College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.
The Smith School is pleased to announce the Top 15 % Teaching Award recipients for 2005-06. The Top 15% Teaching Awards are based on faculty performance during the previous academic year, consisting of fall semester, winter semester, spring semester, and summer semester sessions I and II, in that order.
Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Professor of Finance, was honored for his many years of service to the finance department, and the Smith School of Business, at a lavish dinner party at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., on October 5, 2006. The gala event was attended by about 90 people, including all the former chairs of the department, and a past dean of the University of Washington, who flew in specially for the event. Former Smith School Deans Rudy Lamone and Bill Mayer were also present to express their appreciation for Lemmas many contributions to the Smith School community.
Smith faculty members brought the Smith Schools thought leadership to Europe in a series of workshops Tuesday, October 3 at the 16th Zrich MBA Congress. Rhonda Reger, professor of management and organization, Gurdip Bakshi, professor of finance, Judy Frels, senior director of custom programs, and Rob Sheehan, academic director for executive MBA and executive degree programs, were among thought leaders presenting at the conference, which focused on leading management issues.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "10th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2013, as recommended by members of its faculty and staff.
College Park, MD May 30, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced professor Lemma Senbet has been named a fellow by the Financial Management Association International for his significant contributions to the profession through his career-long scholarship and service.
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.