David Vela, newly named deputy director exercising the authority of the director of the National Park Service, will discuss how he plans to lead the park service into its second century at the 2019 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture this week in Clemson. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.
Kevin James, who is known for bringing number theory research and education programs to Clemson University, has been named founding director of the new School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the College of Science. His appointment will take effect Nov. 1.
The Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University has tapped a seasoned sustainability professional with experience in industry and academia for its executive leadership team. Mark Krystofik joins the Watt Center as the associate director of operations and sustainability after spending the last six years in various leadership positions at the Rochester Institute for Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
Clemson University’s Homecoming week seeks to bring the community together in a way that hits home with the 26th annual Pickens County Habitat for Humanity house building collaboration. The Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build kicked off Wednesday on Bowman Field. Over the past 25 years, the Clemson community has built 26 homes that are still occupied and have given families opportunity and empowerment by removing the physical and mental hardships that occur with housing instability.
The Clemson Young Alumni Council has named 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing these outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.
The School of Architecture at Clemson University has been named one of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” by DesignIntelligence. In addition, three Clemson faculty members were named among only 29 architecture professors nationwide as the “Most Admired Educators.”
Clemson Trustee Leon James “Bill” Hendrix and his family’s contributions have been an instrumental part of Clemson University. Friday, Clemson announced the Hendrixes are again making a transformational difference at the University as they become the sixth Academic Cornerstone Partner with a gift of $2.5 million. Given in memory and honor of Pam Hendrix, the gift will establish the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad, scholarships and the Dream Jar Curriculum.
After nearly 40 years of distinguished service to Clemson University – half as vice president of student affairs - Almeda Jacks will retire from the University effective Oct. 31. Clemson Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Chris Miller has been named interim vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Clemson University assistant professor Ben Jaye recently won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development award — the first member of the College of Science’s school of mathematical and statistical sciences to receive this award.
An initiative aimed at grooming future Clemson Cooperative Extension Service leaders began the second phase of the development program, Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative, which aims to actively engage the class members in problem solving, team building and other activities that allow them to grow as leaders.
When she was a young child, Clemson astrophysics graduate student Jordan Eagle enjoyed viewing the stars and planets with her father. “Looking through the telescope with him really ignited my interest in the universe,” she said. In January, Eagle will begin a two-year research project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, courtesy of a Chandra X-ray Observatory pre-doctoral fellowship, which provides her with funding to complete her doctoral work.
The Emma Jeannette Carr Memorial Endowment is being established by her husband, Brig. General Chalmers “Hap” Carr (’60), to honor her love of gardening and advance vegetable gardening education and outreach through the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.
Clemson University chemistry faculty member Andy Tennyson has received a highly competitive National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associateship award to develop new materials for organic solar cells. The award enables Tennyson to take a yearlong sabbatical from Clemson to conduct his research in the Chemistry Research Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs beginning in January.
Forest ecologist Don Hagan, who has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for seven years, said all signs point to the potential for a brilliant fall color season in the southern Appalachians ahead ... despite some mixed signals the trees have been receiving from the Carolina climate.
Clemson University College of Science professor emeritus Miguel Larsen, who has fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal on Aug. 28 at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The medal is the highest honor the space agency bestows to non-government personnel.