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  • Two College of Science undergraduates selected for Clemson Beckman Scholars Program

    August 30, 2019

    Juniors Shaoni Dasgupta and Nate Matzko each have plans to pursue joint medical and doctorate degrees after graduating from Clemson University. Now, as Beckman Scholars, both students are one step closer to achieving that goal.

  • Clemson police add new layer of security on game days by recruiting faculty, students to monitor social media

    August 21, 2019

    This fall, faculty and students in Clemson’s communication department will use the University’s Social Media Listening Center to monitor social media before, during and after all 2019 home football games. The Clemson University Police Department is employing the help of the center to add an extra layer of security during home football games.

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    Clemson awards degrees at summer graduation ceremony

    August 9, 2019

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,000 degrees during the summer graduation ceremony at Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum. 

  • New instrument gifted to COMSET, furthering Clemson’s optical fiber capabilities among the best worldwide

    August 7, 2019

    As the only academic facility in the U.S. with industrial-scale capabilities to fabricate optical fiber, the Clemson University Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is making significant impacts in the fiber-optic industry. Now, the center’s receiving its second SG Controls MCVD lathe through an in-kind gift from Molex LLC, further positioning COMSET as one of the premiere fiber-optics facilities in the world.

  • Photo of students at a career fair

    Career Services at Clemson are No. 1, according to new Princeton Review ranking

    August 6, 2019

    Becoming employment-ready is a goal of most college students and Clemson University’s Career Center is successfully helping many of them achieve that goal. In the new Princeton Review guide, “The 385 Best Colleges,” Clemson is ranked No. 1 in the Best Career Services category.

  • New Clemson programs to build critical leadership capacity in U.S. parks

    July 8, 2019

    The Clemson University Institute for Parks has developed a new Directors’ Leadership Academy to address pressing management needs in U.S. parks. Clemson faculty in the institute designed the academy to train current and future park leaders to meet challenges at the local, state and national park system levels.

  • Clemson professors to help educate S.C. students and teachers about the benefits of learning physics

    July 2, 2019

    Clemson professors Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik have been named to the second cohort of PhysTEC Fellows, a two-year program of The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, whose mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers.

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    Colleges of Business and Science collaborate to offer data analytics master’s degree

    June 13, 2019

    Business and science are joining forces at Clemson University to satisfy a marketplace appetite for business professionals who are capable of analyzing and applying big data to their strategic decision-making. Beginning in July, the College of Business and College of Science are collaborating to offer a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics. The degree will be offered totally online and will cater to working professionals.

  • William McCoy named interim director of Clemson University Pan African Studies

    June 10, 2019

    William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson.

  • Members of the Clemson Rocketry Team hold their creation at the 2018 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition.

    Excitement builds as students count down to two rocket launches in a week

    June 10, 2019

    Imagine if the Clemson Tigers played for national championships in football and basketball in the same week, or maybe even the same day. That’s what the excitement level will be like next week for several Clemson University students who plan to blast a rocket about 30,000 feet above the New Mexico desert while closely watching a separate launch on the Virginia coast that will shoot their robotic tentacle into space.

  • From left: Timothy Fulford of Trident Technical College, Joe Santaniello of Spartanburg Community College, Christopher Kitchens of Clemson University and Shawn Masto of Spartanburg Community College meet in Clemson University’s Earle Hall to plan SPECTRA, a program that makes $3 million in new scholarships available to students who transfer from technical colleges to Clemson to study engineering or computing.

    Hundreds of new scholarships available for students transferring to Clemson University

    June 3, 2019

    Hundreds of students who transfer from South Carolina technical colleges to Clemson University will soon be eligible for scholarships as part of a new program backed by nearly $5 million from the National Science Foundation. The plan calls for more than 300 transfer students to receive $3 million in need-based scholarships over the five-year life of the grant, said Christopher Kitchens, the program’s principal investigator and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clemson.

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    Clemson University recognized as a First Forward Institution

    May 29, 2019

    Clemson University has been recognized as a First Forward Institution by NASPA’s Center for First-Generation Student Success. This designation recognizes universities that have shown a commitment to the success of their first-generation student populations. Clemson’s FIRST Generation Success Program does just that. About 14 percent of Clemson’s undergraduates are first-generation college students and FIRST provides these students with a support system as well as tools to encourage success in college.

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    $500,000 gift to spark new global learning opportunities at Clemson

    May 29, 2019

    The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from the Michael W. Schwehr Family of The Woodlands, Texas. The gift will create the Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Annual and Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Endowment, both of which will support service-learning, research and engagement in under-resourced communities.

  • Caleb Todd poses in front of Sikes Hall.

    Clemson sophomore from Summerville garners major NOAA scholarship

    May 28, 2019

    Clemson University sophomore Caleb Todd, a Presidential Scholar in the Calhoun Honors College, was recently named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, a major award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes a full-time summer internship at an NOAA facility.

  • Clemson University ramps up cybersecurity offerings to meet growing need in Charleston area

    May 28, 2019

    Charleston’s technology industry is growing like sea oats on a sand dune and could soon sprout fresh sprigs as Clemson University plants the seeds for new cybersecurity initiatives at its campus overlooking the Cooper River. Two faculty members, Harlan Russell and Kelly Caine, are relocating to the Charleston area for a year to take the lead in creating the initiatives, which will be offered at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in North Charleston.