For the hundreds of students poised to graduate this spring from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, commencement day is nearly here. And while the event will be virtual, our pride in and excitement for these graduates is very real.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous countries including the United States.

Pines Named Next UMD President

USM Ends Search, Calling Clark School Dean ‘Precisely the Right Person’ for Role By Maryland Today Staff  The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents yesterday appointed Darryll J. Pines, dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, as the 34th president of the University of Maryland, effective July 1.

Maryland Smith Management Researchers Among Tops in U.S.

With 65 publications over the past five years in elite management journals, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is fifth among U.S. business schools in the latest Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings (TAMUGA) of Management Department Research Productivity.

International Education Week 2019 at the Smith School

Santiago Luna, coordinator for the Center for Global Business writes about International Education Week 2019.

Thanksgiving Holiday Pairing

The Smith School's diversity & inclusion committee is hosting a Thanksgiving pairing program. Faculty, staff, and local alumni are invited to “Share Your Table” and host an international student, or an out-of-state student who can’t go home for the holiday. Students who want to celebrate Thanksgiving with a faculty, staff or alumni, are invited to “Be Our Guest.” The Smith School is committed to fostering a culture of unity and this program is one way that we are connecting people together. The deadline to express your interest in participating is November 15.

Ritu Agarwal to Serve As Interim Dean

After more than 25 years of service to the University of Maryland, Alexander Triantis will step down as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Aug. 14, 2019. He will be joining the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business as dean. Ritu Agarwal, the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and senior associate dean for faculty and research, will serve as interim dean beginning Aug. 15, while the university conducts a nationwide search for a permanent successor.

Datathon Champs Deliver Bikeshare Solution

A team of specialty master’s students won the $750 grand prize in the first Smith Analytics Consortium Datathon, a weeklong case competition ending March 29, 2019, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Teams of undergraduate and graduate students started with raw data related to bikeshare services in Washington, D.C. Participants had to determine what information was relevant, fill gaps with their own supplemental sources, and present data-based business solutions to a panel of judges.

Maryland Smith To Host ‘Being Black’ Speaker Series

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will celebrate Black History Month 2019 with a series of events featuring African American business leaders and entrepreneurs. Each week in February, Victor Mullins, Maryland Smith’s associate dean of undergraduate programs and Chief Diversity Officer, will sit down with featured guests to talk about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced and their advice on making it in the business world.

Longbrake Pledges $1 Million to Maryland Smith

Educator, philanthropist and retired bank executive William Longbrake, DBA ’76, has pledged $1 million to support the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The unrestricted gift will provide flexibility to the school, where Longbrake serves as Executive-in-Residence and a member of the Board of Advisors.

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