16th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
16th Annual Smith Alumni Golf Tournament raised $40,000
for scholarships, alumni and student programs, and
recruitment. Eighteen silent auction and three live
auction packages brought in more than $4,500. Hot
auction items included vacation packages and signed
sports memorabilia. Twenty-eight teams participated in
the tournament and the RSM Gladrey team (pictured,
left), led by Bob Billig '88, came away with first
place. Second place went to Outback Steakhouse, and
Corcoran Caterers came in third.
Lawrence A. Gordon Invited to Join National
Infrastructure Advisory Council Study Group
Lawrence A. Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of
Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance
Director, has been invited to join the National
Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)’s Study Group on
“Risk Management Approaches to Protection.” The study
group supports the work being conducted by NIAC.
The NIAC was established by executive order to
provide President Bush with advice on the security of
information systems for critical infrastructure
supporting banking and finance, transportation, energy,
manufacturing, and emergency government services. NIAC
Committee members consist of recognized technology and
security industry leaders including: John Chambers, CEO
of Cisco Systems Inc.; Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel
Corp.; and Maynard Webb, CEO of eBay Inc.
Assistant Professor Walter Hutchens
Speaks at China Financial
Professor Walter Hutchens (left)
presented at the Financial Derivatives Forum in
Shanghai where Nobel Laureate Myron
Scholes (right) was a participant.
Walter Hutchens, assistant professor of logistics,
business and public policy,
made a presentation on "Establishing a Legal Framework
for Futures and
Derivatives" at the China Financial Derivatives Forum
held September 26-27 in
Organized by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange,
the Shanghai Stock
Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange, participants
at the forum
included the CEOs of each exchange, senior officers from
a number of
prominent investment banks and hedge funds, including
Nobel Laureate Myron Scholes, and a
number of senior
leaders in China.
New Book from Senior Fellow Robin
Robin Gerber, executive education senior fellow, has
a new book coming out this month about Katharine Graham,
former president and chairman of The Washington Post Co.
and former publisher of The Washington Post. Gerber will
speak about her new book: "KATHARINE GRAHAM: The
Leadership Journey of an American Icon" later this
month. The book goes on sale October 20. Gerber presents
Graham's career as a model for female corporate success.
Join Robin Gerber as she speaks about Katharine
- October 24, 2005, 6:30 p.m., Borders, 18th &
L Streets, Washington, D.C.
- October 25, 2005,
7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Bethesda, Md.
For more information visit
►Read more about the book at
Next Scheduled Segment...
Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 14, 6:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 16, 11:30 a.m.
Does An Increased Gas
Tax Make Sense?
prices are taking a bite out
of consumer spending, and
businesses are feeling it.
Gasoline prices set a new
record last month in the
wake of hurricane Katrina,
but costs were already
rising fast before the
superstorm collided with the
Today prices are falling
as the summer driving season
has ended and Gulf Coast
refineries return to
service. Yet the long-term
outlook appears shaky. The
future price of oil, which
hinges on everything from
OPEC policies to Chinese
energy demands, could easily
keep going up.
This week in Smith
Business Close-Up, Charles Olson, Smith
School Tyser Teaching Fellow
and an expert in managerial
economics and industry
strategy, will discuss
rising gas prices and
whether or not an increased
gas tax could have
Close-Up can be seen
bi-weekly on Maryland Public
Connection. Watch Charles
Olson Thursday, October 13
at 7:30 p.m., Friday,
October 14, at 6 a.m., and
Sunday, October 16, at 11:30
a.m. on public television
stations throughout Maryland
and the Washington, D.C.,
- WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
- WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC
- WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
- WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
- WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
- WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland
Have an idea for
Smith Business Close-Up? Contact Kathy Marmon at
(or at ext. 59568) to
discuss appearing in an
upcoming edition of Smith
Business Close-Up and to
make suggestions for a
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