Why It Makes Sense that the New 'Doctor Who' Is a Woman

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The BBC's "Doctor Who" series has long embraced the idea of change. It's been written into the script for years, with the timelord protagonist's biological ability for regeneration and new incarnations.

C-BERC Board Members Featured in Women Leading Research

Two board members at the University of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC) were profiled in the Women Leading Research initiative at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Congratulations to Christine Beckman for her work on risks and rewards for multidisciplinary work and Leigh Anenson for her work on ways to save government pensions. 

Fearless Idea 5: Break Out of Silos

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Researchers can discover creative solutions to complex problems when they combine know-how from different disciplines, but they should understand the potential penalties involved. A new study, co-authored by Christine Beckman at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, shows risks and rewards for multidisciplinary research.

Facebook’s ‘Benevolent Dictator’

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — In a move Inc. calls a “Wall Street magic trick,” Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting on Monday yielded passage of a measure to issue 5.7 million shares of a nonvoting C Class stock.

Invest in the Long Term – Social Enterprise Symposium Highlights

“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016.

At Etsy, Will Corporate Conscience and Profits Clash?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Etsy continues to test the compatibility of a commitment to social responsibility with the demands of Wall Street.

Debating Workplace Culture, at Amazon and Elsewhere

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Can you have a high-powered job and also a rewarding life outside work? Do ambitious companies have any incentive to make this happen? And are market forces sufficient to make sure that workers with families or sick relatives are treated fairly by managers?

Loose Facebook Posts Sink Ships: How the Navy Limits Online Distractions

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Keeping your employees from frittering away their days on social media should involve more tact and art than heavy-handed restrictions.

Startup Guide Emphasizes Location, Location, Location

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- When starting a business, not all locations are equal. Success or failure can depend on businesses per capita, accessible financing, annual income levels, average workday length, office space costs and workforce education levels.

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