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Feb 25, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Smith School professor Clifford Rossi had a front-row seat at the 2008 financial crisis, the subject of the film "The Big Short," which has been nominated for Best Picture in the 2016 Oscars. He shares his historical insights on the film. Read more...

Feb 25, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Friday, Feb.19, a group of Smith Sophomores embarked on a one-day professional immersion program with KPMG called “Smith2DC.” The day was broken up into two halves: in the morning, the students learned about what social responsibility means to a company like KPMG, and in the afternoon, the students volunteered as KPMG representatives at a local elementary school, practicing what was preached. It was a fulfilling day, one that fused business and altruism, a partnership often overlooked in today’s, bottom-line driven society.

Feb 24, 2016

You have an amazing brain. It can filter millions of pieces of data per second, selecting a few dozen facts for your conscious self to interpret and act upon. Unfortunately, the same brain betrays you when it comes to discerning reality and making objective, values-based decisions. Read more...

Feb 24, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

img src="http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/files/Images/SmithBrainTrust/iphone6s-2.1.jpg" width="200" height="100" style="float: left;" />In the most inflammatory chapter yet in the war between the government and tech companies over encryption, a federal magistrate judge has ordered Apple to create software that would help the government defeat the security mechanisms on an iPhone 5c owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, in December. Apple is fighting the order. The Smith School's William Rand explains the logic

Feb 23, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Center for Excellence in Service at the university of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is proud to announce the Smith Hospitality Business Fellows (HBF) program. The HBF is the newest addition to the Smith School’s portfolio of undergraduate business fellows programs. Students in the Hospitality Business Fellows program will learn strategic tools and analytical skills they need to succeed as business leaders.

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