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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Clemson University team up to close the education gap in manufacturing light-based technologies
    Paul Alongi | December 11, 2019
    Kapil Chalil Madathil (left) and John Ballato talk about a lathe used to make optical fiber.

    Students and technologists across the country will soon have a new and interactive way to learn about manufacturing the light-based technologies that are crucial for a host of next-generation products and services, including high-speed wireless networks.

  • Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare: Inspiring future leaders
    Tara Romanella | November 25, 2019
    Photo of Clemson public health sciences students using Hitachi's VidiStar software.

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. It accounts for 31 percent of deaths globally1 and for more than $351 billion in health expenditures, costs which are expected to increase by 100 percent by 2035. More than ever, there is a growing need for a highly trained workforce that can play a critical role in reducing these alarming statistics. Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare Americas are answering this call. The two have joined forces to accelerate innovation in cardiovascular imaging to help students reach their full potential.

  • Trauma in the classroom: how educators should approach it and what parents and students should expect from schools
    Michael Staton | November 18, 2019

    The tools to address trauma among students should be a high priority for educators. Luckily, teachers have resources that they can turn to in order to learn best practices in addressing trauma in the classroom. Clemson faculty member Rachelle Savitz, the co-author of a new book on the subject, offers insight into how teachers can address trauma through curriculum and instruction.

Research


  • Simulator could help vascular surgeons improve their skills
    Paul Alongi | December 12, 2019
    Joseph Singapogu (second from left) is leading the development of a simulator aimed at teaching future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels.

    An important part of medical school could soon be upgraded for the digital age, as a group of Clemson University researchers develop the first simulator of its kind to help teach future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels. The SutureCoach would come equipped with cameras and sensors to capture a range of data, including how the surgical tool and needle move and the forces the user exerts.

  • Clemson geneticists identify small molecules that are potential indicators for disease
    Hannah Halusker | December 9, 2019
    Anholt standing, Mackay sitting in lab

    A critical question in medicine asks how individual variation in DNA can predict variation in health and disease. New research from the Clemson Center for Human Genetics identified hundreds of metabolites that might serve as intermediates to translate variation in the genome to variation in complex traits. Published recently in Genome Research, the findings could one day help doctors better monitor metabolite variation as an indicator for disease.

  • Clemson, Prisma Health invest in medical innovation
    December 2, 2019
    Clemson-Prisma logos

    Researchers at Clemson University and Prisma Health have received funding to collaborate on the development of new medical treatment and diagnostic technologies. Three Clemson-Prisma Health collaborations received investments from the recently created Innovation Maturation Fund, a joint effort between the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health and the Clemson University Division of Research.

Economic Development


  • Clemson, Prisma Health invest in medical innovation
    December 2, 2019
    Clemson-Prisma logos

    Researchers at Clemson University and Prisma Health have received funding to collaborate on the development of new medical treatment and diagnostic technologies. Three Clemson-Prisma Health collaborations received investments from the recently created Innovation Maturation Fund, a joint effort between the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health and the Clemson University Division of Research.

  • New Clemson program to improve health, economic outcomes through food-focused curriculum, research and products
    Michael Staton | November 13, 2019
    Logo of College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.

  • INSPIRE event pairs Clemson faculty, local industry for research collaborations
    Clarissa Williams | November 5, 2019
    This photo is a logo for the INSPIRE events that connect Clemson researchers with industry collaborators.

    More than 70 industry representatives and Clemson University faculty members assembled at the Madren Conference Center to learn how to forge research collaborations funded through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. SBIR and STTR grants stimulate the development and private commercialization of technological innovations derived from federal research-and-development funding.

University News


  • Clemson to award degrees at winter graduation ceremonies Dec. 19
    Philip Sikes | December 11, 2019
    Image of students with caps

    More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. In addition, Ph.D. candidates will participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare: Inspiring future leaders
    Tara Romanella | November 25, 2019
    Photo of Clemson public health sciences students using Hitachi's VidiStar software.

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. It accounts for 31 percent of deaths globally1 and for more than $351 billion in health expenditures, costs which are expected to increase by 100 percent by 2035. More than ever, there is a growing need for a highly trained workforce that can play a critical role in reducing these alarming statistics. Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare Americas are answering this call. The two have joined forces to accelerate innovation in cardiovascular imaging to help students reach their full potential.

  • Tool for diabetes self-management from Clemson, Prisma Health–Upstate certified by American Diabetes Association
    Frances Parrish | November 22, 2019
    In partnership with Public Health Sciences, Prisma Health–Upstate, Clemson Cooperative Extension offers a diabetes education and support class in Greenville County.

    A diabetes education and support program created by Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate is one of the first in the nation to be recognized as a practice-tested diabetes self-management support program by the American Diabetes Association. The program, Health Extension for Diabetes, is listed on the new practice-tested support programs portion of the Diabetes Support Directory, a free online tool to help connect communities to a qualified, ADA-approved diabetes support program.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • State cotton farmers to gather for boll weevil meeting
    Tom Hallman | December 4, 2019
    Cotton

    South Carolina cotton farmers will gather at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for updates on the Boll Weevil Eradication Program.

  • Clemson agribusiness experts help farmers find opportunities amid travails of trade war
    Steven Bradley | November 26, 2019
    Clemson Professor Adam Kantrovich addresses the audience at the S.C. Ag Outlook Conference.

    Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers, but Clemson Extension’s agribusiness experts said at the fourth annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference on Nov. 15 that possibilities for growth and market expansion also exist.

  • Tool for diabetes self-management from Clemson, Prisma Health–Upstate certified by American Diabetes Association
    Frances Parrish | November 22, 2019
    In partnership with Public Health Sciences, Prisma Health–Upstate, Clemson Cooperative Extension offers a diabetes education and support class in Greenville County.

    A diabetes education and support program created by Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate is one of the first in the nation to be recognized as a practice-tested diabetes self-management support program by the American Diabetes Association. The program, Health Extension for Diabetes, is listed on the new practice-tested support programs portion of the Diabetes Support Directory, a free online tool to help connect communities to a qualified, ADA-approved diabetes support program.

People


  • Members of Central Spirit to represent Clemson student section at The Home Depot College Football Awards
    Philip Sikes | December 11, 2019
    Students cheer on the Tiger football team during Clemson's 24-10 victory over Texas A&M on Sept. 7, 2019

    Two members of Clemson University’s renowned Central Spirit student organization were chosen to represent the school at the 29th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, in Atlanta. Kelsey Vinson of and Cal Bedenbaugh, both of Laurens, will attend the annual event which originates live on ESPN at 7 p.m. from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Burns is named interim associate dean for academic affairs in College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Karen Land | December 10, 2019

    James M. Burns has been appointed the interim associate dean for academic affairs in Clemson University's College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.

  • Two distinguished alumni will receive Clemson’s highest honor
    John Gouch& Ken Scar | December 4, 2019
    Photos of Ben Skardon and Allen Wood

    Clemson University will award its highest honor, the Clemson Medallion, to two distinguished alumni — Professor Emeritus Beverly “Ben” Skardon and Trustee Emeritus Allen Price Wood. Skardon and Wood will be honored at a presentation ceremony in February 2020. The Clemson Medallion is presented to individuals who have rendered notable and significant service and support to Clemson University and who exemplify the dedication and foresight of university founder Thomas Green Clemson.

Events


  • Members of Central Spirit to represent Clemson student section at The Home Depot College Football Awards
    Philip Sikes | December 11, 2019
    Students cheer on the Tiger football team during Clemson's 24-10 victory over Texas A&M on Sept. 7, 2019

    Two members of Clemson University’s renowned Central Spirit student organization were chosen to represent the school at the 29th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, in Atlanta. Kelsey Vinson of and Cal Bedenbaugh, both of Laurens, will attend the annual event which originates live on ESPN at 7 p.m. from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Clemson to award degrees at winter graduation ceremonies Dec. 19
    Philip Sikes | December 11, 2019
    Image of students with caps

    More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. In addition, Ph.D. candidates will participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

  • State cotton farmers to gather for boll weevil meeting
    Tom Hallman | December 4, 2019
    Cotton

    South Carolina cotton farmers will gather at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for updates on the Boll Weevil Eradication Program.