We’re finishing out 2022 strong here at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Management professor Evan Starr’s research is having a big impact as the basis of a recently signed congressional bill to curb sexual harassment and limit nondisclosure agreements. Deloitte is partnering with us to offer scholarships to our brightest diverse accounting students. Our extraordinary research scholars have won prestigious honors at INFORMS and been awarded NSF grants. And we're celebrating that the University of Maryland is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region in the latest entrepreneurship education rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
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Management Professor’s Research Behind Speak Out Act
Management professor Evan Starr’s research on nondisclosure agreement helped spur the bipartisan Speak Out Act passed by congress to limit employers’ use of the tactic to keep sexual harassment victims quiet. Starr collaborated with former Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky to advocate for the legislation, expected to be signed into law by President Biden. Read more.
Deloitte Selects Smith As Partner For Accounting Scholars Program
The Deloitte Foundation is collaborating with the Smith School to help strengthen the pipeline of racially and ethnically diverse CPA talent. The Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program will fully fund 10 eligible Black, Latino or Native American students interested in pursuing a business master’s degree in accounting. Read more.
Michael Fu Receives George E. Kimball Award
Smith Chair of Management Science Michael Fu, was presented with the George E. Kimball Medal for his service to the organization and his research contributions at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting in October. Two other Smith professors were honored at the conference: Xiaojia Guo won the Aviation Applications Section Best Paper Award and Raghu Raghavan received runner-up for the INFORMS Computing Society Prize. Read more.
Faculty Awarded Two Separate $1M NSF Grants
Dean’s Professor of Information Systems Louiqa Raschid is principal investigator for a new, UMD-led predictive analytics project to combat future pandemics, funded by a $1 million NSF grant. Read more. Smith Chair of Management Science Michael Fu is co-principal investigator for a new four-year National Science Foundation grant targeting kidney trafficking networks. Read more.
UMD Ranks No. 1 for Entrepreneurship in Mid-Atlantic
The University of Maryland is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region and No. 7 in the nation in the latest entrepreneurship education rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. This marks UMD’s eighth straight year in the top 10. The university also placed No. 18 for graduate entrepreneurship education. The Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is a hub for entrepreneurship activities across campus. Read more.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.