Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Clock Ticks on Federal Debt Ceiling Limit

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.”

University of Maryland Ranks No. 16 in the World for Business, Economics Faculty and Research

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.

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty Members

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


Sustainability in Practice

Broadcast Dates: 
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.

Nobel-Prize Winner Draws Crowd for Psychology’s Role in Economics Talk

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.

Smith Boasts Six INFORMS Fellows

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.

Smith School Honors Outstanding Teachers with Krowe/Legg Mason Awards

For more than 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Krowe Teaching Award committee, comprised of faculty Smith School faculty members Galit Shmueli, Charley Olson, Mary Harms, and Jeff Kudisch, has announced the following winners and finalists for the 2006-2007 Krowe Teaching Awards and the Legg Mason Award. Nominations were received from students, alumni, deans, department chairs, directors and administrators.


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