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  • Researcher earns grant to study rural school leaders’ efforts to create equity in schools
    Michael Staton | June 29, 2020

    A Clemson University faculty member has earned a prestigious Spencer Foundation Grant to study how rural school leaders navigate communities to improve educational equity. According to Daniella Sutherland, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, the research is the first of its kind to study this issue specifically in rural schools. Sutherland and her research team seek to understand the specific challenges rural leaders encounter and the strengths they can utilize as they try to create equitable schooling practices. They hope to aid educators in the South Carolina, West Virginia and Vermont schools they are studying and intend the lessons learned to be applied to any rural area across the country as results are finalized.

  • Clemson partners with Florence 1 Schools to provide online teaching certificate to educators
    Michael Staton | June 1, 2020
    Florence 1 classrooms

    Clemson’s College of Education will partner with Florence School District 1 to provide a full cohort of the school district’s teachers its certificate of online teaching. The certificate program addresses concepts such as instructional design, strategies to enhance engagement and the evaluation of student learning in online formats and will allow the teachers to apply to the South Carolina State Department of Education for an add-on endorsement in online teaching. According to College of Education faculty, the sudden need for educators to transition to online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic has made continuing education programs focused on online and hybrid delivery especially attractive to school districts.

  • Clemson researchers help lead national discussion on race and play
    Shawna Cass, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Michael Staton, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences | May 26, 2020

    An article written by Clemson University faculty argues that black youth face challenges that shape where they play, who they play with and how they engage in recreational activities. The article, “Playing While Black,” has gained attention from scholars across the U.S. since it was first published in Leisure Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal. The article emphasizes the significant role that racial profiling has on creating a sense of danger associated with participating in recreational activities in public spaces.

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Economic Development


  • Clemson researchers create connections across counties, organizations to aid food insecure families, reduce obesity in the Pee Dee
    Michael Staton | June 29, 2020

    Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.

  • Clemson partners with Florence 1 Schools to provide online teaching certificate to educators
    Michael Staton | June 1, 2020
    Florence 1 classrooms

    Clemson’s College of Education will partner with Florence School District 1 to provide a full cohort of the school district’s teachers its certificate of online teaching. The certificate program addresses concepts such as instructional design, strategies to enhance engagement and the evaluation of student learning in online formats and will allow the teachers to apply to the South Carolina State Department of Education for an add-on endorsement in online teaching. According to College of Education faculty, the sudden need for educators to transition to online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic has made continuing education programs focused on online and hybrid delivery especially attractive to school districts.

  • Clemson introduces interactive map to aid food insecure families during crisis
    Michael Staton | May 18, 2020

    Clemson University faculty and staff in coordination with the United Way and Ten at the Top have created the Food Access Map, an interactive map that provides information on different food resources across the Upstate for individuals and families facing food insecurity. The map was created as part of Clemson's efforts to aid Upstate residents facing hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes nearly 400 providers across 10 counties complete with information on the type of assistance they provide as well as operating hours and availability.

University News


  • City of Clemson and Clemson University announce increased detection of COVID-19 presence in community
    June 21, 2020
    Clemson logo

    In medicine and emergency operations alike, experienced practitioners pass down knowledge in a way that expands upon classroom learning. The established surgeon teaches the young resident who in turn teaches the fresh-faced medical student. Experienced firefighters show new fire academy graduates how to deal with real-world situations. There’s a well-worn schedule for bringing the novice […]

  • Clemson Trustees approve Honors College name change; request authority to restore original name of Tillman Hall
    June 12, 2020

    The Clemson University Board of Trustees today approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College, effective immediately. The college has been named the Calhoun Honors College since 1982. The trustees also approved a resolution respectfully requesting authority from the South Carolina General Assembly to restore Tillman Hall to its original name of the Main Building, commonly called “Old Main”.

  • Statement on racist posts attributed to “Conor Blackmon”
    June 8, 2020
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    The accounts on Twitter and Instagram claim to belong to a “Conor Blackmon.” There is no one of that name registered at Clemson, either as a current student or incoming student. Clemson deeply regrets any pain and concern these posts have caused, especially to our students and alumni of color. The University will continue to closely monitor social media for this type of activity and respond accordingly.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • Clemson researchers create connections across counties, organizations to aid food insecure families, reduce obesity in the Pee Dee
    Michael Staton | June 29, 2020

    Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.

  • Clemson Extension to offer training, certification for landscape pros
    Steven Bradley | June 19, 2020

    Clemson Cooperative Extension has announced registration is open for the South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional program, an online, self-paced certification program that provides high-level horticultural education and training to industry professionals and operators.

  • Inspectors survey Low Country trees after invasive beetle discovered
    Tom Hallman | June 15, 2020
    Asian longhorned beetle

    An invasive species of beetle, the Asian longhorned beetle, has been discovered for the first time in South Carolina. Teams of inspectors from Clemson's Department of Plant Industry and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are surveying the area surrounding Hollywood, S.C., in Charleston County where a homeowner first contacted Clemson about the pest.

People


  • Five Clemson University engineers win top awards for early-career researchers
    Paul Alongi | June 29, 2020
    Assistant professors who have won awards for researchers early in their careers include (from left): Fadi Abdeljawad, Jon Calhoun, Ezra Cates, Kai He and Ulf Schiller.

    In medicine and emergency operations alike, experienced practitioners pass down knowledge in a way that expands upon classroom learning. The established surgeon teaches the young resident who in turn teaches the fresh-faced medical student. Experienced firefighters show new fire academy graduates how to deal with real-world situations. There’s a well-worn schedule for bringing the novice […]

  • Jim Warren named Honorary Alumnus by Clemson Alumni Association
    May 20, 2020

    In medicine and emergency operations alike, experienced practitioners pass down knowledge in a way that expands upon classroom learning. The established surgeon teaches the young resident who in turn teaches the fresh-faced medical student. Experienced firefighters show new fire academy graduates how to deal with real-world situations. There’s a well-worn schedule for bringing the novice […]

  • Call for Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Service Awards
    May 19, 2020

    In medicine and emergency operations alike, experienced practitioners pass down knowledge in a way that expands upon classroom learning. The established surgeon teaches the young resident who in turn teaches the fresh-faced medical student. Experienced firefighters show new fire academy graduates how to deal with real-world situations. There’s a well-worn schedule for bringing the novice […]

Events


  • Clemson researchers create connections across counties, organizations to aid food insecure families, reduce obesity in the Pee Dee
    Michael Staton | June 29, 2020

    Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.

  • Online orders and virtual camp make Clemson ice cream available to everyone
    Denise Attaway | June 17, 2020
    A team of Clemson students won a national dairy contest with their FROmage ice cream.

    The ’55 Exchange ice cream shop is adjusting due to COVID-19 and is now accepting online orders. In addition, the shop has transformed its Clemson Ice Cream Makers Day into a four-day virtual camp with two sessions in July. The virtual camp will cover the science of ice cream making and the creation of a signature Clemson Ice Cream flavor that will be shipped direct to each participant’s home.

  • Clemson’s Sullivan Center, South Carolina DHEC providing COVID-19 mobile testing clinics in May, June
    Melanie Kieve | May 26, 2020
    Logos for Sullivan Center, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and Department of Public Health Sciences

    Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center will provide COVID-19 mobile testing clinics in Oconee, Pickens and Chester counties in May and June as part of a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to increase access to testing.