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Jul 28, 2011
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Finance and economics faculty experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on the federal debt ceiling debate. They can help explain the implications for the global economy should a deal not be reached, and they can provide perspective on why the political fight has been raging in Washington.

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Jul 26, 2011
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With the Aug. 1 deadline fast approaching for comments on Credit Risk Retention and the Qualified Residential Mortgage rules, Cliff Rossi, an executive in residence, tackles the topic with his latest policy briefing. The proposed QRM provisions oversimplify the risk tradeoffs among borrower, product and collateral attributes in such a manner that is likely to raise borrowing costs and prevent a large segment of well-qualified borrowers from obtaining a mortgage.

Jul 18, 2011
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The Academy of Management will honor Professor Emeritus Ken G. Smith with its Distinguished Educator Award in San Antonio next month. The Academy of Management, the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world with nearly 20,000 members, selected Smith for his work developing doctoral students and junior faculty.

Jul 18, 2011
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Faculty Highlight Economic Lessons for Business Students in the Classroom

The summer humidity hangs over Washington – along with another hot and sticky issue: What to do about the federal budget and the looming legally limited ceiling on how much money our nation can borrow. With a fast-approaching Aug. 2 deadline, lawmakers have spent months squabbling about the problem, which could have big impacts on the global economy.

Jun 28, 2011
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College Park, Md. – June 28, 2011 -- The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Health IT Research (Center) a multi-campus initiative with collaboration across the College Park and Baltimore campuses, awarded $15,000 in funding to each of two teams working on promising health information technologies as part of the inaugural Health IT Seed Grant Program. The investments demonstrate the University of Maryland’s commitment to advancing innovation and research to accelerate the transformation of the nation’s health care system.


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