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  • A coiled up rattlesnake

    Mojave rattlesnakes’ life-threatening venom is more widespread than expected

    January 14, 2019

    It was thought that Mojave rattlesnakes with hemorrhagic venom only lived in Arizona, but new research from Clemson University scientists documents hemorrhagic and neurotoxic venom types throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and even hybrid venom in which one snake exhibits both types.

  • Vista overlooking Guanica, Puerto Rico.

    Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

    December 18, 2018

    When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science took the opportunity to study how hurricanes affect tropical dry forests in the Caribbean. Doctoral student Tristan Allerton presented findings from the year-long field study Tuesday at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference.

  • Seven scientists win CAREER awards

    December 13, 2018

    For the second year in a row, seven Clemson University faculty members received 2018 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Awards, one of the most prestigious awards to young faculty. From adapting the art of Japanese origami to structural engineering to predicting the earth’s response to space storms, these Clemson assistant professors apply their […]

  • Image of covered car with CU-ICAR logo

    ExxonMobil sponsors Deep Orange sustainability concept vehicle at Clemson University

    December 6, 2018

    Clemson University students are partnering with industry leaders to create sustainable solutions for the lifecycle of vehicles. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, graduate automotive engineering students in the university’s flagship Deep Orange program will develop a next-generation sustainable concept vehicle.

  • 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 […]

  • Hai Yao, the Ernest R. Norville Endowed Chair of bioengineering at Clemson University and leader of SC-TRIMH, talks with a student in his lab at MUSC.

    $11 million NIH grant creates new center for musculoskeletal research

    October 18, 2018

    With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health, or SC-TRIMH, a new research center that will bring together scientists from across South Carolina to change the way musculoskeletal disorders are diagnosed, treated and even studied.

  • Students work on the 2017 Habitat house.

    Clemson students begin 25th annual Habitat for Humanity Homecoming build

    October 8, 2018

    The Clemson University Habitat for Humanity Homecoming build will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 10, on Bowman Field. This is the 25th year of the project and the 26th home constructed on the Clemson campus.

  • Mountain view

    Despite Florence, Carolinas on track for ‘fantastic’ fall color season

    September 21, 2018

    As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.

  • Students sharing a laugh

    U.S. News ranks Clemson among top 25 national public universities for 11th year

    September 10, 2018

    Clemson University is ranked among the top 25 national public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the 11th year in a row. Clemson is No. 24 in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges Rankings released Monday.

  • The Clemson University Nursing building opened Aug. 21.

    Clemson University School of Nursing unveils new $31.5 million education building at GHS

    August 21, 2018

    The Clemson University Nursing building, a $31.5 million education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System (GHS), is open. A collaborative effort between GHS and Clemson, the program will help the two entities meet a growing need for nurses.

  • Freshman and transfer students joined faculty, staff and guests at the Victor Hurst Convocation.

    The academic year is set to begin at Clemson’s University Convocation

    August 13, 2018

    Clemson University’s academic year will officially begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, during the University Convocation in Littlejohn Coliseum. Freshman, transfer and graduate students, faculty and staff and community members are invited to the ceremonies and to hear remarks from Thomas (Tom) F. Chapman (‘65), retired chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., and Clemson President James P. Clements.

  • Photo of an iPhone with a cracked screen.

    Self-healing plastics are a step closer with new Clemson research

    July 25, 2018

    Annoyed by that crack on your phone’s screen? You wouldn’t be if the screen could heal itself, like a body heals a cut. That day is coming. Research and development in this area is so popular now that today’s advice to Benjamin Braddock would be two words: self-healing plastics.

  • Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously feared

    July 11, 2018

    The plethora of salamanders living in the southern Appalachian Mountains might be in less danger from the effects of global warming than previously believed, according to new research published Wednesday in Science Advances.

  • A piece of glass was found at the site.

    Clemson students hope to dig up the past at Fort Hill archaeological site

    June 14, 2018

    Students and faculty hope to unearth remnants that help tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked as slaves during the antebellum era on the Fort Hill property on what now is the Clemson University campus. There will be a drop-in at the archaeological site where they are digging from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

  • The high-pressure business of historic preservation at Clemson’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center

    May 17, 2018

    Father time has always been a tough opponent. But Clemson University researchers are giving him a run for his money. For the past several years, a Warren Lasch Conservation Center team in North Charleston has come up with an innovative way to restore historical metal artifacts’ original luster.