News at Smith

Feb 02, 2017
Community

This month, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business officially launches the Office of Diversity Initiatives to advance a culture of diversity throughout the Smith community. The office was established to provide advising, programming, coaching and services for students, faculty and staff to ensure inclusion for underrepresented minorities, women, active military and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, international populations, and people with disabilities.

Feb 01, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

Could the tax deduction you take on mortgage interest actually result in a tax audit from the IRS? How about the early withdrawal you made from your retirement account last year, or the charitable donation you made? Smith School lecturer Samuel Handwerger warns that the deductions you plan to take this year could put your income-tax return squarely in the crosshairs of an IRS auditor. Handwerger says there are at

Feb 01, 2017
Community
Feb 01, 2017
Community

On Jan. 24, 2017, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business was pleased to donate more than 80 stuffed animals to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office as part of their “Teddy Bear Partnership.” Officers will use the stuffed animals to help comfort children who are involved in domestic violence service calls.

Jan 31, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

The latest potential threat to real estate in America may be found at the local shopping center, as mall landlords grapple with a crush of vacancies and, faced with the prospect of restructuring their debt, decide to walk away instead. Mall owners are facing “a confluence of headwinds,” says Smith School professor Clifford Rossi, starting with the problem of “too many malls in America.”

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