Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted,” is one of the guest speakers featured this semester as a part of the Humanities Hub series at Clemson University. In “Evicted,” Princeton sociologist Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep from losing their homes. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), the […]
Clemson University historian Paul Anderson has a passion for history. When he’s in front of a class his enthusiasm is infectious — with energetic gestures, teasing students about the towns they grew up in or the college they attended, and a liberal sprinkling of self-effacing humor and corny jokes. It’s a style that served him […]
Four Clemson University faculty members will read at this year's Writers' Harvest, a benefit for Paw Pantry and Loaves & Fishes. The event, featuring writers Stevie Edwards, Lee Matalone, Sarah Cooper and John Pursley III, takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Self Auditorium at the Strom Thurmond Institute building, 230 Kappa St. in Clemson.
Chris Loebsack has established the “Lectures in Law and Humanities Series, Endowed by Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC.” He believes the endowed lecture series will help create a more vibrant pre-law community at Clemson University and "provide educational fuel" to interested students. The inaugural event in the series will be a March 26 lecture by Matthew Desmond, the author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” a New York Times best seller that won a Pulitzer Prize.
An anonymous compliment helped steer Chelsea Murdock toward her career. In 2009, Murdock was a freshman geology major who enjoyed writing Harry Potter fan fiction in her spare time. One of her online posts elicited a glowing response from a reader. “The message said that if I wasn’t pursuing writing, I was wasting my life,” […]
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.
William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson.
“Remember show-and-tell? Well, this is show-and-tell in college,” said Dean Richard E. Goodstein as he welcomed guests to the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities’ annual Fusion event. Faculty, staff, students and supporters of the College gathered in Lee Hall on Feb. 22 for this celebration of student work. Students from all parts of the […]
Clemson University English professors Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Robinson Thomas will receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the agency’s latest round of grants and fellowships.
Graduate students in the city and regional planning program recently presented to City of Clemson officials a set of bold ideas aimed at enhancing the quality of life in the municipality. The 13 students in the Professional Planning Studio class studied a neighborhood and a major corridor last fall and offered such suggestions as the […]
For best-selling author Eric Foner, the “Second Founding” came about thanks to post-Civil War amendments, a concept he’ll be discussing during his opening night keynote on Wednesday, Nov. 28, as part of the Lincoln’s Unfinished Work conference at Clemson
Segregation in America’s cities didn’t come about accidentally, Richard Rothstein writes in his best-selling book “The Color of Law.” Residential segregation was an official policy of local and federal governments in the mid-20th century, Rothstein asserts. Rothstein will visit Clemson University to discuss his book at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Lee Hall […]
Michael LeMahieu, an associate professor of English at Clemson University, has been awarded a 2018 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS chose LeMahieu as one of 78 fellows out of a field of nearly 1,150 applicants this year. The prestigious award comes with $50,000 to support his full-time research on […]
Strong advocate. Born and raised in Norway, this Tiger taught at the University of Bergen and the IT University of Copenhagen before he moved to America. Today, he is not only a respected member of Clemson’s faculty — he represents them as the newly inducted president of the Faculty Senate. Meet Jan Holmevik. Title: Associate […]
This fall, South Carolina Humanities presented Governor’s Awards to two esteemed members of the Clemson Family, Professor Vernon Burton and Professor Emerita Dixie Goswami. Burton and Goswami were honored at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 19 in Columbia, along with Karen Alexander, CEO of The Auntie Karen Foundation, and Betty Jo Rhea, former mayor of Rock […]