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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.

Apr 17, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

On this episode of Bootstrapped, our executive producer switched to the special guest chair as we interviewed UMD alumnus Oscar Zeballos EMBA ’16, co-founder of Podcast Village and executive producer of Bootstrapped.

Apr 16, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Facing real-world corporate challenges, working on a team to find solutions and presenting the findings within a few days to knowledgeable and invested professionals is a tough way to earn a grade – and some money. But that is exactly what more than two dozen undergraduate finance majors did on April 6, 2018, when they participated in the Emerging CFOs Case Competition. Similar annual events are a big part of what provides the one-year Emerging CFOs Fellows Program with an experiential edge and connects students to experts in the field.


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