Researcher of the Month – Dr. Bruce Martin

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Martin_rotmProfessor of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences
Interim Director of Pee Dee Research & Education Center

If you enjoy golf or just admire the majesty of a well-maintained lawn, you should appreciate the work of Dr. Bruce Martin. During his more than twenty-five years at Clemson, his research focus has primarily been the identification, prevention, and control of turfgrass diseases. In 2014, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America awarded him the Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award during its annual conference. In 2010, he received both the Clemson Alumni Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service Award and the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association Distinguished Service Award.

You may not have seen him around the Clemson campus lately since Dr. Martin is Interim Director of the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC). Located in Florence, SC, the Pee Dee REC houses nine faculty and fifty support workers and includes 2,300 acres of land in Florence and Darlington counties. It hosts research as well as community education activities that are integral to Clemson’s public service responsibility as a land grant institution.

Current students, faculty, and staff of Clemson University are eligible for recognition. For more information about the program and the nomination form, visit our Researcher of the Month guide.

Security Desk Switch

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We hope by now you’ve noticed that something is going on the lobby of Cooper Library.

The biggest change, so far, is the security desk switch from one side of the exit to the other.  We moved the desk and the security gates because construction of the Adobe Digital Studio is beginning during spring break. The first step is taking down part of the wall above the Byrnes Room. And we can’t have pieces of wall falling on the desk.

When you return from spring break expect to find many changes to the lobby and to the 5th floor. Big things are coming!

In the meantime, try not to run into the security desk while looking at your phone.



Interlibrary Loan Hours This Week

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orangeclockThis week the Interlibrary Loan Office is closed in the mornings because the morning staff member is out of the office.  They will open by 1:00pm when the afternoon staff arrives.

If you need help requesting materials via ILL, please go to the Research Services desk for assistance.  If you have a question about your personal ILL account or specific ILL items call 656-5186 and leave a message or send an email to

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Midweek Music This Week

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music-note-8Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4 for Midweek Music.

The Clemson Jazz Combo performs selections from the jazz repertoire including swing, bop, latin, funk rock, ballad, and 3/4 swing tunes. Directed by Prof. Monty Craig, the student ensemble includes Dave Denton (drums), Ken Ballard (piano), Cole Monroe (bass), and Patrick Stapleton (guitar).

The performance will be in the lobby of Cooper Library from 12:30pm until 1:00pm.

While You Were Out

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Last week, while Cooper was still closed because of the inclement weather, we moved some stuff around. Did you notice?

We are getting the 5th floor ready for the upcoming Adobe Digital Studio construction. We had to move all the furniture out of the area and into different locations in the building. We moved most of the furniture down to the the 3rd floor.

So, if your favorite chair or table is gone, maybe we just gave it a new home. Go take a look!

5th floor furniture move 1
Empty 5th floor
5th floor furniture move 2
Another view of emptied 5th floor
5th floor furniture move 3
Inside large 3rd floor study room
5th floor furniture move 4
Outside Room 311


Watching the Winter Weather, Again

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snowflakesIn advance of what is supposed to be snowy, winter-y weather for us; Cooper Library will close our services tonight (Wednesday, February 25) at 6pm. What that means is there will be no reference or circulation services but the building will remain open*. So basically, you can study but you can’t check out books.

*The building will remain open UNLESS the university decides to close earlier, for instance if night classes are cancelled then the building will close.

Tillman Media Center and Gunnin Architecture Library will close at 6pm. Special Collections Library regularly closes at 4:30pm.

Come back here or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

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