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  • $60 million transformational gift elevates business at Clemson

    October 16, 2020

    President Clements announces University’s largest-ever gift, which positions Clemson’s College of Business to become a nationally recognized program for educating global leaders. The nation’s top-rated business colleges have earned their reputation for excellence by building powerful programs that look beyond teaching the fundamentals and instead focus their energies on making a broad impact on today’s […]

  • Darren and Patrick stand outside on the stairs of the University's Watt Center.

    Troll Spotting

    September 14, 2020

    Two Clemson researchers fighting online disinformation have a new hub for truth The past few years have been a whirlwind for Darren Linvill, an associate professor in Clemson’s Department of Communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor in Clemson’s John E. Walker Department of Economics. From their initial project in 2017 to uncover and expose […]

  • Patrick Warren, economics

    Clemson study is showing trolls win Twitter influence with ‘honey,’ not animus

    July 23, 2020

    In a yet-to-be-released study, Clemson University researchers Patrick Warren and Darren Linvill are examining the strategies Russian social media trolls employ in peddling their disinformation campaigns aimed at dividing the U.S. public. Warren recently presented early findings of their most recent research into Russian Twitter trolls at a Clemson online research symposium this summer. In […]

  • Scott Barkowski, econ assistant professor

    Clemson study shows parents balancing careers, childcare during pandemic

    July 9, 2020

    Working parents with school-age children, so far, seem to be balancing career obligations with their added parental responsibilities brought on by COVID-19, according to a study conducted by researchers in the College of Business at Clemson University. The study’s general conclusion: There was little difference in work hours between working parents tending to younger children […]

  • Wendy York-Letter to Grads 2020

    To the Business Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    Your ability to adapt to the extraordinary events of the past several months has been a test of your resiliency, and is something you will draw upon again and again professionally and personally. Learn from it, knowing you can overcome adversity and achieve your goals.

  • WYFF News 4 anchor presented with Clemson’s Distinguished Service Award

    March 3, 2020

    WYFF News 4 news anchor, Jane Robelot DeCarvalho, is being honored by the Clemson Alumni Association with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that the association bestows upon former Clemson Tigers.

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    Students create online tool to help civilians in conflict zones

    February 4, 2020

    A pocket-size technology that has radically changed how people communicate, hail rides and listen to music could soon play a starring role in transforming how aid reaches people trapped in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. The smartphone is the platform for a new online tool that a team of Clemson University students […]

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    Clemson research links Affordable Care Act to drop in crime

    January 29, 2020

    CLEMSON, S.C. – Might there be a link between health care and crime in the U.S.? Research by Clemson University economists in the College of Business would indicate so. Scott Barkowski, assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, and Qiwei He, a former Clemson economics Ph.D. student, examined crime rates before and […]

  • Students participate in Hayek Center's civil discourse workshop

    Hayek Center workshops sharpen students’ persuasive powers

    December 5, 2019

    The power to persuade is a skill that is useful at the negotiating table and the holiday dinner table. Yet, persuasion is a skill that comes naturally to a select few. On the Clemson University campus, the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity recently piloted a project that aims to help students navigate disagreement […]

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    Clemson Young Alumni Council presents Harold P. Hughes of Austin with the 2019 Roaring10 young alumni award

    October 17, 2019

    The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Harold P. Hughes of Austin with the Roaring10 award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.

  • People checking out Remnant Trust collection of old books

    Economics Department hosting Remnant Trust collection of rare books

    September 16, 2019

    The John E. Walker Department of Economics is making available a world-class collection of first and early editions of manuscripts and books dealing with topics of individual dignity and liberty in their original form. These books and manuscripts date from the 1400s through the 1800s.  Attendees will be able to see and hold these antiquarian […]

  • New faculty joining the College of Business in 2019

    Twenty-two new faculty welcomed into College of Business fold

    August 20, 2019

    The College of Business has added to its strong complement of educators for the 2019-20 academic year by welcoming 22 new faculty poised to enrich the minds of Clemson University’s next generation of business leaders. Among the faculty additions are two new department chairs. Craig Wallace most recently led the University of Denver’s management department. […]

  • Patrick Warren, Darren Linvill in Social Media Listening Center

    National security agencies tap Clemson professors’ Russian trolling research

    July 16, 2019

    Research by two Clemson University professors on Russian social media trolling has drawn the interest of U.S. agencies charged with protecting the country’s national security. Patrick Warren, associate professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics and Darren Linvill, associate professor in the department of communication, have shared their extensive research on Russian social media disinformation campaigns with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal law enforcement agencies and more recently, U.S. Army Cyber Command.

  • Andrew Hanssen, Robert Fleck researched the rule of law and democracies

    Researchers study when prosperity does, doesn’t require rule of law

    July 2, 2019

    The “rule of law” is characterized by transparent and stable laws that are applied equally to all citizens.  The rule of law thereby limits government discretion, thus inspiring the investment and innovation that produces economic growth. It is well-recognized that all of today’s most successful democracies are based on a rule of law.  Two Clemson […]

  • Students participate in Hayek Center's HERO program

    Hayek Center’s HERO program links business and international aid

    May 28, 2019

    Viewing a charitable project through a business lens can be the difference between success and failure. “Often with community service and other charitable efforts, we abandon our business principles and think good intentions are enough to produce good results. They are not,” said Reed Watson, director of the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity. […]