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.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has won the 2003 national Outstanding Entrepreneurship Course of the Year award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) for its groundbreaking course in which MBA students work with the $20-million New Markets Growth Fund (NMGF). The course, New Markets Growth Fund Practicum, was unanimously selected as the winner at the 18th Annual USASBE Annual Conference in Dallas on Jan. 18, 2004.
For the past six years, undergraduate students from adjunct professor Joe Rinaldi’s Futures, Options and Derivatives class at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have attended the Barron’s Roundtable to meet some of the top investors in the country. This year, four students, led by Rinaldi, attended the conference titled “The Art Of Successful Investing” on Oct. 22, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.