News at Smith

May 24, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Congratulations to Professor Sally Simpson, director of C-BERC and professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice, on being appointed a member in the Committee on Law and Justice, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (2016-2019)!

May 24, 2016
Community

Staff members from the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business marked the first day in the office after the graduation of the Class of 2016 by volunteering with A Wider Circle, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty in our community.

May 19, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Saudi Arabia has announced a plan to spin off about 5 percent of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco. Proceeds from the sale would be poured into a fund that would be used to help diversify the nation's heavily oil-dependent economy, which currently gets 90 percent of its revenue from oil. Simultaneously, the gulf nation also says it's going to ramp up oil production. The Smith School's Charles E. Olson isn't

May 19, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Amazon may be synonymous with online shopping and fast shipping, but Walmart isn't ceding the e-commerce field to its hipper rival. Walmart announced last week that it was ramping up its efforts to counter Amazon's very successful Amazon Prime program — for $99 a year, Amazon offers free two-day shipping and a host of other benefits, including free online movies. Walmart is spending some $2 billion to improve its own

May 19, 2016

Potentially 4.2 million workers are newly eligible for overtime pay when the U.S. Labor Department’s revised rules for the matter take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The White House says the $23,660-to-$47,476 salary threshold rise for overtime pay reinforces the 40-hour workweek as “a pillar of economic security for working families.” But Smith School economist Peter Morici says the rules could backfire for entry-level

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