News at Smith

Oct 27, 2016

AT&T's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner could be the first of a string of similar mergers to come. So you have to wonder: Why is Wall Street giving the deal such a cold shoulder? It could be a sense that the deal won't go through, or it could be a sense of market deja vu. "My first reaction?" says Smith School finance professor Richmond Mathews, "Oh, no. Here we go again." Read

Oct 27, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

This week, the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship launches Ladies First, a concentrated effort to increase the number of women involved in entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 26, 2016

Following 11 years at the University of Maryland, the Cupid’s Cup entrepreneurship competition will expand its reach to other U.S. campuses starting in March 2017. The first host outside Maryland will be Northwestern University in Chicago, starting a rotation that will give aspiring entrepreneurs around the country greater opportunities to compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes each year.

Oct 26, 2016

Baseball prognosticators love statistics, but performance over the course of 162 games does not necessarily predict postseason success. Since the wildcard era began in 1994, the best regular season team has won the World Series just 19 percent of the time. Smith School professor Sean Barnes, who builds prediction models in his research, shares three reasons why six months’ worth of baseball data means so little

Oct 21, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Oct. 14, 2016, students in the Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) College Park Scholars (CPS) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated the 21st Citation Class with an awards ceremony honoring students for outstanding achievement and outstanding citizenship for exemplifying the founding ideals and values of CPS.

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