Eight Professors Earn Krowe, Legg Mason, Smith Honors

Eight faculty members earned Maryland Smith teaching honors last week, as part of an annual tradition at the business school. Tunay Tunca, chair of Maryland Smith's Teaching Excellence Committee, announced the faculty teaching awards during a virtual spring faculty and staff assembly. Tunca is the Dean's Professor of Management Science and Operations Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. Special Recognition: Tricia Homer

Prabhudev Konana Is Leading with Purpose

A stranger’s incredible act of generosity charted the trajectory of Maryland Smith Dean Prabhudev Konana’s life. It made him see the impact one person can have and it set the course for his life and career. And it happened 80 years ago, before Konana was even born.

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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 part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty 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.

Save the date for Smith Reunions 2020!

All Smith alumni, regardless of program or year, are invited to attend Smith Reunions.  We will be highlighting classes celebrating reunion milestones, specifically, the classes of 2019, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970.

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Annual retreat for Centers of Excellence leadership to meet with each other and the Dean's Office to share and discuss concerns and ideas. Event details: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - 2333 VMH. An agenda will be emailed prior to the event.

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Annual retreat for Assistant Professors' to meet with each other and the Dean's Office to share and discuss concerns and ideas. Event details: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - 2333 VMH. An agenda will be emailed prior to the event.

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Prabhudev Konana Is Named Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business

The University of Maryland has named Prabhudev Konana, Ph.D., Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, effective January 2, 2021. In this role, he will lead Smith in its mission to create knowledge, promote an inclusive learning environment that fosters intellectual discovery, and equip current and future leaders to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.

Highlights from the First Smith Day!

On Nov. 15, 2017, students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrated Smith Day, a new tradition that celebrates the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff joined the inaugural celebration in Van Munching Hall and at campuses in Shady Grove and Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C. Nearly 300 alumni attended Smith Day events at nine locations around the world, including China and the Philippines.

10 Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members. (1) The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our MindsBy Michael Lewis (2016)

Girl Scout Cookie College Comes to Smith

More than 200 Girl Scouts came to Cookie College and learned about the business of selling cookies on Dec. 10, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The girls learned life skills like goal setting and money management that will help them in all aspects of life,” said Sara Tyler, program specialist at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “It sets them up for life.”

Five Takeaways from Women Leading Women

Don’t doubt your potential, alumni women executives told the next generation of talent at the fifth annual Women Leading Women conference March 31, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. "I ended up in this role because someone saw something in me that I would not have seen in myself," said panelist Kristen Welch ’90, MBA ’96, senior vice president of global content operations for Discovery Communications.

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