News at Smith


Oct 12, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland has elected Liz Sara as Chair of its Board of Advisors for the 2016-18 academic years. She becomes the first female chair in its 30-year history. She officially took the helm at the Oct. 5, 2016, board meeting. She will lead the current board of 14 members in advising the Dingman Center’s managing director on initiatives, development and growth strategies. She succeeds prior Chairman Mark Walsh, who currently runs Investment and Innovation for the Small Business Administration.

Oct 11, 2016

Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Smith Junior David Potter ’18 to discuss how he is “commanding his career” during his Smith Journey.

Oct 11, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Newly admitted external transfer students were treated to a nice dinner, networking night, and a subtle lesson on the importance of professional etiquette on Oct. 5, 2016 at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Etiquette seems to be common sense, something that is not worth spending time on, yet when Evan Riddle, director and academic advisor at Smith, kicked off the evening and dove into the dos and don’ts at the table, many students were surprised to find out how much they did not know. This etiquette workshop is a part of a

Oct 11, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Financial Website’s Subscriber Bait: ‘Secret Sauce’ for Money Back on Every Purchase

By Samuel Handwerger 

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — A client of mine in my role as CPA recently asked me how to take advantage of something a financial website describes as a “$42 billion consumer rebate program” that Congress passed in December 2015. Under the program, the website boasts, “119 million taxpaying Americans can now get a rebate on virtually every

Oct 10, 2016

Contracts help human beings do what at times seems impossible. They help us cooperate and trust each other. It’s not that we fundamentally don’t trust one another. It’s just that trust is a freer-flowing currency when agreements are backed by a contract. And that’s why contract theory became the premise for the 2016 Nobel prize for economics on Monday. Smith School professors Kislaya Prasad and


About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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