Category Archives: Education

Welcome Back Festival raises $18,700 for scholarship fund

[caption id="attachment_17116" align="alignleft" width="1498"] The Welcome Back Festival raised $18,700 for scholarships.Image Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON – Clemson’s Welcome Back Festival raised $18,700 for student scholarships this year. The Aug. 23 festival is hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and Student Alumni Council. With the support of 92 vendors who lined the streets, visitors…
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Furman University Listed Among “Top 50 Green Colleges” In Princeton Review Guide

[caption id="attachment_17086" align="alignleft" width="1920"] Furman is listed among Top 50 "Green Colleges" in latest guide published by the Princeton Review[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University is listed among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” in the most recent edition of "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges." Furman is ranked No. 36 in the…
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Smithsonian to display Clemson research addressing global challenges

CLEMSON – Clemson University has participated in a yearlong process with the Atlantic Coast Conference, partner ACC universities, and the Smithsonian Institution to create the first “ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival.” Presented by Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the ACCelerate Festival is a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research at…
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Clemson-Frankfurt research helps distinguish social media fake news

[caption id="attachment_17058" align="alignnone" width="1279"] Marten Risius conducted research on how to determine fake news on social media. Image Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON, South Carolina — Having difficulty discerning real from fake news on your social media channels? You aren’t alone. Surveys suggest 75 percent of American adults struggle with distinguishing real news from hoaxes…
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Clemson group goes into disaster-relief mode for Dominica

The devastation that Hurricane Maria wrought on Dominica is adding urgency to the mission of a Clemson University group that formed last year to help the island nation build infrastructure while providing students with opportunities to further their professional skills. When Engage Dominica began last academic year with 20 students, they never could have imagined…
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Clemson’s Dara Park plants seeds of knowledge to help a nation in need

[caption id="attachment_17036" align="alignnone" width="1475"] Dara Park, associate professor in the Clemson University Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, poses for a photo with a class in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa.[/caption] CLEMSON — Farmers in the developing country of Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, abandon their farmland and grass-roofed huts every three to five years in search of more…
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New museum exhibit celebrates the life and legacy of Eugenia Duke

Greenville’s Upcountry History Museum explores the woman behind Duke’s Mayo & Duke Sandwich Co. GREENVILLE, S.C. |September 19, 2017 – The life and legacy of a Southern cultural icon is the focus of a new exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, located in Greenville, SC. Now open, Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration…
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Author And Brigham Young University Professor Ralph C. Hancock Opens 2017-18 Tocqueville Series

[caption id="attachment_16999" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ralph Hancock of Brigham Young University presents "Christianity and the Political Life"[/caption] First of four lectures takes place Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 GREENVILLE, S.C.—Brigham Young University political science professor Ralph C. Hancock will open the Tocqueville Program lecture series Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.…
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New program will grow advanced materials education, research, economy statewide

[caption id="attachment_17016" align="alignnone" width="1502"] The new EPSCoR grant will help Clemson students like computer science major Khayla Williams (left) and faculty members like Jacob Sorber, associate professor of computer science, prepare the world for the next generation of computing systems.Image Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON, South Carolina — South Carolina’s position as a national leader…
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Scientist partners with SRNL to repurpose nuclear power byproduct

[caption id="attachment_17005" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Stephen Creager (far left) with collaborating researchers from SRNL. Image Credit: Stephen Creager / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON – From the mining of uranium ore to the storage of used fuel, radioactive waste is generated at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, and a Clemson University scientist is pursuing research that…
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