College Park, Md. – September 11, 2009 — The University of Maryland’s leading Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the launch of the 2010 China Business Plan Competition, in partnership with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing.
When asked about his job as the Director of Academic Advising, Brian Horick decisively states: “My favorite part is the interaction with the students.” Apparently, he is one of the best, as he recently won a Staff Excellence Award this past June.
Dianne Fox’s Staff Excellence award came as a pleasant surprise. Fox, who has been working for the Robert H. Smith School of Business for four and a half years, is the coordinator for the Logistics, Business and Public Policy (LBPP) department. “As coordinator, you support all the faculty, help them get their job done, whatever that takes,” says Fox, who loves working with faculty and students in the department.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.
Accounting and Information Assurance
- Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
- James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
Many in the world of finance and banking have compared the current recession to the Great Depression of the 1930s, hoping that leaders of today and tomorrow might learn from the mistakes of the past. With great clarity, Dr. Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance, conveyed the same historical analysis to the incoming full-time MBA class at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.