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SPRING 2005
VOL. 6 NO. 2

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MBA students testified before Maryland state legislature.

On February 15, an MBA student consulting group testified before the Maryland state legislature on behalf of PEPCO.

 
“Creating trust in corporate and personal relationships is the foundation of successful organizations. Conflicts of interest, managerial reluctance to use discipline to enforce appropriate behavior, and role modeling proper behaviors are key issues in organizations everywhere, including in corporate America.”
» Paul Cadario, senior manager for trust fund quality assurance and compliance at the World Bank, speaking at Smith’s Business Ethics Lecture Series. Read more about the Business Ethics Lectures.

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Wondering how to make the most of your mutual fund investment?
New research from Smith offers some insight.

Bruce HoffbergerBruce Hoffberger makes a splash at the Baltimore Aquarium. A Smith alumnus finds that managing the Aquarium’s liquid assets is an enjoyable challenge.

SECTION: Leaders Digest
· “The Apprentice” doesn’t make the grade, according to Smith Professor Henry P. Sims, Jr.
· Smith partners with top European business school for a new global, EMBA
· Goodwill Gets a Helping Hand From the Smith School
· New programs in China
SECTION: Bookmarket
Beware the Winners Curse - Lucas & AnandalingamIn a New Book, Smith Professors Explain How the Wrong Kind of Success Can Spell Disaster for Your Company.  ►
SECTION: Knowledge Transfer
HAVE YOU EVER PURCHASED an electronic device—a remote control, a coffee maker, a DVD player—only to get home and find out that it is too complicated? You’re not alone. Most people put too much weight on the number of features a product offers and don’t give enough consideration to its usability—at least not until they get home, try to use the product, and in frustration finally chuck it into a drawer where it will never again see the light of day.  ►
SECTION: Connections
Smith School to Share in University of Maryland Gifts Totaling James A. Clark & Robert H. Smith$60 Million
The University of Maryland announced gifts totaling $60 million, including $30 million from real estate developer Robert H. Smith ’50, an alumnus and benefactor of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, on February 4, 2005.  ►

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Spring Calendar

APRIL
15 Black and Hispanic MBA Reception/Dinner
19 New York Alumni Networking Reception, New York, NY
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference
30 Maryland Day
MAY
5 Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting
Undergraduate Awards Banquet
11 Baltimore Alumni Networking Reception, National Aquarium
21 Senior Day
University Commencement
22 Smith School Commencement
26 Cyber Security Conference
JUNE
TBD Clocktower Brunch hosted by Dean Frank
 

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