Port operators in Savannah, Ga. are racing to upgrade their facilities for the rising generation of big ships, which will have a new lane from Asia when the Panama Canal completes a 10-year widening project in 2016. Rivals are eyeing the same big ships in Charleston, S.C. And in Boston, Houston, Miami and many other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts — like the reality television series where many bachelors vie for the attention of the same bachelorette. Smith Professor Thomas M. Corsi talks about the Port of Baltimore's position in the race. Read more...
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
Software firm Adobe announced this week it will expand its family paid-leave benefits -- including up to six months for birth mothers. This follows Netflix announcing up to 12 months of leave for employees who are new parents. The trend has emerged despite the lack of mandatory parental leave laws in the United States. Smith School professor Peter Morici discusses the pros and cons of the hands-off approach with tech industry expert Tom Jelneck on CCTV America. Read more...
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome nine new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Customers have kvetched about airline baggage fees since American Airlines started charging people for even one checked bag in 2008, but the practice has swept the industry. Last month, JetBlue started charging passengers for luggage, leaving Southwest standing alone as the only company to let all passengers check a bag or two without an extra charge. Although many travelers grumble about the fees, new research from Smith School professor Martin Dresner shows they are effective. Read more...
Brazilian immigrant Viviane Hembrock ’13 grew up surrounded by the shipping industry. Her hometown of Santos, São Paulo, processes more than 3.5 million cargo containers annually, making it the busiest port in Latin America.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together to celebrate the achievements of full-time MBA students at the 4th Annual MBA End-of-the-Year Banquet on May 14, 2015, held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
“Once they had appointed one woman, the men seem to have said, ‘We have done our job.’”
— Cristian Dezső, Associate Professor
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together on May 7, 2015, to celebrate the achievements of top undergraduate students at the 15th annual Dean’s Undergraduate Senior Awards Dinner. More than 60 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a dinner at Van Munching Hall.
On April 10, 2015, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business partnered with Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International to hold DRI’s first collegiate conference. More than 100 DRI-certified professionals, business continuity planning leaders and students were in attendance.