Accounting & Information Assurance

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 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.

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference at London School of Economics

The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP), edited by two professors at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, launched a new conference series that will rotate among the London School of Economics (LSE), IE Business School and the Smith School. The first conference was held on May 25, 2012, at the London School of Economics, London, UK. The theme of the first conference was “Accounting and Corporate Governance.”

Accounting Teaching Scholars Honored

Students, faculty members, corporate partners, and alumni celebrated a year of accomplishments at the Accounting Teaching Scholars dinner and reception on Thursday, April 26. The Accounting Teaching Scholars, an Undergraduate Fellows program, are undergraduate accounting students who serve as discussion leaders and teaching assistants for the Smith School’s two introductory accounting courses while reviewing material in preparation for the CPA exam.

Top Teachers for 2011 Recognized with Allen J. Krowe 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. Allen J. Krowe, a distinguished alumnus of both the business school and the university, established the Krowe Teaching Awards in 1986 to recognize and promote excellence in teaching.

Smith School to Host Eighth Annual Cybersecurity Forum

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the School of Public Policy is pleased to present the Eighth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The forum is intended to encourage the exchange of ideas among a small group of researchers and executives who share a common interest in issues related to financial information systems and cybersecurity.

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