News at Smith

Apr 02, 2018

Nobody likes to see food go to waste. But economists who study agriculture understand that proper stewardship of our natural resources requires a certain amount of postharvest loss.

Mar 31, 2018
World Class Faculty & Research

To win elections, there is a right way for political campaigns to spend their money, according to new research. The winning strategy calls for swaying undecided voters with mass media messages – television ads and untargeted digital ads in channels like Twitter – and hitting the ground with grassroots campaigns to mobilize a partisan base to go vote. Lingling Zhang, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business studied U.S. presidential campaigns for elections from 2004 through 2012.

Mar 23, 2018
World Class Faculty & Research

Michael Faulkender, professor of finance and associate dean of masters programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, was selected by President Trump on March 19, 2018, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.  In this role, Faulkender will advise the Secretary of the Treasury and the administration on economic developments in the U.S. and world economies and assisting in the determination of appropriate economic policies.

Mar 23, 2018
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

To make it as a woman in the male-dominated finance industry, you have to be assertive. And key to that is having – or faking – confidence, says Marguerita M. Cheng, CEO of investment advisory firm Blue Ocean Wealth.

"I learned to assert myself through the skills that I have," says Cheng, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cheng began her career on Wall Street as an analyst, but wanted to work more closely with clients. She became a Certified Financial Planner and transitioned into wealth management

Mar 16, 2018
Entrepreneurial Spirit

On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed angel investor and Managing Director of Project 500 Melissa Bradley. Melissa’s background in banking, entrepreneurship, venture capital and angel investing has given her a thorough understanding of how to help startups implement sustainable social impact practices without sacrificing profitability.


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