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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.

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.

Student-organized festival brings Pulitzer Prize-winning author to Clemson

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Kat Clark hangs posters for the Literary Festival around campus. This year, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan will be speaking at Clemson.

The 6th Annual Clemson Literary Festival will take place April 3-5 with events both on and off campus. The 14-event festival is free to the public and will feature several acclaimed authors, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan.

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.

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Ashley Cowden speaks to College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean Rick Goodstein. At the start of the academic year, she was awarded with the Philip Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching.

A two-time alumnae, English professor Ashley Cowden loves giving her students a hands-on learning experience and watching their growth through the process.

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford headlines this year’s Clemson Literary Festival

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Starting April 11, renowned writers will be in town and on campus to engage book lovers with four days of readings, discussions and a book fair as part of the 5th Annual Clemson Literary Festival. Among the 18 exciting on- and off-campus events — all free to the public — is an appearance of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Ford.

From birth defects to technology, one Clemson student is educating the state and making his own dreams come true

Monday, November 14th, 2011
As a production assistant, Clemson senior Will Hall, right, works closely with <i>Your Day</i> Production Manager Eric Rodgers on the daily radio program.

Clemson senior Will Hall uses the radio to create a difference in others’ lives by educating them on important topics, whether they are local or global. He hopes that this education will positively increase listeners’ understanding of the world around them.

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.

Expressing science through words

Monday, September 12th, 2011
Professor Steve Katz, second from right, discusses the results of a National Science Foundation grant with faculty and students.

When we have the opportunity to hear scientists speak directly about such critical issues, we’re sometimes left even more confused. At Clemson, professor Steve Katz is finding ways to help students of science gain a better understanding of scientific communication, both within their own fields and with the public.

A true Clemson family works to advance each other and the University

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Tharon and Wendy Howard are familiar with the term “Clemson Family.” In fact, they live it.

Working together has allowed Tharon and Wendy Howard various opportunities for travel and new experiences.