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Aug 27, 2015
Community

Sixteen new PhD students are beginning their academic journey at the Smith School this fall. Hailing from all across the globe and from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, these new PhDs will be researching alongside Smith's best and brightest minds.

Aug 25, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed its new part-time MBAs with a challenge to “do more with less” -- through improvisation.

Aug 25, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Aug. 25, 2015) — As part of an ongoing commitment to transform learning, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed one of its most accomplished educators to fill a new position focused on the student experience. Professor Joyce E.A. Russell, who served as vice dean prior to the appointment, has assumed responsibilities as Senior Associate Dean of Learning.

Aug 25, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

What is the likelihood that the Fed will raise interest rates in September? William Longbrake, Smith School Executive in Residence and senior policy advisor at the school’s Center for Financial Policy, shares insights and assesses the risks of the various policy options. "The odds (of a rate hike) have fallen further in recent days as turmoil has engulfed global financial markets," he says.

Aug 25, 2015

What are the risks of not raising U.S. interest rates? Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of the Center for Financial Policy at the Smith School, shares insights. "Extended periods of low interest rates can create distortions in financial markets and excessive risk taking," she says. "I think that is the Fed's biggest concern, along with the worry that with rates already near zero they aren't well equipped to

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