Covid 19

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.

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), Alliance, a partnership of the Maryland Smith Center for Global Business, Maryland-D.C. District Export Council, the Office of International Investment and Trade at the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore.

How Your Pet Is Helping You Through the Pandemic

How Your Pet Is Helping You Through the Pandemic

Survey by Alums’ Veterinary Tech Firm Finds Owners Are Feeling the Love

Longer walks. More lap cuddles. And more chewed-up tennis balls. Pets are gleaning a few perks from the pandemic quarantine—and so are their owners, according to a recent survey from a veterinary tech company run by two Terps.

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.

Covering Miles for COVID-19 Relief

Covering Miles for COVID-19 Relief

Alum Organizes Virtual Run to Benefit Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Jason Hershman ’11 had been running more miles than ever before this spring in hopes of setting a personal record at the Boston Marathon. But as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports worldwide, the prestigious race had to be pushed well past the traditional Patriots’ Day, rescheduled for September.

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