UMD Ranked Nation’s No. 1 College for LGBTQ+ Students

The University of Maryland was named the top college in the nation for LGBTQ+ students by  Campus Pride and BestColleges. It leads the list of 2023’s Top 25 LGBTQ+-Friendly Colleges, recognizing educational institutions that foster inclusive and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students. Maryland was No. 1 in 2020 and appeared among the top 25 in 2021 and 2022.

Lights, Camera, More Action in Maryland

By Sala Levin ’10  When the producers of HBO’s political satire “Veep” needed to send scheming, spineless protagonist Selina Meyer and her bumbling aides to the sleek headquarters of a tech company, they didn’t fly Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the rest of the cast to Silicon Valley. Instead, they looked no farther than the University of Maryland campus, a short trip from their usual Baltimore shooting location, where the Physical Sciences Complex stood in for the imaginary startup Clovis.

Alum at the Center of a ‘Barbie’ World

By Karen Shih ’09 She might be just under a foot tall (in heels!), but Barbie looms large this summer. Her spotless, plastic, bright-pink aesthetic is inescapable as “Barbie” movie promotions have gone viral. Want to float on the classic cursive “B” in the pool? You got it. Live out childhood fantasies in a Malibu DreamHouse? Ken (and Airbnb) are ready to host you. Eat like Barbie—if she could? Treat yourself to a sparkly fro-yo concoction. And that’s all before the film comes out this Friday.

Smith Researchers Address Liver Transplant Geographic Inequities

The recent overhaul of the federal policy on allocating deceased donor livers has not significantly improved geographical inequities and has led to a greater loss in viable organs, according to findings from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Faculty Member Appointed to Maryland House of Delegates

Through courses and workshops, Sarah Wolek ’01 teaches self-leadership and flourishing. The Smith School faculty member helps students work toward full and authentic lives informed by purpose, community, nature and prosperity. As a newly appointed member of Maryland’s House of Delegates, she hopes to do something similar for her constituents in District 16 and residents across the state.

Pitch Dingman Winner Closes the Hood on Labs’ Energy Waste

A digital tool to help the scientific community reduce a major source of energy waste in labs using hazardous chemicals earned a team of Terps the $30,000 grand prize at the 2023 Pitch Dingman Competition on Tuesday.

In the six years since TJ Ademiluyi earned his bachelor’s in finance at Smith, he’s achieved something it takes some people decades to do — and many never reach it. He co-founded a business that’s become a multi-million dollar company.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

Super Bowl Ads 2023: Overindulging on Food, Drink and Celebs

The stars were out Sunday night during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium—and not just the injured Patrick Mahomes leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles, or the pregnant Rihanna pumping up the crowd during the halftime show. Famous folks also showed up on the golf course, in human resources, at Dunkin’ and even in the fridge.

Smith Professor Part of University of Maryland Team Working to Increase Food Security

Robert H. Smith School clinical professor Oliver Schlake The National Science Foundation(NSF) has awarded $750,000 to a group of University of Maryland researchers to tackle the issue of nutrition and food security.

Pitch Dingman Competition 2023 Expands to USM Schools

After hosting nearly a decade of “Shark Tank”-style student pitch competitions, the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is expanding its annual Pitch Dingman Competition to include other University System of Maryland entrepreneurs.

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