News at Smith

Feb 08, 2016

The Smith Master Student Association (SMSA) hosted a Chinese New Year celebration in Van Munching Hall on Friday, February 5, 2016. More than 140 specialty masters students, staff, and faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business attended to enjoy the authentic Chinese food and celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

Feb 05, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

A Silicon Valley startup called the Minerva Project has put traditional colleges and universities on notice. Minerva students live together in rental housing and engage in experiential learning, but they don’t go to lectures or take final exams. “Higher education doesn’t work well anymore,” the system’s founder says. However, an initiative at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that established institutions can adapt and similarly innovate.

Feb 05, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Yahoo announced last week that it would be laying off 15 percent of its 11,000-person workforce, as the company seeks a profitable way forward. By the end of the cuts, the company will employ 42 percent fewer people than it did in 2012. But you'll never hear CEO Marissa Mayer use the word "layoff." The New York Times reports that Mayer forbids her managers to use the word, prodding them to say instead that Yahoo is "remixing"

Feb 04, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.

Feb 04, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A feminine care brand sponsoring a football telecast might seem odd. But the Proctor and Gamble Always "Like A Girl" commercial that aired during the 2015 Super Bowl illustrated the crossover potential of advertising’s biggest stage. Smith Marketing professor Hank Boyd looks at 50 years of Super Bowl ads and identifies 10 winning themes.

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