CLEMSON – Amit Bein has been appointed interim chair of the department of history and geography at Clemson University, effective June 1. Bein, a professor of Middle Eastern studies, has served as acting chair of the department since March 1. “Amit Bein has excellent skills as a scholar and manager, and I am confident that […]
Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson University graduate Amani Altwam has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia. She is the first Madison Fellow for Clemson University and the only one for South Carolina. “I am incredibly honored to be selected for the Madison because they typically […]
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University welcomed eight new honorees to its Hall of Fame at a formal dinner held on March 6. Founded in 2017, The Hall of Fame is the highest honor within the College. It was created to recognize exceptional individuals who are leaders in their profession or […]
Since Clemson University announced in March that classes were moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, students and faculty members alike have had to make adjustments. One professor said that in the first week of distance learning, a student showed up shirtless, not realizing classmates could see more than his face during the teleconference. […]
CLEMSON – Nicholas Vazsonyi has been chosen to lead the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. He is currently chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Jesse Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Languages at the University of South Carolina. Vazsonyi will begin his new position at Clemson University on July 1, 2020. […]
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.
This fall, the Humanities Hub is bringing high-profile guests to Clemson University to discuss teens and music, the preservation of wildlife and the power of computer programmers. The talks will feature pop music journalist Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone, technology writer Clive Thompson of Wired Magazine and legal historian Paul Finkelman.
John Robert Smith has been appointed interim director of the World Cinema program at Clemson University. Smith, who will serve as interim director for two years, hopes to attract more students to the program. He also wants to create more courses and provide opportunities for internships and studying abroad, all with an eye to boosting the career prospects of graduates. “I want to see graduates get jobs they love,” Smith said.
Prolific Irish writer and outspoken Brexit critic Fintan O’Toole will visit Clemson University on Monday, April 8, to discuss Britain’s historic rupture with the European Union.
The Clemson Literary Festival recently received a $3,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission to defray the cost of bringing nationally known writers to the annual event.
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.
Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. served as the featured guest at the first joint reception hosted by the Clemson Architectural Foundation and the Humanities Advancement Board. As noted by Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, “One of the promises of the College when it was founded in […]
Guest scholars will discuss poetry, world cinema, women’s activism and the works of Andy Warhol this spring at Clemson University as a part of the Humanities Hub series of speakers. Among the distinguished guests will be Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess, who is headlining the 12th annual Clemson Literary Festival.
For two weeks in September, Charissa Fryberger taught English in a remote city in East Kazakhstan that still bears oppressive reminders of the Soviet Union: drab bloc housing, rickety trams and mining operations that choke the air. Still Fryberger, a Clemson graduate student and English composition instructor, cherished the experience. “It’s a great gift to […]
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