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In Spring 2012 | research and creative discovery | Clemson University

In Spring 2012

Lit for early risers, Lee 3, a sparkling new addition to Lee Hall, radiates optimism on a rainy morning in January. Designed by Tom Phifer, a Clemson graduate, the building uses state-of-the-art technologies to save energy and fill its spaces with fresh air and natural light. For students and faculty members, the building sets a high bar: design for the future but learn from the past.

Why glimpse? Because there’s more to Clemson than meets the eye.

zoom in
Pictures worth reams of data, exposing the stuff of stars, firing up a cool hot car, a food fight to the finish, water for the thirsty, nuclear power after Fukushima, and the cancer-fighting raspberry.

of seeds and the river
A watershed project in more ways than one.

pictures from an expedition
Anderson Wrangle shoots the rapids, along with the rest of the river.

the sweet spot
The orchards always seem to be in peril, but peaches are worth fighting to save.

chain of fools?
There’s a big risk in low-cost production, if quality is an afterthought.

objective: change the world
How? With technology, when you build-in compassion.

life at the edges
Insects help lead Mongolia toward cleaner water.

here comes the sun
A graceful new setting for artful research.

close focus
Stories from slavery’s survivors, and a novelist who hits the bull’s eye.

zoom out
If you need a boat to get the shot, just build one.