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March 2014 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Alumni Spotlight: MBA/Engineering Grad Named PA Young Engineer of Year
Anthony Fitzpatrick (MBA/ENGR ’10, ENGR ’03) is the recipient of Pennsylvania's 2013 Young Engineer of the Year award. He has served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps and is a project manager with Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

You’re invited: 50th Annual Business Alumni Association Awards on April 11
The event of the year is free for the first 300 people who register. Come enjoy a night of delicious food, networking with current students and fellow alumni, and important updates about your alma mater.

In the Headlines: CBA Graduate Generates National Buzz for ‘Average Barbie’ Creation
Greenfield artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm (CBA ‘11) created the fashion doll named Lammily, which recently was parodied on SNL’s Weekend Update and has been the subject of stories by CNN, Time, and “Good Morning America.”

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School News:

Katz MBA Improves in 2015 U.S. News and World Report Rankings
The Full-time program was ranked No. 28 among U.S. publics and No. 52 in the U.S., while the Part-time program was ranked No. 32 among U.S. publics and No. 53 in the U.S.

CBA Student Named ACC’s Top Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete
Pitt men’s basketball guard Cameron Wright is a junior majoring in marketing. He is a recipient of the ACC’s men’s 2014 Skip Prosser Award, given to an upperclassman with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

Finance Professor Receives Pitt Chancellor’s Award for Public Service
Faculty member Jay Sukits is the recipient of a 2014 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Public Service Award. He is being recognized for his contributions to financial literacy, the Sarah Heinz House, and student veterans groups.

CFA Institute Delivers Presentation on Ethical Lapses and Their Causes
Michael G. McMillan, director of ethics and professional standards at the CFA Institute, recently spoke with MBA and undergraduate business students about the importance of ethics and the misconceptions as to what causes ethical lapses.

Dean’s Blog: The Power of Water: A Key Resource of the 21st Century
In his latest blog entry in The Huffington Post, Dean John T. Delaney explains why business schools should prepare students to find solutions and opportunities in environments where water is scarce.

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

Faculty Spotlight: Bob Gilbert
Faculty member Bob Gilbert leads the Projects in Marketing course. This semester his students are assisting the Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional soccer team with a full-fledged marketing campaign.

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