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  • Male Clemson student in green scrubs checks a man's blood pressure.

    The best medicine

    December 6, 2018
  • Clemson's ODK circle sells and distributes about 2,000 honor stoles each academic year.

    As today’s student leaders, Clemson’s ODK members are forging the future

    December 5, 2018

    CLEMSON – During this year’s Fall graduation ceremonies on Dec. 20, Clemson University’s most academically successful students will be wearing honor stoles over their gowns. Most people know that these stoles are a beautifully designed and well-deserved recognition of the hard work put in by students who have excelled in the classroom. But what most […]

  • Kavitha Arms is an Outstanding Young Alumnus from the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.

    Kavitha Arms credits family in her success

    December 5, 2018

    Kavitha Arms said she chose Clemson University for the in-state tuition, its reputation for academics and engineering, and because it was the post-high school destination for many of her friends. Now she can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. “It’s such a cliché term to say Clemson Family and that it’s a feeling, but it was […]

  • Behind the Research: Apparao Rao

    December 3, 2018

    Apparao Rao credits his father for setting him on a path to his illustrious career. Now, the MIT-trained physicist develops technologies that will power our future with major funding support from various Department of Defense agencies, the National Science Foundation and industry partners.

  • Clemson scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe

    November 29, 2018

    From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, Clemson University scientists have managed to measure all of the starlight ever produced throughout the history of the observable universe.

  • Pastor Chris Heavner holds boards together while a student hammers the board while working on the Habitat for Humanity home build on Bowman Field.

    ‘Pastor Chris’ hangs up his hammer after 25 years of Homecoming Habitat builds

    November 27, 2018

    Every fall during Homecoming week, the Clemson community unites to build a home for a local family in need. The project, which is organized by Clemson University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, marked its 25th year and 26th home this year. A large part of the project’s success and reputation can be credited to Pastor Chris […]

  • Pic of Darren Linville

    Meet a Tiger: Darren Linvill

    November 27, 2018

    This Tiger’s research has not only benefited the field of communication, but American politics in general. He and his colleague, Patrick Warren, are studying the impact Russian troll accounts had on the 2016 presidential election and continue to have on politics. Their work has been highly successful, even being featured in congressional hearings pertaining to […]

  • Denise Anderson stands with her arms crossed, the columns of Sikes Hall shown behind her.

    Behind the Research: Opportunities for play

    November 21, 2018

    What do Clemson professor Denise Anderson and the fictional Leslie Knope of the Parks and Recreation Department of the fictional Pawnee, Indiana, have in common? Watch to find out.

  • Brennan Beck speaking before a group of colleagues in Hendrix Student Center on Nov. 15, 2018

    Beck reflects on combat experiences, transition to Clemson in Student Affairs event

    November 20, 2018

    Ask nearly anyone associated with Clemson University, and they’ll tell you Military Appreciation Week is one of their favorite times of the year. The events that unfolded last week were certainly no exception. Paying tribute to the school’s well-documented heritage as a military institution, events were held throughout the week to honor those who have […]

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    Fulbright scholar from Clemson encouraging global citizenship among students after experience in Poland

    November 19, 2018

    Beatrice Bailey, professor of social studies education in Clemson’s College of Education, recently participated in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program exploring contemporary U.S.-Poland relations. The program is designed so that participants return to their institutions to develop projects that allow them to share their broadened knowledge and experiences with students and colleagues in the U.S. […]

  • Clemson professor Winifred Newman designs buildings to work for everyone

    November 7, 2018

    What brought Winifred Elysse Newman to Clemson University? “Opportunity,” she said. Newman joined the faculty of the School of Architecture in August as the Homer Curtis Mickel and Leola Carter Mickel Endowed Chair in Architecture. The Mickel Chair was created to support the research of a distinguished scholar who would also be engaged in teaching. […]

  • Clemson students meet alum saved by great, great uncle in WWII

    October 17, 2018

    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 family’s legendary ancestor. As the story goes: […]

  • Five images depict different parts of the food supply chain — jars of linels, a table with a meal on it, an airport and a corn stalk with an ear of corn shown.

    Farm to table: Meet 5 Tigers who are working to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and obesity

    October 15, 2018

    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.

  • Food is a science, and so is how it’s grown

    October 15, 2018

    Brian Ward is going beyond the seed to influence the food-to-table revolution in another way while also helping improve quality and productivity for farmers. He’s made a discovery that can revolutionize how farmers work and increase their organic output — a new fertilizer.