Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for April, 2010

Professor’s book asks if genetic tweaking is really the best solution.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Colony exposes the conventional assumption that any kind of disability is an unwanted flaw that should be removed or at least hidden. But this is oftentimes false. Having been born with birth defects, Professor Jillian Weise recalls the shock she felt when others would automatically apply these preconceived notions to her.

New Harry Potter course shows how creativity soars when students are engaged in their classes.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

But the class certainly isn’t all witchcraft and wizardry. As professor Michele Martin put it, the course is “the academic study of children’s literature by way of Harry Potter.”

Tim Drake led the Staff Senate with respect for Clemson’s past and optimism for its future

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Drake wears many hats. A 1985 graduate with a B.S. in biology, he earned his master’s degree in cotton field crop entomology in 1987, followed by a doctorate in urban entomology in 1997. He has state and federal authority within South Carolina with both state and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency credentials.

World War II hero Mickey Dorsey’s dedication to Clemson has reached far beyond his 1942 enrollment

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Dorsey typifies what it means to have a determined spirit. Just as his service to his country did not end with the war, his dedication to Clemson has reached far beyond his college years.

Being green and being bold: 11 students launch huge Earth Day event

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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.

Senior Seminar raises awareness for Upstate Homeless Coalition

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Students in Professor David Novak’s Communication Studies senior seminar class partnered with the Upstate Homeless Coalition (UHC) this semester to raise awareness about homelessness in the Greenville and Clemson area. During the week of April 19 through 22, the class will be raising funds at local businesses to support the UHC.

Poetry from around the world will be read in its original language during upcoming Multicultural Poetry Night

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

On April 8, you have the chance to hear poems in at least 14 languages at the first annual Multicultural Poetry Night. Several foreign language professors wanted to celebrate diversity, and poetry is a great way to do that as it is so diverse itself, in emotions, cadence, pentameter and how everyone expresses or receives the poem.

Culture is more than a textbook chapter

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Religion professor Peter Cohen says that if you want to experience another culture, go to it. Get the big picture — a picture of another part of the world. Travel is a reminder that other cultures are humans, too — not just chapters four and five in a textbook.