Finance

Smith Students Join Buffett, Gates on Fox Business

Finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shared a virtual platform on May 5, 2014, with two of the most successful individuals in business.

The setting was Omaha, Neb., where Fox Business Network conducted an hourlong Warren Buffett interview to culminate its coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. Microsoft cofounder and Berkshire shareholder Bill Gates joined the conversation in the studio, while about 35 Smith undergraduates participated remotely from a University of Maryland classroom.

Smith Students to Join Buffett-Gates Interview

Watch the Fox Business Network from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, as students representing the Robert H. Smith School of Business participate in a live interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. 

More than 40 Smith finance majors will appear, remotely, from a Van Munching classroom. One of the students will pose a question to Buffett during an interview that wraps up the network’s coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha. 

New Study Shows How Gender Pay Gap Widens

Effect Reduced at Firms Where a Majority of Senior Leaders Are Women

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Women wage earners suffer more than men when they leave similar jobs at the same company and relocate to the same new employer following layoffs, a first-of-its-kind study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows. The gender pay gap widens during the transition regardless of age, race, education or seniority, although the effects are less pronounced at firms where a majority of senior leaders are women.

Smith School Business Summit Addresses Innovation

On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.

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