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Aug 18, 2011
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tnOrientationThe University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA Class of 2013 filled the grand atrium in Van Munching Hall to kick off this year’s MBA Orientation. The weeklong orientation began on August 18, 2011, with a breakfast for the new students, followed by a welcome from Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam, Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs Bob Krapfel and a few members of the MBA

Aug 18, 2011
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Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. You probably use social media – or at least you’ve heard of the major platforms. But how does social media fit into your business?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, William Rand, assistant professor of marketing, talks about social media at a business tool.

Aug 14, 2011
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Saul-gass-bookDecision, Operations and Information Technologies Professor Emeritus Saul Gass has published a new book titled “Profiles in Operations Research: Pioneers and Innovators.” The book was co-edited with Arjang Assad, dean of the School of Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY, and former senior associate dean of the Smith School. The book was published by Springer and is available for purchase on Amazon.com

Aug 14, 2011
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BSEServiceDayFreshmen in the University of Maryland’s College Park ScholarsBusiness, Society and the Economy program began their semester on August 29 by helping their community at two homeless shelters in Silver Spring. Scholars Service Day is an annual event in for students in each of the 11 Scholars programs

Aug 04, 2011
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As the old saying goes, variety is spice of life. It turns out, it’s also the key to keeping yourself motivated to meet your goals when you haven’t yet made much progress. The catch: if you are almost at your goal, less variety is more motivating.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, PhD candidate Jordan Etkin talks about her research that finds variety has a huge impact on motivation.

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