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7 Inspiring Quotes from Smith’s Social Enterprise Symposium (March 17)
The Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 7, 2014. Here are seven inspiring quotes from a day filled with meaningful messages about creating a better world through business. Read more.

Morning Buzz energizes SES with ideas of change (March 12)
This year’s symposium had a new feature, the “Morning Buzz,” a series of back-to-back solo presentations by thought leaders designed to pique interested and energize the audience, just as a morning coffee would. The speaker’s at the morning buzz were Mrim Boutla, co-founder and managing partner, More than Money Careers; David Bornstein, Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network; and Nicole Bassett, Director of Sustainability, PrAna. Rebecca Ratner, assistant dean for academic affairs-Undergraduate Programs, Smith School, moderated the session. Read more

Terps talk about Impact at UMD (March 12)
Terrapin Impact: Lessons from UMD, one of eight breakout sessions during SES, was an hour-long panel and discussion about what entrepreneurs are doing on campus to create social value at the University of Maryland and beyond. Read more.

Smith Hosts 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (March 12)
What could be accomplished if anything was possible, and we used our unique talents to forge fearlessly forward – without ever holding back? This was the idea behind each of the sessions at the 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium that took place on March 7, 2014 in the Stamp Student Union. Sponsored by the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, this year’s theme was: “Don’t hold back.” Read more.

Social Enterprise Symposium: March 7 (February 5)
The 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (#SES14) returns to the University of Maryland on Friday, March 7, 2014. Sponsored by the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Social Enterprise Symposium is unlike any other event on campus. Read more

TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge Winners Announced (January 31)
Winners have been announced for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society’s most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education and sustainability. The Center for Social Value Creation supported the competition that drew aspiring entrepreneurs to develop transformative solutions to affect positive change for individuals and communities across the nation. Read more