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Aug 06, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
Aug. 6, 2013
Media Alert
Attention: Business and Economics Editors and Reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Long odds face U.S. fast food workers who have been demanding higher wages, says an expert in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Professor Curt Grimm, the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the workers’ demands that include better pay, the right to unionize, and more than doubling the $7.25 minimum wage to $15:

Aug 05, 2013
Community

Top 21 Ways You Know You’re a Student at UMD-Smith

Aug 05, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

As a Securities and Exchange Commission deputy chief economist, Kathleen Weiss Hanley has garnered praise for delivering “critical thought leadership” and spurring “rigorous economic modeling.”

This fall, the respected economic strategist and researcher returns to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business finance faculty, which she served from 1994-1999. She arrives from the SEC with a colleague -- Associate Professor Gerard Hoberg, following his one-year sabbatical as a visiting financial economist.

Aug 02, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Welcome to The Smith Report, a short audio podcast that will help keep you informed about current news and events at the Smith School. The podcast is less than 10 minutes long and is produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

Smith MBAs take on a variety of challenging internships over the summer to build their skills and make professional connections.

In this issue of the Smith Report, Mary Herbst, MBA Candidate 2014, tells us about working as a Summer Executive Associate at MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas.

Aug 01, 2013
Community

Thirty-eight students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive MBA Cohort 12 gathered at the University of Maryland’s Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on July 26, 2013, for a very special occasion: graduation ceremonies.

With family, friends, faculty, and staff on hand, the close-knit and supportive culture of our community was clearly on display as Vice Dean Joyce Russell acknowledged the sacrifice on the families and the milestone achievement of the graduates.

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