Leadership in a WFH Era

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Our pandemic work selves look starkly different than our pre-pandemic ones. The data – and our new “work sweatpants” – prove it.

These days, roughly half of Americans are working from home, compared to less than one-third of workers in the pre-COVID-19 era, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. How will we look going forward?

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.

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.

‘Treating’ Frontline Hospital Workers

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. As the co-founder of fruit-based ice cream company Frutero, Weber didn’t have face masks or PPE to donate. But he and business partner Vedant Saboo realized there was something they could do. They started dropping off ice cream to hospital staff as a thank you for their frontline dedication.

Webinar: Discuss the Rise of White Collar Crime in Times of Fiscal Uncertainty and COVID-19

The University of Maryland will virtually host a world-class panel of experts who will discuss the anticipated increase of white-collar crime and financial fraud surrounding the likely fallout from the aftermath of COVID-19.

Panelists include:

Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

Sally S. Simpson, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Director of C-BERC, University of Maryland, College Park

Bridget Rohde, Esquire

June 3, 2020 - 11:00am


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