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  • Clemson rises in national rankings of America’s best architecture and design schools
    Paul Hyde | October 16, 2019

    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.”

  • Hendrix Academic Cornerstone to strengthen global learning opportunities at Clemson through new Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad
    Tara Romanella | October 15, 2019
    Pam Hendrix Center logo

    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.

  • Researchers to use $1.94 million grant to improve environmental education field trips
    Michael Staton | October 14, 2019
    Slough Slog

    A team of researchers recently received a $1.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate what environmental education program characteristics matter and how they’re best delivered to maximize learning outcomes for youth participants. Researchers from Clemson University, Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina Wilmington will visit more than 500 programs based out of numerous organizations to isolate what works in what context and for whom.

Research


  • Sensor research underscores Clemson University’s leadership in technology for extreme environments
    Paul Alongi | October 21, 2019
    Members of Intelligent Systems for Extreme Environments discuss their work while gathered around a 3D printer that is enabling new research. They are (from left) Jane Zhao, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Jianhua “Joshua” Tong, an associate professor of materials science and engineering; Fei Peng, associate professor of materials science and engineering; and Hai Xiao, the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical Computer Engineering.

    Clemson University researchers are developing three new sensors designed to withstand two of humanity’s harshest environments, the intense heat inside power plants and the tremendous pressure at the bottom of hydraulic fracturing wells. The research, led by Hai Xiao, is aimed at advancing the technology behind fossil fuels, which produce much of the nation’s power. The ultimate goal is to generate power more efficiently while lowering emissions and using fewer resources.

  • New Feed the Future Innovation Lab aims to boost food security and alleviate poverty in developing countries with leadership from Clemson scientists
    Jonathan Veit | October 17, 2019
    headshot of Stephen Kresovich

    Two Clemson University scientists who are prominent members of the global agricultural research community will play key roles in a new Feed the Future laboratory focused on tackling the global challenges of climate change, poverty and food security. Stephen Kresovich, the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Endowed Chair of Genetics in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, has been named director of the laboratory, and Dil Thavarajah, Clemson associate professor of pulse crop quality and nutrition, will co-lead the lab’s trait analysis team.

  • Clemson researcher developing perennial grasses that could reduce water use and be fuel source
    Laura Schmitt | October 15, 2019
    Professor Hong Luo standing in his Clemson lab.

    CLEMSON — 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”: Kate Schwennsen, professor and director of the School of Architecture; David Allison, Alumni Distinguished […]

Economic Development


  • Clemson-bred agricultural technology company puts down roots in Pee Dee region
    Steven Bradley | October 3, 2019
    Grain sorghum grows in a field at Clemson's Pee Dee research station.

    A company spun off from Clemson's Advanced Plant Technology Program is putting down roots where its concept sprouted near the university's Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to serve growers along the Interstate 95 corridor and rural South Carolina by addressing a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage.

  • Clemson experts say statewide drought will result in lower crop yields
    Denise Attaway | October 2, 2019
    Peanuts are an important part of the South Carolina economy.

    More than half of South Carolina is in a moderate to severe drought and another 26 percent is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and Clemson University researchers and Cooperative Extension Service agents say it is affecting crop yields.

  • Clemson announces Building Soil Health Conference
    Denise Attaway | October 1, 2019
    Jason Carver has been planting cover crops on his farm near Eastover for seven years.

    The Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program and Clemson Cooperative Extension Service are conducting a conference, Building Soil Health: Principles, Practices and Profitability, on Oct. 28 in Clemson’s Madren Conference Center

University News


  • 26th annual Habitat for Humanity build kicks off Homecoming week at Clemson
    Brooke Tannehill  | October 17, 2019
    Photo of student volunteers working on last year's Habitat for Humanity Homecoming house.

    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.

  • Campus Digital Network serves as a new, comprehensive communications platform for Clemson University
    Tara Romanella | October 9, 2019

    Clemson University, in partnership with JMI Sports and Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing, has begun installing and implementing the first phase of the Campus Digital Network, a system of visual displays containing information for campus constituents. This comprehensive communications platform is designed to enhance the Clemson experience.

  • Hub at Douthit Hills earns merit award from The American Institute of Architects South Carolina
    Philip Sikes | October 9, 2019
    The Hub at Douthit Hills

    The centerpiece of Clemson University’s newest residential community has been lauded for its architectural design excellence. The Hub at Douthit Hills, which encompasses more than 118,000 square feet across a three-level structure, received a merit award in the new construction category from The American Institute of Architects South Carolina.

Public Service and Agriculture


People


  • New leader of the nation’s park service to deliver Hartzog lecture at Clemson University
    Shawna Cass and Michael Staton | October 21, 2019

    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 named founding director of School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    Laura Schmitt | October 21, 2019

    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.

  • Watt Center names new associate director of operations and sustainability
    Blythe Steelman | October 18, 2019
    Photo of Mark Krystofik

    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.

Events


  • New leader of the nation’s park service to deliver Hartzog lecture at Clemson University
    Shawna Cass and Michael Staton | October 21, 2019

    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.

  • Packaging-graphics alumni gather for third annual P3 Forum ‘Sustain + Ability’
    Kayla Rogers | October 21, 2019
    Packaging graphics students and alumni gather at Godfrey Hall for the P3 Forum social

    All Clemson alumni working in the packaging design and graphics field are invited out to Clemson University on October 21-22 for a reunion of the minds. The third annual P3 Forum (People + Printing + Packaging) will focus on sustainability and how professionals in the packaging graphics industry can make a positive impact.

  • Clemson field tours to show alternatives to using invasive species for erosion control
    Steven Bradley | October 15, 2019
    Plant species are used as erosion control along a forest road.

    Aiming to increase education about the potential consequences of introducing invasive species in forestry applications, Clemson University has announced a series of field tours to provide an overview of current best management practices in South Carolina and their importance to protect water quality.