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Apr 02, 2015

Research shows that creativity rises with ceiling height. Smith professor Oliver Schlake considered this when designing a new course that challenges participants to develop retail products for outdoor enthusiasts. Rather than staying indoors confined below a 10-foot ceiling, Schlake takes his undergraduate students into the forests around Washington, D.C., to test and refine their prototypes under the open sky.

Apr 01, 2015
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It’s easy being green at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. At least for Kermit the Frog, who was presented with an honorary MBA degree at a special ceremony this spring. Didn’t know a puppet frog could get an MBA from Smith? Where have you been!?

Apr 01, 2015

Psychology studies show that physically attractive people generally have an advantage. But new research from Smith School professor Marko Pitesa clarifies the mechanism through which attractiveness works as an advantage in one specific scenario -- job interviews. More intriguingly, the research also shows when beauty can work against you. “It’s not always an

Apr 01, 2015
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It has become a beloved tradition in just two short years for the MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: the Charity Auction.

Mar 31, 2015

Personal and corporate income tax laws are complex and expensive. The collective cost of tax filing, record keeping and the like is least $170 billion a year, says Smith School professor Peter Morici. In a column today, Morici says other nations more efficiently rely on consumption

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