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.
Bank executives sometimes viewed Smith professor Cliff Rossi as a killjoy during the buildup to the 2008 global economic meltdown. As chief risk officer at several of the largest U.S. financial institutions, Rossi faced the task of raising unwelcome concerns when banks started setting aside traditional safeguards and packaging subprime loans.
The Smith School is introducing a set of 15-credit minors to equip University of Maryland students with business skills and entrepreneurial savvy.
Few companies can match the recent global expansion of the Tata Group, which owns brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Taj Hotels and Good Earth Teas. Since 1991, annual revenue for the Indian conglomerate has exploded from $4 billion to more than $100 billion.