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May 17, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Information systems faculty from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and such universities as Carnegie Mellon, Emory, Purdue, Georgia Tech and New York University gathered in Van Munching Hall for the 2013 IT Teaching Workshop.

The May 17 event started with introductory remarks from Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, and participants were welcomed by Dean G. "Anand" Anandalingam during lunch.

“Participants shared new teaching techniques, ideas, assignments and...

Apr 24, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
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Henry “Hank” Lucas, Smith School professor of information systems, is taking on a new challenge: educating 10,000 students on surviving disruptive technologies — all at once.

Apr 07, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

The digital age has changed education, including making it easier than ever to make content available to the masses through free online courses. These Massive Online Open Courses – MOOCs – are a growing trend in education and University of Maryland is part of the movement.

Mar 29, 2013
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University-developed technologies have long been a rich entrepreneurship source for spinning out companies. At the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, one professor’s work has helped create a solution to manage relief efforts for large-scale disasters.

Mar 15, 2013
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Saul Gass

Professor Emeritus Saul Irving Gass passed away on March 17, 2013.

Feb 24, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
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Feb. 21, 2013; Feb. 24, 2013

American Airlines and US Airways are said to be ironing out the details of a merger that would create the world’s largest carrier. What could a deal mean for the industry, airports and passengers?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Mike Ball talks about the impacts of a mega merger in the airlines industry.

Feb 12, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Improved customer service driven by robust competition lies ahead of the new U.S. Airways-American Airlines merger, says Michael Ball, a University of Maryland expert on transportation systems and airport operations.

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Jan 28, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
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Gordon Gao

A Smith professor’s research proposal on how to improve quality transparency in healthcare and inform consumer choice has won a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation.

Nov 13, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research
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Ritu Agarwal, founder and director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems and professor and the Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, will discuss her recent study, “The Benefits of Combining Data with Empathy,” in an e-chat hosted by All Analytics, an online community for information management, business intelligence and analytics.

Oct 23, 2012
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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UMD One of Three U.S. Sites in ’48 Hours to Save the World’ Effort

After a 2011 launch from 40 sites worldwide, the Global Sustainability Jam debuts for prospective participants in the greater Washington region, thanks to the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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