News at Smith

Apr 11, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In an industry where curveballs are thrown at you every day, the customers are the loudest and craziest, and your clients can have career-ending emergencies any minute, staying on your toes is not recommended, it’s required. The business of sports is a business unlike any other, and because of this, working in it necessitates a unique set of skills and talents. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the Smith School held an all-star panel discussion that dove deep into the lanes of the sports business industry as part of the offerings of the Sports Management

Apr 11, 2016
Community

Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55 died April 11, 2016, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83. Gifts and other support from his foundation enabled the University of Maryland to launch the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2014.

Apr 08, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Tata Group of Companies hosted the Tata Dialogue on Innovation luncheon on April 1, 2016, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The featured speaker was Shankar Venkateswaran, chief of Tata Sustainability Group, who discussed the challenges of taking sustainability from policy to practice.

Apr 08, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Javazen, which blends coffee with teas and superfoods for “a healthier caffeine boost,” topped five other entries in the 11th annual competition, established by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank -- in collaboration with his alma mater and founding "university partner" the University of Maryland. The finals took place Thursday, April 7, 2016, at UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Javazen founders and UMD graduates Eric Golman ’15 (economics and environmental science), Ryan Schueler ’14 (marketing), Aaron Wallach ’14 (kinesiology and

Apr 07, 2016

In the same way that Uber and Lyft turn regular cars into taxis, Airbnb has made every house on your street a potential hotel. Thanks to an accounting trick at Airbnb, most of the side income that hosts receive goes unreported to the IRS. Many host families will take this as an invitation to evade taxes on April 15, but Smith School professor Leslie Mostow says they should reconsider.

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