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.
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Omar Sherif Elwakil joined the Supply Chain and Operations Management program in Fall 2010. His primary research interests are multinational direct investment strategy and the political environment, and global supply chain and transportation flows in the presence of external barriers and disruptions.
DRI International is proud to announce its partnership with the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the first in its new Collegiate Conference series.
All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, Tyser Teaching Fellow, lecturer, adjunct, or Ph.D. student) for one of several Krowe Teaching Awards in areas of general excellence.
The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015. Winners will be announced in May 2015.
An opportunity for Smith Women, Faculty & Staff, to grow professionally with a workshop led by AJ Fector '91.
The DRI International Symposium (co-sponsored by UMD and DRI) is a one-day regional event to bring DRI International certified professionals and other business continuity and resiliency thought leaders together with students in an academic setting to discuss preparedness issues. The program brings valuable networking opportunities in a growing field to those students careening toward an uncertain job market. The event will feature five to seven speakers who are leaders in the field, with presenters being business leaders with real world experience.
Sandor Boyson, PhD, research professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, is among 40 experts selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide insight into supply chain strategy to spur U.S. exports and global competitiveness.
As Hurricane Isaac cleanup is underway, experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on topics related to disaster management.
Smith faculty and administrators can discuss recent developments in grassroots- and IT-related applications to management and recovery efforts, plus supply chain disruption, including oil and gas production and pricing.
The Smith School has an in-house broadcast facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes 14 new faculty members to start the fall 2012 semester. The new faculty members hail from PhD programs and previous posts at top universities worldwide, including two former Smith School staff members who joined the teaching ranks. Smith students will also benefit from a stable of new adjunct instructors who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. The new faculty kicked off the semester at Smith with an orientation and welcome dinner on August 27.