A new study co-authored by Mikhail B. Pevzner, professor of accounting in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, finds that manual work done by financial planning and analysis teams at both large and small companies in the U.S. results in costs exceeding $6 billion annually. When these teams automate and innovate, he says, revenues rise.
Faculty from The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business have taught in the University's acclaimed Second Chance College Program since its beginnings in 2016. Now, Professors Dan Gerlowski, Frank van Vliet, and Kate Demarest are sharing their experiences in teaching in the program, which supports incarcerated men at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI), a maximum-security prison operated by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Aspiring University of Baltimore students and alumni entrepreneurs who are interested in addressing critical development needs within Baltimore's middle-market neighborhoods can become Real Estate Fellows - a 10-week mentoring program with Baltimore-area seasoned professionals - then become eligible for the Pitch for a Million competition. Participants will identity a Baltimore City neighborhood, create a project, complete a development plan and prepare an application for financing. The winning proposal will receive underwriting for the necessary financing up to $1 million in a real estate development loan from Baltimore Community Lending.
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, along with the Applied Information Technology and Information Systems and Decision Science departments at the University of Baltimore, will host a free series of "Data Carpentry" workshops for interested UBalt students, alumni, faculty and staff. If space is available, these workshops will be open to other community members.
Ting Zhang, associate professor of economics in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and associate director of the University's Jacob France Institute, has been awarded a fellowship in Entrepreneurship Policy from the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management. The fellowship is supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and will explore relationship between public policy and entrepreneurship.