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Clemson English professor discovers slave who may have inspired ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Research has lead Clemson professor Susanna Ashton to discover that fugitive slave John Andrew Jackson stayed with author Harriet Beecher Stowe just she wrote ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’

Clemson English professor Susanna Ashton has found the previously unnamed slave who she believes helped inspire Harriet Beecher Stowe to pen Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Giving youth a Clemson experience

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Professor Fran McGuire, center, was part of a group who lead the effort to establish the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office, which will work with faculty and staff on current and new youth programs to create safe, personal and memorable Clemson experiences.

Professor Fran McGuire, center, was part of a group who lead the effort to establish the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office, which will work with faculty and staff on current and new youth programs to create safe, personal and memorable Clemson experiences.

Engaging students through personal experiences, culture

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Clemson University lecturer Filiberto Mares views language as a mixture of passion, family and culture and lives by this belief while teaching his Spanish language courses, working as the Faculty in Residence of Stadium Suites and interacting with his students.

Clemson lecturer Filiberto Mares sees his classes as not just a way to learn the Spanish language, but an opportunity to share his culture, family and personal experiences.

To catch a monster: Clemson English professor dishes on what’s really lurking in the water

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Clemson English professor Sean Morey calls the tarpon one of the most majestic fish in the ocean, yet a recent episode of the Animal Planet hit “River Monsters” blames a tarpon swimming in the brackish waters of Nicaragua for the tragic death of a fisherman, giving the species a reputation that Morey calls a monstrous mistake.

‘Education is the key’: NASA astronaut inspires incoming Clemson students, local schools

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Col. Patrick Forrester

Forrester is finishing his yearlong service as a Clemson University adjunct professor on loan from NASA. He encourage students to embrace all of the educational opportunities before them, even if their life or career goals are uncertain or change over time.

New Faculty Senate president strives to make an impact

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Kelly Smith, who was sworn in as Faculty Senate president in May, will be the voice of the University’s educators for the next senate term.

Running on the platform of reforming general education, Clemson professor Kelly Smith has big plans for his term as senate president. He intends to listen carefully to various ideas about how general education should be changed and then focus on issues that he believes can help positively impact the curriculum; one of which is funding for general education classes.

Creative Inquiry offers invaluable opportunities for faculty and students

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Clemson University English professor Sean Williams, left, and the $60 Scholarships class.

Clemson University’s undergraduate research program — called Creative Inquiry — is paving the way for unique opportunities for engaged learning and research by challenging the creative minds of faculty and students.

A passionate professor encourages his students to love foreign language, culture and literature.

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Clemson French professor Eric Touya wants his students to love not only language, but the culture and literature of foreign countries.

Clemson professor Eric Touya, embodies what it means to be passionate not only about the French language, but its art, its people and its history. And he continuously shares this passion with his students.

Future Power Grids Inspired by the Human Brain

Friday, March 15th, 2013
With more than 6,000 plants transmitting electricity to homes and businesses across the country via 600,000 miles of power lines, today’s power grid can be thought of as the world’s largest single machine. | CREDIT: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The unmatched ability of the human brain to process and make sense of large amounts of complex data has caught the attention of engineers working in the field of control systems. Lead by Clemson University professor Kumar Venayagamoorthy, a team of neuroscientists and engineers is using neurons grown in a dish to control simulated power grids.

Jerry Tessendorf’s water simulation software has major impact on film industry

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Clemson professor Jerry Tessendorf, left, received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008, and his software was used in the 2012 film <i>Life of Pi</i>, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for

[TITLE][SHARE] by Molly Collins Media Relations, Class of 2013 Roll out the red carpet — an Academy Award winner is in town. If you’ve seen some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, chances are that you’ve seen the work of Clemson’s own Jerry Tessendorf. The director of Clemson’s Master of Fine Arts in Digital Production Arts [...]