Logistics, Business & Public Policy

DRI International Symposium (Invite Only)

The DRI International Symposium (co-sponsored by UMD and DRI) is a one-day regional event to bring DRI International certified professionals and other business continuity and resiliency thought leaders together with students in an academic setting to discuss preparedness issues. The program brings valuable networking opportunities in a growing field to those students careening toward an uncertain job market.  The event will feature five to seven speakers who are leaders in the field, with presenters being business leaders with real world experience.

Time: 
April 10, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Smith's Boyson Tapped for 'Crucial Input' to U.S. Export Strategy, Policy

Sandor Boyson, PhD, research professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, is among 40 experts selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide insight into supply chain strategy to spur U.S. exports and global competitiveness.

The new Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness convenes on Oct. 19 with Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank to begin work on issues requested for study by White House and federal agencies.

Hurricane Isaac Recovery: Smith Experts Available to Discuss Disaster Management

As Hurricane Isaac cleanup is underway, experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on topics related to disaster management.

Smith faculty and administrators can discuss recent developments in grassroots- and IT-related applications to management and recovery efforts, plus supply chain disruption, including oil and gas production and pricing.

The Smith School has an in-house broadcast facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

New Faculty – Fall 2012

The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes 14 new faculty members to start the fall 2012 semester. The new faculty members hail from PhD programs and previous posts at top universities worldwide, including two former Smith School staff members who joined the teaching ranks. Smith students will also benefit from a stable of new adjunct instructors who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. The new faculty kicked off the semester at Smith with an orientation and welcome dinner on August 27.

Smith Experts Comment on Effects of U.S. Drought on Food, Energy Industries

Despite early August rainfall, about two-thirds of the United States – mostly across the Midwest and in the South – has endured what climatologists have described as this country’s most severe drought in more than 50 years. Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty experts are available to comment on the implications for food and energy consumption.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

Food Chain

Smith Experts Comment on Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform

College Park, Md. - Financial and health IT experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to analyze the U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether President Barack Obama‘s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. These experts can discuss what's at stake related to patients, insurers, IT investment and health insurance exchanges, and the U.S. economy.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

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