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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

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

West Baltimore has been at the epicenter of upheaval in a city rocked by recent protests and riots following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. In the aftermath, lawmakers and local officials are calling for ways to effect change in the low-income, marginalized community. An innovative experiential learning practicum piloted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, School of Social Work, and Carey School of Law offers some potential solutions.

May 19, 2015
Top News

The executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked 24th in the world by the Economist in its 2015 executive MBA ranking report, released May 14. Among U.S.-only schools, the Smith School is No. 15, and No. 17 among U.S. schools with joint programs or international campuses.

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