News at Smith

Jun 29, 2020
Entrepreneurial Spirit

When their lack of credit prevented them from living off-campus, University of Maryland students David Potter and Abb Kapoor made it their mission to prevent other young students from sharing the same fate.

Fast forward just a few years later, Potter and Kapoor launched Curu, a website and mobile application that assesses users’ spending habits and offers step-by-step guidance to help them optimize their credit score.

Jun 26, 2020

New Maryland Smith graduates Leland Nislow and Vi Zenone are featured by Poets & Quants in its recently published “Best and Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2020.” The criteria for the recognition include strong academic performance, critical and consistent contributions to the program, striking personal narratives, and innate potential, according to the news site devoted to the global coverage of business schools. The honorees described to Poets & Quants why they flourished in Maryland Smith’s online learning community.

Jun 22, 2020

When appointed as the University of Maryland president in 2010, Wallace Loh inspired the greater Maryland community with his challenge to “Lead Fearlessly.” Now, 10 years later, Loh is stepping down as president and entrusting future generations of Terps to continue the work he began.

Jun 19, 2020

The Center for Global Business presented the fourth installment in an ongoing series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance, “Where Are All Your International Customers? Finding Them with the Right Online Market Research.” Continuing with the format of focusing on one part of the exporting process, this episode was created to introduce companies to different tools and strategies for conducting market research, and to connect them with existing export resources from the partners of

Jun 16, 2020

Jeffanie Rantung-Kramar, ’20, says blackjack taught her a great deal about overcoming adversity.

Rantung-Kramar recently delivered the graduation keynote for the 2020 CollegeTracks virtual commencement. CollegeTracks is a youth advocacy program in Montgomery County, MD., that seeks to help first-generation college students manage the challenges of higher education.


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