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Aug 12, 2013
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Alex Triantis

College Park, Md. – August 12, 2013 – The University of Maryland has appointed Alexander J. Triantis as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Triantis has been with the Smith School for 17 years and is currently a professor of finance. He succeeds G. “Anand” Anandalingam and assumes his new role Sept. 1, 2013.

Aug 09, 2013
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives hosted 75 Chinese MBA students from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing – one of China’s premiere business schools – for two weeks last month in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting.

The two groups were on campus from July 7 to 19 and attended special courses with Smith faculty Rosallina Ferraro, Xiaohui Gao, Brent Goldfarb, Mary Harms, Sunil Mithas, Janet Wagner, Liu

Aug 09, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

The Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Center for Complexity in Business held its second-annual Digital Marketing Analytics Roundtable Aug. 1, 2013 at the Smith Suite in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The roundtable was held in collaboration with Teradata. Smith marketing faculty members Bill Rand, the director of CCB, and Roland Rust, the executive director of CCB, led the event. 

Aug 09, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Welcome to The Smith Report, a short audio podcast that will help keep you informed about current news and events at the Smith School. The podcast is less than 10 minutes long and is produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

Smith MBAs take on a variety of challenging internships over the summer to build their skills and make professional connections.

In this issue of the Smith Report, Jose Castro, MBA Candidate 2014, tells us about working as a Marketing Intern at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis.

Aug 06, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
Aug. 6, 2013
Media Alert
Attention: Business and Economics Editors and Reporters

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Long odds face U.S. fast food workers who have been demanding higher wages, says an expert in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Professor Curt Grimm, the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the workers’ demands that include better pay, the right to unionize, and more than doubling the $7.25 minimum wage to $15:

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