News at Smith

Jun 12, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

slLemma Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, has been appointed Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), a premier economic policy research institution serving Africa. The Nairobi, Kenya-headquartered not-for-profit corporation is working to build a thriving community of well-informed economics researchers whose work can shape policies and boost economic development in sub-

Jun 10, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

With digital communications, writing skills for executives are more important than ever. How can you be sure you’re staying professional while getting your point across?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Ken White talks about writing for executives.

Jun 06, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

JohnnyGrahamJohnny Graham, MBA ’12, has flourished as both a musician and scholar.

Well-known on the D.C.-Baltimore music scene, he has leveraged his recently concluded Robert H. Smith School of Business experience to launch and operate an entertainment company and begin pursuit of a PhD in business administration.

Graham, 24, crossed the Smith commencement stage May 20 for his MBA.

May 28, 2012

Professor Lemma W. Senbet has advice for his students: “I tell them to always do your best, wherever you are and whatever you are doing – you never know who could be watching. One thing leads to another and you may end up someplace very different from where you started. Situations are what you make of them.”

May 27, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Having a global perspective is critical to leading in today’s business world. At the Smith School, students take part in international experiences abroad and at home to shape their view of the world and give them the practical preparation needed to excel and lead.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Kislaya Prasad talks about the impact international experiences can have on perspective and


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