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Jun 30, 2014
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The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention. Below are some highlights.

June 2014

The Hindu Business Line – June 29 – ‘Learning from the Friendly Dragon’ excerpts “The Silk Road Rediscovered,” a new book by Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Read

WJLA ABC-7 - June 29 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, and Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discuss prospects for U.S. economic growth and recent Supreme Court rulings. Watch … Related Morici column on economic projection at UPI, others.

Baltimore Sun - June 28 - Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, says Maryland's innovation economy “has shown progress in recent years” with more incubators, more funding and more startup activity in Baltimore. Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – June 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Citigroup betting on mortgage funds:  Citigroup may be interpreting the exemptions more liberally than other banks… “I would have expected Citi to take a different path.” Read   

Entrepreneur - June 27 - Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on eroding airline customer loyalty programs: "The airline industry in general is marketing challenged" Read ... Also posted by Yahoo Finance

Fox News – June 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, guest blogs ‘Why can’t I be both an economist and liberal?’ Read

FedScoop - June 25 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, is named "hottest friend of the entrepreneur" for "his venture capital firm investing in emerging technology companies in the D.C. metro area." Read 

HR Executive Magazine - June 24 - Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, suggests that networking, internal career fairs and programs where senior leaders discuss how they advanced their careers can be a good way to help employees plan their own careers. Read 

CPA Practice Advisor – June 24 – The Smith School wins the 2014 KPMG/NABA Case Study Competition presented by Big Four audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG and the National Association of Black Accountants as part of the recent NABA Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Read

Sina - June 19 -- Tyser Teaching Fellow David Kass’ fall 2013 blog post recapping a Warren Buffett meeting with Smith MBA students is republished by this Chinese-language media company. Sina’s post is here. Read Kass' original blog here.

The Hill – June 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, guest blogs about economics and U.S. foreign policy. Read Also published by the Providence Journal, others.

Wall Street Journal (via MSN Real Estate) - June 17 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi in a report on whether foreclosure sale rules threaten to shut out willing buyers: "The [short-sale] policy may not be perfect, but I believe we would have more fraud without it." Read

Los Angeles Times – June 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business on May’s consumer price index increase: "The Fed should sit up and pay attention." Read ... Related op-ed in Charleston Post and Courier, Orange County Register, others

Seeking Alpha - June 17 - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers’ study "Mutual Fund Performance: An Empirical Decomposition into Stock-Picking Talent, Style, Transactions, Costs and Expenses" is referenced in 'Hurdles are getting higher for active management' column. Read 

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) – June 17 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on a policy initiative to entice small banks into jumbo mortgages: “The FHFA is going to be very closely watching this, but from a public-policy standpoint, it does fit in the spirit of the charter of the FHLBs. My take on it is that the charter really is about promoting liquidity.” Read 

BI Software Insight – June 16 – Smith’s MS in Business Marketing Analytics program is profiled among ‘Top Big Data and Analytics Programs.’ Read 

Baltimore Sun - June 16 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about holding parents, educators and politicians accountable for economic challenges to college grads. Read ... Also published by Statesman Journal, Orange County Register, others

The Diplomat – June 15 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on the burgeoning trade and business relationship between China and India: “Looking ahead, anything and everything that the two governments can do to reduce red tape, corruption and policy unpredictability will help in accelerating further growth in bilateral ties.”  Read

ExecutiveBiz - June 13 - Blog covers announcement of an “Innovation Sandbox” partnership involving Smith’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), Kloudtrack and Cisco. Read … Related coverage by Baltimore Business Journal,  Virtual Strategy Magazine, Health Care Industry Today, 4-traders,  others.

International Business Times - June 11 – The 2014 China Business Model Competition, organized by Smith’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, is recapped.  Read  … Related coverage by MetroMBA, others

Bloomberg Businessweek - June 11 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on shadow banks:  “Anytime you’re increasing access to a low-cost, liquid source of financing, that’s a potentially a good thing, because it can be passed on to borrowers in the form of lower rates… The policy question is whether opening up the door to institutions that may not be regulated like banks might pose some sort of counterparty risk in the future.” Read  

Terp Magazine - June 10 – “Steve Heston Goes All In” profiles the Smith finance professor and his poker theory expertise. Read

Charleston Post and Courier – June 9 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the President’s EPA proposal. Read … Also published by Fox News, others

Bloomberg Businessweek – June 5 – Bloomberg covers announcement of Smith's Office of Executive Programs operating the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute. Read (scroll down) ... Related coverage by Government Security News

US News and World Report - June 4 - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers’ study "False Discoveries in Mutual Fund Performance: Measuring Luck in Estimated Alphas," is referenced in an overview of research on stock picking and fund performance. Read

Providence Journal – June 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, connects Veteran’s Administration problems to the President. Read … Also published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, others.

Central Desktop Blog - June 4 - P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on finding a brand’s voice:  “The brand makes the promise, but the people who are going to deliver on the promise are the employees. So the branding team has to involve all of the people who touch the customer, and that will include customer service.”  Read

Bankrate – June 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on forecasting 205,000 added jobs for the U.S. employment report: "If we see something that is dramatically lower, then this only reconfirms the caution that we've been hearing from the Fed and others that there may be things going on that we do not know about.” Read … Related column on The Street, others

CMSWire - June 2 – A recent MIT Sloan Management Review piece Should your business be less productive? by Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is referenced in a report on customer service management. Read

CRM Magazine - June 2014 – Professor of Marketing Amna Kirmani on retailer couponing strategy: "Now that it's so easy to post and claim coupons on the Internet, it has become a race to the bottom, a question of who can offer the lowest price.” Read

May 2014

Business Insurance – May 31 – Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, on managing cyber risk: “…accelerated globalization increases cyber risk exposures along companies' supply chains. Cyber supply chain risk management is an emerging discipline in response to that.” Read … Comments excerpted from Boyson presentation, with Smith IT Director Holly Mann, in a risk management conference previewed here by TechWeb.

Money News - May 28 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on soaring cash home sales: "The cash buyers today mean that all is not well in the housing market.” Read.

Fox News – May 28 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the connection between foreign policy and a strong economy. Read.

Target Marketing Magazine - May 27 - Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, on maximizing big data: "There are three major steps to making use of Big Data: 1. track, 2. analyze and 3. optimize. Marketers must first identify what data they can track about the consumer, making sure to respect privacy concerns…” Read.

New York Times – May 27 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on the Dorchester hotels boycott: “For a boycott to work, first consumers have to change their behavior, then management has to change its behavior.” Read … Republished in International New York Times, by the Seattle Times, others

Bankrate – May 26 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on his forecast for economic growth in the second half of the year to top 3 percent: "That is not spectacular given what we have been through." Read ... Related column in Baltimore Sun, Charleston Post and Courier, Orange County Register, others  

Wall Street Journal – May 23 – Pete Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, on  IEX's bid for exchange status as a potential "game changer": "The big deal would be having an exchange owned by the customers. The motives of the exchange would be different than what we have now, and that could have benefits for investors." Read.

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) – May 22 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on big banks and mortgages: “Each bank has a view of the risk of the loan, the costs and what price they can get, net of all that, versus holding a loan on balance sheet." Read.

MNI News – May 22 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the housing sector slowdown: "The folks that are responsible for maintaining the integrity of that fund would be wanting to maintain premiums at a level that would make the fund actuarially sound, not just for now, but also for the very long-term which would mean the premiums need to be where they are at - opposed to lowering them." Read.

DailyDOOH (Digital out of Home) – May 21 – Michel Wedel, PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science, joins glanz.tv Advisory Board.  Read.

Orange County Register – May 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about "the futility of fighting climate change." Read ... Also in Investor's Business Daily, Charleston Post and Courier, Des Moines Register, The Street, others

Baltimore Sun – May 20 – Liu Yang, assistant professor of finance, writes about closing the gender pay gap. Read.

Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo Finance) – May 20 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on a Fannie Mae securities sale: This week's sale is in line with efforts of the new FHFA director, Mel Watt, to "expand access to credit in the mortgage market." Read  … Rossi quoted in related coverage by National Mortgage News.

San Francisco Chronicle – May 19 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow and professor of finance, on Berkshire’s DirectTV deal: "DirecTV makes them look a lot better in the eyes of Buffett… They are proving themselves over and over again." Read … Republished by the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, others

Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo Finance) – May 20 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the sale of Fannie Mae securities: This week's sale is in line with efforts of the new FHFA director, Mel Watt, to "expand access to credit in the mortgage market." Read.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance (via Chicago Tribune) – May 19 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance on why Warren Buffett won't pay a dividend: "He feels he can earn a higher return for shareholders if he invests the company's retained earnings than if the shareholders did it themselves." Read.

Wall Street Journal – May 19 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and the Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, and Guodong "Gordon" Gao, associate professor in the Decision, Operations
and Information Technologies department, separately comment on doctor responses to online ratings:  "We found quite a striking difference between what physicians perceive about their ratings and what patients actually say about their doctors," said Gao. Read ... Related coverage by iHealthBeat

Foreign Policy Magazine – May 19 – MBA student Jeff Clement authors guest column based on his book, "The Lieutenant Don't Know: One Marine's Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan." Read.

Schools.com – May 19 – "Pep Rally" podcast series features Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs Ken White discussing MBA processes and programs, including those of the Smith School. Listen.

WJLA ABC-7 – May 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discuss net neutrality, climate change and Jill Abramson's dismissal from the executive editor's office of the New York Times in Washington Business Report "Roundtable" segment. Watch.

Bloomberg News (via Orange County Register) – May 16 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on Berkshire’s Verizon stake: “Combs and Weschler have a much wider spectrum of stocks to choose from than Buffett. They're not locked into positions that they bought two decades ago.” Read.

Free Enterprise – May 15 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on challenges associated with marketing to millennials: “Marketers are finding it very difficult to pin them down... Marketers and brand managers struggle to understand “what they really want.” Read.

Procurement Leaders – May 14 – Senior Research Fellow Carlos Alvarenga from a guest blog about procurement in 2025: "... leaders of Western companies will be physically located in China and will base a much larger share of their sourcing and supplier selection decisions on the needs and tastes of Chinese consumers." Read.

USA Today – May 14 – Pete Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance,  on the regulation of the futures market: "I think you have to be very careful in evaluating regulatory changes... (Regulators in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) don't have the staff to do what they're required to do. Read.

The Hill – May 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about America's "Russia-style oligarchy." Read ... Also published by the Orange County Register, UPI, others.

Washington Post – May 11 – Overview of IBM initiatives to leverage its Watson supercomputer references the recent Smith-hosted IBM Watson case competition involving UMD QUEST honors students, including Smith undergraduates. Read.

CCTV – May 9 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, discusses implications for China connected to having the world's largest economy according to recent World Bank data. Watch.

Bloomberg – May 8 –Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, comments on rising mortgage rates and the housing market: “The cash buyers today mean that all is not well in the housing market…First-time home buyers should make up 40 percent and we’re not seeing it because of mortgage rules.” Read.

WCHS (Charleston-Huntington, WV) – May 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, in a report on subsidies to regional airports: "It's just another example of how one senator rolls over for another... Everybody gets their pork and Americans pay too much in taxes.” Read.

Fox Business – May 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the "trade deficit dragging down growth, job creation.” Read.

Diamondback – May 7 – Senior accounting and finance major Ezra Fishman suggests a nearby College Park grocery store for "making commodities cheap and accessible" for students. Read.

UPI – May 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that "owning a home still beats renting.” Read ... Related column in Orange County Register.

Fox Business Network – May 5 – Smith finance major Joseph Kucevich poses a question about Berkshire Hathaway strategy to Warren Buffett in a live interview including Bill Gates. Watch.

Boston Globe – May 5 – Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, on Cupid’s Cup winner John Lewandowski’s malaria-diagnosing invention: “He could very inexpensively save a lot of lives,” Read ... Related coverage by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Omaha World Herald – May 3 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on the performance of Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio: “(Warren Buffett) is very patient, and when circumstances change, such as an attractive price and an improved outlook for earnings over a five-year time frame or longer, he is ready to make a sizable investment.” Read.

CNBC - May 1 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, analyzes April employment figures. Watch … Related coverage: Quoted by Bankrate and the Kansas City Star, others ... Interviewed by Yahoo ( video) Finance … Related column in Orange County Register, The Street, others.

WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show – May 1 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, joins a panel of experts for 'Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses.' Listen.

Washington Business Journal – May 1 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the recent kickoff of “Tandem NSI (National Security Innovation).” Read … Related coverage by Military.com, DOD Buzz, others.

April 2014

Diamondback - April 30 - Recap of UMD Do Good Challenge, supported by the Center for Social Value Creation, highlights Smith-student participation in the final round. Read.

Baltimore Sun – April 30 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about democracy and the economics of the middle class. Read ... Also published by the Orange County Register, Charleston Post and Courier, others … Related coverage by Marketwatch.

Fiscal Times via Yahoo Finance – April 29 – Research by Michael Faulkender, associated professor of finance, is referenced in ‘The Man Pushing CEO Pay to the Stratosphere.’ Read.

Business News Daily – April 28 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, from a Q&A on dealing with entrepreneurial failure: "...the most common cause of failure is the lack of product-market fit. In other words, the product or service being offered does not solve a big enough problem for a sufficiently large group of customers.” Read.

SIP Trunking Report – April 25 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, on the benefits of VoIP to health care: “Everyone recognizes the old ways of doing things, with pagers, is just inefficient. And you really won’t get the returns from investments in EMR [electronic medical records] technology if you can’t move information from one place to another quickly.” Read.

Maryland Business News – April 24 – An Integrata Security profile highlights Smith’s Executive MBA program. Read.

Bizwomen (from the Business Journals) – April 23 – Liu Yang, assistant professor of finance, referring to her recent research: "The gender wage gap is true across the board…No matter how we look at the data, there is a difference, and the women suffer more." Read … Related coverage by 4-Traders and Women in Academia Report.

WMAR-ABC Baltimore – April 22 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, on Maryland's minimum wage hike: “There are going to be tradeoffs. There’s no free lunch out there. But to me, the biggest positive is it addresses the issue of income inequality.” Read.

FinFacts (Ireland) – April 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the Affordable Care Act. Read … Also published by Statesman Journal … Quoted by the Washington Examiner in related coverage.

4-Traders – April 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on organized labor: “The UAW really does have a national black eye, and it's symbolic of what the labor movement is." Read.

CNBC – April 21 - Hank Lucas, professor of information systems: “Bitcoin has an image problem. A big one. And it's holding the virtual currency back from going mainstream." Read

Professional Builder – April 21 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, on GSE developments: “…meaningful [GSE] reform is finally within reach.” Read.

WJLA ABC-7 – April 20 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, and Peter Morici, professor of international business, debate whether the gender wage gap is more myth than reality in a Washington Business Report segment. Watch.

AdWeek – April 20 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and marketing department chair, in a report on religious activism affecting marketing: “Mainstream marketers prefer to ignore evaluations like these if they think the consumer segment represented is too small to impact the bottom line.” Read.

Fox Business – April 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses White House policy strategy concerning mid-term elections. Read … Also published by UPI, others.

Kiplinger – April 17 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway declining to pay dividends: “He feels he can earn a higher return for shareholders if he invests the company’s retained earnings, rather than if the shareholders did it themselves.” Read ... Also on NASDAQ.com.

4Traders – April 17 – Chris Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration in Smith IT, in an announcement of an eBook release by Spanning Cloud Apps: "With world class students and faculty, our IT department is tasked with ensuring the protection and availability of the Smith School's data in order to maintain the high standards the school is known for." Read ... Originating announcement posted by Marketwatch, Virtual Stategy Magazine, TMCnet.com, others.

NPR - April 16 - Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, on hospitals overhauling telephone and communications systems: “But fundamentally a more efficient communications system can save one of the most valuable resources that any hospital has which is a doctor’s time and a nurse’s time." Listen .

FinFacts – April 16 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about 'Fed's obsession with inflation.' Read ... Also published by The Street, Australian Business Spectator, others.

Wall Street Journal - April 16 - Cliff Rossi in Markets Pulse report: "...Home-loan banks are not there to be a provider of alternative sources of liquidity nonmortgage activity." Read.

Washington Post Express – April 14 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine in profile of entrepreneurial DC-area MBA students: “Some would argue that academia has no business in entrepreneurship… That’s not really true.” Read.

Reuters (via Chicago Tribune) – April 13 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments on Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac policy: "We have yet to see or hear Watt's vision for housing finance. He is still getting up to speed." Read ... Also published by MSN Money... Related coverage by ValueWalk.

Business Because – April 13 – A recent Smith School virtual career fair is referenced. Read.

SixSeconds.org – April 12 – Blog features Smith-produced infographic about emotional intelligence. Read.

Electrical Apparatus Magazine (via InsuranceNews.net) - April 11 - Mike Faulkender, associate professor of finance, comments for "Expanding Business Through Equipment Rental." Read

Marketwatch - April 9 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is profiled as the outlet's Forecaster of the Month for March. Read.

In the Capital – April 9 – Smith's shift to blended learning for its part-time, weekend MBA program in Washington is profiled. Read Related coverage by Graduate Management News, Find MBA, others. Originating announcement posted by International Business Times, others.

International Advisor – April 8 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance, is referenced as a Parala Capital founding partner. Read.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet – April 7 – A recent study on wealth distribution by Lemma Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, is referenced in report on an E-Trade branding initiative to replace its iconic talking baby with actor Kevin Spacey. Read.

Des Moines Register – April 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about labor unions and college sports. Read ... Also published by the Statesman Journal, others.

Washington Post – April 4 – The Cupid's Cup Business Competition, organized by Under Armour and the Dingman Center, is recapped. Read ... Related coverage by Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Maryland Daily Record, Elevation DC, others.

Wall Street Journal – April 3 – Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations Jeff Kudisch on virtual career fairs: “Employers aren't all there yet in terms of embracing this... And the students are still getting there.” Read .

Auto Remarketing – April 2 – Associate professors of management and entrepreneurship David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb comment on implications of a more affordable Tesla electric car. Kirsch: “Allowing Tesla to sell directly to consumers will not initially affect most dealers, only those selling competing luxury vehicles like Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Lexus." Read.

The Street – April 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, analyzes the latest U.S. jobs report. Read. Also published by Statesman Journal, others ... Quoted in New York Post, Washington Times, others.

Baltimore Sun - April 1 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about NCAA reform in wake of NLRB-Northwestern University football players' ruling. Read. Also published by Orange County Register, others..

March 2014

Signal Magazine – March 31 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, commenting on connecting private innovation and national security: “The contract regime creates a lot of friction." Read.

Baltimore Sun – March 31 – 'Judges announced for Cupid's Cup Business Competition' organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Read. Republished by Findlaw.com, others.

Washington Post – March 30 – Elana Fine writes 'Teaching entrepreneurship: Yes we can' for Capital Business. Read.

Capital News Service – March 28 – Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance, comments on tax repatriation in ‘Md. companies have billions in assets overseas.’ Read.

Fox News.com – March 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, overviews the U.S. economy. Read. Republished by Australia Business Spectator, others.

iStockAnalyst – March 26 – Site posts commentary by Joseph Bailey, research associate professor of technology, management and policy, on the IRS designating Bitcoin as taxable property. Read.

Washington Times – March 26 – Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance, comments on Candy Crush IPO. Read. Republished by Hispanic News.

Bloomberg Businessweek – March 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Crimea spat pushes Russian energy toward China.' Read. Related Morici column published by San Francisco Chronicle, others . Related interview on Saskatchewan's News Talk 980. Listen.

CEOWorld Magazine – March 26 – The Smith School ranks fourth globally among ‘Top 25 Business Schools Based on Academic Excellence & Business Research.’ Read.

Mobile Commerce Daily – March 26 – Hank Lucas, professor of information systems, comments on Amazon’s mobile and ecommerce strategy. Read.

Poets & Quants - March 25 - The Smith School's No. 6 global ranking for faculty research is highlighted. Read.

WJLA ABC-7 –March 23 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman and Peter Morici, professor of international business, discuss current economic issues on Washington Business Report. Watch.

New York Times - March 23 - Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, comments on General Motors' social media strategy. Read . Republished/posted by The Globe and Mail, the Economic Times, Omaha World Herald, others. Related coverage by Inc. Magazine and Just Auto News.

Baltimore Sun – March 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on economic impact of an FBI headquarters move to Beltsville. Read.

Washington Post - March 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes Capital Business op-ed, "Locking up your opportunities." Read.

Washington Post – March 21 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS programs, comments in Capital Business report on business schools creating or expanding graduate degree programs at outposts around the Washington region. Read.

Reuters (via NBC News.com) – March 21 – Myeong-Gu Seo, associate professor of management and organization, and his study " Being emotional during decision making, good or bad?" are referenced in 'Why adviser as therapist is good for investors.' Read. Also published by MSN Money, others.

National Mortgage News – March 21 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, is quoted on how ‘risk management can spawn new risks.' Read.

Fox News.com – March 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about wages and economic growth. Read. Also published by the Statesman Journal, others.

Akron Beacon Journal – March 21 – Center for Financial Policy Executive-in-Residence Bill Longbrake's “America’s Crumbling Social System: Potential Solutions Involving Religious and Nonprofit Leadership and Organizations" is announced as part of a College of Wooster lecture series. Read.

The Atlantic – March 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and his assessment on the student debt level is referenced in 'Looking for Debt in all the Wrong places.' Read.

WILS Radio (Lansing, Mich.) – March 19 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, discusses General Motors brand damage. Listen. Related commentary posted by Bloomberg News, others.

Mainstreet.com – March 18 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and computer science, gives credit card security advice. Read.

MIT Sloan Management Review – March 18 – Research by Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is profiled in 'Should Your Business be Less Productive?' Read.

Caroline County Times Record – March 17 – Smith finance senior Megan O’Donnell receives UMD's Choptank Transport Business Scholarship. Read.

UPI - March 16 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on lawmaker debate on extending unemployment benefits. Read.

Washington Post – March 14 – Smith MBA Tom Jepsen is profiled in 'Acting in Business with a Conscience' Spring 2014 Guide to Graduate Education. Read.

Bloomberg.com – March 14 – Site posts, distributes commentary on General Motors recall probe from Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing , and David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance. Read ... Also posted/distributed by CNBC, Reuters, others.

CNN – Mar. 13 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes on ‘curbing Russian aggression with energy independence.’ Read … Related column at Epoch Times.

U.S. News and World Report - March 11 - Smith MBA student Nate Curtis and Associate Dean for MBA and MS Programs Ken White comment on specialized business master's degrees -- including through Smith. Read.

Bloomberg – March 10 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the effects of economic gains on unemployment. Read … Related comments in The Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates), Today (Singapore)… Related op-ed at Orange County Register, FinFacts (Ireland), others.

Australian Financial Review – March 12 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS Programs, writes about ‘Five steps to delivering the perfect speech’. Read (Originally published by Washington Post Capital Business).

La Vanguardia - March 10 - Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Management, comments in ‘U.S. leaves behind Europe and Asia in technology race’ in Spain news daily. Read.

Yahoo Finance – March 10 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance, comments on the "dueling" investing theories of Nobel Prize-winning economists Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama. Read … Related: Financial Times and Investment Week journalists interview Wermers about macro-economic markets assisting in selecting investment products (via PureResearch.com). Watch.

The Cutting Edge – March 8 – Phillip Swagel, faculty associate for Smith's Center for Financial Policy, writes about ‘worthwhile initiatives in the Obama budget.’ Read.

Washington Business Journal - March 7 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes op-ed 'The Goldmine in our Backyard.' Read (behind paywall).

Wall Street Journal - March 7 - WSJ profiles Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Shawn ManKad's working paper and its formula ("RegRank") gauging how effectively federal regulators incorporate public feedback. Read ... Related: WSJ's Risk-Compliance Journal references and links to the study... Related blog coverage at Compliance Building, Scoop. it!, others.

IT Pro Portal – March 7 – Supply Chain Management Center Associate Director Lisa Harrington writes about keeping up with 'a deluge of consumer demand.’ Read.

Australian Financial Review – March 5 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes about 'how to remember people’s names.' Read (Originally published in Washington Post Capital Business).

WJLA ABC 7 – March 4 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on winter's affect on the economy. Watch (2:19).

DC City Biz List – March 4 – Brazen Careerist, a company led by Dingman Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ed Barrientos, receives $1.2 million from new investors. Read.

The Glass Hammer – Mar. 4 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell is quoted in column about career implications from a reluctance to say “no.” Read.

India Today – March 4 – The Smith School is cited among institutions influencing recognition of India’s Galgotia University as a “top university for excellence in academics and global partnerships.” Read.

Barron’s – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about tax reform ( behind Paywall). Related Morici column at Statesman Journal, others.

WAMU – March 3 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, joins Kojo Nnamdi Show panel on proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Listen.

Wall Street Journal – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about Mt. Gox and bitcoin losses. Read … Originating column at Baltimore Sun, others.

Statesman Journal – Mar. 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about new Obama administration budget proposals. Read … Related Providence Journal column overviews economic policy issues.

Scranton Times-Tribune – Mar. 2 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on US Airways/American Airlines merger. Read.

WJLA ABC 7 – March 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, joins Washington Business Report panel. Watch.

Baltimore Sun ­– March 1 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, comments on Maryland’s health exchange. Read.

February 2014

CXO Today - Feb. 28 - Wendy Moe, associate professor of marketing, is quoted about her new book “Social Media Intelligence." Read ... Related: Marketwatch posts announcement of book.

Accounting Web - Feb. 28 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted concerning his tax reform views. Read ... Related column published by FinFacts, others.

Accounting Today - Feb. 26 - Associate Professor of Accounting Michael Kimbrough's newly published study, "Are Seemingly Self-Serving Attributions in Earnings Press Releases Plausible? Empirical Evidence,” is profiled. Read.

Financial Review (Australia) - Feb. 26 - Robert Sheehan, academic director of Smith's executive MBA program, writes about 'Basics for a winning (workplace) team.' Read (adapted from earlier Washington Post Career Coach column).

Dagens Næringsliv (DN) - Feb. 26 - Norwegian business news daily quotes David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, regarding economic advisor Larry Summers' stated position to stimulate the U.S. economy by increasing public investment. Read.

World Industrial Reporter - Feb. 26 - Carlos Alvarenga, senior research fellow, discusses supply chain management and mitigation. Read.

Fox Business Channel - Feb. 25 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in "More banks re-entering student loan market" segment. Watch.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 25 - Michael Lee, finance lecturer, writes about China's shadow banking economy. Read.

Discovery News - Feb. 24 - Joseph Bailey, research associate professor and executive director of UMD's QUEST program, comments in 'Bitcoin: What is it and what's in it for me?' Read.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 24 - Hank Boyd, associate chair of the marketing department, is quoted and cited as a participating Smith instructor (with Dingman Center entrepreneurs-in-residence Harry Geller and John LaPides) for a 'Consumer Products Boot Camp' for former and current NFL players. Read ... Related coverage by NJ.com, Steelers.com, others.

WJLA ABC-7 - Feb. 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses start-up strategies in a Washington Business Report segment Watch.

4-traders - Feb. 22 - A framework to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation by S. Raghu Raghavan, professor of management science and operations management, is highlighted. Read.

Credit Union Journal - Feb. 21 - Smith Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about 'making non-qualified mortgages bulletproof.' Read ... Related: Quoted by The Street.com and Risk Magazine (paywall).

Bloomberg Businessweek - Feb. 19 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on JPMorgan cutting ties to Saudi banks amid focus on regulation. Read.

US News and World Report - Feb. 19 - Ritu Agarwal, founder and director of CHIDS and Professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, and Gordon Gao, associate professor and CHIDS co-director, comment about online physician reviews. Read ... Also published by Healthday (originating source), New York Newsday, Yahoo Health, others.

Washington Business Journal - Feb. 18 - Regional startups among finalists for Cupid’s Cup business competition, organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, are highlighted. Read ... Related: Coverage by Maryland Daily Record ... Originating announcement posted by Marketwatch, others.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the state of the U.S. economy. Read.

Search Data Center - Feb. 17 - Chris Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration for Smith IT, comments about Smith's Lotus Notes-to-Google Apps migration. Read.

Detroit Free Press - Feb. 17 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about 'Why UAW lost in Tennessee.' Read. Also published by Orange County Register, others.

Washington Post - Feb. 16 - Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments about proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Read ... Republished by Engineering News Record, others.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Feb. 16 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Liberty Global Plc. Read.

Christian Science Monitor - Feb. 14 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on severe winter weather implications for economic recovery. Read … Related: Also quoted in weather-economics coverage by Minneapolis Star Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Marketplace Radio ( listen), Gazette.net (impact on Maryland home sales), Medill Reports , others... Related Morici column published by Providence Journal, others.

Cardhub.com - Feb. 14 - Janet Wagner, associate professor of marketing and director of the Center for Excellence in Service, is among experts giving advice for 'Valentine's Day credit card savings.' Read.

OpenOpsIQ - Feb. 12 - The Gordon-Loeb Model for investing in cyber/Information security (developed by Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting, and Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte and Touche LLP Faculty Fellow) is referenced in 'NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Roadmap – Business Implications.' Read.

Marketwatch - Feb. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Is it time to quit your job?' Read ... Also on Marketwatch: Morici named a Forecaster of the Month runner-up.

Capital News Service – Feb. 7 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the minimum wage debate in the Maryland General Assembly. Read … Republished by AOL’s Patch.com outlets throughout Maryland.

CNN Money - Feb. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Stocks rise despite tepid jobs report.' Read ... Related: Morici's 'jobs report' column on UPI.

Information Week – Feb. 6 – A report on federal agencies adopting cloud computing to support business and mission objectives is drawn from a recent D.C. Forum on Digital Innovation hosted Smith’s Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) and cites related research by Il-Horn Hann and Siva Viswanathan, associate professors of information systems and DIGITS co-directors. Read.

Digital Journal - Feb. 5 - Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, discuss how to mitigate risks in mobile banking. Read.

Maryland Daily Record - Feb. 3 – The Smith School is cited for its No. 13 ranking among U.S. business schools as a best value in terms of ROI by BestValueSchools.com. Read.

UPI - Feb. 2 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Obama challenges Congress on wages, unemployment.’ Read … Related: Morici quoted in Delaware News Journal report on federal job training reform proposal … He writes about U.S. economic inequality in the Statesman Journal (also published by Fox News, The Street, others).

January 2014

BBC Radio - Jan. 30 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on government surveillance and other current topics in a “Business Matters” segment. Listen (begins at 25:35).

Retail Solutions - Jan. 29 - Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, is quoted in reference to security breaches at major retailers. Read.

Tampa Bay Times - Jan. 29 - Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, writes about name-dropping during job interviews. Read (originally published by Washington Post).

UPI - Jan. 27 - Peter Morici, economist and Smith professor writes about issues relevant to the President's forthcoming State of the Union address. Read … Related: Morici comments post-SOTU via CBS Philadelphia … Morici writes post-SOTU commentary in the Boston Herald, Orange County Register, others.

Financial Planning - Jan. 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi discusses bank regulators and their handle on interest rate risk. Read.

Fox Business - Jan. 27 - Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Managing Director Elana Fine comments about the traits of successful entrepreneurs. Read (originally published by Entrepreneur Magazine).

The Wire - Jan. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in retrospective piece on Ben Bernanke. Read.

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 25 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and PhD program director, comments on Under Armour strategy driving its recent apparel deal with Notre Dame. Read … Related: Kirmani comments in the Baltimore Sun’s announcement of the Under Armour-Notre Dame deal. Read.

Seeking Alpha - Jan. 24 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, writes 'How Todd Combs and Ted Weschler Outperformed The S&P 500 and Warren Buffett in 2013.' Read ... Also published by Guru Focus and Investing.com.

Fox News.com - Jan. 24 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Extended unemployment benefits do not help economy or unemployed.’ Read.

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 21 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and director of Smith's PhD program, comments on the Under Armour-Notre Dame apparel deal. Read.

NBC News (online) - Jan. 21 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Rich meeting in Davos ponder how to spread world's wealth.’ Read ... Related: Baltimore Sun op-ed also published by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Orange County Register, FinFacts Ireland, others… Op-ed quoted in Washington Times.

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 18 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance' (Baltimore Sun original source). Read.

Reuters - Jan. 15 - Shawn Mankad, assistant professor of business analytics, comments in report on his study that proposes a formula to gauge how effectively public feedback is incorporated by federal regulators. Read ... Reposted by Oregon Herald, others. Related: Mankad discusses the research ( video).

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 15 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments in 'JP Morgan with Wells Fargo lose share to small rivals mortgages.’ Read ... Republished by Dallas Morning News, others.

The Street - Jan. 13 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the U.S. December employment report. Read ... Also published by The Statesman Journal (Ore.), others… Related: Quoted by Medill Reports regarding December retail sales.

Hagerstown Herald Mail - Jan. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on Maryland tax cut proposal. Read.

Washington Post - Jan. 12 - Ritu Agarwal, Professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, discusses health IT in excerpt from Conversations on How to Save Health Care podcast. Read.

Entrepreneur Magazine - Jan. 10 - Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, comments in ‘The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs.’ Read ... Reposted by Business Insider, others.

Nairobi Business Monthly - Jan. 2014 - Lemma Senbet, The William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and African Economic Research Consortium executive director, is interviewed for 'Why research needs to inform policy.' Read.

Boston Herald - Jan. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Jobless Benefits Stunt Growth.' Read ... Related: Quoted by Fox Business.

Business Opportunities - Jan. 4 - Blog profiles research by Professor Emeritus J. Robert Baum into the role of "practical intelligence" in entrepreneurial success. Read.

Salisbury Daily Times - Jan. 4 - Curt Grimm, Professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, is quoted in report on potential minimum wage legislation for Maryland. Read.

CBC News - Jan. 3 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in piece examining health care reform impact on the President's approval ratings. Read ... Related op-ed in Orange County Register, others.

TES (Think Educate Share) Magazine - Jan. 3 - UK publication cites goal-setting theories of Professor Emeritus Edwin Locke. Read.

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