News at Smith


Oct 26, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16–20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 26, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Consumer spending indicates Americans are not affected by financial market volatility and economic troubles abroad. "Retail sales have been good," as "consumers have been spending at a rate of about three-and-a-half percent per-annum growth both in the second and third quarters,” Smith School professor and economist Peter Morici told the Wall Street Journal in a recent podcast.

Oct 23, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

A team of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed and presented a health care management solution to capture the fourth annual Cognizant Business Consulting Case Competition.

Oct 22, 2015

Imagine living on a remote German island in the North Sea. When you need medicine, an autonomous drone flies more than seven miles from the Continent to deliver it. This is not some futurist scene based on rosy projections. It is happening now. Smith School professors Oliver Schlake and Hank Lucas share other commercial applications of drone technology.

Oct 21, 2015

A Brooklyn school teacher got five days of community service after he crashed a drone at the U.S. Open last month. No one was injured, but U.S. aviation officials have seen enough. Citing an increase in “close calls,” the FAA announced plans on Tuesday to require registration of recreational drones. Matt Scassero, director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at UMD's Clark School of Engineering, talks about


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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