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February 2014 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Alumni Spotlight: Channeling Sports Into 100 Lessons for Managers
James Earle (MBA '95) is the author of "100 Yards of Success: Leadership Lessons from College Football." He draws on his experiences in the University of Pittsburgh's football program to provide practical business lessons for managers.

Free Alumni Webinar on Navigating Your Career Successfully
All Pitt Business alumni are encouraged to attend a free webinar on Thursday, February 27 at 10 a.m. Katz Executive-in-Residence Ned Sherry will discuss how managers and emerging executives can manage their careers.

In the Headlines: MBA alumni Launch PortaBeer Startup Enterprise
2012 Katz MBA graduates Albert Ciuksza and Todd Barnett have created a startup business called PortaBeer, which sells a portable draft system. City Paper recently profiled the company’s progress.

Shop the Katz Online Store
The merchandise features men's neckties, men and women's golf shirts, and men and women's light-weight jackets. Sale proceeds benefit the Student Resource Fund.

School News:

Winner Crowned in 2014 BNY Mellon Katz Invitational
The second-annual BNY Mellon Katz Invitational Case Competition, held on January 24-25, focused on corporate social responsibility in the energy industry. The University of Florida finished first out of the 14 business schools.

Katz MBA Ranked Top 25 Among U.S. Publics
The Full-time MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is a Top 25 program among U.S. public universities, according to the latest rankings by the Financial Times, The Economist, and Forbes.

Dean’s Blog: Faculty, Unions, and the Future of Higher Education
Dean John T. Delaney, in an Op-Ed for The Huffington Post, writes about the spread of technology to business schools and the potential divisions this will cause among faculty and administrators. One effect is a potential increased push for faculty unionization.

See What’s Trending on the Faculty Blog
What do food deserts, Beyoncé’s latest album, companies that “rank” employees, and Amazon’s drone delivery system each have in common? They were all recently the subject of a faculty blog post.

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Franklin
Faculty member Richard Franklin, whose expertise is in the information systems and technology management area, has been interviewed extensively over the past several months on the cybersecurity breach at Target and other retailers.

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