Webinar: A Scientist’s Take on Climate Models and Risk Management Applications

In the week following COP26, University of Maryland experts Tim Canty (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) and Clifford Rossi (Center for Financial Policy) will give insights on the latest IPCC climate change report and its implications for risk managers.

Complex U.S. Immigration System Limits Entrepreneurship, Innovation

A growing body of research conducted by leading U.S. scholars finds immigrants positively impact entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and knowledge transfer while restrictive federal immigration policies negatively impact the U.S. economy and American workers. Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph Lamone Chair in…

Finance Themes to Watch for During COP26

Having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies, Maryland Smith professor Clifford Rossi examines climate change implications for finance and risk management ahead of COP26.

New ‘Federal Risk Academy’ Certificate Program to Launch from Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy

Maryland Smith and Deloitte will deliver a certificate program covering risk management for federal employees, in live virtual sessions between Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, 2022.

‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Event Announces Call for Nominations

The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is calling for nominations for its second annual event recognizing Maryland-based global businesses for innovative pandemic-era pivots.

The Most Successful Startups Mix Friendships and Business to Build Teams, Research Finds

New research in the Academy of Management Journal shows startups can foster team dynamics, fundraising and productivity, and maximize profit earnings through a hybrid formation strategy wherein founders both like each other due to shared values/experiences and have proper complementary skills/capabilities.

For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’

Air transportation policy and logistics expert Martin Dresner says the post-COVID period will provide the aviation industry with a tremendous opportunity to build back better and greener, and this hinges on cooperative initiatives under centralized leadership.

WTC Survivor/Finance Professor Available to Recount 9-11 at Ground Zero

Clinical associate professor of finance Elinda Kiss at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to recount evacuating from WTC 1 then watching as United Airlines Flight 175 struck WTC 2. On hand for a conference at Marriott…

New Data Analysis of U.S. ‘Oligopoly Problem’ Reaffirms Antitrust Push: UMD Economist

A new study on U.S. oligopolies uses, according to its author, a “groundbreaking model” to more accurately measure competition in U.S. markets and the consequences for consumers “who are capturing a smaller slice of a shrinking pie.” Bruno Pellegrino, author of the working paper recently cited by…

Have Something To Say? Your Boss Wants You to Do it in Private.

New research finds that employees feel comfortable speaking up in open forums, but managers prefer that employees speak truth to power in a closed-door discussion instead of in front of a group. The forthcoming study gives insight for both sides to productively address this dynamic.

Marketing-Legal Expert Available on Supreme Court’s NCAA Ruling

Marketing professor and practicing attorney Henry C. (Hank) Boyd at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to discuss, broadly, the implications of the Supreme Court ruling that the NCAA has violated antitrust laws by colluding to deny education-related benefits…

Maryland Smith Experts Available on Juneteenth’s Significance for Workplaces, Organizations

Leaders and experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss Juneteenth’s significance for organizations and workplaces. They can address such underlying concepts as understanding and navigating ‘racial and gender overtones to professionalism”…

Potential Vocal Tracking App Could Detect Depression Changes

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide have Major Depression Disorder and another 20 million have schizophrenia. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Carol Espy-Wilson from the University of Maryland,will discuss how a person’s mental health status is reflected in the coordination of speech gestures. The keynote lecture, “Speech Acoustics and Mental Health Assessment,” will take place Tuesday, June 8.

Variabilities in Children’s Speech Perhaps Not So Concerning

Variations in children’s speech has traditionally been attributed to developmental delays. Recent work suggests the reasons for variability are not so clear, and an immediate call for treatment may need to be reconsidered. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Margaret Cychosz from the University of Maryland will discuss the need to better understand these variations. Her presentation, “Reconsidering variability in child speech production,” will take place Tuesday, June 8.

Implications of Dwindling Oscars Viewership and Movie Audience Fragmentation

As Oscars viewership has plummeted, positive news for the film industry can be gleaned from the increasing fragmentation of movie audiences, a trend that is paving the way for filmmakers who might have struggled to produce motion pictures that were previously deemed as less commercially viable.

Maryland Business Adapts: Virtual Panel Discussions to Explore Global Business Perseverance Through COVID-19

Leaders of five Maryland companies, selected for global performance during the pandemic, will discuss their success keys, in virtual panel discussions. Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will be among the event’s opening speakers.

Gary Gensler To Address Conference on Financial Market Regulation May 13-14, 2021

The SEC, Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Lehigh University’s CFS, and the CFA Institute jointly sponsor this event bringing together thought leaders from across academia, government, the financial sector, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Myths about Workplace Negotiations

In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.

Boosting Fiber Optics Communications with Advanced Quantum-Enhanced Receiver

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic, researchers are warning of a capacity crunch. In AVS Quantum Science, researchers show how quantum-enhanced receivers could play a critical role in addressing this challenge. The scientists developed a method to enhance receivers based on quantum physics properties to dramatically increase network performance while significantly reducing the error bit rate and energy consumption.

AI Leadership for Healthcare: Virtual Information Sessions Set for March 31, April 12

Maryland Smith’s Office of Executive Education will detail in depth a one-of-a-kind professional certificate program is designed for healthcare administrators, clinical and hospital professionals, consultants and other professionals to effectively lead the future of AI-enabled healthcare.

Study Indicates Deliberate Hiring of Unethical Management Accountants

Dark personality traits — questionable ethical standards, narcissistic tendencies – are often framed as an accidental byproduct of selecting earnings managers who fit the stereotype of a strong leader. But new research in the Journal of Business Ethics finds this is often no accident.

Brain Disease Research Reveals Differences Between Sexes

In APL Bioengineering, University of Maryland scientists highlight a growing body of research suggesting sex differences play roles in how patients respond to brain diseases, as well as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, and other brain ailments. They are urging their colleagues to remember those differences when researching treatments and cures.

Climate Risk Management for Financial Organizations: Maryland Smith’s Rossi to Present Recommendations to FHFA

Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi recommends the FHFA integrate climate risk management governance and processes into its existing enterprise risk management work. He says the agency should determine how much credit risk exposure is associated with specific types of natural disasters and climate-related events.

Business Leader Insights, Virtual Networking on Tap for Maryland Smith’s Women Inspire

Women business leaders — Deloitte’s Wendy Sanhai and Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris — will share insights via a panel discussion followed by participants engaging in virtual networking, as the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts “Women Inspire,” via Zoom, on March 4.

Payment Protection Program Reform: Maryland Smith Expert (Former U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy) Available

This week, President Biden is announcing changes to the Paycheck Protection Program that include a two-week window that allows only businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply for loans. Michael Faulkender, professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s…

Experts to Discuss the Impact of Finance on Society

Academics William N. Goetzmann (Yale) and Russell Wermers (University of Maryland) will explore the past, present and future of financial technologies and institutions affecting society in “Does Money Change Everything,” a free, Feb. 17 webinar hosted by Maryland Smith.