Nearly 30 years ago, Andy Burness, MBA ’81, created a self-manned public relations firm, launching campaigns to bring awareness little-known, world-changing ideas. The firm, Burness, has helped its clients protect the Amazon rainforest, fight hunger and childhood obesity, promote agricultural research for African families, and showcase innovation in community colleges.
The big winner of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate — at least in the Twitterverse — wasn't even on the stage. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gained 60,000 followers with his live tweets during the event. But does it matter? Smith School professor Wendy W. Moe and a colleague from the University of Maryland journalism school are developing a tool to help make sense of social media data.
Robert H. Smith ’50 came to the University of Maryland as an undergraduate student with passion for real estate development and quest for adventure. “The person who is afraid to take risks and make mistakes will never achieve everything of which he or she is capable,” he said more than 60 years later during a 2008 commencement address at his alma mater.
On Oct. 6, 2015, undergraduates and alumni of the global fellows program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, along with other Terps and local students, joined for a movie screening of ALIVE INSIDE and a discussion on ageing and managing four generations in the workplace. The event was presented in partnership with Helping Our Communities Honor Ageing (HOCHA) and the Alive Inside Foundation.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization in Smith that doesn’t match up to at least one of your professional goals or passions. There seems to be endless options, and infinite routes one can take to get involved. But one organization in particular occupies a very interesting niche; a niche that is very broad, but in another sense, selective and exclusive.