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Apr 25, 2018

On May 3, 2018, Professor Zeinab Karake will receive the “Distinguished Faculty Member” Award at the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Banquet. Smith seniors overwhelmingly nominated her for this honor:

“ … [She] really cares about her students and always does the best for them.”

“Karake goes the extra mile to care for her students outside of an academic perspective. She genuinely wants to aid students in their future endeavors.”

Apr 24, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 10 startups into its Terp Startup summer incubator program. Launched in 2015, Terp Startup is the final phase of the center's Fearless Founders accelerator. To be considered for the Terp Startup program, students undergo a rigorous application process in which they must demonstrate their startup's traction as well as their own entrepreneurial drive. The accepted startup teams will receive a stipend of up to $5,000, and a dedicated mentor to help them grow their businesses

Apr 24, 2018
World Class Faculty & Research

The Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Global Business is pleased to announce that Viktoriya Zotova has been awarded $4,000 to support her research. Research Professor and Center for Global Business Academic Director Kislaya Prasad will present Zotova, a PhD candidate in the Department of Accounting and Information Assurance, with the award at the Smith PhD Annual Awards Banquet on May 16, 2018. The award is funded in part by CIBER, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Apr 20, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

For much of the past two decades, the overarching economic theme in sub-Saharan Africa has been “Africa Rising.”

That’s still the case, though in 2016, growth in the region was “alarmingly poor,” dragged lower by a sharp slump in commodity prices, former Liberian finance minister Antoinette Monsio Sayeh said April 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

The region’s economies are rebounding, said Sayeh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. “But momentum has slowed.”

Apr 18, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Success came fast for Raul Fernandez ’90 at the University of Maryland. He turned a part-time job on Capitol Hill into something more after graduation, and soon he was running a growing partnership with NeXT, a high-tech startup founded by Steve Jobs. “We grew a very little team — a lot of Maryland guys — into a decent team,” Fernandez said on April 18, 2018, during the Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.


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