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  • Joseph S. Thrasher, who has been named fellow of the American Chemical Society, is shown working in his lab.

    Joseph S. Thrasher named fellow of American Chemical Society

    August 10, 2016

    A Clemson University professor of inorganic and analytical chemistry is among the newest fellows of the American Chemical Society, an honor bestowed on fewer than one percent of its members. Joseph S. Thrasher and 56 other new fellows have been invited to the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia, where they will be feted. With […]

  • Senior associate Extension agent T.J. Savereno stands in front of the common garden at Clemson University's Sandhill REC.

    Clemson scientists, collaborators working to restore longleaf pine forests

    August 8, 2016

    Millions of acres of magnificent longleaf pine forests that were nearly annihilated a century ago are making a slow yet promising comeback, thanks in part to a team of Clemson University researchers and their collaborators.

  • Hoegg, Lu, Seliman

    Clemson grad students and postdoc take 3 of 6 conference awards

    July 27, 2016

    Two Clemson University graduate students and a post-doctoral fellow captured one-half of the poster awards presented at the 2016 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Basic Research Technical Review held in July near Washington, DC. In total, 66 posters were presented, representing approximately 25 universities and research organizations.  Clemson winners were graduate students Edward Hoegg (“Isotope Ratio […]

  • Clemson scientists awarded $1.57 million grant to study infections on medical implants

    July 27, 2016

    Clemson scientist Jeffrey Anker and four colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $1.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel imaging technique and dye-based sensor to detect and monitor bacterial infections on implanted medical devices.

  • Riley Nordin of Saluda earns national scholarship from Wild Turkey Federation

    July 25, 2016

    Clemson University incoming freshman Riley Nordin of Saluda has won the 2016 National Wild Turkey Federation National Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Mossy Oak, will go toward Nordin’s education in genetics with a focus on plant research in the fall.

  • Honor society awards Clemson grad prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

    July 25, 2016

    Kirin Khan of Central, a graduate of Clemson University’s biochemistry and genetics programs, has been awarded the 2016 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by Phi Kappi Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society.

  • Tawny crazy ants are a dangerously prolific invasive ant species that has been spreading throughout the South and now appears to be on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time.

    Clemson scientists hot on trail of ‘crazy’ ant species that might soon invade S.C.

    July 20, 2016

    A dangerously prolific invasive ant species called the tawny crazy ant has been spreading throughout the South and now appears to be on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time. But a team of Clemson University scientists is hot on the trail.

  • The final campaign number is revealed on stage at an event. The number on the banner reads $1,062,528,346.

    Clemson University capital campaign surpasses goal, tops $1.06 billion

    July 18, 2016

    Clemson University’s 10-year capital campaign, “The Will to Lead,” has surpassed its billion-dollar goal with a total of $1,062,528,346 as of June 30.

    Clemson President James P. Clements declared it the most successful capital campaign in the university’s history and the largest goal ever achieved by a public university with an alumni base less than 150,000.

  • 2016 Clemson University alumnae Jasmine Fields sits outside on campus.

    Helping Lowcountry teens achieve success

    July 18, 2016

    Jasmine Fields didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for Emerging Scholars, the college-access program, but once she stepped foot on Clemson’s campus, everything changed for the Allendale native.

  • The walk of life: Tails might have helped vertebrates evolve from sea to land

    July 7, 2016

    Vertebrate life evolved from sea to land when it crawled ashore some 350 million years ago spawning the vast diversity of walking, land-dwelling, air-breathing creatures. That transition has led scientists to study how ancient fish used their fins as crutches to hoist themselves ashore. However, new evidence suggests that life could have moved forward with the help of what was behind it: a tail.

  • Emil Alexov works in his lab.

    Methodology and software expansion to assist health care

    July 6, 2016

    Scientific methods and computer software that have helped thousands of scientists better understand how molecules interact in the body will soon be further developed to enable modeling of large macromolecular machineries, neurons and various other phenomena in the living cell and tissues, including processes associated with tumors.

  • Clemson scientist receives $424,000 grant to study parasite that infects tens of millions

    June 14, 2016

    Clemson University scientist Cheryl Ingram-Smith has been awarded a three-year, $424,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the inner workings of a parasite that causes 50 million cases of amoebic dysentery each year and kills 50,000 to 100,000.

  • Genetics professor Jim Morris, left, and Stephen Patrick work on a project in a genetics lab on Clemson's campus.

    From the research lab to tailgates, Stephen Patrick made the most of his time at Clemson

    May 31, 2016

    Holding a brain during an autopsy or creating a full knee replacement is usually left to the professionals, but Stephen Patrick got to experience all of this and more as a Clemson student.

  • Graduate School associate dean finalists announced; open forums scheduled

    May 27, 2016

    CLEMSON — Two finalists have been named for an associate dean position in Clemson’s Graduate School. They are Stephen E. Creager, professor of chemistry at Clemson, and David S. Fleming, associate professor and graduate program director at Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education. There will be an open campus forum with each candidate. Creager’s will […]

  • The Knights Templar Eye Foundation recently came to Clemson University to make a check presentation for a research grant. Shown here, from left, are Mark Leising, interim dean of the new College of Science; Robert Cohen, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences; Zhicheng Dou, Clemson research scientist; Henry Adams, Southeast Department Commander / Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the USA; and John Marcucci, Grand Commander of Knights Templar of South Carolina.

    Clemson scientist receives grant to study widespread, life-threatening parasite

    May 24, 2016

    Clemson University research scientist Zhicheng Dou has received a $64,786 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study a microscopic parasite that can cause blindness, birth defects and other severe health consequences.