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Feb 03, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Security-assessment firm IOActive recently identified security flaws in 40 mobile banking applications for iPhone and iPad that are used by some of the world's leading financial institutions. 

The alarm coincides with recent data showing that more than half of smartphone users on both the iOS and Android platforms frequently use their bank’s mobile site or

Jan 31, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Winners have been announced for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society’s most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education and sustainability. 

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley partnered with the University of Maryland to launch the inaugural event. 

Jan 29, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Hot Topic Alert: Jan. 29, 2014

Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to expand on his comments, below, about the executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address, the increase, $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, affects workers under new federal contracts.

Jan 29, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Hot Topic Alert   Jan. 29, 2014

Last week’s announcement of the Reserve Bank of India withdrawing pre-2005 notes was initially interpreted in the media as targeting “black money (currency used in transactions where taxes are avoided)" and to prevent counterfeiting. Subsequently, officials have deflected such interpretation and defined the move as a “technical action” to remove from circulation notes that have relatively fewer security features.

Jan 29, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 50 Australian EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students from RMIT University in Melbourne – one of Australia’s most highly-ranked business schools – from Jan. 4-18, 2014, in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting and immerse themselves in U.S

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