2023 Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards

One of the world’s top schools for business research, Maryland Smith also is where students experience top-level teaching in a highly supportive community. Smith chronicles and celebrates this distinction at the end of each academic year by honoring its outstanding faculty and staff members with awards of excellence. Faculty Recognition Awards Junior Researcher Award: Musa Subasi Kunpeng Zhang Outstanding Researcher Award: Rellie Derfler-Rozin PK Kannan

IRS and Crypto

As more than 20 percent of U.S. adults reportedly own cryptocurrency, revised wording on 2022 tax forms, signals that the IRS perceives “a lot of taxable transactions in cryptocurrency that are not being reported,” says Accounting Lecturer Samuel Handwerger, CPA, for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith School Awards 14 Faculty Grants for Innovative Research

Fourteen faculty teams at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have been awarded three-year grants from the school for research projects that address the world’s grand challenges and reimagine learning in support of the University of Maryland’s vision and the Smith School’s strategic plan.

New Program Offers Justice for Fraud Victims

For victims of financial fraud, the path to restitution is time-consuming and costly. But a new initiative from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is on the case to help bring them justice.

How Thomson Reuters Impacts Street Earnings

In research published in the Journal of Accounting Research, Smith accounting professor Musa Subasi and his co-authors looked at how Thomson Reuters produces and distributes street earnings to better understand the role forecast data providers play in capital markets.

Business Leaders’ ‘Enormous Role’ in Cybersecurity Compliance

Tremendous opportunity for business students lies in an emerging and needed interdisciplinary approach to “making cyber and law work together.” This, according to privacy and cybersecurity attorney Kirk Nahra in delivering the Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture as part of the 18th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective.

Hann Recognized as a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Since arriving at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2008, Rebecca Hann has remained steadfast in her mission to positively impact her students and the world with her research. Those efforts recently earned her the University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher award.

Student Loan Forgiveness in Limbo: What Borrowers Should Know

With the proposed student debt relief program mired and stalled in legal battles, it’s now revealed that erroneous notices of student debt forgiveness application approvals were emailed to about 9 million Americans. At this point, says Smith’s Samuel Handwerger, “the Biden administration might be asking themselves ‘Is the road to hell really paved with good intentions?’”

Labor Market Competition Plays A Huge Role in Remote Work

With pandemic restrictions in the rearview mirror, in a few years working from home may follow suit. ZDNET reports it could soon be time to pack up your home office. 65 percent of CEOs at multinational companies say they want workers back in cubicles 9-to-5 by 2025.

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