Walls of yellow lockers have popped up at Shoppers grocery outlets around Maryland, dwarfing the Redbox machines that customers have grown used to seeing near store entrances. The lockers belong to Amazon, which is giving the option of ordering online and then picking up in store. Smith School marketing professor Jie Zhang says the strategy helps address key limitations of online retailing.
It may still feel like the middle of summer, but orientation events are already underway at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the 2016-17 school year.
Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront
Dystopian fiction has taken off among young adult readers, and Hollywood has responded with film versions of “The Giver,” “Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and “Maze Runner.” High school English teachers will draw upon the same genre this fall to spark conversations on enterprise and markets, using lesson plans developed July 26-29 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Graduation day was July 23, 2016, for 43 executives at the Riggs Alumni Center, supported by more than 300 friends, family, faculty, and staff. Dean Alex Triantis congratulated the graduates on completing the rigorous 19-month journey, culminating with a celebration of the fifteenth Executive MBA cohort at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.