News at Smith

Apr 02, 2015

A formal receiving line awaited dinner guests on June 3, 2014, in a scene inspired by the PBS series Downton Abbey. “You can never be too classy,” explained the host, Charles Olson, Professor of the Practice and Director of the Business Honors Program at the Smith School.

Apr 02, 2015

Research shows that creativity rises with ceiling height. Smith professor Oliver Schlake considered this when designing a new course that challenges participants to develop retail products for outdoor enthusiasts. Rather than staying indoors confined below a 10-foot ceiling, Schlake takes his undergraduate students into the forests around Washington, D.C., to test and refine their prototypes under the open sky.

Apr 01, 2015
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It’s easy being green at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. At least for Kermit the Frog, who was presented with an honorary MBA degree at a special ceremony this spring. Didn’t know a puppet frog could get an MBA from Smith? Where have you been!?

Apr 01, 2015

Psychology studies show that physically attractive people generally have an advantage. But new research from Smith School professor Marko Pitesa clarifies the mechanism through which attractiveness works as an advantage in one specific scenario -- job interviews. More intriguingly, the research also shows when beauty can work against you. “It’s not always an

Apr 01, 2015
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It has become a beloved tradition in just two short years for the MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: the Charity Auction.

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