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January 15, 2004
Smith Professors Named Among World's Most Prolific Accounting Researchers

A new study on prolific authors in accounting literature cites Lawrence A. Gordon, Smith's Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, as the world's 35th most prolific author in the field of accounting, placing him among the top one percent.

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December 31, 2003
Dean Frank Talks Business & Football on Gator Bowl Webcast

Howard Frank, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, appeared as a guest on FridgeTV.com during the Gator Bowl festivities in Jacksonville, Florida. The dean's interview was Webcast on Wednesday, December 31, the evening before the Maryland Terrapins took on West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.

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December 21, 2003
Congratulations Smith School Graduates!

Nearly 400 students joined family and friends on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, to celebrate their graduation from the Smith School of Business. Paul J. Norris MBA '71 (pictured right), chairman and CEO of W.R. Grace & Co., a premier global specialty chemicals and materials company, delivered the keynote speech.

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December 12, 2003
Freshmen Present Plans to Corporate Sponsors at Strategy Board Competition

Showcasing their business savvy for more than a dozen high-powered companies, 72 freshman College Park Scholars (CPS) students competed in the 6th Annual Strategy Board Competition, on Dec. 11, 2003. In the competition, student teams study and make strategic recommendations for real-world companies.

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December 6, 2003
Seniors Present Plans to Corporate Sponsors at 9th Annual QUEST Practicum

The Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Program held its 9th Annual QUEST Practicum Presentations on Friday, December 5, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Inside Van Munching Hall, clusters of purple and white balloons with a silver star on top decorated the lobby, while outside, the Washington, D.C. area enjoyed its first snowfall of the season.

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December 6, 2003
Smith Community Helps High School Students Get a Head Start

Finding the right college is one of the biggest challenges young students face as they near the end of their high school years. So the Smith community's Black MBA Association (BMBAA) and the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) partnered recently to facilitate this process for area high school students.

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December 5, 2003
Smith School Announces Winners of Second Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. Two teams, Cyprus Precision and Exhibit A, LLC, tied for first place, and each received $800. E-Core Partnership was awarded $400 for third place. The three winning teams presented their business plans in a ceremony held at the Smith School on Dec. 3, 2003.

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November 30, 2003
Smith School's Finance Chair Helps Stir Debate On Executive Compensation

Lemma Senbet, Holder of the William E. Mayer Chair in Finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, is among more than 30 members of the influential Financial Economists Roundtable (FER) signing on to a position paper addressing executive compensation issues.

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November 30, 2003
Smith Finance Faculty Display Global Reach

What common thread is woven among government agencies, business entities, and Smith School finance students, linking them together? The finance faculty, whose connections affect global finance policy and practice, and enhance the education and career prospects of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

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November 15, 2003
Smith School Students Discuss Logistics with National Defense Transportation Association

Attracting over 80 students and faculty members, the first annual National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) panel event, held at the Smith School of Business on Nov. 12, 2003, was a huge success.

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