Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for March, 2011

During this year’s Relay For Life, Clemson senior Austin Barrett plans to run a marathon — around a track

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Clemson senior Austin Barrett just started running seriously last year, yet has completed six marathons. His next run will be for six hours during Clemson

He realizes this task is a bit on the crazy side, but the way he sees it he’s alive and he’s able, so why shouldn’t he?

Crossing Borders: Clemson professor speaks the language of the world

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Clemson professor Constancio Nakuma believes that a necessary part of surviving is acknowledging people as they are. When surrounded by difference, it

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.

Walk & Roll in My Shoes

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Angela Nixon, left, checks out an assistive device that would speak for her during the campus event, Walk & Roll in My Shoes. She was handed a severe communication disorder and was assisted by shadows (right to left) Patty Quattlebaum, a speech/language pathologist from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program, and Courtney Porter, a graduate assistant with Student Disability Services.

See how Clemson employees and students reacted to — and what they learned from — having a disability for a day.

‘Sleepwalking’ by Josh Sorrells

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

It’s not the nicotine. I swear. It’s not the nicotine. There’s just something about the way that the cigarette crackles with every drag….

‘Shoplifting Southern City Slickers’ by Josh Sorrells

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Inhaling, the smoke–it pushes
my mind back a few seconds–
long enough to see what I missed
the first time….

‘Marigolds’ by Hannah Rabon

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Hannah Rabon

“What day is it again?” asks Celeste as she enters the dining hall with Margaret inches away from the heels of her orthopedic shoes….

‘Warschau, Warschau’ by Justine Pekalak

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Justine Pekalak

It was a little before six o’clock on an August evening. The sun slowly made its way down behind roofless skeletons silently casting long, reaching shadows on the empty, gray streets….

Pub crawl, Quidditch tournament and Yart Sale collide at Fourth Annual Literary Festival

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

This year’s Clemson Literary Festival brings together literary talent from across the nation in a slew of fun-filled events, including roundtable discussions with published authors, a book fair with author book signings; faculty readings; undergraduate creative writing readings; an open mic night; pub crawl readings; poet Mark Halliday; and topping it all off, a Quidditch tournament.

At Clemson, there’s not just one way to approach carbon research — and the world is watching

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Apparao Rao, right, studies the properties of carbon nanotubes.

Today at Clemson, researchers in virtually every corner of the College of Engineering and Science explore new uses for the ubiquitous element, and they’re drawing the attention of scientists across the globe — quite literally.

Alumnus and pediatric dentist treats tooth decay in underprivileged countries

Friday, March 11th, 2011
For years, Dr. Bill Taylor ’77 has been traveling to Guatemala with doctors from other fields (such as optometry and plastic surgery) and about 20 volunteers.

Tooth decay is the number one disease in the world, found most prominently in underprivileged countries. Dr. Bill Taylor, a 1977 Clemson graduate, has dedicated a large portion of the past 30 years of his life to treating this disease in other countries. He has worked in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica and Guatemala.