The Robert H. Smith School of Business kicks off an exciting new year in 2005, with the start of its fourth Executive MBA class in College Park, new Executive MBA programs in China and a host of campus activities planned for the spring semester.
Three Smith School undergrads -- Mark Weinstein, Timothy Potter and Danhao Wu -- are among 25 University of Maryland seniors who have been named 2004 Merrill Scholars. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors University of Maryland's most successful seniors and their designated university faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. The program celebrates the connections between mentorship, scholarship and academic achievement.
Even Nobel Prize winners sometimes struggle with the tools of the digital economy. I'm not quite prepared for the actual technology here, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. joked, after having some trouble with the Frank Auditoriums projection system. Nash, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, spoke to a packed auditorium and three overflow rooms on October 14, 2004, at the University Alumni Associations Alumni College event, held in Van Munching Hall, home of the Smith School of Business.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new PhD candidates in fall 2004, bringing the total number of students in the doctoral program to 115. This years students come to Smith from the United States as well as India, Turkey, China, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Four Smith undergrads had some extra spending money this summer, compliments of the Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition, held in April. Nathaniel Zola, Michelle Donnelly, Julianne Kortz, and Zach Barratt each received $1,000 in prize money by earning first place in the competition, which was organized by Smith's finance department.
On Wednesday, April 28, the Smith School proudly welcomed Donald E. Powell, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), to deliver an address to its business students.
Chairman Powell's speech, "Leadership, Ethics, and the Free Market," captivated the audience of Smith undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral finance students. Powell defined leadership with five common threads: a sense of purpose, good relationships, self-discipline, competitiveness, and passion.