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Feb 28, 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average U.S. worker received a 2.5 percent pay raise in 2015, the biggest such increase since the Great Recession. Considering U.S. inflation during the same period, that barely covers the cost of living. Smith School senior associate dean Joyce E.A. Russell shares common pitfalls for workers who want something more.

Feb 25, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sean Barnes talks about this new research.

Feb 25, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Smith School professor Clifford Rossi had a front-row seat at the 2008 financial crisis, the subject of the film "The Big Short," which has been nominated for Best Picture in the 2016 Oscars. He shares his historical insights on the film. Read more...

Feb 25, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Friday, Feb.19, a group of Smith Sophomores embarked on a one-day professional immersion program with KPMG called “Smith2DC.” The day was broken up into two halves: in the morning, the students learned about what social responsibility means to a company like KPMG, and in the afternoon, the students volunteered as KPMG representatives at a local elementary school, practicing what was preached. It was a fulfilling day, one that fused business and altruism, a partnership often overlooked in today’s, bottom-line driven society.

Feb 24, 2016

You have an amazing brain. It can filter millions of pieces of data per second, selecting a few dozen facts for your conscious self to interpret and act upon. Unfortunately, the same brain betrays you when it comes to discerning reality and making objective, values-based decisions. Read more...

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