News at Smith

May 08, 2003

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.

May 01, 2003

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.

May 01, 2003

A start-up technology company founded by Smith School undergraduate has been awarded $15,000 in the University of Maryland's Third Annual Business Plan Competition. AlertUS Technologies, co-founded by junior accounting major Jason Volk, took second place in the May 9th competition, during which Volk and co-founder Sandeep Mehta went before a panel of judges that included top venture capitalists and angel investors.

Apr 29, 2003

John Emens, vice president of the Export-Import Bank's Trade Finance and Insurance Division, will speak to the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Emens has broad experience in both domestic and international banking and will discuss Ex-Im Bank's role in financing $13 billion in U.S. exports worldwide. Emens, a Maryland native, will also explain what Ex-Im Bank looks for during recruitment.


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