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.
Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
In keeping with the College of Behavior and Social Sciences’ focus on interdisciplinary research and activity, its partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to launch the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC) has generated new ideas and information at the intersection of theory, policy and practice that serves as a resource for business leaders, policymakers and practitioners.
On April 15, 2014, Professor Joseph Heath spoke on the topic of intergenerational cooperation at a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) and Department of Philosophy.
Bruce Dubinsky Lecture: Ethics – Avoiding Orange or Green Apparel
“You would think the visual image of the infamous ‘perp walk’ would be enough of a deterrent to those high level C suite executives about to make the wrong decision and engage in a fraud. It’s shocking to me that it obviously isn’t.” - Bruce Dubinsky
“A corporation’s board of directors promotes and protects the interests of the corporate entity as well as the various stakeholders of the corporation.” - Dr. Sri Ramamoorti
Professor Sri Ramamoorti, Associate Professor of Accounting and Director - Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University, spoke to the university community on March 4, 2014, as an invited guest of Center for Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC).
On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently awarded funding to Dr. Sally Simpson for her research grant, White-Collar and Corporate Frauds: Understanding and Measuring Public Policy Preferences, with Co-PIs Dr. Mark Cohen (Vanderbilt University) and Dr. Tom Loughran (UMD). This research will investigate the costs of white-collar crime. Read more.
The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business recently combined the strengths of their criminology and criminal justice and business ethics focus areas through the establishment of the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC). C-BERC is the first venture of its kind to formally link business with criminology in an academic environment. Through C-BERC, UMD seeks to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate and develop best practices at the intersections of business, ethics,...