News at Smith

Nov 01, 2005
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Asher Epstein, managing director of the Smith Schools Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, recently led a delegation of students and entrepreneurs on week-long trip to Beijing, China from September 19 - 23, 2005. The purpose of the trip was to give delegation members first-hand insight into Chinas business climate, learn from and meet with local Chinese entrepreneurs, and to participate in the final round of the Smith School China Business Plan competition.

Oct 06, 2005

College Park, Md. October 6, 2005 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced an extensive project to upgrade and renovate the Smith Schools state-of-the-art educational facilities. Planning for the construction of a new Annex began in July 2005 with groundbreaking slated for summer 2006 and completion in October 2007. The new Annex will add approximately 38,000 square feet of new space to Van Munching Hall, the Smith School's home.

Oct 05, 2005
Entrepreneurial Spirit

College Park, Md. October 5, 2005 The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that the schools Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has expanded its Capital Access Network (CAN), a program that facilitates funding relationships between angel investors and regional start-ups. The Dingman Center has formed a number of key partnerships and has planned new activities which will provide entrepreneurs with greater resources and opportunities to secure funding. New developments include:

Oct 01, 2005
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Montezuma's Marauders, represented by five Smith MBA students, won the top prize in the 2005 Smith MBA Case Competition this week. The team, also voted the audience favorite, received $1,500 and included Subho Goswami, Carolina Puerto, Bankole Osimokun, Aviral Singh, and Amy Williams.

The 22nd annual event brought students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends together for an evening of intense competition followed by an evening of networking and celebration. The event was held on October 19 at the Smith School's home, Van Munching Hall.

Oct 01, 2005
World Class Faculty & Research

The reactions of business and government to the terrorist attacks of 9.11 and recent corporate misbehavior serve as dual themes for the second edition of Business, Public Policy, and Society, just published by Thomson.

In response to these twin events, Lawrence M. Lesser, the book's author and LBPP faculty member, describes a new wave of regulatory activity that began with the enactment of two historic but controversial measures the USA Patriot Act in 2001 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. Both laws have global as well as domestic impacts.


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