Volume 11 No. 1 SPRING 2010

Smith in Baltimore

BaltimoreThe Smith School has acquired a home away from home at the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore. This new space will be used to connect with current MBA students, faculty and the approximately 8,000 alumni who live in the region. It will serve as an academic site and as a site for professional development and building alumni relations. The BioPark has 1.8 million square feet of lab and office space in 12 buildings and is located at 801 W. Baltimore St. The Smith School’s 14,000-square-foot space will have technology-equipped classrooms, team break-out rooms, staff offices, a conference room, a small computer lab and a lounge area.

The space has already hosted the ThoughtLeadership@Smith Speaker Series, which features research-based presentations from Smith faculty and provides networking opportunities for alumni and business leaders. In January 2010, part-time MBA classes will be offered in the new space.

“The University is excited about the Smith School’s expansion in Baltimore,” said C. D. Mote, Jr., president of the University of Maryland, College Park. “I am confident that our highly ranked MBA program will thrive in its new Baltimore setting.”

The Smith School signed a long-term lease for a spot in BioPark Two and is the only part of the University of Maryland, College park to have a space in the new 10-acre BioPark. Acquiring this space enables the Smith School to move from its existing location in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Nursing and quadruples the square footage of available working space.

“The Smith School is committed to Baltimore and partnering with leaders in its robust business community,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “Relocating in the BioPark puts us at the nexus of great research and innovation in Baltimore, and provides us great proximity to support Governor Martin O’Malley’s strategic initiatives as we continue to prepare business leaders to drive the state economy.”

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