Anenson Recognized as a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

T. Leigh Anenson, a business law professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business since 2007, received the 2023 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the University of Maryland. Acknowledged for her outstanding scholarship and teaching, Anenson discussed her upcoming book on the national pension crisis in her lecture.

Smith’s Justice for Fraud Victims Offering Pro Bono Control Risk Assessment for Nonprofits, Small Firms

Justice for Fraud Victims (JFV) at UMD offers pro bono risk assessments for small businesses and nonprofits. Led by Samuel Handwerger, CPA-supervised assessments identify control weaknesses, providing pragmatic solutions without budget increases. Launched in 2023, JFV engages students in real fraud cases, supported by local law enforcement.

Kroger-Albertsons and FTC Antitrust Standards

In September 2022, the proposed $24.6 billion merger of Krogers and Albertsons sparked controversy. The Federal Trade Commission intervened, citing concerns of reduced competition and higher prices. Amidst legal battles, a notable case study by Susan White at the University of Maryland explores the merger's implications, addressing shifting industry dynamics and antitrust concerns.

Smith Hires New Marketing, Finance, Information Technology Faculty

Smith School welcomes five new faculty members for Fall 2024, including experts in marketing, finance, and information technologies. Daniel McCarthy, Xinying Hao, Cathy Chen, Tania Babina, and John Silberholz enhance the academic environment with their diverse research backgrounds and experience, enriching opportunities for students and researchers.

SERC Previews Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer for State Officials

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management collaborates with the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business to develop a Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer. Led by Professor Clifford Rossi, the tool assesses climate-related risks to homeowners, aiding in disaster preparedness and resiliency efforts.

UMD Team Wins $5M NSF Grant for Food Insecurity Tech Solutions

The multidisciplinary NourishNet team led by the University of Maryland has clinched a $5M NSF grant for their pioneering work on Quantum Nose and FoodLoops. Their innovative approach to food quality detection and surplus distribution is transforming the fight against food insecurity with technology and dedication.

Tech Layoffs Signal ‘Feeling Economy’ Shift

Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor, highlights a concerning trend: Tech layoffs surpass 260,000 in 2023, persisting into 2024. He warns of a wider erosion of 'thinking' jobs due to AI advancements, emphasizing the emergence of 'feeling' roles. Rust urges a shift towards empathy and creativity in the evolving job landscape.

Smith School Revolutionizes AI Job Tracking with AI-Powered Tool

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is leading the charge to understand how artificial intelligence is impacting jobs in the U.S. economy with the world’s first attempt to map the creation of AI-skilled jobs. The Smith School just launched UMD-LinkUp AI Maps, a dynamic tool that uses job posting data to analyze the spread of jobs requiring AI skills across the country – by sector, state and more granular geographic levels.

Groundbreaking AI Technology Uses People’s Eye Movements to Predict Their Decisions

Professor Michel Wedel and team introduce RETINA, an AI-driven eye-tracking innovation predicting decisions from eye movements in seconds. Detailed in 'Predicting Consumer Choice From Raw Eye‑Movement Data,' the technology offers insights for marketing and beyond.

New Analysis Examines Hurricane Risk Implications for Low-to-Moderate-Income Mortgage Borrowers

Study reveals hurricane risk impact on Florida housing market and economically vulnerable borrowers. With Hurricane Idalia's $9.36B toll and Florida's insurance market crisis, Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium examines US hurricane risk and housing market vulnerability. Focus on Florida's high-risk areas unveils impact on minority and low-income borrowers. Insights crucial for preparedness.

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