APRIL 2016

Spiro UPIC program teams interns with entrepreneurs

Finance senior Cory Comunal has a unique know-how and passion for helping others bring their million-dollar ideas to life. A research assistant to entrepreneurs in Clemson’s Technology Villages program, Cory performs many behind-the-scenes tasks vital to a start-up company's success. 
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Alum’s photo booth business a picture of growth

Photo booths weren’t on Brendon Mullen’s radar when he received a management degree from Clemson in 2011. Today, as partner of a burgeoning start­up business, they are the focal point of his workday.

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MBAe student’s new design aims to be ‘Nike of crutches’

Despite the leaps and bounds of modern healthcare technology, Clemson MBAe student Devin DeAngelis says some things don’t get enough attention. Like crutches. Not only can they wear out in two weeks, they’re incredibly inefficient in terms of motion and energy, he said in this Upstate Business Journal article about his new product venture.

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New Sales Lab gives students career leads

Students from a cross-section of disciplines at Clemson are sold on the marketing department's newly opened Sales Lab and its potential to jump start their careers.
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Clemson student team selected to present NASA-funded research to Congress

Clemson psychology students Michelle Flynn and Dana Verhoeven (graduate doctoral candidate) presented research sponsored by NASA at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill session on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., last week.

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Top honors awarded to Class of 2016

Graduating seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, outstand­ing character, and community involvement were honored during the annual college honors and awards ceremonies this month. View photos from the CBBS Honors & Awards and the Beta Gamma Sigma Awards ceremonies.

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Economics department research ranks 8th among schools in South

Clemson’s John E. Walker Department of Economics ranks 8th among U.S. southern universities in faculty research productivity. The Department of Economics at Clemson moved up 10 places among nearly 90 schools in the South that are ranked on the basis of research contributions. 

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Tiger Paw Classic hits milestone

For the 7th year in a row, the student-run Tiger Paw Classic was a big success! The annual golf tournament hit a milestone this year, surpassing $100,000 raised since its inception. Proceeds went to Tanner’s Totes and scholarships and awards for Clemson marketing students.

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Google taps Clemson expert on how to restore trust in technology

Google has put its trust in Clemson researcher Richard Pak to provide insights into how a person’s faith in technology can be restored after a failed experience. Pak and an associate from George Mason University have received a nearly $100,000 Google Faculty Research Award.

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Clemson celebrates ROTC centennial

Clemson celebrated ROTC's 100th birthday this month with honored guests during a ceremony on Bowman Field. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gene Blackwell and retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon became the first two inducted into the Clemson ROTC Hall of Fame. 

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What makes Uber and Airbnb flourish while others fail in ‘sharing economy’?

Not all who join the “sharing economy” find riches, but those who do are discovering a very lucrative business model that enables millions of people to rent their underused goods. While many sharing-economy models, such as Uber and Airbnb, are thriving, there are just as many that have failed to make money, said Kevin Tsui, associate professor of economics.

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Jilted workers can produce, if the employer cares

Being blackballed by fellow employees doesn’t mean a person can’t remain productive in the workplace — if they feel their employer values them, according to Clemson management researchers Kristin Scott, Tom Zagenczyk and Russell Purvis.

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