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  • Study finds smartphone app may be the best job aid for people with intellectual disabilities
    Michael Staton | October 29, 2018

    A study of the effectiveness of a Clemson-developed smartphone app for people with intellectual disabilities has yielded impressive results. The app, Task Analysis Lite, assists users in the completion of everyday tasks for home and work. Clemson’s study of the app found large gains in the performance of task completion once the app was incorporated. The app was developed through an interdisciplinary partnership between Clemson’s school of computing and ClemsonLIFE, a program that provides postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Conference draws international experts to explore lasting impact of ‘Lincoln’s Unfinished Work’
    Tara Romanella | October 25, 2018

    Vernon Burton, the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History at Clemson University, will host a “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” conference Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. Registration is required and is open to the public for the free, three-day conference that will bring more than 35 internationally renowned scholars to the Clemson University campus to explore the many dimensions of Lincoln and his legacy in current-day American society.

  • Clemson creates Center for Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators
    Michael Staton | October 16, 2018

    Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.


  • Diabetes targeted in new bioengineering research at Clemson University
    Paul Alongi | November 12, 2018
    Agneta Simionescu, right, works with bioreactors in her lab with students Laura McCallum and Spencer Marsh.

    Clemson University bioengineers are launching a new research project to better understand cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, an affliction that affects about 13 percent of South Carolina adults and cost $4.3 billion last year alone. What the bioengineers learn could help lay the groundwork for future studies aimed at finding new treatments.

  • Clemson researchers help develop new line of disease-resistant vinca
    Denise Attaway | November 8, 2018
    Annual Vinca

    Thanks to a large collection of soil-borne pathogens and a group of persistent Clemson University researchers, a new series of annual vinca bedding plants is planned for release in spring 2019.

  • Clemson experts study proper vomit cleanup in long-term care facilities
    Denise Attaway | November 5, 2018
    Clemson professors are leading a study that involves learning how to properly clean vomit from floors to reduce spread of germs.

    Vomit can create huge health concerns and for the more than 2 million people currently living in long-term care facilities and proper cleanup is critical to preventing the spread of disease. A group of Clemson University researchers is part of a team that has received a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study vomit cleanup.

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  • Business, education leader named to Clemson corporate partnerships and strategic initiatives post
    Tara Romanella | November 8, 2018
    Photo of David W. Clayton

    A Greenville business and education leader whose experience ranges from economic development to higher education has been named an assistant vice president for the Clemson University Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives.

  • Food scientists expose foodie fears in ‘Did You Just Eat That?’
    Lauren Andrews, Class of 2019 | November 7, 2018
    Professor Paul Dawson is seated at a lab table looking at a microscope with one of his graduate students

    How many times have you dropped food on the floor, picked it back up, and eaten it, claiming, “It’s OK, the five-second rule!"? You’re not the only one. "Did You Just Eat That?", a new title from Clemson University food scientist Paul Dawson and co-authored by Brian Sheldon of North Carolina State University, dives into the origins of food myths exactly like the five-second rule and explains why you may want to rethinking your habits in the kitchen, bathroom and other public spaces.

  • Clemson geneticist Mackay to be honored at renowned Trinity College Dublin
    By Jim Melvin and Pete Martin | October 25, 2018
    The sculpture of "The Double Helix" by Brian King stands outside the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin.

    Trudy Mackay, director of Clemson University’s Center for Human Genetics, will be honored in Dublin as the 2018 recipient of Trinity College’s Dawson Prize in Genetics, which is awarded to geneticists of international prominence.