The U.S. debt is ticking away past $14 trillion and threatens to hit the current federally imposed limit on how much we borrow to keep our economy afloat. What are the impacts if this limit is not raised in time as lawmakers squabble of the details of how to manage the country’s debt crisis?
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
When the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan rocked the country on March 11, it triggered a devastating tsunami leaving a wake of destruction and disaster at a nuclear power plant. It also shut down production for many major global manufacturers in Japan— in particular, those related to the auto and hi-tech industries.
Experts on business and the economy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on the aftermath of the earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan. Smith School experts can address the economic consequences and energy policy impacts; the use of technology and social media in disaster response; and the impact of the events on the bond market. The Smith School has a fiber-linked ReadyCam broadcast studio on premises for live and taped interviews.
Louiqa Raschid on technology applications for disaster response:
College Park, Md. – February 24, 2011 – The nation’s $90 billion fleet of privately owned freight railway cars may be in jeopardy, according to a new report released today by the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The fleet is integral to the efficient movement of goods by rail and drastically reduces the environmental impact of shipping by eliminating the equivalent of 30 million truck shipments a year.
College Park, Md. – November 15, 2010 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research. She will assume her role January 1, 2011.
The Smith School's academic departments and research-focused centers of excellence combine leading scholars and industry veterans who truly understand the importance of risk management. Smith faculty and practitioners explore issues related to how risk impacts financial decisions, supply chains and the broader global economy.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Managing a Volatile
With constant change, economic challenges and the havoc that events such as Gulf oil spills, natural disasters and terrorist threats can create, old models of balancing supply and demand are no longer effective.
Hallway space was limited in Van Munching Hall, as recruiting booths and enthusiastic students alike packed the Pownall Grand Atrium for Industry Day. Swag-covered tables, bright signs and information-laden booths attracted students who were eager to network with recruiters and learn about exciting internship and job opportunities in the supply chain management field.
In November 2010, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) will award its inaugural Undergraduate Operations Research Prize to John Silberholz ’10. For Silberholz, who earned his B.S. degrees in computer science and math summa cum laude, the award is a culmination of the research and professional development relationships he has built with the Robert H. Smith School of Business through his undergraduate career.