Accounting & Information Assurance

Smith Presents Teaching Excellence Awards

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.

Eugene H. Cantor

Eugene Cantor retired in 2015 after 31 years of federal service to return to his alma mater the University of Maryland to teach on a full-time basis. He served 25 years as an attorney with the Securities & Corporate Practices Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an office of the United States Treasury Department. He also served as an investigative auditor with the former General Accounting Office, as an attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission and as a legal honors intern with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Smith School VITA Program Files for Success

As tax season comes to a close, the new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated their first season of operation, and almost 100 returns filed successfully.

The VITA program was established by site coordinator Samuel Handwerger and professor Martin Loeb, with help from Wei Wu ’13 and 12 core student volunteers.

Briefcase: No Shenanigans

Companies guilty of accounting trickery don’t want Howard Schilit, MBA ’76, PhD ’81, anywhere near their books. The CEO of Schilit Forensics and co-author of “Financial Shenanigans” has a remarkable track record of cutting through corporate spin and telling investors what they really need to know before it’s too late. Now the Smith alumnus is passing on his techniques to undergraduates at the school through the Schilit Scholars in Accounting program.

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