News at Smith

Aug 04, 2016

It may still feel like the middle of summer, but orientation events are already underway at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the 2016-17 school year.

Aug 03, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront

Aug 01, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Dystopian fiction has taken off among young adult readers, and Hollywood has responded with film versions of “The Giver,” “Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and “Maze Runner.” High school English teachers will draw upon the same genre this fall to spark conversations on enterprise and markets, using lesson plans developed July 26-29 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Jul 29, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Kevin Hannigan, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as an intern at Fannie Mae in Herndon, VA.

Jul 28, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A Forbes survey last week revealed 69 percent of its respondents have played Pokémon Go during work hours. Meanwhile, SHRM issued a bulletin to advise companies on managing employees who have been among the one in 10 Americans who own smartphones since the game’s July 7 U.S. launch. "The game is distracting to a degree, but it also reveals gamification principles that increase productivity that managers can appreciate,”


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