Summer Reading List 2024

The 21st Annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business offers diverse recommendations. Highlights include a memoir on AI advances, a book disputing free will, a Grover Cleveland biography, and a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Kazuo Ishiguro.

Smith to Deliver AI Training to Prince George’s County Small Businesses in Groundbreaking Initiative

Small businesses in Prince George’s County, Maryland, will receive AI training through a partnership between the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and the county’s Economic Development Corporation. This innovative program aims to equip entrepreneurs with AI skills for business growth and competitiveness.

First-Annual AI Symposium Sees Leaders Share AI Solutions

Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence continue to test business leaders and policymakers with questions on how to adopt and adapt the technology for their organizations. The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business now has a forum for leaders to convene and find their answers together.

New Faculty Strengthen Smith’s ‘Grand Challenges’ Strategy

Balaji Padmanabhan is among the earliest professors to bring machine learning into an MBA program. Sining Song’s research explores environmental-to-fintech-related factors in supply chain sustainability. And Agustin Hurtado recently analyzed 87 million minority-borrower accounts in a study showing minority bank ownership reduces information frictions and improves credit allocations.These professors are among the nine new tenure-track faculty members and three full time professional track faculty joining the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this fall.

New Faculty Hire Brings Expertise in Contextual Artificial Intelligence to Bolster MS and MBA Programs

University of Maryland's Smith School enhances AI and machine learning curricula, hiring Balaji Padmanabhan as full professor. With 25 years of expertise and a focus on AI ethics and implications, Padmanabhan strengthens programs, including STEM-designated MBAs. His arrival reflects Smith's commitment to AI-driven leadership in business education.

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