Maryland Smith Seniors, Faculty among Merrill Presidential Scholars Program Honorees for 2020-21

Three pairs of Maryland Smith students-faculty mentors have been recognized among this year’s graduating class of University of Maryland Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. The late Philip Merrill, UMD supporter and long-time Washington area publisher, initiated the Merrill Presidential Scholar program in 2004 to build a community of scholars, faculty members, and K-12 teachers to promote “teaching and mentoring the next generation.” The recognitions further cite a K-12 teacher-mentor of each scholar:

Progyan Basu Receives CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning

The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce that Progyan Basu, a clinical professor in the accounting and information assurance department, received the third annual CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning.

Smith Hosts Accounting Teaching Scholars Reception

Shyama Srikkanth, ’19, contributed to this article. She is an Undergraduate Program Assistant working toward earning dual degrees in Operations Management & Business Analytics and Environmental Science and Politics.

Apply to Be an Accounting Teaching Scholar

Lauren Black, class of 2019 accounting and information systems double major at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business contributed to this article.  Smith Undergrads: Applications for Fellows Programs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are due by midnight Feb. 12, 2018. For more information, visit the Fellows Programs web page. IF YOU ARE AN ACCOUNTING MAJOR AND….

Undergrads Enjoy Stacks on Smith

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about the Stacks on Smith event for undergraduates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.  The event was held in Van Munching Hall on Dec. 14, 2015, during finals week.

Toshiba's Accounting Scandal: Catching the Fuzzy Math

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Toshiba is known for producing televisions, computers — and, as of this summer, an epic accounting scandal. Its CEO resigned in July after an outside investigator documented that the 140-plus-year-old Japanese company had overstated earnings by $1.2 billion since 2008.

Smith Hosts Accounting Teaching Scholars Dinner

On April 20, 2015, the Accounting and Information Assurance Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Accounting Teaching Scholars  (ATS) dinner.

2014 Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows

Dr. Progyan Basu has been selected for the 2014 Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows at the University of Maryland. During the 2014-15 academic year, the Undergraduate Faculty Fellows will participate in a faculty learning community that will consider the challenges and opportunities in teaching large enrollment courses and seek to understand and define these courses as uniquely important for student success.

Stockpiling Cash

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that U.S. companies have been stockpiling cash and cash equivalents. According to the Federal Reserve, cash balances at nonfinancial companies are at the highest level ($1.84 trillion) since 1952. On a different measure, Cash represents 7% of all assets, the highest level since 1963. What’s causing companies to stockpile and how will this effect the economy?

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