College Park, Md. February 21, 2006 Today the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business announced that Dilip Madan, professor of finance, has been selected to receive a 2006 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in mathematics. Humboldt awards are considered among the highest honors given to internationally recognized scholars. Forty past recipients have received the Nobel Prize in their fields, including five of the 2005 Nobel Laureates. Madan will receive his award from the President of the Humboldt Foundation this July in Berlin, Germany.
College Park, Md. January 23, 2006 - The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland today announced that Albert Pete Kyle will join the school as the Charles E. Smith Chair in Finance in July 2006. Kyle is widely known as one of the premier financial theorists of his generation. He is best known for creating the Kyle Model, which provides a foundation for the modern theory of market microstructure, a subfield of finance dealing with the process of price formation in financial markets.
College Park, Md. - August 31, 2005 Lemma Senbet, holder of the William E. Mayer Chair in Finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, was recently granted an honorary Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from the Addis Ababa University (AAU), the oldest higher educational institution in Ethiopia and Senbets alma mater. AAU granted the honorary degree during its July 2005 commencement exercises in recognition of Senbets outstanding contributions to the discipline and practice of finance.
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 April 30, 2004, five select finance student teams participated in the first Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition. The case program is sponsored by Joseph Wikler, who is a director of Oppenheimer Funds and a consultant for T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value Fund. He also serves as a director for a number of other private and non-profit organizations.
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.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed 240 high school juniors and seniors and their teachers from eight Prince George's County Public Schools' Finance Academies for a half-day business, finance, and investment workshop, coined Finance Field Day on Friday, April 16.
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.