This issue of Research@Smith focuses on the award-winning research of three Smith PhD candidates, but there are many other Smith PhD students with equally impressive accomplishments.
Singapore & College Park Md., November 30, 2004 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and ChinaCast Communication Holdings Limited ("ChinaCast"), a leading provider of e-learning solutions in China, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") to deliver education courses and programs to students in the People's Republic of China. ChinaCast continues to expand its lead position in the e-learning business in China and has already helped more than a dozen Chinese universities build
The Robert H. Smith School of Business kicks off an exciting new year in 2005, with the start of its fourth Executive MBA class in College Park, new Executive MBA programs in China and a host of campus activities planned for the spring semester. The school will award its first Leadership and Excellence awards and host a number of business, technology and academic forums, from the National Undergraduate Business Symposium (NUBS) in March, to the annual Netcentricity Conference in April.
More than 300 students graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business on December 19, 2004. William Longbrake, PhD '76, vice chair at Washington Mutual, addressed graduates during the commencement ceremony, held at the Cole Student Activities Building. The school awarded approximately 250 bachelor's degrees, 80 master's degrees, and five doctoral degrees.
Smith professors Anand Anandalingam, Ritu Agarwal, Anil Gupta, and Joseph Bailey helped welcome leading information technology researchers from around the world to the 25th anniversary session of the prestigious International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Washington, D.C., December 12-15, 2004 at The Grand Hyatt Washington.