News at Smith

Oct 12, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland has elected Liz Sara as Chair of its Board of Advisors for the 2016-18 academic years. She becomes the first female chair in its 30-year history. She officially took the helm at the Oct. 5, 2016, board meeting. She will lead the current board of 14 members in advising the Dingman Center’s managing director on initiatives, development and growth strategies. She succeeds prior Chairman Mark Walsh, who currently runs Investment and Innovation for the Small Business Administration.

Oct 11, 2016

Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Smith Junior David Potter ’18 to discuss how he is “commanding his career” during his Smith Journey.

Oct 11, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Newly admitted external transfer students were treated to a nice dinner, networking night, and a subtle lesson on the importance of professional etiquette on Oct. 5, 2016 at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Etiquette seems to be common sense, something that is not worth spending time on, yet when Evan Riddle, director and academic advisor at Smith, kicked off the evening and dove into the dos and don’ts at the table, many students were surprised to find out how much they did not know. This etiquette workshop is a part of a

Oct 10, 2016

Contracts help human beings do what at times seems impossible. They help us cooperate and trust each other. It’s not that we fundamentally don’t trust one another. It’s just that trust is a freer-flowing currency when agreements are backed by a contract. And that’s why contract theory became the premise for the 2016 Nobel prize for economics on Monday. Smith School professors Kislaya Prasad and

Oct 07, 2016

What does the first presidential debate have in common with the famed “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman? They both set a perfect template for a strategic management course. Read more...


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