News at Smith

May 01, 2005

In the absence of slot controls, current policies at congested airports implicitly encourage airlines to overschedule and then cancel or delay flights. If airline A acts responsibly and does not increase its schedule at a congested airport, it will have gives a competitor the opportunity to schedule more flights at that airport; if that competitor decides to increase its schedule, airline A may lose market share. To combat these problems administrative slot controls have been put in place at certain airports. These administrative rules have distorted

May 01, 2005
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Ten members of the Smith chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will be going to SIFEs national championship after winning in the Washington, D.C., area regional competition. The competition was held in Crystal City, Va., on April 13, 2005.

May 01, 2005
Community

Wave of Hope, a tsunami relief initiative led by Smith students, will be holding a silent auction as part of its fund-raising efforts. Up for bids will be two basketballs and a football signed by coaches and players from the Terps football and men's and women's basketball teams. The auction will take place through the organization's Web site www.waveofhopes.com/auction from May 20-27. (Click on pictures for a larger photo and a list of signatures.)

May 01, 2005
World Class Faculty & Research

The Ernst & Young Foundation presented a matching gifts check for $37,073 to Dean Howard Frank on May 5, 2005 to the Robert H. Smith School of Business on behalf of University of Maryland alumni partners, retirees and staff. Of the total amount, $28,323 is designated for the Ernst & Young Education Excellence Fund, $7,500 to the Dando Scholarship Fund and $1,250 to the Lamone Fund.

When combined with individual alumni contributions, the check from the Ernst & Young Foundation brings the organizations total gifts to the Smith School

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