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Apr 18, 2014
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Bob Hisaoka

From co-owning some of the nation’s largest car dealerships to owning a Chicago-style hot dog restaurant franchise to working with dozens of charities to serving on the Smith School’s board of advisors, Robert G. Hisaoka ’79 has done it all. Now, he can add distinguished alumnus to his list of accomplishments and accolades. 

Apr 18, 2014
Community

Symptoms resulting from a bioterrorism attack could be alarmingly similar to those of the flu. A computer model developed by Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management, aims to identify one from the other by their very different transmission dynamics. 

Barnes built his original simulation model for his dissertation as a mathematics PhD student at the University of Maryland (2012) to help public health officials seeing the two scenarios play out and determine which they

Apr 17, 2014

Malcolm Gillian

Malcolm Gillian ’95, MBA ’00, has always been a snappy dresser. That’s what you’d expect of the CEO of Second Button, a bespoke shirt company headquartered in New York City. 

Apr 17, 2014

Mike Geppi

When former banker Mike Geppi entered the Smith School’s executive MBA program in 2010, he had his sights set on starting a business. He was also looking for potential business partners. He never expected that he’d find four classmates to join him and trusted faculty advisors and a lawyer to help. 

Apr 17, 2014

Chase Kaczmarek doesn’t just use his longboard (a skateboard variant) to get around the University of Maryland’s campus. The senior management major’s longboard also provided the impetus for his startup.

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