Among the professions hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts have been near the top of the list. Theaters and concert halls around the country have been shuttered for months with no end in sight. In Clemson University’s Department of Performing Arts, the normally boisterous hallways and rehearsal spaces in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts have gone quiet as classes and workshops moved online. Back in August, and undaunted by reality, the department asked a key question: Would it be possible to put on a show in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown? Clemson’s performing arts faculty and staff made it their mission to figure out a way. Fortunately, they had a not-so-secret weapon: The natural creativity and passion that leads people into the performing arts in the first place.
John Pursley III, a senior lecturer in English at Clemson University, was recently awarded a fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission in support of his latest project, a book-length poem that reflects on tumultuous change in America. Pursley, who is also director of the Clemson Literary Festival, was one of only two writers to […]
Clemson University faculty and staff are using their expertise, creativity and the generosity of their community to prepare for the phased return to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic moved the University to modified operations. As one of the premier research universities in the nation, Clemson is fortunate to have resources and a tightly knit pool of experts to draw from as well as an army of people ready to jump to the aid of fellow Tigers at a moment’s notice.
Elizabeth Rivlin, an associate professor in the English department at Clemson University, has been awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Rivlin received the $6,000 research grant to support her book project “Shakespeare and the American Middlebrow: Reading Publics, 1878-Present.” Her project was one of 224 recently selected by the […]
Jordan Frith’s academic interests center on one of the fastest-growing areas of communication research: the social impact of smart phones and mobile infrastructure. Frith is the new Roy and Marnie Pearce Professor of Professional Communication at Clemson University. After a national search, he was chosen to succeed Professor Emeritus Steven B. Katz, who retired after […]
Michael (’86) and Robyn Nieri are laying a foundation for student success at Clemson University. As the University’s fifth Cornerstone Partner for Athletics, they created the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center. Now, the Nieri legacy at Clemson will expand even further as they become the University’s fifth Academic Cornerstone Partner with a gift of $5 million to the Department of Construction Science and Management in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. It is the largest gift to both the department and the college.
David Allison, director of the graduate program in Architecture + Health at Clemson University, has received two national honors as a leader in health care design and architecture: The American College of Healthcare Architects Lifetime Achievement Award and the Center for Health Design's Changemaker Award.
Valerie Zimany, chair and associate professor in the department of art at Clemson University, has been awarded a 2020 South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship.
Cynthia Haynes is the new director of the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) program at Clemson University. Haynes, the outgoing director of first-year composition in the department of English, was chosen to lead the Ph.D. program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities after a nationwide search.
CLEMSON – Clemson University students have chosen Kelly Smith as the Alumni Master Teacher of 2019. Smith, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, was nominated by several students including Graham Pitman, who said Smith’s passion for taking on the big questions of life and the universe sets off […]
Joe Burgett is working to make South Carolina a leader in nationwide efforts to make bridges safer through drone technology. Burgett, an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Science and Management, has received grants totaling $94,000 to develop protocols for using small remote-controlled helicopters in bridge inspections. “We can fly the drone all around […]
The Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has changed the name of its performing arts undergraduate degree to more accurately reflect the range of arts programs offered at the university. The Bachelor of Arts in production studies in performing arts degree now will be known as the Bachelor of Arts in performing arts.
After stepping aside as chair of the performing arts department at Clemson, David Hartmann found that new doors opened – or rather, his favorite old ones. Hartmann returned to two great interests: teaching and designing sets for plays. “I’m loving it,” Hartmann said. “I wanted to get back to what drew me to higher education: […]
Valerie Zimany has been named chair of the art department at Clemson University. An associate professor of art and a nationally known ceramics artist, Zimany had served as the interim chair since May 2017.
While it may seem challenging to tackle the breadth of issues caused by population growth, gentrification and commercialization, students at Clemson are seeking solutions through a new one-of-a-kind partnership. Throughout the semester, nine students have been traveling across the state to assess eight mayors’ communities, which includes Travelers Rest, Estill, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Hartsville, Patrick, West Pelzer and Hardeeville.