News at Smith

Sep 29, 2016

A nighttime view on Wall Street. There's a sort of perfect storm that's battering initial public offerings this year, with cheap debt, market volatility, alternative capital providers and a more "millennial" entrepreneur all dampening the market for stock debuts. 

U.S. companies completed just 68 IPOs this year, as of mid-September, compared to 135 by the same point in 2015 and well behind 2014’s pace and total of 263

Sep 29, 2016
Community

Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Smith Freshman Katheryn Jennings-Baker '20 to discuss how she is “building her brand” during her Smith journey.

Sep 28, 2016

Dodd-Frank has had an impact on middle-class home buyers.The 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul was supposed to create a level playing field among home buyers. But a new study from researchers at the Smith School of Business shows the sweep of new rules actually squeezed middle-class home buyers, while giving a boost to wealthy borrowers. Professors Francesco D’Acunto and Alberto Rossi find that financial institutions

Sep 28, 2016

"Vacation Creation" will air on the CW. Love, exciting and new – that’s what Carnival Cruise Lines is going for as its launches its new line of original television programming. It's hoping to recreate the TV magic that helped boost the vacation cruise industry in the 1980s, when the popular hour-long sitcom, “The Love Boat,” was in its heyday and people were flocking to ports like never before in search of a dream

Sep 28, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The number of out-of-court deals in federal charges of corporate crimes has soared to record-setting highs, where major companies pay large fines for criminal wrongdoing but no one goes to jail. Brandon Garrett, the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, delved into the complex deals that take place between the U.S. justice system and the corporate world in a standing-room-only event hosted by the University of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC

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