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May 12, 2016
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Experts at a recent University of Maryland event said innovation will play a key yet unpredictable role as the United States moves toward meeting the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement on climate change, namely keeping the global temperature rise to significantly below 2 degrees Celsius. Current projections about slowing climate change may be pessimistic, but such pessimism involves extrapolating from current sociological and technological trends. Human ingenuity "is not in the models," said...

Apr 26, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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A team of four sophomores - Angelina Bingei, Megarn Go, Rachel Hobble, and Jessica Ting - have had a busy spring semester representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business at two case competitions.

Apr 08, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Tata Group of Companies hosted the Tata Dialogue on Innovation luncheon on April 1, 2016, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The featured speaker was Shankar Venkateswaran, chief of Tata Sustainability Group, who discussed the challenges of taking sustainability from policy to practice.

Mar 11, 2016
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“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016....

Feb 17, 2016
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Join the Center for Social Value Creation and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) on Friday, March 4, 2016. Covering a range of topics from corporate sustainability to social entrepreneurship, SES explores the role of business in creating economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change.

Feb 10, 2016
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Etsy continues to test the compatibility of a commitment to social responsibility with the demands of Wall Street. Last week, the online shopping site for vintage and handmade goods became the first publicly traded company to be recertified as a "B Corporation" — a designation attesting that a company helps disadvantaged citizens, treats employees well, and is environmentally responsible. But does this put it on a collision...

Jan 21, 2016
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is kicking off 2016 with a new strategic initiative. Historically, the center has focused primarily on traditional entrepreneurship but recently has recognized the desire among its student populations to pursue social ventures. To execute social entrepreneurship programming, the center has welcomed Sara Herald as associate director for social entrepreneurship.

Jan 05, 2016
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Evan Lutz, a 2014 alumnus of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is scheduled to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on Jan. 8, 2016, to pitch Hungry Harvest, a company that ships surplus produce destined for waste to local families and businesses. Shark Tank is a reality television show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of high-powered investors.

Dec 15, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The Do Good Challenge is excited to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Accelerator and Ladies First awardees.

Dec 11, 2015
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Happy holidays from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business!

This year's holiday video has the theme "Smith Holiday Idol." Students, faculty and staff auditioned in front of a panel of judges to get a starring role. Watch to find out who wins!

Thanks to all of our Smith Terps who participated in the making of this video. A special thanks to our student helpers on this project: Dina Broydo (undergrad), Ying Chen (MBA), Francois DeZamaroczy (MBA), and Lauren Kessler (MBA).

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