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Sep 23, 2015

Failure doesn’t hurt so much when it happens to someone else. Bystanders can watch and learn from a distance as new technology flattens slow-moving companies and industries. Despite fresh claims to the contrary, the disruptive innovation model — laid out by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen in the 1990s — remains a relevant tool for scoring the action at home. Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr.

Sep 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business recently staged a Global Market Volatility Forum.Finance students filled a Van Munching Hall conference room on Sept.

Sep 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

John W. Rogers, Jr., described by Black Enterprise as “one of the most powerful” African Americans on Wall Street, is the featured guest for the second Diversity Fireside Chat presented by the University of Maryland’s Office of Community Engagement and Robert H. Smith School of Business. The event is from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in the Tyser Auditorium, Van Munching Hall.

Sep 21, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Can you recall the last time you consumed a Hershey’s Kiss, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar? As you enjoyed it, did you stop to consider the achievements and failures of the entrepreneur who made it possible to buy those products?

Sep 21, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

You open a college brochure and what do you see? That’s right, a student of color, a Hispanic student, an Asian student, and a white student holding books, relaxing on a grassy patch, or laughing together in front of a prominent campus building. Why is this such an effective first impression for applicants and parents? Why is the ideal of diversity so cherished at universities worldwide? Perhaps because the student mix is so important for a well-rounded college experience. Or perhaps it’s a reliable way of ensuring a globalized community that will enrich

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