological sciences was recently featured in both PBS and BBC productions of a nature film that focuses on wildlife’s response to the changing seasons in Yellowstone National Park.

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    Clemson names founding dean for College of Science

    July 18, 2017

    Cynthia Y. Young, vice provost for Faculty Excellence and UCF Global at the University of Central Florida, has been chosen to lead the new College of Science at Clemson University as its founding dean. A professor of mathematics, Young will begin on Aug. 15.

  • Clemson University astronomer a true ‘SHE-ro’ of the Upstate

    July 18, 2017

    Clemson University scientist Amber Porter was recently honored by a prestigious Upstate women’s event for a range of accomplishments that includes coordinating “Eclipse Over Clemson,” a viewing party for the upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

  • Clemson offering ‘tailgazing’ spaces for Aug. 21 total solar eclipse viewing

    July 17, 2017

    Spectators who come to Clemson University for the Aug. 21 “Eclipse Over Clemson” event can enjoy the expansive view of the sky from a designated “tailgazing” spot at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.

  • During a tour of the Sabi-Sabi game reserve, Donald Liebenberg took this photo of a cheetah. Courtesy of Donald Liebenberg

    26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipse No. 15

    July 14, 2017

    Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he is in Lusaka, Zambia in 2001.

  • This is an image created by NASA of a total solar eclipse as seen from Earth.

    Everything you’d want to know about photographing a total solar eclipse

    July 12, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – For many people, the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for those who hope to photograph the event, the Clemson University campus — which is almost perfectly in the path of totality — will be an ideal location. Photographing an eclipse, however, requires special equipment as […]

  • Clemson researchers illuminate the field of microscopy with invention of nanoparticle ‘buckyswitch’

    July 12, 2017

    CLEMSON, South Carolina – Visualizing biological cells under a microscope was just made clearer, thanks to research conducted by graduate student Yifei Jiang and principal investigator Jason McNeill of Clemson University’s department of chemistry. With the help of Rhonda Powell and Terri Bruce of Clemson’s Light Imaging Facility, the team was able to develop a […]

  • Clemson researchers’ advancement in microscopy published in chemistry journal

    July 12, 2017

    Visualizing biological cells under a microscope was just made clearer thanks to research conducted by graduate student Yifei Jiang and principal investigator Jason McNeill of Clemson University’s department of chemistry.

  • Clemson professor’s research aims to starve global parasite

    July 11, 2017

    Research conducted by Zhicheng Dou, an assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, was featured in the June 2017 issue of Nature Microbiology. The findings, concerning the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis, suggest that the parasite’s “stomach” is a key target for drug development.

  • Donald Liebenberg and his wife Norma were able to view the incredible stone houses of Cappadocia from a hot-air balloon. Photo courtesy of Donald Liebenberg

    26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses 12-14

    July 8, 2017

    Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. He was on the ground for eclipses 12 to 14 in Mexico, Aruba and Turkey, respectively.

  • While in Cairo after the 1980 eclipse, Donald Liebenberg toured the pyramids and took this photo of the Sphinx. Photo courtesy of Donald Liebenberg

    26 AND COUNTING / The Liebenberg Chronicles / Eclipses 10-11  

    July 2, 2017

    Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. For his 10th eclipse he was on the ground in Montana in 1979. Then the next year, for his 11th eclipse, he was again in an airplane, but this time over Africa.

  • Check out “Whys and Wows: 11 fun facts about total solar eclipses” – and afterward, you’ll be able to astound your family, friends and neighbhors with your eclipse expertise.

    Whys and Wows: 11 fun facts about total solar eclipses

    June 27, 2017

    The “Great American Eclipse” – the first total solar eclipse to stretch across the entire contiguous United States since 1918 – is set to occur on Aug. 21. Everyone in the U.S. will be in position to observe the moon partially cover the sun. But those located within the path of totality will experience the […]