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February 16, 2011




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Alumni Receive Distinguished Service Award

The Clemson Alumni Association announced five alumni will be honored with the 2011 Distinguished Service Award, the university's highest alumni honor. This year's award recipients are Chalmers R. "Hap" Carr Jr., Harold Douglas Kingsmore, Wilbur Owens "Billy" Powers, Charles Kenneth Watt and Kimberlee Allen Wilkerson. 2011 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held at the Brooks Center on Friday, March 18th, 2011.
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Carving Out Pieces of the Past

Clemson University's libraries special collection department was given three handwritten letters of correspondence between celebrated crop scientist George Washington Carver and former Clemson cadet Kelly E. Traynham. Elizabeth Traynham, Kelly's widow, graciously donated the letters that are dated 1934. Read More >

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Tigers are Ready to Recycle

Tigers continue to increase their sustainability rates on campus. They recently accepted a grant from Alcoa, the College and University Recycling Coalition and Keep America Beautiful which provides over 7,000 recycling bins. These bins will be placed in offices, classrooms and residence halls all over Clemson's campus. Read More >

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Excellence Honored in Melanie Cooper

Melanie Cooper, chemistry professor and interim chairwoman of the department of engineering and science education, has been recognized by her colleagues and the Class of 1939 as one of Clemson University's brightest. Cooper was named the recipient of the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence. Read More >

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Proterra Plants Seeds in Clemson

Proterra, Inc. is focused on transit innovation with technology, reduced fuel costs, oil dependence and air pollution. The ambitious company plans to build the world's first all electric fast-charging buses, and is investing in a new plant at Clemson University, where they will work with faculty and students in research and development. Read More >

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CBBS Excites with The EXCHANGE Magazine

Flip through the pages of this digital edition of The EXCHANGE much like you do a print magazine to learn more about what is happening in the College of Business and Behavioral Science. Notice that URLS are highlighted and can link you directly to particular Web sites. Also, several stories contain an exciting added video component. View now >

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Raising Questions of Religion in Adolescents

Religion plays an important role in the lives of teenagers, according to the findings published in the book "A Faith of their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents," co-written by Melinda Lundquist Denton, an assistant professor of sociology at Clemson University. Read More >

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Barker's Story Inspires Generous Gift

The story of Jim Barker's widowed mother struggling to keep three sons in college inspired a Georgia couple to give $50,000 to name a Lee Hall space the Jim and Marcia Barker Tech Lab. The gift honors the leadership of Jim and Marcia and their invaluable roles at Clemson University. The lab, which will be used by students in Clemson's Master of Real Estate Development program, is part of a project to expand and renovate Lee Hall. Read More >

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Professor Appointed International US Co-Chair

William Bowerman, professor of Environmental Toxicology and Wildlife Ecology, has been appointed US Co-Chairman of the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board for the US-Canada International Joint Commission. The Science Advisory Board oversees the commission of scientific research and other issues related to the health of the ecosystem in accordance with the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1972. Read More >

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Researcher Makes Strides in Transportation Engineering

Ronnie Chowdhury, a Clemson University associate professor of civil engineering, has been named the Eugene Douglas Mays Professor of Transportation Engineering. Chowdhury is an expert in intelligent transportation systems, a field that uses information technology in conjunction with roads and vehicles to address problems like traffic congestion, safety and fuel consumption. Read More >

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Start Saving Today

Savings on healthcare and everyday expenses means more money in the bank. The Clemson Alumni Discount Card program offers savings the whole family can enjoy. With Doctors By Phone, a physician is just a phone call or mouse click away. Discounts on prescriptions, dental care, eye wear, vitamins, and more. Plus, you'll enjoy the hotel savings, identity theft protection, and financial peace of mind too. Starting as low as $10 per month for the family. This is not insurance. Read More >

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Nichol is a Student to Watch

Alumnus Grant Nicol will be featured in Graphic Design USA magazine as a rising young designer. Nicol graduated with a BS in Graphic Communications and has found his true calling in Design. He looks forward to putting all of his time and energy into a profession that he loves. Read More >

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Booker Bonds with Baltimore/DC Clemson Club

Washington Wizard's rookie forward and Clemson alumnus, Trevor Booker, spent time with members of the Baltimore/Washington, DC Clemson Club after his game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday February 5. Get involved with this club or any of our 61 Clemson Clubs around the US. Find Your Club >

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Make a Difference with Your Annual Gift

Your annual gift to the Clemson Fund - the backbone of Clemson University's private support - makes a difference by providing: scholarships and fellowships to recruit and retain the most promising students; professorships and endowed chairs to attract and keep leading teachers and researchers; and initiatives that make a Clemson education exceptional, that build a knowledge-based economy and that drive innovation. To help support the Will to Lead campaign, call 864-656-5896. Make Your Gift Now

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Tracking Tigers

Have you ever wondered about the demographic or statistical makeup of current Clemson alumni? If youre a fellow alum or potential Clemson student, you probably have. Find out how many Tigers live near you or on the other side of the globe. See how many share your degree or your decade. Discover much more about the diversity of our Tiger family and where we share common bonds. Read More >

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2011 Clemson Football Schedule

Clemson will play one of its most difficult schedules in history in 2011, according the slate of games announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. Ten of Clemson's 11 FBS opponents went to bowl games last year, including six who won at least nine games in 2010. Read More >

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Columbia Campaign Kick Off Event

Over three hundred Clemson alumni and friends attended an event to celebrate the kick-off of the public phase of a capital campaign to raise $600 million in private gifts. The Will to Lead: A Campaign for Clemson will support students and faculty by providing scholarships. Check out the photos below of the Columbia-area Campaign event.
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Seminar by New York Times Financial Journalist

Anna Bernasek, Financial Journalist-Columnist for New York Times, author of The Economics of Integrity and Co-Founder of The Integrity Partnership, will be presenting the new leadership seminar series: "The Economics of Integrity". She will speak on February 23, 2011 in both Greenville and Clemson. There is no charge for this event, but registration is requested. Click the following link to register or contact for more information. Register Now >

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Brooks Center Welcomes Cape Town Philharmonic

As part of its debut tour of the United States, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Clemson University's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Music lovers will not want to miss this fantastic performance. Read More >

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Save the Date for BYDTC 2011

The Clemson Women's Alumni Council is excited to announce the 13th annual Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend held on campus on Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. This year's theme is "Her Land, His Plan". Read More >

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Lose Yourself in Literature

The Fourth Annual Clemson Literary Festival has something for everyone. On Thursday, April 7 we will host a downtown barhop where nationally-acclaimed writers will read from their work. On Friday, April 8 we will host a Book Fair with editors and author signings, a reading that showcases the creative talent at Clemson, a reading sponsored by The South Carolina Review, and our Headline Event: a reading by poet Mark Halliday. Halliday is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize.

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CU-ICAR Guest Lecture Series

The 2011 CU-ICAR Guest Lecture Series represents a mix of distinguished speakers from academia, industry and governmental agencies covering a wide range of topics which are important to the automotive industry. Join us Tuesday, February 22nd at 5 PM as Professor Jochen Lauterbach, Chair for Strategic Environmental Approaches to Electricity Production from Coal, discusses The Discovery of Novel Catalysts for Automotive Exhaust Aftertreatment. There is currently no charge for attending the lectures. Call 864-283-7200 with questions or View series calendar >

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