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Dec 02, 2020

A typical MBA classroom looks a lot different than it did 10 years ago. And that’s certainly true at Maryland Smith, where more and more MBA students are women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). Helping to drive that change are Smith’s growing slate of accessible and flexible MBA programs, Maryland Smith Interim Dean Ritu Agarwal said in a recent interview with Washington Business Journal.

Dec 01, 2020

Student Crisis Fund Among 24 UMD Projects Donors Can Support This Giving Tuesday

As the number of student pleas for emergency funding soared with the pandemic and ensuing economic downturn, the University of Maryland’s Student Crisis Fund turned into a revolving door of funding: As soon as donations came in, they’d be sent right back out as grants. Over $1.3 million have been distributed, helping more than 2,500 Terps pay for food, housing and other basic necessities.

Nov 23, 2020

During a time when many small businesses are struggling, Chris White, founder and CEO of Bee America, may have found a way to thrive in the new virtual environment: virtual honey tastings. “People are looking for something different during this time,” says White, MBA ’07. “The element of having a sensory experience through the tasting and smelling of the honey still remains – even in a virtual environment.” White’s Bethesda-based artisanal honey family business conducts in-person honey tastings for local corporations, historical societies, synagogues and

Nov 20, 2020

As part of the #KeepGlobalSmith campaign, the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland held the Accounting and Analytics/IS International Business (IB) Agility Labs on November 11-13 and November 18-20, respectively. These complete the first half of the six IB Agility Labs that will take place this academic year. The IB Agility Labs are short virtual case competitions that allow undergraduate students to learn from global business leaders, collaborate with international peers, and focus on business

Nov 19, 2020

Three pairs of Maryland Smith students-faculty mentors have been recognized among this year’s graduating class of University of Maryland Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars.

The late Philip Merrill, UMD supporter and long-time Washington area publisher, initiated the Merrill Presidential Scholar program in 2004 to build a community of scholars, faculty members, and K-12 teachers to promote “teaching and mentoring the next generation.”

The recognitions further cite a K-12 teacher-mentor of each scholar:

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