News at Smith

Feb 09, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Do Good Challenge returns to the University of Maryland this week for the fourth year. This innovative prize competition inspires Terps to make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite cause. Students team up to volunteer, fundraise, promote awareness, or advance their own social enterprise during an eight-week period. Any undergraduate or graduate student can enter, either as an individual or with a group.

Feb 06, 2015

Psychologists have long known that you can make a consumer product more desirable by making it appear rare. But how does scarcity, or the appearance of scarcity, affect choice when several consumer products are presented at once? Smith Professor Rebecca Ratner tackles the question in a new paper.

Feb 06, 2015

Late-night infomercials pitch gold as the only hedge against a future where dollars are worthless. Should older investors take that bait? No, says David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. "Gold is an emotional investment, and not one that I would recommend for those approaching retirement or in

Feb 06, 2015

Earlier this week, President Obama proposed a 14 percent tax on U.S. multinationals’ overseas earnings, plus a 19 percent minimum tax rate on future foreign profits. The proceeds would fix roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The proposal, however


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