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In Matters of Sustainability, This Smith Team Is Tops

Tue, 2021-03-02 13:26

When it comes to determining the sustainability of an investment, these four Maryland Smith students are tough to beat.

On Focus, Courage and Being Black in Entrepreneurship

Mon, 2021-03-01 09:37

Being an entrepreneur, especially a Black entrepreneur, is about hustle and courage.

That was the theme of Maryland Smith’s Being Black in Entrepreneurship event. Hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, the event featured a panel discussion with notable entrepreneurs who spoke about their setbacks and successes.

Giving Day Is March 3

Wed, 2021-02-24 14:18

Giving Day – the University of Maryland’s 24-hour fundraising event – is nearly here. This year’s event is on March 3.
At the Robert H. Smith School of Business, we are inviting students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and alumni to join the university’s largest annual day of giving, celebrating our common bond – our sense of belonging to the wider Terp community.

Maryland Smith To Host Tenth Annual Women Inspire Event

Tue, 2021-02-23 13:53

At Maryland Smith, Women’s History Month will be off to a strong start.

On March 4, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will host Women Inspire. Now in its 10th year, the annual event celebrates alumnae leaders in business and encourages attendees to strive to reach their full potential.

CSVC Fellowship Ends With Huddle – And Awards

Tue, 2021-02-23 13:08

Maryland Smith’s Center for Social Value Creation recently concluded its second Impact Consulting Fellowship, a program that puts students to work in cross-functional teams to provide pro bono consulting services to impact-driven organizations. And as with every ICF term, this one ended with an ICF Huddle, and a chance to present their final deliverables and compete for awards.

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

Tue, 2021-02-23 12:30

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide. The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, looks at 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and ranks researchers for their career-long impact by the number of times their work is cited in other research. The research was led by Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, an abstract and citation database of research publications.

Helping Her Son Make a Difference. Then Watching Him on Inauguration Day

Mon, 2021-02-22 11:52

Llacey Simmons, MBA ’11, knows that leadership is all about making a difference.

When her son, Cavanaugh Bell, was being bullied in school, Simmons encouraged him to speak up and help others who feel the same way. That encouragement launched the creation of an anti-bullying campaign and, eventually, a community pantry to help others ease the burden of the impact of COVID-19.

Touring the World, Virtually, During Embassy Day

Wed, 2021-02-17 14:04

At Maryland Smith, global experiences come in many forms.   

Senbet Appointed to Ethiopian Economic Advisory Council

Wed, 2021-02-17 09:58

Maryland Smith finance professor Lemma W. Senbet was appointed to a newly created Independent Council of Economic Advisors in his native Ethiopia by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Senbet, an expert and leader in economic policy in Africa, is the William E.

Egan Receives Two Outstanding Research Awards

Fri, 2021-02-12 16:32

For an unprecedented third time, Toby Egan, associate professor in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and its School of Public Policy, was recently awarded the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award, given to the authors of the outstanding refereed research article in each annual volume of Human Resource Development Quarterly.

In Hospital Project, QUEST Students Prescribe Changes

Fri, 2021-02-12 15:30

A virtual trip to the doctor’s office was quite productive for these Maryland Smith students.

This past semester, a team of QUEST Honors Program students worked with Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., to provide recommendations toward improving the patient experience, reducing provider burnout, making providers more productive, and increasing the hospital’s bottom line.

The Global Shakeout: Five Global Trends that will Impact Global Business

Thu, 2021-02-11 16:18

The Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted its annual conversation with Eric Peterson, partner and managing director, Global Business Policy Council, Kearney, on Monday, February 8, as part of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS).

Maryland Smith’s Raghavan Heads NSF Research on Illicit Drug Trafficking

Thu, 2021-02-11 12:52

Maryland Smith’s S. Raghu Raghavan is the principal investigator for a five-year National Science Foundation collaborative research award worth nearly $1 million to look into drug cartels: Discovery, Analysis, and Disruption of Illicit Narcotic Supply Networks. As transnational drug cartels continue to grow in size and scope, their trafficking networks have become more complex and fragmented. This project takes a multidisciplinary, scientific approach to build better insight and optimization of U.S. counternarcotics efforts. The researchers will refine analytic methods to develop an understanding of the network structure and models of the flow of cocaine. The research will support the disruption strategies of anti-narcotics and other law enforcement agencies.

How D.C.-Maryland Restaurants are Adapting to COVID

Thu, 2021-02-11 12:45

Restaurateurs and Food Columnist Tim Carman to Discuss Strategies for Survival in a Maryland Smith-Hosted Webinar

As restaurants have been particularly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has organized an online panel discussion with restaurateurs who will discuss how they have survived thus far and what others might learn from those experiences.

Three Ways TerpTax Adapted in the Pandemic

Thu, 2021-02-11 11:35

For many organizations, the pandemic era has been a test of resilience and adaptability. Maryland Smith’s TerpTax is acing that test. TerpTax, Maryland Smith’s free tax preparation service, puts volunteer undergrad students to work helping qualifying community members and UMD graduate students file their taxes. Most years, those tax returns are filed by the April 15 deadline, and soon after, the student volunteers head off in all directions for internships or job prospects. But 2020 was not like other years.
And TerpTax was ready to adapt.

For EMBA, a Gender Parity Milestone

Wed, 2021-02-10 15:05

Maryland Smith’s Executive MBA program has hit another milestone – gender parity.

For the 2021 cohort, 54% of the students are women.

That’s a first for the program, which is ranked No. 11 in the United States, according to the Financial Times.

Pitch Dingman Is Back – Bigger Than Ever

Tue, 2021-02-09 11:44

Sometimes, more is just better.

This year, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is doubling down on its popular Pitch Dingman Competition, increasing both the prize money available and the ways in which to win it.

Maryland Smith Unveils Flex MBA for Part-Time Students

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:59

Online Information Sessions set for Feb. 9, 16, 24

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Feb. 8, 2021 - MBA degree-seeking professionals in the Greater Washington and Baltimore region have a new option. The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has designed and opened a new Flex MBA program, providing versatile — in-person and online — access to a curriculum augmented with special topic seminars and completable within 24 months through the school’s Baltimore, Rockville and Washington, D.C. locations.

Snead: How We Can Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Now

Fri, 2021-02-05 13:12

Education regarding injustice and inequality is necessary for hopes of creating a better future for all.

As part of her role as vice president of inclusion and professional development of the MBA Association (MBAA), MBA candidate Jasmine Snead is helping to further emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Maryland Smith EMBAs Support Agromovil Initiative to Improve the Farm-to-Market System

Tue, 2021-01-26 13:50

Agromovil, an app-based platform supporting small-scale agriculture, has announced a collaborative project involving six mid-career professionals from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive MBA program.