Covid 19

With a 3D Printer, Making a COVID-Era Difference

With a 3D Printer, Making a COVID-Era Difference

In March, as hospitals around the country were struggling to equip first responders with the personal protective equipment they needed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Hobie Cohen had an idea.

He had a 3D printer at home and wasn’t using it. Why not put it to work making face masks?

‘Be Brave By Being Safe’

‘Be Brave By Being Safe’

A Maryland Smith alumna made the roster of InStyle magazine’s Badass 50 — and she’s got some advice for you. "Just be brave," says Aliya Jones, MBA ’18.

"Be brave by being safe. Be brave by sitting with uncomfortable feelings. Be brave enough to recognize when you're not OK. And be brave enough to get the help you need."

SAT, ACT Optional for Spring and Fall '21 Admission

SAT, ACT Optional for Spring and Fall '21 Admission

The University of Maryland will make SAT and ACT scores optional for the spring and fall 2021 freshman and transfer application processes, the Office of Enrollment Management announced today.

Amid Crisis, MBA Student Launches Live Online Gym

Amid Crisis, MBA Student Launches Live Online Gym

As COVID-19 restricted access to the gym, Daniel Mazour had an idea. The entrepreneur, currently enrolled in Maryland Smith’s Online MBA program, decided to co-launch an online alternative that would allow people to pursue health and wellness from home.

Maryland Smith to Offer Free Business Education Program for Maryland Residents, Businesses

Maryland Smith to Offer Free Business Education Program for Maryland Residents, Businesses

“Maryland Business: Rebooted” Starts Online July 13

To help Marylanders get back into the workforce and prepare for the new economic and business environment, The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has developed an online business program — free to all residents of the state of Maryland.

Maryland Business: Rebooted, starts July 13, 2020, and is designed especially for individuals who have been managing or working in small and medium-sized companies.

Virtual Tax Filing Assistance: How Maryland Smith Students Serve Peers, Community

Virtual Tax Filing Assistance: How Maryland Smith Students Serve Peers, Community

When COVID-19 prompted a mid-March campus “Terp” shutdown it also halted TerpTax, a 6-year-old, free on-campus tax-filing service. Maryland students – mostly Maryland Smith accounting majors and including both master’s students and undergrads – had been assisting student peers and low-income members of the surrounding community, as both walk-ins and by appointment, from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in Room 3522 of Van Munching Hall.

‘Treating’ Frontline Hospital Workers

‘Treating’ Frontline Hospital Workers

Maryland Smith Alum Gives Ice Cream to Doctors, Nurses

With the fight to treat COVID-19 patients in full force at hospitals, Mike Weber ’14 wanted to help. He watched as his wife, an internal medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and her colleagues put in long, intense hours in the ICU.

Maryland Partners in International Trade Share Solutions to Shipping and Logistics Challenges During a Pandemic

Maryland Partners in International Trade Share Solutions to Shipping and Logistics Challenges During a Pandemic

The Center for Global Business presented the third installment in an ongoing series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance, “You Can’t Travel, But Your Products Can: Shipping Logistics During a Pandemic.” Building on the previous webinars focused on website globalization and digital marketing strategies, the third webinar was designed to inform companies of the challenges experienced with exporting due to COVID-19 disruptions and how to overcome them.

Maryland Smith Students Assist in Contact Tracing Efforts

Maryland Smith Students Assist in Contact Tracing Efforts

Delicately balancing data privacy and public health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic have created roadblocks for accurate contact tracing around the world. But two recent Maryland Smith graduates are hoping to be part of the solution.

When tasked with a project on leveraging big data, master’s students Laura Klett, MFin ’20, and Gabriel Castro, MFin ’20, realized they shared a mutual interest in improving current contact tracing methods. They teamed up to find a way to positively impact their local communities.

Food for Thought: How a Smith Alum Is Tackling Hunger

Food for Thought: How a Smith Alum Is Tackling Hunger

Even amid a global pandemic, Evan Lutz’s business is booming. The 2014 Maryland Smith grad’s Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest delivers produce that would have been wasted to customers’ homes – a service that’s more attractive than ever with stay-at-home orders in place.

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