The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new PhD candidates in fall 2004, bringing the total number of students in the doctoral program to 115. This years students come to Smith from the United States as well as India, Turkey, China, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Management & Organization
The Smith School's thought leaders, under the helm of Stephen Loeb, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, just wrapped up their annual MBA experiential ethics course with a field trip to prison to meet inmates convicted of white-collar crimes. On Friday, May 7, just days after the prison visits, almost two hundred second-year MBA students listened even more intently as Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland) spoke about business ethics, corporate governance, and the progress made since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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.
Chairman Powell's speech, "Leadership, Ethics, and the Free Market," captivated the audience of Smith undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral finance students. Powell defined leadership with five common threads: a sense of purpose, good relationships, self-discipline, competitiveness, and passion.
Twenty-six undergraduate business students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE-UMCP) organization, a newly recognized student organization on campus, recently earned the title of Regional Champion. "In just one semester, SIFE-UMCP has proven itself to be a tremendously focused and passionate team of students who have worked very effectively together to promote business learning and access to business education both in our community and on campus," says Patricia Cleveland, assistant dean of undergraduate studies at Smith.
The World Bank/Robert H. Smith School of Business Management & Leadership Forum Presents:
Eight Sizes Fit All: The Challenges of Public and PrivateDelivery of Services in the Global Marketplace
Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist forthe World Bank's South Asia Region
Friday, March 5, 2004, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Howard Frank Auditorium
he Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Program held its 9th Annual QUEST Practicum Presentations on Friday, December 5, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Inside Van Munching Hall, clusters of purple and white balloons with a silver star on top decorated the lobby, while outside, the Washington, D.C. area enjoyed its first snowfall of the season.
TAKE STEPS TO ENCOURANGE OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN THE WORKPLACE
The consulting industry is changing. That's what more than 100 students, alumni, and corporate friends heard from keynote speakers and panelists at the Smith School's Fifth Annual Consulting Forum, Nov. 7, 2003. The event is organized and sponsored by students in the Smith MBA Consulting Club.
Jane Frank, director and owner of the McLean, Va.-based Worlds of Wonder art gallery, has pledged $500,000 to the Smith School of Business, to honor the contributions of her husband, the schools dean. In recognition of the gift, the school has named its largest auditorium the Howard Frank Auditorium.
Narda Quigley, an organizational behavior doctoral candidate, will head to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as a senior research fellow in its post-doctoral research-fellowship program in July 2003.