Constancio Nakuma has always had a fascination with languages, an appropriate passion since his native country, Ghana, holds 42 of them. His interest in cultural and technical linguistic organization has taken him all over the world and given him a diverse cultural perspective that he shares with Clemson students.
According to Bartley, facts are the basis of our history, and how we view these facts from different perspectives shapes our view of the world. Through education, he hopes to see Clemson’s student body more open to dissenting opinions and new ideas.
Even though architecture professor Dan Harding M ’94 has only taught here three semesters, his students have received national accolades for their work involving spaces that connect people to themselves, others and nature.
More than 140 Eagle Scouts have been promoted in Troop 235 since Shelburne became the scoutmaster in the 1980s.
Along with his extensive involvement in teaching and University life, Jahn is a practicing attorney, specializing in real estate and business transactions. Combining University lecturer with a law practice is a major juggling act, but one he has mastered.
Even with new responsibilities, Landreth hasn’t lost his enthusiasm for machining and technical services, a position he held for 12 years and fondly described as going to work at “Monster Garage” — a reference to the former Discovery Channel television show that focused on transforming a variety of vehicles into “monster machines.”
Vogel is helping to influence the growth of Clemson’s anthropology program through her involvement with students. Almost every summer since 2004, the assistant professor has conducted a field studies course in the Casma Valley of Peru. Every year, she takes a group of Clemson students with her.
David Blakesley showed up to his first class at Clemson in a dress shirt with an orange tie and wearing a watch with an orange tiger paw face.
Working hard to change a common misconception about sustainability, professor Leidy Klotz says it’s more than simply saving the planet. With his help, students are banding together across disciplines to pursue sustainability.
Students and faculty of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston designed and built four manual brick-making machines for Project Okurase to serve a village by that name in Ghana.
Melinda Denton’s research focuses on how religion and family shape the lives of adolescents in the United States. She calls face-to-face interviews with youth “eye opening.”
Imtiaz Haque has been named founding chairman of Clemson University's new automotive engineering department, located at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville.
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.