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Jul 30, 2020, 14:41 ET Retail and it's Future Through the 2020 Back-to-School Prism

Back-to-school shopping is the second-busiest season of the year, in terms of overall spending, according to the National Retail Federation....


Jul 08, 2020, 14:26 ET Maryland Smith to Offer Free Business Education Program for Maryland Residents, Businesses

To help Marylanders get back into the workforce and prepare for the new economic and business environment, The University of Maryland's Robert H....


Jun 30, 2020, 12:53 ET New Paper Identifies Flaws in Disaster Protection for Workers' Credit Act of 2020 and Prescribes Fixes

When times are tough, access to credit becomes crucial. Policymakers know this, so when faced with an economic downturn, they tend to adopt measures...


Jun 11, 2020, 11:44 ET FAA Extends Funding for NEXTOR III Aviation Operations Research Consortium

A University of Maryland-led, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-funded research consortium that addresses aviation operations issues on behalf of ...


Jun 08, 2020, 15:13 ET Tips for Overcoming Alone Time Still Caused by COVID-19, via Maryland Smith Expert

Humans are social creatures, so for many, spending all this coronavirus pandemic-induced time alone can be unsettling. Rebecca Ratner, a marketing...


May 28, 2020, 13:44 ET Summer Must-Reads for Business Leaders from Maryland Smith Experts

The coronavirus pandemic may have thrown many summer plans into disarray, but Maryland Smith faculty members have suggestions for a still much...


May 26, 2020, 08:20 ET A Summer Vacation at Home: 'Safecation' Tips from Maryland Smith Expert

With summer on the horizon, people have begun thinking about vacation plans. And many are trying to figure out how it's all going to work this year,...


May 14, 2020, 15:30 ET Success Tips for Telework Newcomers

A new job or internship this summer is increasingly likely to be a remote position making it difficult to engage with and impress a new boss and...


Apr 28, 2020, 14:35 ET Water-Saving Automatic Flushing System Wins Virtual Pitch Competition at Maryland Smith

For University of Maryland student Charles Grody, it was a toilet flush (or two...or three) that led to a lightbulb moment. "We've all experienced...


Apr 23, 2020, 16:06 ET In the Downturn, 3 Tips for Business Leaders to Make Tough but Fair Decisions

The sharp economic downturn accompanying the coronavirus pandemic has organizations challenged to make tough-but-fair decisions that won't lead, long ...


Mar 31, 2020, 16:20 ET How Pandemic-Surviving Shopping Malls Could Thrive

The expansive parking lots are empty, and those wide glass doors are shut tight and locked. But what will happen to the shopping mall when the...


Mar 25, 2020, 14:49 ET Tax Advice for the Pandemic Era

If you admire your CPA for that unflappable aura of calm at the height of tax season — even during this unusual tax season — there's something you...


Mar 12, 2020, 09:57 ET Working Remotely? Maryland Smith Expert Describes 5 Things Effective Teams do Right

With more and more companies encouraging employees to work from home amid the growing COVID-19 crisis, some teams are having to learn on the fly how...


Feb 27, 2020, 09:56 ET Keys to a Refinancing Decision with Mortgage Rates Low

With the 10-year Treasury rate hitting a record low, already low mortgage rates could continue to slide making the question of refinancing a home...


Feb 26, 2020, 07:45 ET Effective Leadership After a Death in the Workplace

When a colleague dies, it can shake up an entire organization. In fact, it's one of the most emotionally disruptive dynamics that an organization...


Feb 10, 2020, 11:27 ET NPR, Google Leaders to Speak at Maryland Smith's Women Inspire

Meg Goldthwaite, chief marketing officer at NPR, and Sherika Ekpo, global diversity and inclusion lead for Google AI, will be the honored guests at...


Dec 20, 2019, 07:00 ET Remember 'To Be,' not 'To Do,' During the Holidays: 4 Mindfulness Tips from Maryland Smith Expert

It's a time of the year meant for joy and celebration. But what do we really mean when we ask, "Are you ready for the holidays?" When visiting...


Nov 26, 2019, 12:14 ET How Companies Should Weigh and Implement the 4-Day Workweek

The five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the conventional practice in business essentially since its inception by Henry Ford in 1926. But a recent...


Oct 16, 2019, 10:46 ET Conference on Health IT & Analytics Set for Nov. 15-16 in Metro D.C.

Researchers, clinical executives and policymakers will share and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to the design and use of...


Sep 12, 2019, 15:07 ET 54 Women Who Could Have Made Forbes' Innovator List

After uproar over Forbes' list of "America's Most Innovative Leaders," professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business...


Aug 13, 2019, 11:01 ET 10 Comic Book Ideas from Maryland Smith Business Experts à la Fed's 'Story of Monetary Policy'

Explaining a complex issue can be effective by making it come alive in a comic book, as in the New York Federal Reserve's Educational Comic Book...


Jul 15, 2019, 13:32 ET Maryland Smith Experts Explain Amazon Prime Day's Runaway Success

Just a few years ago, Amazon.com disrupted the consumer calendar, with a widely hyped sale that would launch a sort of mid-summer Black Friday. This...


Jun 28, 2019, 14:25 ET Maryland Smith Expert Weighs PG&E Strategy to 'Unplug in a Crisis' and a 'Corporate Decision it got Right'

California utility giant PG&E is putting to work a new strategy to keep its power lines from sparking the kinds of wildfires that have killed dozens...


Jun 19, 2019, 13:48 ET Facebook's Libra Outlook and Implications: 4 Takes from Maryland Smith Experts

Who will "friend" the new Facebook cryptocurrency? Experts at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business weighed in, after the...


Jun 17, 2019, 13:36 ET Maryland Smith Donors Load Baltimore Ravens Bookmobile

Donors helped load the Maryland Book Bank Bookmobile sponsored by the Baltimore Ravens on June 15, 2019, following a semester-long book drive...