Vexed politicians and Election 2016 voters might scoff. But investor Warren Buffett’s economic outlook, expressed in a letter and subsequent CNBC interview, is cautiously optimistic. Smith School finance professor David Kass, a close follower of Buffett’s investment strategy since 1980 and a Berkshire shareholder, says the view isn't unexpected.
Every year, the town of College Park, Md., sees an influx of thousands of new students from every corner of the nation and even the world. You step into a classroom and you may find a student from Minnesota, Japan or Panama. The teachers that mold and inspire the great minds of the future here at UMD come from all parts of the globe: Lebanon, Germany, India, China, Romania, Nigeria, the list goes on and on. The companies and organizations that are studied meticulously in the classroom, from Pepsi to Apple, from KPMG to Samsung, are global entities with a
Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed bin Jaham Al Kuwari, highlighted the importance of economic diplomacy during a lecture Feb. 23, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Giving Day returns to the University of Maryland on Thursday, March 3, giving all members of the Robert H. Smith School of Business community the opportunity to boost their contributions through several hourly contests held across campus. From noon until 2 p.m., the Smith faculty and staff’s donations will be eligible for an extra $3,000 prize to be awarded to the Smith School - if they can donate the most money of any on-campus unit within that timeframe.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average U.S. worker received a 2.5 percent pay raise in 2015, the biggest such increase since the Great Recession. Considering U.S. inflation during the same period, that barely covers the cost of living. Smith School senior associate dean Joyce E.A. Russell shares common pitfalls for workers who want something more.