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  • U.S. Department of Education awards Fulbright-Hays grant to support global learning and engagement
    August 12, 2020
    A group of students standing on a cliff on the side of a mountain holding a square tiger rag with the Clemson paw on it

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Grant to Clemson University educators Kyle Anderson and Sarah Winslow. This grant will further build global service-learning and engagement opportunities in India for students and faculty.

  • The Fourth Annual Clemson Creative Inquiry Summer Showcase goes virtual on August 17
    August 6, 2020
    Two smiling students in business attire standing in front of a presentation board that displays information about their project

    2020 was off to a great start for Clemson University’s storied Call Me MISTER® program. In February, the College of Education‘s program was recognized on the floor of both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. MISTERs from every participating institution convened for a reception later that […]

  • Clemson education doctorate program already proving impact across the state
    Michael Staton | August 3, 2020
    Ed.D. landscape crop

    When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.

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  • Clemson education doctorate program already proving impact across the state
    Michael Staton | August 3, 2020
    Ed.D. landscape crop

    When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.

  • New Clemson endowed chair to focus on aging, cognition
    Michael Staton | July 20, 2020

    A new endowed chair position in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) has been created to specifically research aging and its effects on a variety of issues related to brain functioning. Dr. Lesley A. Ross will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition, the first endowed chair in the college. Ross will be a tenured faculty member in the psychology department and will work collaboratively across the college and university on research related to aging and cognition. She will serve as associate director for the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging and will have dedicated laboratory space at the Oconee County Campus of Prisma Health.

  • 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.

University News


  • Winning undergraduate team in remote research competition developing rapid COVID-19 test
    Shrey Patel, Ryan Hernandez-Cancela, Symphanie Key, Alessia Keane, Mandolin Lucier, Madison Motes and Jeffrey Anker | August 10, 2020
    Student on zoom

    A collaborative team of undergraduate students recently took first place in the Clemson COVID Challenge, a summer virtual research and design opportunity that involved 86 teams and more than 500 participants.

  • Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help fight health disparities statewide
    August 4, 2020

    Healthy Me-Healthy SC (HMHSC) will provide COVID-19 testing support to the rural and underserved areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina. HMHSC, a partnership between MUSC and Clemson, will deploy a mobile testing team to conduct screening and collections in rural and underserved areas. Mobile testing sites through HMHSC kicked off in Walhalla, S.C. on Thursday, July 30, with the goal to provide weekly screening sessions over the course of the next six months. Testing sites will be set up at various locations to collect COVID-19 respiratory specimens from both walk-up and drive-through patients.

  • Clemson releases employee COVID-19 test results from July 20-22 and July 27-28
    July 31, 2020

    Clemson University, in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), conducted more than 2,300 COVID-19 tests between July 20-22 and July 27-28 on employees expected to report to work on main campus prior to August 1.

Public Service and Agriculture


  • Pest management class teaches strategies to get rid of rodents
    Tom Hallman | August 12, 2020
    rat

    South Carolina pesticide applicators will increase their arsenal in the struggle with rodents by learning integrated pest management strategies in an online training offered by the Clemson University Extension Service and the state Department of Pesticide Regulation.

  • Clemson seeks community input into cleanup plan for Edisto waterways
    Steven Bradley | August 10, 2020
    Scenic view of waterways around Edisto Island.

    Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.

  • Volunteers, youth honored at S.C. 4-H State Congress
    Steven Bradley | August 10, 2020

    Lynn Howard of Florence County and Kesha Horton of Chester and Lancaster counties were honored last month during 4-H State Congress with the 2020 Glen Krohn Award for Volunteerism in 4-H, which recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in 4-H and bears the name of the former assistant director who was well known as a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career.

People


  • Unexpectedly, fruit flies help a graduate student spread her wings
    Rebecca MacPherson | August 10, 2020
    Rebecca MacPherson stands next to a van.

    As a graduate student at the Clemson Center for Human Genetics, Rebecca MacPherson has been able to foster research and outreach collaborations with the Greenwood Genetic Center.

  • New Clemson endowed chair to focus on aging, cognition
    Michael Staton | July 20, 2020

    A new endowed chair position in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) has been created to specifically research aging and its effects on a variety of issues related to brain functioning. Dr. Lesley A. Ross will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition, the first endowed chair in the college. Ross will be a tenured faculty member in the psychology department and will work collaboratively across the college and university on research related to aging and cognition. She will serve as associate director for the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging and will have dedicated laboratory space at the Oconee County Campus of Prisma Health.

  • 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.

    2020 was off to a great start for Clemson University’s storied Call Me MISTER® program. In February, the College of Education‘s program was recognized on the floor of both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. MISTERs from every participating institution convened for a reception later that […]

Events


  • The Fourth Annual Clemson Creative Inquiry Summer Showcase goes virtual on August 17
    August 6, 2020
    Two smiling students in business attire standing in front of a presentation board that displays information about their project

    2020 was off to a great start for Clemson University’s storied Call Me MISTER® program. In February, the College of Education‘s program was recognized on the floor of both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. MISTERs from every participating institution convened for a reception later that […]

  • 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.