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May 05, 2014
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Finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shared a virtual platform on May 5, 2014, with two of the most successful individuals in business.

The setting was Omaha, Neb., where Fox Business Network conducted an hourlong Warren Buffett interview to culminate its coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Microsoft cofounder and Berkshire shareholder Bill Gates joined the conversation in the studio, while about 35 Smith undergraduates participated remotely from a University of Maryland...

Apr 30, 2014
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On Friday, April 25, 2014, Smith’s Black MBA Association and Latin American MBA Student Association (LAMBASA) co-hosted the 21st Annual William D. Bradford Awards Banquet in the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center. The dinner and reception has now become an annual tradition at Smith, providing an opportunity to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners for celebration of diversity in the Smith community. 

Apr 29, 2014
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Facebook voters will select best-decorated caps

Decorated mortarboards and keynote remarks from a Wall Street veteran will highlight the Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate and PhD commencement on May 23, 2014, while MBA and other graduate students celebrate one day earlier in separate ceremonies.

Hosting three commencements instead of one, the norm in previous years, will allow the school to shorten each ceremony and create a more intimate atmosphere for each group.

Apr 24, 2014
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5 Master of Finance students and 3 MBA students from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are in Bangladesh April 16-26, 2014 on a one-week mission with the World Bank to explore the possibility of expanding rural electrification through solar energy micro-grids. 

Apr 23, 2014
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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business had a chance to show off their skills outside the classroom at the Fourth Annual “Smith’s Got Talent” event.

Classmates, faculty and staff gathered outside of Van Munching Hall to watch the students showcase their talents. The performances included everything from singing and dancing to comedy sketches.  

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Apr 23, 2014
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A team of full-time, first-year MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business captured second place in the 22nd edition of the Fisher Invitational Case Competition at Ohio State University.

Brendan Collins, Bini Dawit, Nadine Payne and Katie Tedrow represented Smith among 11 MBA programs. Competitors represented Big Ten Conference schools, plus programs from the University of Rochester and Washington University in St. Louis.

Apr 22, 2014
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For spring break (March 2014), 156 MBA and undergraduate students traveled to Brazil, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and the United Arab Emirates for a variety of study abroad experiences offered by the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Nearly 70 MBA students studied abroad in Europe and Latin America while nearly 90 undergraduates participated in courses in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Apr 21, 2014
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Apr 21, 2014
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Smith’s Mayer Fund Celebrates 20 Years

Apr 18, 2014
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Consulting in Latin America

Pratik Dixit BS ’13 (finance, information systems) could have chosen a glamorous study-abroad locale such as Amsterdam, Dubai or Paris. Instead, he jumped at a 12-day consulting opportunity in rural Nicaragua.

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