Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for October, 2011

Faculty couple LEED-ing the way to greener living

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Through student involvement with and exposure to projects such as their LEED house, Clemson professors Harry Kurtz and Julia Frugoli hope to promote green initiatives of various scopes in the Clemson community.

Featuring innovative energy conservation systems and designs, Harry Kurtz and Julie Frugoli’s house represents the couple’s enthusiastic commitment to a cause that is both personally and practically important to them.

Developing South Carolina’s workforce

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
The announcement of a $2.3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant creating the Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education using virtual and distance learning is the latest in a string of new workforce development efforts at Clemson.

Born of a need to educate South Carolinians for an ever-changing economy, Clemson continues to find ways to meet the challenges of preparing the state’s workforce

Tasting for Donations: Who knew reaching out to the community could taste so good?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Professor John McGregor fixes an ice cream waffle cone in the

The ’55 Exchange is not asking students what their favorite flavor is, but what flavor best represents their favorite charity.

Embracing diversity from Clemson to Princeton

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Senior Dominique Jordan spent her summer vacation at Princeton University as one of 34 students chosen to be a part of a Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute. Everyone has a different story to tell, and Jordan believes diversity educates and teaches people to fully embrace and appreciate other cultures.

Senior Dominique Jordan spent her summer vacation at Princeton University as one of 34 students chosen to be a part of a Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute. Everyone has a different story to tell, and Jordan believes diversity educates and teaches people to fully embrace and appreciate other cultures.

Saving Infant Lives: Creative Inquiry isn’t just about research — it’s about action

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Tanzania

In Tanzania, the infant mortality rate is 10 times that of the United States, and Clemson students are putting their undergraduate research to the ultimate test — saving premature babies.

Making movies: When the credits roll on blockbuster animation films, you’ll see several Clemson alumni named

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If you’ve seen an animated feature film in the last few years, chances are there’s a Clemson alumnus in the credits or at least behind the scenes. Tangled, A Christmas Carol, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Kung Fu Panda, Hop, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows (visual effects) … you get the idea.

English lecturer’s book explores the plight of the adjunct professor

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
In 2004, now Clemson English professor Alex Kudera spent seven weeks in Seoul, South Korea. With more time available, he penned <i>Fight for Your Long Day,</i> a novel about a day in the life of an adjunct English instructor. | Photo by Abeer Hoque

In 2004, Kudera spent seven weeks in Seoul, South Korea, teaching and tutoring students in conversational English. Relieved of the time-consuming duty of grading papers, he found time to write. The result was Fight for Your Long Day, a novel about a day in the life of an adjunct English instructor. Media Relations staff writer Angela Nixon interviewed Kudera on his writing, the book and the impact it has had.

Clemson’s faculty development center focuses on Teaching with a capital T

Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) Director Linda Nilson leads teaching workshops for new and seasoned faculty.

The NSSE benchmarks of effective educational practice are straight to the heart of what higher education should be: academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.

Why do Clemson students rank the University high in these key academic areas? The simple answer is Clemson faculty.