UMD Smith and Deloitte Launch Initiative to Expand AI Study and Outreach Opportunities

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (UMD) has joined Deloitte to launch the Deloitte Initiative for AI and Learning (DIAL), an artificial intelligence (AI) research initiative to help expand learning and development opportunities for faculty and students across the university’s various colleges.

Five Smith School Projects Get Nearly $73,000 in 2022 Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants

Seven professors with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business who are working on projects that show the promise of significant impact on experiential learning, are being given the funds to turn their proposals into reality. The new Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant Initiative is a multi-million dollar effort that is supporting nearly 90 academic programs throughout the university during this 2022-2023 academic year. It’s quite an accomplishment for Smith to have nearly 10 professors recognized by the program.

Smith, UMD Experts to Discuss New Approach to Quantifying Financial Impacts of Climate Change

Experts from the University of Maryland and the investment management firm Conning will discuss a new approach to modeling climate risk to financial markets, in a free webinar at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, hosted by the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Smith School Announces Eight New Faculty Members

As courses convene for the new academic year, the Smith School is welcoming eight new scholars to its faculty. Sean Cao is joining the accounting department as an associate professor. Cao received a PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

John Bono: Smith Analytics Consortium’s New Co-Director

John Bono has been appointed as co-director of the Smith Analytics Consortium. In his new role, he works with current co-director Wedad Elmaghraby to continue the consortium's excellence, focusing on its primary purpose of connecting UMD students and faculty with industry sponsors.

Smith’s Rachelle Sampson to Present Panmure Prize-Winning Research on July 19.

Maryland Smith’s Rachelle Sampson, recipient of the inaugural Panmure House Prize, considered one of the United Kingdom’s largest academic prizes, will present her prize-winning study at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2020 from London in an inaugural Panmure House Prize winners’ presentation.

Maryland Smith Donors Recognized at Inaugural Dean’s Circle Celebration

On April 28, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed alums and supporters back to College Park for the inaugural celebration of the Dean’s Circle – a recognition society for individuals who have invested over $100,000 toward Maryland Smith in their lifetime. The event, expected to be held annually, convened guests for a group dinner where they heard from members of the Maryland Smith community about how they have been positively impacted by the group’s contributions.

Reflections from Maryland: Visiting Scholar Describes Study Under Smith’s Roland Rust

Jan Oskar Bolin recently traveled from Norway to College Park to audit a PhD Seminar on Marketing Strategy under Maryland Smith’s Roland Rust. “A key takeaway,” he says, “is under the right conditions artificial intelligence (AI)could prompt a seismic shift that reverberates throughout the entire economy. But good decisions will have to be made.”

Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar Set for July 20

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – June 30, 2022 – The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and Deloitte, will present a Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar for financial professionals, from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

Why Accounting Reform Should Matter to Policymakers

It’s not often that accounting and the Constitution are talked about in the same sentence. But maybe they should be more often. Speaking to an audience during the 2022 Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) Conference hosted by the Accounting and Information Assurance Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on June 17, Christina Ho, board member of the Public Company Oversight Board (PCAOB), explained why accounting needs to be more relevant to policymakers and its role within a democracy.

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