Social Value Creation News

May 19, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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West Baltimore has been at the epicenter of upheaval in a city rocked by recent protests and riots following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. In the aftermath, lawmakers and local officials are calling for ways to effect change in the low-income, marginalized community. An innovative experiential learning practicum piloted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, School of Social Work, and Carey School of Law offers some potential solutions.

May 04, 2015
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Elementary schoolchildren grimaced and peered through their fingers when a biomedical engineer showed them excerpts from a laser surgery video. Then they sat up and oohed when the same speaker introduced them to a robot that allows doctors to treat patients remotely. Similar scenes played out in multiple classrooms May 1, 2015, during Career Day at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Apr 27, 2015
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During February and March, hundreds of students across University of Maryland worked to "do good" for their favorite cause in the 4th annual Do Good Challenge. The six most impactful and innovative ventures and projects from a field of 60 teams have advanced to the Do Good Challenge finals where they will compete for more than $20,000 in prizes. Each team will pitch their venture or project in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Riggs Alumni Center on April 28 from 7-9 p....

Apr 10, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Through a highly competitive application process, the Office of Global Initiatives, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for Social Value Creation, collaboratively selected three Smith MBA students, Patrick Gallice, Carlos Cedeno, and Hirokazu Masuoka, to join a consulting team that traveled to the Middle East over Spring Break, 2015.

Apr 07, 2015
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The Central Tibetan Administration (AKA theTibetan Government-in-exile) aims to create a more self-reliant culture among Tibetan refugees by encouraging its people to become successful entrepreneurs. Spearheading this initiative, the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (TED) orchestrates entrepreneurial incubators, financing support, and inspires youth entrepreneurship. To learn more, come to the ChangeTheWorld.org Symposium on April 21, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., where the CTW Consultants will be presenting their final recommendations....

Apr 02, 2015
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In Clinton, Md., a warehouse gets ready to ship fresh fruits and vegetables otherwise destined for waste to local families and businesses. For Evan Lutz ’14, co-founder and CEO of Hungry Harvest, it’s just another day on the job.

Mar 26, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 03, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Mixing business with a social mission takes practice, TOMS director of social impact Shira Shafir said Feb. 27, 2015, at the seventh annual Social Enterprise Symposium.

Feb 26, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Christine Beckman, associate professor of management and organization, to talk about her new roles as academic director of the Smith School’s Center for Social Value Creation.

Feb 24, 2015
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed Christine Beckman as the first academic director of the Center for Social Value Creation.

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