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May 24, 2018

In a speech that spanned three themes – personal advice, America's democracy and the environment – former Vice President Al Gore delivered the University of Maryland's commencement address.

In his personal advice, the former congressman and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, offered five rules to live by. He said:

"In researching this speech – true story – I tried to remember who gave the commencement address when I graduated from college, and honestly I have no idea who it was. And I dare say that will be your reaction years from now.

May 23, 2018
Top News

Leadership starts with understanding people, keynote speaker Dana Ritzcovan ’93 told graduates on May 19, 2018, at the undergraduate commencement celebration for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

May 21, 2018
World Class Faculty & Research

The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention.

May 18, 2018

Every graduating cohort has students who are shining stars, and it is with great fanfare that Victor Mullins, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, celebrated them on May 3, 3018, at an annual awards banquet. The event also honored a few faculty members who were nominated by seniors and a retiring professor who has been a positive influence on the Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

May 17, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Greg Rafal, an undergraduate program manager for the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business writes about a global consulting project that Smith students worked on during spring 2018.

During the spring 2018 semester, seven undergraduate students worked on a consulting project for a joint venture between Maryland-based company, Murray Corporation, and China-based company, King Seal. The students were tasked with identifying potential market opportunities in China, India, and Sri Lanka under the


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