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Apr 29, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

As tax season comes to a close, the new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated their first season of operation, and almost 100 returns filed successfully.

The VITA program was established by site coordinator Samuel Handwerger and professor Martin Loeb, with help from Wei Wu ’13 and 12 core student volunteers.

Apr 29, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C.

Apr 28, 2015

Low-income people don’t need your aid. An entrepreneur who helped deliver cellphone access throughout Bangladesh said underserved communities prefer business solutions that open economic opportunities. “It is possible to lift others, and in the process be lifted,” keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. Quadir, founder and emeritus director of the Legatum Center at

Apr 27, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Philip Peker, Smith Class of 2018, writes about the Smith Start Etiquette Dinner

Apr 27, 2015

During February and March, hundreds of students across University of Maryland worked to "do good" for their favorite cause in the 4th annual Do Good Challenge. The six most impactful and innovative ventures and projects from a field of 60 teams have advanced to the Do Good Challenge finals where they will compete for more than $20,000 in prizes. Each team will pitch their venture or project in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Riggs Alumni Center on April 28 from 7-9 p.

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