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.)
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
Research by Zhi-long Chen
A team of four Smith MBAs -- Casey Rentch, Matt Adinolfi, Kamran Shahid, and Mohammed Alam -- took home first place and $4,000 at the Second Annual Inter-MBA Asset Management Competition, held at the the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Six student teams from area graduate schools participated in the seven-month competition by managing investment portfolios and issuing final reports on strategy and performance.