Flagship management journal honors Aleda Roth with research award in her name
Aleda Roth is no stranger to receiving international acclaim for her research in service operations, but the College of Business management professor’s most recent recognition may be her most coveted accolade in a career that has seen many. The Production and Operations Management (POM) Journal recently announced it has established a biennial award in Roth’s name to recognize outstanding research in service operations management.
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Clemson study shows parents balancing careers, childcare during pandemic
Scott Barkowski, assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, conducted a study that found that parents with young children were about 1 percentage point more likely to be working at their jobs during the pandemic than those who didn’t have young children. “That one percentage point translates into about a half-million more parents working who had young children than if they worked at the same rate as adults who didn’t have a young child.”
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Clemson study is showing trolls win Twitter influence with ‘honey,’ not animus
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 it, he reported their initial studies are revealing that creating friendships, not instigating fights, appears to be the trolls’ most successful path toward influencing political discourse in the U.S.
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Student Affairs Talk: John Gressette
Clemson economics senior John Gressette was featured on the Clemson Student Affairs Talk podcast. Take a minute to hear from him and learn how he continues to give back to Clemson as the president of the Interfraternity Council.
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Cat Bromels keeps Clemson streak intact for flexographic scholarship
For the seventh consecutive year, a Clemson University student has received the coveted Rossini Scholarship, which grants funds to a student and their school for winning a flexographic printing research proposal. Cat Bromels of Chicago is the 2020 recipient of the FFTA Rossini North America Flexographic Research Scholarship. The $13,000 scholarship provides $10,000 to Cat, a master’s degree student in the Department of Graphic Communications, and $3,000 to that College of Business program.
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When COVID hit, ’95 grad’s business pivot addressed need, saved jobs
When Kevin Peters, ’95 Graphic Communications, was hit with the economic impact of COVID-19 in March, the president of IDL Print pivoted his business, addressing a health-care need and saving his Pittsburgh-based company from having to lay off employees.
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Clemson alumnus becomes first Marine fighter pilot to graduate TOPGUN in F-35
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University ROTC alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
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Inc. features student’s start-up that is helping small businesses
Management student Sudarshan Sridharan’s start-up, SaveMAPS, was featured in an Inc. Magazine story about companies launched during the pandemic. SaveMAPS aims to keep “mom and pop” retail businesses open by enabling customers to buy gift cards for restaurants.
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Alumni Spotlight
Our Alumni Spotlight features Macy McNair, Financial Management '17, who is an Account Executive at an advertising agency in New York City. She shared how the College of Business has played a role in her career. Be sure to follow our Alumni Spotlight series on Instagram @ClemsonBusiness.
Freshman Reflection Friday
Gracie Patat is a graphic communications major from Greenville, SC., and reflected on her freshman year at Clemson. See what she had to say and be sure to follow our Freshman Reflection series every other Friday through the summer on Facebook @ClemsonBusiness!
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