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Feb 29, 2016
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Giving Day returns to the University of Maryland on Thursday, March 3, giving all members of the Robert H. Smith School of Business community the opportunity to boost their contributions through several hourly contests held across campus. From noon until 2 p.m., the Smith faculty and staff’s donations will be eligible for an extra $3,000 prize to be awarded to the Smith School - if they can donate the most money of any on-campus unit within that timeframe.

Feb 25, 2016
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sean Barnes talks about this new research.

Jan 28, 2016
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By using advanced baseball statistics, it's possible to predict the monetary value of baseball players' future contributions — and avoid awarding massive multiyear contracts to players whose best days are behind them, according to new research from the Robert H. Smith School, at the University of Maryland. Read more ...

Dec 10, 2015
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Challenges to business schools fall into five universal categories, leadership, execution, analytics, discipline and serving a broad set of stakeholders, Smith School professors Sunil Mithas and Henry Lucas, Jr. write in India's BW Businessworld. They share helpful actions to build great business schools in India. Read more...

Dec 03, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Joseph Bailey, a 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Nov 24, 2015
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​The Robert H. Smith School of Business is partnering with the Office of Financial Research on a  challenge for research teams to link four disparate financial datasets.

Nov 11, 2015
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Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures...

Nov 04, 2015
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Are today's colleges going the way of Blockbuster after the rise of Netflix and streaming video? Things might not be quite so dire. But Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr. argues in a new book that college leaders need to act more quickly than they have so far if don't want to be swept aside by emerging technologies. Read more......

Nov 02, 2015
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A team of students from the Smith School’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program won the first prize award of $2,500 at the American Public Health Association’s 2015 Codeathon in Chicago.

Oct 08, 2015
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A computer can do as good a job of predicting how many patients will be discharged from a hospital unit on a given day as doctors and nurses can, according to new research from Smith School professor Sean Barnes. In some cases, the computer does even better. Accurate estimates of patient discharges are an important component of keeping costs down because they allow hospitals to make the most efficient use of...

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