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Painting a Picture of Hope in the DMV

Painting a Picture of Hope in the DMV

As Busboys and Poets founder Andy Shallal, MBA ’19, fixed a shattered window from a break-in at his restaurant chain’s Anacostia location, he found an opportunity to turn his misfortune into inspiration.

After staring at the black piece of plywood that now occupied his window space, Shallal picked up his paintbrushes and went to work. The result: “Busboys [heart] Anacostia.”

Maryland Partners in International Trade Share Digital Marketing Best Practices

Maryland Partners in International Trade Share Digital Marketing Best Practices

“Everyone is Online: Reaching your Global Customer Through Digital Marketing” was the second webinar in an ongoing series from the Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT),

Webinar Offers Advice on Finding a Global Reach

Webinar Offers Advice on Finding a Global Reach

How can businesses transform their online presence to stay connected with global markets?

That question took center stage as the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Global Business hosted a webinar for the greater Maryland Smith community.

Serving Their Community First During the Pandemic

Serving Their Community First During the Pandemic

Rahul Vinod ’11 and Sahil Rahman ’12In 2017, Rahul Vinod ’11 and Sahil Rahman ’12 opened the doors to their first restaurant, RASA — a fine, casual Indian restaurant in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC. They not only wanted to run a successful restaurant, but they also wanted to be proud of their business and its involvement in the community.

From Marketing Lectures to Making PPE: How One Maryland Smith Professor Is Giving Back

From Marketing Lectures to Making PPE: How One Maryland Smith Professor Is Giving Back

 The University of Maryland has moved to online learning through the rest of the semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With most students and faculty at home hunkered down with their families, many are thinking of ways to give back to their communities during these difficult times.

Global Trade and the Coming Climate Disruption

Global Trade and the Coming Climate Disruption

Ha Le, a second-year MBA student at Maryland Smith, writes about the Center for Global Business Annual Forum.

Finding Ways To Help As Needs Grow

Finding Ways To Help As Needs Grow

Maryland is under stay-at-home orders, but members of the Maryland Smith community still are finding ways to reach out, while practicing social distancing.

They’re extending a virtual hand to UMD students, schoolchildren in neighborhoods, and medical professionals who are caring for COVID-19 patients.

Maryland Pride, Face First

Maryland Pride, Face First

Smith Alum’s Maryland-centric Retail Company Wears New Role Supporting Healthcare Workers

Gov. Larry Hogan approached the podium for a press conference last week with a bold new accessory for these times: a red surgical-style mask bearing the message “Maryland Strong.”

Alumni Span Globe To Raise Money for Masks

Alumni Span Globe To Raise Money for Masks

It began as an individual effort to donate masks to a few classmates and professors in China. From there, the idea began to grow.

Maryland Smith alum Luhan Tang, MBA ’19, expanded the initiative into the UMD4Masks Campaign, wanting to help address the shortage of face masks faced by frontline medical workers as they worked to treat patients and contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Pandemic-Era Challenge: How to Put 200 Classes Online, Fast

A Pandemic-Era Challenge: How to Put 200 Classes Online, Fast

With the coronavirus pandemic causing disruption and shutdowns across the country, universities have had to transition, quickly, to remote learning.

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