The Smith School has opened a new behavioral research laboratory that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional resources to conduct advanced behavioral research in business. The Netcentric Behavioral Laboratory enables Smith School faculty and doctoral students to conduct research in a dedicated workspace, which features 18 networked computer workstations; leading behavioral research software applications; and video and audio taping capabilities.
Professors Lawrence A. Gordon and Martin P. Loeb of the Smith Schools accounting and information assurance department presented some of their recent research on economic aspects of information security at the 2nd Annual Workshop on Economics and Information Security, held here at the Smith School on May 29-30, 2003. (The first workshop was held at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2002.)
Approximately 1,000 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Friday, May 23, 2003. This includes graduating seniors attending the undergraduate program at the Shady Grove Center, the first class to graduate from the new program. The ceremony was held on campus at the Comcast Center.
Corporate scandals, geopolitical instability, and a war in Iraq made 2002-2003 a difficult fiscal year in which to manage an equity fund. But despite the economic turmoil, the second-year MBA students who managed the Smith Schools Mayer Fund, now valued at $778,000, were able to beat their benchmarks for the year.
Robert H. Smith '50 signed it in green directly below a logo that bears his name. University of Maryland President C. D. Mote Jr. signed it simply Dan Mote. Dean Howard Frank was the first to sign it; Justin Silbert, senior decision and information sciences major, was the last. Some, like John Hoss Cartwright, made it a work of careful deliberation. Others offered a bold, undecipherable, highly stylized scrawl.