Students in 47 teams from across the University of Maryland’s campus went head to head in this year’s fourth annual Datathon – an 11-day data-focused competition hosted by the Smith Analytics Consortium at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, in collaboration with Deloitte and KPMG. The Datathon finale took place in Van Munching Hall on April 28, 2023, in front of a panel of industry judges from Deloitte and KPMG and a crowd of supporters, and awarded a total of $7,500 in cash prizes.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business honored 19 inductees at the unveiling of its Hall of Fame and showed appreciation to members of the Dean’s Circle during the inaugural Dean’s Honors event on Thursday, April 27. A joyful and enthusiastic audience composed of honorees, their friends and families, and Dean’s Circle members – a recognition society for individuals who have invested over $100,000 toward Maryland Smith in their lifetime – convened for dinner and a night of celebration at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
Joseph Bailey has been named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has been acting in this capacity since December 2022.
Decisive leadership, innovative solutions and trusted disruption. That’s what Christopher Kubasik ’83, chair and CEO of L3Harris Technologies, believes is required to navigate a rapidly changing business environment.
We’re in the midst of a busy spring semester here at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. We are celebrating outstanding rankings for our online programs. We set new records for the number of master’s students who landed jobs last year and our Office of Career Services is working to help students do the same this year. We are also celebrating our excellent faculty, with 24 recently recognized among the top 2% most productive in the world. We’ve already hired four new professors to join us later this year, and we’re still recruiting others.
Following the success of its inaugural spring 2022 cohort, the Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator is once again ready to help early-stage companies that are developing apps find ways to leverage blockchain technology.
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.
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.
We’re finishing out 2022 strong here at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Management professor Evan Starr’s research is having a big impact as the basis of a recently signed congressional bill to curb sexual harassment and limit nondisclosure agreements. Deloitte is partnering with us to offer scholarships to our brightest diverse accounting students. Our extraordinary research scholars have won prestigious honors at INFORMS and been awarded NSF grants. And we're celebrating that the University of Maryland is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region in the latest entrepreneurship education rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
In May, National Student Clearinghouse reported that 662,000 fewer students enrolled in undergraduate programs in spring 2022 than a year earlier, a decline of 4.7%. But first-time, first-year enrollment increased by 4.2% in the same period. Why the overall decline yet increase in first-year enrollment?