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May 28, 2015
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.

May 22, 2015
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together to celebrate the achievements of full-time MBA students at the 4th Annual MBA End-of-the-Year Banquet on May 14, 2015, held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

May 22, 2015
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Congratulations to the 1,200 students who graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Xfinity Center! The Smith School celebrated with two ceremonies – the first for undergraduates and the second for masters and PhD students.

May 08, 2015
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together on May 7, 2015, to celebrate the achievements of top undergraduate students at the 15th annual Dean’s Undergraduate Senior Awards Dinner. More than 60 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a dinner at Van Munching Hall.

Apr 29, 2015
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Congratulations to the following faculty and PhD alumni from the marketing department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business:
 
Finalist, 2015 Marketing Science Long-Term Impact Award 
Dave Godes' paper with Dina Mayzlin  “Firm-Created Word-of-Mouth Communication: Evidence from a Field Test,” Marketing Science, Volume 28, issue 4, 2009, (July/August), pp. 721-39,  is a finalist for the Long-Term Impact Award. This paper was also a finalist for the John D. C....
Apr 29, 2015
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Smith School Professor and Assistant Dean Rebecca Ratner talks with Huff Post Live today, Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m./EDT.

Many people feel embarrassed about doing fun activities alone, such as dining out or going to a movie. Ratner's research finds that when solo consumers do venture out, they enjoy themselves more than they expect. The challenge for companies that offer fun experiences is to figure out how to market to solo consumers.

Watch the show.

Apr 10, 2015
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A team of four undergraduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business took home first place in this year’s Wake Forest Marketing Summit, a case competition held annually at WFU’s campus in Winston-Salem, N.C. After 10 days of preparation and two intense days of competition, the students returned triumphantly to College Park with the first place trophy and $8,000 in prize winnings. Smith won the competition in 2013 and 2009.

Mar 26, 2015
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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.

Feb 16, 2015
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Smith’s Gaurav Bhalla explores South Africa’s ‘Curse’

Feb 09, 2015
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For the fifteenth year, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 45 MBA students from Australia for a two-week USA Business & Culture Tour in January 2015.

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