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May 20, 2015

Congratulations, you just got a stretch assignment! This means your boss trusts you and sees leadership potential. But beware. New research from the Smith School shows potential pitfalls. The same assignment that can inspire engagement and critical thinking also can trigger self-doubt and anxiety. Co-authors Myeong-Gu Seo and Kathryn M. Bartol say some people cope well, while others crumble

May 20, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Online hookup sites have made it easier for people to have casual sex — and also easier to transmit sexually transmitted diseases. The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV-infection cases of 13.5 percent in Florida over a four-year period, according to a new study at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith of Business. The estimated medical costs for those patients will amount to $710 million over the course

May 20, 2015

Thirteen student-run companies in the Spring 2015 Hatch Cohort of the Fearless Founders program have been awarded a total of $11,000 in funding to continue working on their businesses this summer.

May 19, 2015

People who check online patient reviews to zero in on doctors to cure or effectively treat their conditions need to take the information they find with a grain of salt, according to new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. The study, coauthored by Gordon Gao, co-director of the school's Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), finds no evidence

May 19, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

West Baltimore has been at the epicenter of upheaval in a city rocked by recent protests and riots following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. In the aftermath, lawmakers and local officials are calling for ways to effect change in the low-income, marginalized community. An innovative experiential learning practicum piloted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, School of Social Work, and Carey School of Law offers some potential solutions.

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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, MS in business, 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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