When faced with a problem, Dan Cowens, EMBA ’14 takes matters into his own hands. After a frustrating visit to a marina while on vacation, he decided he could operate a marina better than current industry standards. He and a team of four other Executive MBA students launched their entrepreneurial venture, Oasis Marinas, during a Smith School project in 2014.
A new $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund Smith’s Center for International Business Education and Research through 2018.
Tiny unmanned aircrafts will soon swarm your neighborhood delivering everything from hot burritos to medical prescriptions. Fulfillment will take minutes instead of days or hours, and big commercial carriers will face pressure to adapt or die. That’s the promise of some visionaries.
Overnight rain has soaked the trails at Little Bennett Campground near Washington, D.C., where University of Maryland undergraduates gather for class on Oct. 11, 2014. Instead of textbooks, the students carry folding chairs and other outdoor gear to a pavilion that provides shelter from a lingering drizzle.
People love or hate capitalism, but a potential third option emerged Sept. 30, 2014, at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership.