News at Smith

Nov 11, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures

Nov 11, 2015
Community

Today, members of the community at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business express their gratitude to members of our military, past and present, and their families. Approximately 150 current students at the Smith School are active duty military and veterans, and there are thousands of Terps who have served.

Nov 11, 2015

A high IQ can get you a job. "However, a lot of smart people are not successful because they lack soft skills," says Smith School management professor Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services. In a new Investopedia article, Kudisch categorizes and describes five key soft skills that employees need.

Nov 11, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to celebrate our global diversity amongst our students, faculty and staff during next week’s International Education Week (IEW). OGI has partnered with several Smith centers and student groups and other departments at UMD to provide a wide array of events every day at Van Munching Hall, Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

Nov 11, 2015

The Forté Foundation this week reports women’s full-time enrollment in MBA programs is 35 percent and higher in fall 2015 at “16 elite business schools.” This includes the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where women comprised 38 percent of the enrollment, up from 34 percent the previous year.

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