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April 2014 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Alumni Spotlight: Fighting Crime at the Microscopic Level
Cybergenetics President Ria David (EMBA ’08) is leading a Pittsburgh-based firm whose proprietary DNA analysis is helping to solve difficult homicide cases and to identify victim remains in mass disasters.

Pitt Grads Earn Top CPA Exam Scores in Pennsylvania
Four University of Pittsburgh graduates were among the Top 10 scorers on the Pennsylvania CPA Exam in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Pitt had more grads on the list than any other school.

Katz-Educated Executives Offer Strategies for Success
The recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Katz School shared their leadership lessons during the Strategies for Success lecture. Collectively, the three individuals had more than 75 years of management experience.

In the Headlines:  Sandra Reiman (MBA ’12) Fashion Start-up Generates Celebrity Buzz
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles the Pittsburgh-based designer who reinvented herself as an entrepreneur after a successful career in finance. Her handbag and jewelry brand have been featured in Vogue and on “The Bachelor.”

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.

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School News:

New Center for Supply Chain Management Established
The new Center for Supply Chain Management will offer Katz and CBA students additional opportunities for experience-based learning through innovative class projects and greater access to jobs and internships thanks to stronger industry partnerships.

See What's Trending on the School Faculty Blog
Should we ban the word “bossy” to describe girls?  Is it appropriate, never mind legal, for companies to spy on job candidate’s Facebook profiles? These and much more were recently the subject of a faculty blog post.

Faculty Spotlight: Ken Lehn
Ken Lehn, the Samuel A. McCullough Professor of Finance, teaches courses on business valuation and corporate restructuring. He is a former chief economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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