10 COVID-Era Trends That Are Here To Stay

The pandemic has changed so much about the way we live and work. And some of those changes are here to stay.

Outstanding Seniors Honored at Undergraduate Banquet

Every graduating cohort has students who are shining stars, and it is with great fanfare that Victor Mullins, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, celebrated them on May 3, 2018, at an annual awards banquet. The event also honored a few faculty members who were nominated by seniors and a retiring professor who has been a positive influence on the Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Charles Olson Receives CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce that Charles E. Olson, a professor in the logistics, business and public policy department, received the second annual CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning. The award recognizes a Smith faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching for a global mindset, meaning openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets.

Silence After the Dakota Access Pipeline Storm

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — After nearly one year of legal and political wrangling, oil starting flowing this week through the Dakota Access Pipeline without much fuss. “There’s nothing to talk about anymore because the pipeline is invisible,” says professor Charles E. Olson at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “It will just run silently underground with much more efficiency than a train does. We won’t see it.

The Myth of Crude Oil

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Something historic happened on New Year’s Eve 2015 in Texas. Less than two weeks after lawmakers lifted a 40-year ban on exporting U.S. oil, the first tanker of crude left Corpus Christi headed for Europe.

The U.S., North Korea and Game Theory

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Amid the ramped-up diplomatic and military pressure on North Korea, there is something else at play, says Charles E. Olson, professor of the practice at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. It's an exercise in game theory.

Why Shell Has All But Given Up on Canada's Oil Sands

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Are Canada’s oil sands losing their luster? More than a decade ago, big multinational energy companies were flocking to the Western province of Alberta in droves, lured by a wealth of heavy crude in its bitumen-rich sands when oil was trading north of $100 a barrel.

Two Miscalculations Force OPEC Reversal

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — A former energy industry executive at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business says OPEC miscalculated two big factors when it voted to flood world markets with cheap oil in 2014, leading to Wednesday’s announcement of a course correction.

Pain at the Pump in New Jersey

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — New Jersey motorists rushed to fill their tanks on Monday before the state boosted its gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon. Now, instead of charging the second-lowest rate in the country, New Jersey has jumped into the top 10 with its neighbors, Pennsylvania and New York. Despite commodity prices for light crude, U.S.

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