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Feb 02, 2017
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Building the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and then the National Museum of African American History and Culture changes a person. Lisa Anders, an MBA graduate at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, led both projects and will discuss her experiences at a Black History Month celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2017, at the campus’ Riggs Alumni Center.

Feb 01, 2017
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Jan 31, 2017
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Each year, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Pitch Dingman Competition, an opportunity for University of Maryland student entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses shark tank style to an expert panel of judges to compete for a total of $30,000 in seed funding. Pitch Dingman applications open at the beginning of the academic year, with a short quarterfinals phase in late September. A vetting process from alumni entrepreneur judges leads to a selection of 10 semifinalists. The Pitch Dingman Semifinals on Nov. 17...

Jan 26, 2017
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Roland T. Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, was recently interviewed by the American Marketing Association (AMA) in the “Marketing Legends” video series.

Jan 19, 2017
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Clowns are creepy and dancing elephants upset PETA, so maybe the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus had no chance. After producing the greatest show on earth for 146 years, the three-ring spectacle announced Saturday that it will close forever in May. The news does not surprise Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal, who includes the Ringling Brothers case in her executive MBA course. She says several...

Jan 18, 2017
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 3, 2017, and awards will be presented in May.

Jan 03, 2017
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Check out the most popular news stories from 2016 for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dec 20, 2016
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This week’s episode features Glen Hellman, CEO & Founder of Driven Forward LLC, which provides strategic planning, interim executive leadership, executive coaching and development services for technology-oriented, venture-capital backed companies. In this episode Hellman tackles the topic of pitching. He explains that using story-telling to engage the reptilian brain in your audience helps move people toward action and increases your chances of wooing investors.

Dec 19, 2016
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Join the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 9 a.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of business graduates at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Tickets are not required for the Smith ceremony or the main campus ceremony, which is on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

Dec 14, 2016
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Professor Gary Cohen travels to China three times a year to speak to multinational companies. His latest trip, he says in an interview from Shanghai, has been a bit different. That’s because across China, in his meetings with leaders of global companies, all anyone wants to talk about is President-elect Donald Trump. "I'm hearing it every day from executives in China: 'What’s going to happen?' " says...

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