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Oct 05, 2015

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 spends time with the Smith Undergraduate Advising Team. Read about his conversations.

Oct 05, 2015

Steve Jobs the movie will arrive in theaters Friday, despite protests from the widow and other friends of the late Apple co-founder. They say the film unfairly portrays its title character as cruel and inhumane, while director Danny Boyle stands by his adaptation of the biography by Walter Isaacson. One thing not in dispute is Jobs’ legacy as a creative thinker. Smith School adjunct faculty member Kamran Loghman

Oct 02, 2015

How would trained saboteurs, successfully planted on your team by ruthless competitors, proceed to undermine your productivity? If they followed a previously classified World War II field guide used by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of today's CIA, they would follow eight rules to sap your momentum. Robert Galford, facilitator of an executive education course at the Smith School, says many

Oct 01, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

What's the best time to tweet, to ensure maximum audience engagement? University of Maryland researchers, including Smith School professor William Rand, have demonstrated that an algorithm that takes into account the past activity of each of your followers — and makes predictions about future tweeting — can lead to more "retweets" than other commonly used methods, such as posting at peak traffic times.

Oct 01, 2015

Commercial interest in Cuba has risen following the recent reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The move by President Obama ended more than 50 years without diplomatic relations between the countries, and trade delegates are cautiously exploring opportunities in anticipation of relaxed restrictions. But what are the international business prospects in the communist country, really? Two close observers of Cuba discussed the key


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