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May 21, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Gary Cohen to talk about what makes a good leader and how to become one.

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 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 19, 2015

People who check online patient reviews to zero in on doctors to cure or effectively treat their conditions need to take the information they find with a grain of salt, according to new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. The study, coauthored by Gordon Gao, co-director of the school's Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), finds no evidence

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