News at Smith

May 08, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Five teams of undergraduate finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business participated in the 12th Annual Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition on Friday, April 24, 2015.

May 08, 2015

Each year in May you can count on the sun shining, flowers blooming, finals and the annual CHIDS End of Semester Get-Together!

May 07, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Emanuel Zur to talk about his research findings, which delve into the issue of corporate tax loopholes.

May 06, 2015

People like to have choices. But research shows that human brains have limits, and making too many decisions over the course of a day can wear down a person’s self-control. Smith professor Nicole M. Coomber has created a simple framework that can help people guard against decision fatigue. She says people must consider at least four things: values, automation, rationality and intuition.

May 06, 2015

Tesla, the electric-car company and Silicon Valley darling, has announced it would be selling new battery systems for homes and businesses. Is this the first step in an energy storage revolution, as some think? Less grandly, can it help the $29-billion company eventually turn a profit? Smith School professors Rajshree Agarwal and Charles E. Olson share insights.


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