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Top five things you need to know this week: Sept. 25 edition

Multiple career fairs to be held this week
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will be hosting campus wide career fairs this week.
Day 1 will feature employers in the engineering, computing and sciences fields. It will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from noon to 5 p.m.
Day 2 will feature employers in the business, healthcare and communication fields. It will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
For those who miss Tuesday’s career fair, Day 3 will also feature employers in the engineering, computing and sciences fields. It will be on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.
All of the career fairs will be held in Littlejohn Coliseum. To learn more and view a list of employers who will be in attendance, go to
Free STI tests available at Redfern through Nov. 28
Student Health Services is providing free and confidential testing for HIV and other STIs at Redfern Health Center every Tuesday until Nov. 28.
The testing, through AID Upstate, includes testing for HIV and hepatitis C as well as screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. It does not test for herpes.
Limited time slots are available each week, and each appointment takes about 45 minutes. Health officials ask that you do not urinate within an hour before your appointment.
AID Upstate also offers free testing in their Greenville and Anderson locations, and Student Health Services provides testing during regular hours with lab fees. If you have the Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan with AIG, all of these tests are covered 100 percent if done at Redfern.
To learn more and sign up, go to
Man convicted for 2015 Clemson murder
A 25-year-old Greenville man, Jason Gibbs, has been found guilty in a deadly shooting in 2015 at a Clemson intersection, the Greenville News reported.
Gibbs was convicted of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the death of 23-year-old Robert Edrew Porter. A judge sentenced Gibbs to 35 years in prison.
Clemson police say that on Aug. 1 2015, Porter and two others purchased drugs from Gibbs and realized they had been shorted and wanted their money back. They then followed Gibbs, who was in another vehicle. After a short chase, Gibbs exited his vehicle and confronted them before firing the fatal shot that killed Porter. Gibbs left the scene after the shooting and said he was not aware anyone had been shot.
The defense called into question the credibility of the victims and lack of physical evidence from the crime scene.
‘Death of Free Speech?’ talk to be held next month
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, in partnership with the Ayn Rand Institute, will be hosting a talk entitled “The Death of Free Speech?” on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Lee 2-111 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Featured speakers include Dave Rubin, of “The Rubin Report,” professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto and philosopher Onkar Ghate of the Ayn Rand Institute. They will be discussing the state of free speech on college campuses.
The event is free and open to the public. On-campus parking without a permit will be available after 4 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the C-4, C-5 and E-3 parking lots.
To learn more, go to
Clemson-Frankfurt research helps distinguish fake news
A research study by Christian Janze, a Ph.D. student from Goethe University, Frankfurt and Marten Risius, Clemson management associate professor, may help to determine Fake News on social media feeds.
The paper, “Automatic Detection of Fake News on Social Media Platforms” was recognized as the best paper among 350 submitted at the Pacific Asia Conference of Information Systems.
The study examined cognitive, affective and behavioral cues in more than 2,000 news posts from Facebook from left, right and mainstream sources, taking place over the 2016 election.
To learn more about the study, go to

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