COVID-19’s Effect on Executive Education: Maryland Smith Experts Weigh in
Campus shutdowns across the United States at the mid-March onset of the coronavirus pandemic included a shutdown of executive education open enrollment and custom programs delivered on campus.
Helping U.S. Hospitals Shrink COVID-19’s Spread
Before most U.S. universities decided to close for the second half of the 2020 spring semester due to COVID-19, Associate Professor Toby Egan in the School of Public Policy and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, anticipated that expanding breakouts of COVID-19 in Europe and Asia would soon put the U.S. in a difficult situation.
How UMD’s Student Crisis Fund is Making a Difference
With so many lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Student Crisis Fund has been working hard to help fellow Terps fulfill their needs. Much progress has been made, but the work must continue.
During the pandemic, many University of Maryland students have experienced financial hardships. For some, it was a loss of income. For others, unexpected medical expenses. Many others incurred new expenses from temporary living arrangements.
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?
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
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.
‘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
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
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.
‘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.