News at Smith

May 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Gary Cohen to talk about what makes a good leader and how to become one.

May 20, 2015

Congratulations, you just got a stretch assignment! This means your boss trusts you and sees leadership potential. But beware. New research from the Smith School shows potential pitfalls. The same assignment that can inspire engagement and critical thinking also can trigger self-doubt and anxiety. Co-authors Myeong-Gu Seo and Kathryn M. Bartol say some people cope well, while others crumble

May 20, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Online hookup sites have made it easier for people to have casual sex — and also easier to transmit sexually transmitted diseases. The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV-infection cases of 13.5 percent in Florida over a four-year period, according to a new study at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith of Business. The estimated medical costs for those patients will amount to $710 million over the course

May 20, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Thirteen student-run companies in the Spring 2015 Hatch Cohort of the Fearless Founders program have been awarded a total of $11,000 in funding to continue working on their businesses this summer.

May 19, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

For the first time, junior students in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program had the chance to show off their quality management, innovation and teamwork skills to a crowd of over 300 people at the spring QUEST conference hosted at the Riggs Alumni Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.


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