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

Bringing Entrepreneurship Education to the Virgin Islands

Maryland Smith’s Tricia Homer didn’t let a pandemic stop her from bringing entrepreneurship education home to her native U.S. Virgin Islands. In July, Homer, the director of business communication for Smith’s master’s programs and a faculty lecturer, ran a startup bootcamp program for social entrepreneurs. She’s holding a second program in November. 

Maryland Smith Partners for Progress in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

With diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of organizational change across the country, Maryland Smith is doing its part in driving change at the community level by participating in the 2019 Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program (MEILP).

2019 Summer Reading List

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 16th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty and staff. The 2019 edition covers history, politics, leadership and even strategies for staying focused in a volatile, fast-paced world. Deep Work By Cal Newport

Students Discuss Differences at Diversity Action Forum

Kevin Li, class of 2019 marketing and information systems double major, writes about the Diversity Action Forum (Part II), held on Feb. 26, 2018, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. When people think about “diversity events,” there is a common feeling that they exist solely just to check boxes. But at the Smith School, diversity and inclusion are pillars of the community that members constantly work to better understand and use in their daily lives.

Smith MBAs Hone Communication Skills

MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have an opportunity to develop their communication skills through the new Smith Executive Communication Program. “I wanted to take advantage of this program to build on my soft skills,” MBA candidate Andres Villegas said. “I now feel more confident about speaking in front of big groups.”

How to Manage Holiday Conversations Like a Boss

As we head into the holiday season, lots of us are anticipating some awkward discussions about family traditions, superspreader events and COVID-19. Here are some management tips for navigating these frought conversations.

An Underlying Lesson from Ellen and W

With icebergs, often what's visible above the water is just a fraction of the whole picture. The recent chatter about Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush seemed a bit like that, a Maryland Smith expert says.

Ground your feet. Relax your hands into a resting position. Center yourself. Breathe.  Then begin. I was never someone who struggled with public speaking. I grew up in my local community theatre and immediately loved the stage.
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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.

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