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  • Clemson alumna, former governor and current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations enters Littlejohn Coliseum.

    Clemson University spring 2018 commencement

    May 11, 2018

    Clemson awards 1,800 degrees, honorary doctorate to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Date: May 10, 2018 Clemson University conferred more than 1,800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday. Among the recipients was Nikki Haley (’94), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities before addressing College […]

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    Clemson awards 1,800 degrees, honorary doctorate to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

    May 10, 2018

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday. Among the recipients was Nikki Haley (’94), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities before addressing College of Business and College of Education graduates in the afternoon.

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    Research removes obstacle to lasers and computers working at speed of light

    April 30, 2018

    By juxtaposing contrasting properties of two different nanomaterials, a team of Clemson University physicists has developed an optical diode that enables light to move in one direction. The development overcomes an obstacle in the quest for better optical isolators for high-energy lasers and optical computers capable of processing data at the speed of light.

  • Clemson University scientist selected to send cotton research into space

    April 23, 2018

    A Clemson University scientist is sending his research on the cotton genome into outer space after being selected as a winner in the Cotton Sustainability Challenge. Christopher Saski, associate professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, is the principal investigator on a project that seeks to explore the cotton genome and how it reacts in microgravity and normal gravity.

  • Four Misters from Call Me MISTER meet with the fourth-graders

    Planting the seeds to close the college opportunity gap

    April 4, 2018

    Traditionally, students start thinking about going to college when they are in high school, but in a state that has been struggling with poorly performing and underfunded school districts for years, it’s vital to get children excited about college from a much younger age. So Clemson University’s new Office for College Preparation and Outreach recently hosted 110 fourth-graders from Greenville’s Legacy Early College Charter School to capture their imaginations and open their minds to the joys of going to college.

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    Clemson education professors listen, learn on field trip to S.C.’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

    March 26, 2018

    Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.

  • U.S. News ranks Clemson College of Education No. 1 education graduate school in S.C.

    March 20, 2018

    U.S.News & World Report has ranked the Clemson University College of Education’s graduate programs as the best in South Carolina in its 2019 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The graduate school moved up four spots to rank 70th nationally among 385 private and public universities surveyed and No. 54 among public institutions only.

  • George Petersen holds out a black and white photo of him and his mother, both dressed in graduation gowns and caps, in his office.

    Legacy of love: Clemson Education dean impacts lives in mother’s memory

    February 21, 2018

    George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]

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    Clemson launches advanced manufacturing research and workforce development hub in Greenville

    February 15, 2018

    Automotive researchers, students and manufacturers will work side by side developing and learning advanced manufacturing techniques at the new Clemson Vehicle Assembly Center that was unveiled Thursday in Greenville. Part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and located in the Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation, the real-world research space will provide innovative manufacturing solutions and highly trained engineers and technicians for industry.

  • Ramakrishna Podila (left), Apparao Rao, Sai Sunil Mallineni and Yongchang Dong stand surrounding the W-TENG

    Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation for future electronic gadgets

    February 5, 2018

    Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have developed a wireless energy source that generates electricity from simple mechanical motion, such as the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand.

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    Princeton Review names Clemson a ‘top college that pays you back’

    January 18, 2018

    The Princeton Review once again has named Clemson University one of the nation’s best institutions for students seeking a superior education with unparalleled career preparation at an affordable price. The educational service company touts Clemson’s faculty-to-student ratio, co-op and internship programs and campus life as key contributors to student success.

  • Six college students dressed in formal clothing walk towards the camera over the grass in front of a building with a big "Siemens" sign on the top.

    Siemens taps Clemson students to mitigate Baby Boomer exodus from its work force

    January 10, 2018

    Clemson students research ways Baby Boomers can pass institutional knowledge on to Millennials in the work force.

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    U.S. News ranks Clemson College of Education #1 national online program

    January 9, 2018

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked a Clemson University College of Education program first among online graduate education programs in the nation in 2018.

  • Clemson faculty member Brent Hawkins watches as a Brookdale resident rubs a replica of Howard's Rock.

    Researchers use Clemson football memories to tackle dementia

    December 19, 2017

    Researchers from Clemson University are using football to battle the persistent damage brought on by dementia. Faculty and graduate student researchers are studying the effectiveness of a reminiscence therapy program that uses memories associated with Clemson football to address many of the debilitating effects of dementia.

  • Deep Orange is a two-year program for master's students at CU-ICAR.

    Clemson University prototype program announces next-generation rallycross vehicle

    December 12, 2017

    Bridging the gap between today’s gas-fueled cars and powerful, hybrid vehicles of the future is a major challenge in the automotive industry. At Clemson University, however, an automotive engineering student program aims to do just that. For the Deep Orange 9 program at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), students are building a first-ever, high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features and highly dynamic handling and acceleration.