News at Smith

Oct 01, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55 performed double duty on Sept. 29, 2015, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. First he helped celebrate the opening of new offices for the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Then he shared the foundational values for his business at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership.

Oct 01, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

What's the best time to tweet, to ensure maximum audience engagement? University of Maryland researchers, including Smith School professor William Rand, have demonstrated that an algorithm that takes into account the past activity of each of your followers — and makes predictions about future tweeting — can lead to more "retweets" than other commonly used methods, such as posting at peak traffic times.

Oct 01, 2015

Commercial interest in Cuba has risen following the recent reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The move by President Obama ended more than 50 years without diplomatic relations between the countries, and trade delegates are cautiously exploring opportunities in anticipation of relaxed restrictions. But what are the international business prospects in the communist country, really? Two close observers of Cuba discussed the key

Sep 30, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

At the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, we have created a cluster of Centers of Excellence that serve as the intersection of scholarship and the marketplace, putting breakthrough research at the service of students and companies.

Sep 30, 2015

Go ahead and call Ed Snider ’55 a capitalist. The Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman has proudly used the principles of voluntary exchange to bring jobs, tax revenue and back-to-back Stanley Cups to his adoptive city. "It pains me when I see the pope say that capitalism is terrible," Snider said Tuesday during the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership at the Smith

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