What’s Happening at Clemson

November 9-17, 2019

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Tuesday (Nov. 12)

WYFF-Student Media partnership kickoff – Representatives from Clemson and WYFF 4 will hold a kickoff event to celebrate the partnership at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the Hendrix Student Center in the common area outside of the entrance to Student Media. There will be remarks from Clemson University President James P. Clements, WYFF 4 President and General Manager John Humphries and Clemson students. For information, contact Michael Staton (mstaton@clemson.edu, 864-933-0334).

Wednesday (Nov. 13)

GIS Day – The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies hosts the annual GIS Day to connect the campus with the GIS work being done at Clemson. It will be from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 412 of R.M. Cooper Library. There will be speakers from Esri, exhibitors from NASA and Clemson organizations. For more information, go to the GIS Day website or contact Ellie Masoomkhah (emasoom@clemson.edu).

Thursday (Nov. 14)

Native American Heritage Month keynote – The principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will deliver the keynote address marking Native American Heritage Month at Clemson University, an event that also kicks off the Humanities Hub’s “Preservation Across the Disciplines” series during the 2019-20 academic year. Richard G. Sneed, who took office as principal chief in 2017, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. For information, contact Jerad Green (jeradg@clemson.edu, 864-656-7625).

“Exosomes: The Next Big, Little Thing is Getting Bigger” – Terri Bruce, director of the Clemson Light Imaging Facility, and Ken Marcus of the department of chemistry will talk about exosomes, which are now known as key to intercellular communication; holding promise for clinical diagnoses and even drug delivery in Science on Tap, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange St., Pendleton. For information, contact Katherine Freeman (krfreem@clemson.edu, 864-656-9939).

Writer’s Harvest – Clemson University’s acclaimed poets, Stevie Edwards, John Pursley III and Sarah Cooper, will read at Writers’ Harvest, a campus benefit for Loaves & Fishes and Paw Pantry at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Self Auditorium at the Strom Thurmond Institute building. For information, contact Mike Pulley (wpulley@clemson.edu 864-650-6094).

Friday (Nov. 15)

Chief strategic officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies – Nauman Shah leads the U.S. Strategic Customer Group and oversees the ongoing transformation of Johnson & Johnson business-to-business relationships with health systems. Nauman also leads overall account management strategy inclusive of account engagement, contracting/pricing, strategic customer solutions and marketing. Shah will speak at 3 p.m. Friday in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. For information, contact Angela Lockman (aglockm@clemson.edu, 864-901-8209).

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