JUNE 2015

Tired behind the wheel

Psychology researchers at Clemson determined that a reliable, less intrusive way to detect fatigue or drowsiness in a driver is to monitor vehicle behavior rather than the biometrics of the person behind the wheel.
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Social media can be a double-edged sword for job seekers

Social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have dramatically changed how we socialize, but they also have the capability of changing our professional futures, according to Clemson researcher Julie Wade, member of Clemson’s Social Analytics Institute and recent Ph.D. management graduate.

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What ‘ales’ craft brewery growth?

Jacob Burgdorf, economics Ph.D. candidate, found that states with laws restricting craft brewers from directly distributing their products have limited beer drinkers’ choices in pleasing their palates, and South Carolina residents are among them.

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There’s time to affect fate in job interviews

Ever feel you were doomed out of the gate in a job interview? Although a belief exists that a job candidate’s fate is determined very early in the interview process, data collected by Patrick Raymark, Clemson psychology professor, and researchers at Old Dominion and Florida State, may indicate otherwise.

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Clemson entrepreneurship students vie for top prize in 3rd Annual EnterPrize Awards

Clemson's EnterPrize competition is the capstone project for the MBAe Program and offers students a taste of making real pitches to angel investors with money at stake. Graduates from the first three MBAe cohorts have launched 20 businesses that have raised north of $1.5 million. Read article in Greenville News.

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Determined spirit and alumni generosity put Angela McKinney on the fast track

While most college students follow a typical four-year plan that ends with a diploma on graduation day, Angela McKinney has put herself on track to earn a bachelor’s degree as a political science major and Spanish minor in just two-and-a-half years!

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In a class by herself: Billie Meacham receives national tutor recognition

Learning how to learn is difficult for many, but Billie Meacham seems to have a handle on how to make it easier for Clemson economics students. A senior who majors in marketing and minors in economics, is a peer tutor for the Academic Success Center, and recently was recognized as the national Peer Tutor of the Year.

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Graphic students get a big hand for going ‘hands-on’ at Greenville Zoo

One of the many strengths Clemson’s highly ranked graphic communications program prides itself on is the hands-on experience students receive. Nowhere was the program’s success with that approach more evident than at the Phoenix Challenge Competition.

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Granberg named associate provost for faculty affairs

Ellen Granberg, former chair of Clemson's sociology and anthropology department, has been named associate provost for faculty affairs. Granberg was chosen based on a list of criteria, including her leadership experience in business and academia and her distinguished record of scholarship as a senior faculty member.

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Catherine Mobley named interim chair of sociology and anthropology

Catherine Mobley, a distinguished and highly decorated sociologist at Clemson University for nearly 20 years, has been named interim chair of the sociology and anthropology department.

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Business, accounting programs’ accreditation reaffirmed

Clemson University’s business and accounting programs have again earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

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Speed kills, but spectrum bureaucracy failed to apply the brakes,

posted on The Hill, by Thomas Hazlett, Clemson H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics and Harold Feld, VP, Public Knowledge

Bigger insurance, bigger medicine, and a health consolidation frenzy,

posted on The Wall Street Journal, with research by Clemson Economics Professor Matt Lewis on the effects of hospital mergers