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  • Photo of Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr. seated

    Emeritus Trustee Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., 86, passes

    March 12, 2020

    Clemson University Emeritus Trustee Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., 86, died Monday, March 9, 2020. A native of Johnston, Dr. Derrick graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine in 1954. In 1958, he earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Update: Palmetto Poll results are in

    February 26, 2020

    Clemson University will revive and modernize its Palmetto Poll by combining social media analytics with traditional polling methods in the statewide public opinion survey. Clemson faculty involved in the Palmetto Poll are already gathering data from political conversation using the university’s Social Media Listening Center in order to inform polling activities around the 2020 Democratic primary and the 2020 presidential election.

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    College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences receives first Cornerstone Gift

    February 21, 2020

    The Norvilles are continuing their support of Clemson with a transformational $2.5 million gift to the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS). It is the first Academic Cornerstone gift for the college and the eighth for the University. The Norvilles’ gift will further strengthen CECAS, South Carolina’s leader in educating engineers. Addressing all of the college’s top priorities as outlined by its dean, funds will support student scholarships, endowed professorships and facilities in the college.

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    Nicholas Vazsonyi named dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson

    February 19, 2020

    CLEMSON – Nicholas Vazsonyi has been chosen to lead the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. He is currently chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Jesse Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Languages at the University of South Carolina. Vazsonyi will begin his new position at Clemson University on July 1, 2020. […]

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    Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit bringing ‘Magic’ to its fourth year

    February 4, 2020

    For four years, Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit has brought an impressive lineup of speakers to the energetic two-day event hosted by its Division of Inclusion and Equity. Leaders from the business, government, athletic and academic worlds have spoken to students about their potential and pathways to success.

    In 2020, the summit will add an NBA legend to its list of speakers when Earvin “Magic” Johnson speaks to students at the summit and brings his inspiring story of athletic and entrepreneurial success to the Greenville Convention Center.

  • Close-up image of the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center with new name on the facility.

    Quattlebaums become Cornerstone Partners, naming Outdoor Education Center

    January 23, 2020

    Don and Hayden Quattlebaum become Clemson University’s seventh Academic Cornerstone Partner with a $2.7 million gift in memory of their son Andy.

  • Clemson program ranked #1 among national online graduate education programs for third straight year

    January 14, 2020

    U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked a Clemson University College of Education program as the #1 online graduate education program in the nation in 2020. The college’s Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program retains the top spot for the third year in a row.

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    Discovery’s Project C.A.T. and Tigers United raise funding for endangered tigers during College Football Playoff National Championship

    January 10, 2020

    Discovery Inc. and Tigers United have announced a text to donate activation, which begins January 11 and will be highlighted at the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 13 at 8 p.m. EST. Fans can save tigers and support their favorite team with a donation through January 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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    Clemson researchers provide vital tiger conservation research

    January 7, 2020

    The work of two Clemson University graduate students is bringing valuable new insight into the global fight to save tigers in the wild. Working at both the Ph.D. and master’s levels, their research projects examine how people and politics affect tiger conservation in different ways. Publications from these graduate students are being used by the Tigers […]

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    Clemson mathematician helps deepen understanding of Earth’s mysterious mantle

    January 6, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — More than 1,800 miles thick and sandwiched between the Earth’s surface and its super-hot core, the mantle is made up of hot, iron-rich rock that slowly moves upward to cool. Known as convection, this process of heat transfer causes a cascade of geological events that lead to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or […]

  • Joseph Singapogu (second from left) is leading the development of a simulator aimed at teaching future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels.

    Simulator could help vascular surgeons improve their skills

    December 12, 2019

    An important part of medical school could soon be upgraded for the digital age, as a group of Clemson University researchers develop the first simulator of its kind to help teach future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels. The SutureCoach would come equipped with cameras and sensors to capture a range of data, including how the surgical tool and needle move and the forces the user exerts.

  • Kapil Chalil Madathil (left) and John Ballato talk about a lathe used to make optical fiber.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Clemson University team up to close the education gap in manufacturing light-based technologies

    December 11, 2019

    Students and technologists across the country will soon have a new and interactive way to learn about manufacturing the light-based technologies that are crucial for a host of next-generation products and services, including high-speed wireless networks.

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    Two distinguished alumni will receive Clemson’s highest honor

    December 4, 2019

    Clemson University will award its highest honor, the Clemson Medallion, to two distinguished alumni — Professor Emeritus Beverly “Ben” Skardon and Trustee Emeritus Allen Price Wood. Skardon and Wood will be honored at a presentation ceremony in February 2020. The Clemson Medallion is presented to individuals who have rendered notable and significant service and support to Clemson University and who exemplify the dedication and foresight of university founder Thomas Green Clemson.

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    MUSC and Clemson introduce Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase health care access, fight health disparities statewide

    November 21, 2019

    Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have begun a statewide collaborative program called Healthy Me – Healthy SC, created to improve health care access and combat health disparities across South Carolina.