Room To Improve on Zoom?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  Tony Richards, photographer and videographer for the Robert H. Smith School of Business, is used to making faculty and students on campus look good.

Now, from the confines of his own home office, he offers practical, easy ideas on how you can look and sound your best while videoconferencing from home — even if you’re secretly wearing gym shorts during an interview or meeting.

Webinar: Shipping and Logistics During a Pandemic

The Center for Global Business and the MAPIT Alliance invite you and your company to join us for a webinar to learn about current trends related to incoming and outgoing cargo, current shipping challenges and opportunities, and information on resources available for Maryland companies. 

Join Rebecca Bellinger, executive director of the Center for Global Business, and experts from John S. Connor, Ellicott Dredges, the Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration, and others as they discuss shipping products and other logistical concerns during the pandemic.     

May 19, 2020 - 7:00am

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.”

Social Life in the New Norm

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed much of life as we know it. Gone are the days of handshakes and high-fives, social gatherings, parties and live events and countless other things that we took for granted. In times of social distancing, MBA students have had to adapt to new ways to keep in touch with each other. Students have taken advantage of the phone and internet to find creative ways to maintain a sense of community.

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.

How Top Management Thinkers Are Aiding in COVID-19 Response

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Those who say the coronavirus pandemic is ushering in an end to the century-long era of globalization are “utterly wrong,” says Maryland Smith’s Anil K. Gupta.

That false, but often-repeated perception is part of the reason why Gupta and Haiyan Wang, MBA ’95, have decided to come together with other noted experts on management, strategy and globalization to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief.


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