Alex Triantis, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, was a featured panelist on the Forté Foundation’s Allies and Advocates: Game-Changers Who are Moving the Needle on Gender Parity on Nov. 19, 2015, at the New York Life offices in New York City.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Joseph Bailey, a 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The ADP National Employment Report shows a private-sector increase of 217,000 jobs in November 2015. But Smith School professor Peter Morici says the economy has underperformed in terms job creation. He writes at CNBC that five factors will continue to hamper job creation. Read more...
Firearm background checks soared to record highs on Black Friday following mass shootings in France and a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado. Smith School professor Anand Gopal says the spike follows a pattern, which might drive even more gun sales in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack in California. But a new study from Gopal and a co-author shows a different trend on Wall Street.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Obama administration pressed major tech companies for new meetings to discuss ways to give law enforcement "back door" access to encrypted communications — something the tech companies have firmly rejected. Those companies now face a difficult balancing act.