Linda Dzuris, associate professor and resident carillonneur, teaches students in a variety of majors to play Clemson’s largest instrument, atop the Tillman Hall bell tower. Her love of music began when her parents purchased a Yamaha electronic organ. The instrument came with nine free half-hour lessons.
Learning to play a musical instrument can humble anyone, especially someone taking on the challenge later in life. For Jan Murdoch, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, learning the mandolin is an analogy for the struggles and triumphs of undergraduate students at Clemson University.
Kerry Smith’s research may help the health of millions of people around the globe. Smith, an associate professor in the Clemson University genetics and biochemistry department, has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $950,000.
With a rare "ion beamline," Chad Sosolik will literally make star stuff in his Clemson University lab. Funded by a just-announced $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant, the device will allow scientists to strip atoms of all their electrons, producing highly charged ions that in nature are created only in the bellies of stars.
As the director of fitness services and programs at Fike Recreation Center, a Clemson Staff senator and a mom, Susan Pope is a busy woman. But the one thing she always has time for is students. Pope has dedicated her life to helping Clemson students lead happy, healthy and active lives.
Courage and a little bit of naïveté have led a class of 11 students to organize the campus’s biggest Earth Day event. How did a group of 11 students pull it off? With a little help and guidance from a professor who stood back and let them have at it.