2023 Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards

One of the world’s top schools for business research, Maryland Smith also is where students experience top-level teaching in a highly supportive community. Smith chronicles and celebrates this distinction at the end of each academic year by honoring its outstanding faculty and staff members with awards of excellence. Faculty Recognition Awards Junior Researcher Award: Musa Subasi Kunpeng Zhang Outstanding Researcher Award: Rellie Derfler-Rozin PK Kannan

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.

It’s Been Over 20 Years, But NBA on NBC May Become a Thing Again

Many defining moments in professional basketball took place when the NBA was airing on NBC. That period marked Michael Jordan’s heyday, the 90s, when he and the Chicago Bulls won six titles. And just hearing the opening bars of John Tesh’s “Roundball Rock” brings this spectacular time in basketball history to mind.

Smith’s Strategic Design Fellows Team Finishes Third in AMA Competition

A Strategic Design Fellows team representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business tied for third place in the recent American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. The Smith team was among 10 selected (from 78 teams submitting cases) for the competition held in early April in New Orleans.

A Huge Shakeup at McDonald’s: What Does it Mean for the Fast Food Giant’s Future?

Last week McDonald’s temporarily closed its U.S. offices, sending workers home to await word online about the burger chain’s plans. While working from home, hundreds of corporate workers were told their services were no longer needed, something that has grown in popularity in recent years.

From attending the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to founding a spice company, appearing on Shark Tank and many stops in between, Ori Zohar ’07 is the definition of a well-seasoned entrepreneur.
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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.

Why Streaming is Getting the Better of Cable TV This Year

For the first time, streaming is predicted to overtake traditional TV as the preferred form of entertainment for U.S. adults.

Smith School Awards 14 Faculty Grants for Innovative Research

Fourteen faculty teams at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have been awarded three-year grants from the school for research projects that address the world’s grand challenges and reimagine learning in support of the University of Maryland’s vision and the Smith School’s strategic plan.

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.

Retailers Can Gain From Reducing Food Waste

Even as the price of food continues to tick up and people are spending more on groceries, nearly 40% of food in the United States is being wasted – mostly by shoppers who never consume what they bought and by retailers who don’t manage to sell it.

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