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Sep 02, 2014
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome 12 new full-time faculty members to start the fall semester of 2014.

Jun 06, 2014
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Michael Fu

Michael Fu, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, with UMD colleague Steven Marcus, has received a $340K grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision-making under uncertainty.

Jun 04, 2014
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Rules against seller retaliation for negative reviews improves service but shifts balance of power to buyers

May 16, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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During the second half of the spring 2014 semester, graduate students in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed mobile health applications. Their mission targeted challenges to patient-consumers posed by diabetes, elder care, urgent-care logistics, obesity and treatment selection. [VIDEO]

May 15, 2014
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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This spring, Smith undergraduates teamed up with UMD engineering and computer science peers to answer a challenge from IBM to develop ideas for implementing its recent customer service innovation, the Watson Engagement Advisor.

May 12, 2014
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Supply chain analytics was the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Analytics Workshop, held in College Park, Md., on Friday, May 2, 2014. Co-sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and IBM, the day-long workshop consisted of topics ranging from cyber supply chain risk management to disaster response planning and logistics.

May 09, 2014
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Henry Lucas talks about disruptive technologies and his recent experiences teaching Massive Online Open Courses – free online courses that often have more than 10,000 students participating. [VIDEO]

Apr 18, 2014
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Symptoms resulting from a bioterrorism attack could be alarmingly similar to those of the flu. A computer model developed by Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management, aims to identify one from the other by their very different transmission dynamics. 

Barnes built his original simulation model for his dissertation as a mathematics PhD student at the University of Maryland (2012) to help public health officials seeing the two scenarios play out and determine which they...

Apr 16, 2014
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business has expanded its reputation as a research and knowledge hub with top-25 showings in three recent worldwide rankings.

Apr 14, 2014
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The University of Maryland offers a set of “Fearless Ideas” courses through its Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE), a signature initiative to infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges, building on the institution's excellence as a research university.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer four Fearless Ideas courses in fall 2014:

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