High School English Teachers Get Market Perspective COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Aug. 1, 2016) — Dystopian fiction has taken off among young adult readers, and Hollywood has responded with film versions of “The Giver,” “Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and “Maze Runner.” High school English teachers will draw upon the same genre this fall to spark conversations on enterprise and markets, using lesson plans developed July 26-29 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
College Park, MD — April 12, 2016 — University of Maryland students, faculty and the public will hear the secrets of leading a team to success from NFL Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Rear Adm. Thomas Lynch (retired), commander of the Navy Battle Group in Operation Desert Shield and executive chairman of NewDay USA. The talk will be hosted by the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55 died April 11, 2016, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83. Gifts and other support from his foundation enabled the University of Maryland to launch the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2014. “From him we learned the importance of helping others and the value of supporting our community and beyond,” his children said in a prepared statement. “He was a man with deep convictions and never hesitated to promote causes in which he believed.”
By the time professor Rajshree Agarwal meets University of Maryland undergraduate students, most already have formed opinions on the value of enterprise and markets. “Much of their conceptions and misconceptions are created at the middle and high school levels,” says Agarwal, director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H.
University of Maryland researchers will study enterprise and markets at a new center of excellence funded by $5 million from The Snider Foundation, led by Ed Snider ’55. The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, housed at the Smith School, also received a $1 million commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation. Smith professor Rajshree Agarwal will serve as the center’s first director.
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has appointed the director of the Snider Center, Dr. Rajshree Agarwal, to chair a commission to “chart a road map to competitive excellence” for the future.
When it comes to a company’s success, is it better to have one strong leader at the top or several leaders sharing responsibilities? The early Japanese cotton spinning industry might have the answer.