Stock prices are setting new records but could easily charge much higher, says Smith School economist Peter Morici. “The U.S. economy is growing again — about 2.5 percent in the second quarter and going forward — and corporate profits are rising again.” Post-Brexit, the dollar strengthened against foreign currencies, “but overall it remains well below levels recorded earlier this year and last,”
Starting July 6, the clock tower outside Van Munching Hall transformed into a Pokémon Go landmark — great news for Smith School players who have downloaded the gaming app that lets them use their phones to find magical creatures in the real world. By the time most people heard about the craze sometime this week, short-term traders around the world already had absorbed the information and responded.
Meet Michael Connolly, Smith’s new director of military and veteran affairs and a one-stop resource for service members during their entire association with Smith. As a student moves from curious prospect to current student to working alum, Connolly is a resource, confidant and concierge for anything they may need.
Travelers who admire airport efficiency should book their next flight through Atlanta. For the 13th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport placed first for airport performance in an annual global ranking from the Air Transport Research Society, headquartered at the Smith School. U.S. airports excel at doing more with less, but other rankings suggest the same airports lag in service quality.
Rio de Janeiro’s acting governor Francisco Dornelles recently warned that the Rio Summer Olympics are headed to a “big failure.” He also called his state’s health care system “calamitous” and said his government’s policy of paying workers’ salaries in installments “is a form of slave labor.” Smith School marketing professors Hank Boyd and Roland Rust suggest better ways to manage a crisis
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.