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Jan 25, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

President Trump signed an executive order this week to formally walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership, in what looked like the final chapter for the 12-nation trade deal. Without the U.S., it seemed, the deal would collapse. But leaders of some of the 11 remaining nations now say they hope to carry on with the deal. Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says the big question is whether the pact's

Jan 23, 2017
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, a group of undergraduates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business completed The LeaderShape Institute. This annual six-day program is held on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, Md., and offers an intense ethics-based leadership curriculum that encourages students to build community, practice bold visioning, and develop a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Jan 20, 2017

Opioid-related overdose deaths quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, totaling more than half a million. This includes 20,000-plus fatalities in 2015 related to prescription opioids.

Jan 19, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

World Economic Forum in Davos, SwitzerlandSeveral world leaders opted out of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. Xi Jinping didn't. He became China's first leader to speak at the gathering that's designed to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. Also participating: Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta. He contributed to a "future of retail" panel and

Jan 19, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

Clowns are creepy and dancing elephants upset PETA, so maybe the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus had no chance. After producing the greatest show on earth for 146 years, the three-ring spectacle announced Saturday that it will close forever in May. The news does not surprise Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal, who includes the Ringling Brothers case in her executive MBA course. She says several


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