The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention. Below are some highlights.
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
The summer humidity hangs over Washington – along with another hot and sticky issue: What to do about the federal budget and the looming legally limited ceiling on how much money our nation can borrow. With a fast-approaching Aug. 2 deadline, lawmakers have spent months squabbling about the problem, which could have big impacts on the global economy.
“The answer is clear – we have to raise the ceiling. And we need to get serious about reducing the long-term deficit,” says Curt Grimm, dean’s professor of supply chain and strategy. “There are plenty of ways to do this.”
We’ve seen volatility in the prices at the pump this summer. Have we already hit the peak this summer or should we expect prices to continue to rise?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Charles E. Olson talks about the factors that impact gas prices.
College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty and quality of research in business and economics in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social sciences, which includes business and economics.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.
Accounting and Information Assurance
- Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
- James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
- Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
- Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, July 13, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
For companies to stay one step ahead of the competition they need to be innovative – one way to do that is to rethink business models to incorporate sustainability. This can lead to new efficiencies that add to the firm’s bottom line, make customers happy and lessen environmental impact as well.
On April 1, 2009, Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. George Akerlof spoke about the current financial climate to a mix of faculty, staff and students that packed Frank Auditorium at the Smith School. Akerlof, the Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to the analyses of markets with asymmetric information.
College Park, Md. – Sept. 2, 2008 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced 21 outstanding faculty members have joined the school from leading universities to start the 2008-2009 academic year.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business community is mourning the loss of Dr. Brian Shaffer, a Tyser Teaching Fellow in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department. Dr. Shaffer was killed in an automobile accident in West Virginia on Saturday, April 5.
Michael Fu, professor of management science, and Lawrence Bodin, professor emeritus of management science, have been named as fellows for 2008 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). This singular honor, awarded to about 2 percent of the organizations 11,000 members, has now been held by six members of the Smith Schools decision and information technologies department.