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May 2014 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Alumni News:

Alumni Spotlight: His Charity Lets You Literally Fight for a Cure
Andrew Myerson (CBA '05) is the co-founder of Haymakers for Hope, a nonprofit that gives people the chance to fight back against cancer by participating in high-end boxing matches that raise tens of thousands of dollars.

Nominate Your Fellow Alumni for the 2015 Business Alumni Association Awards
Do you know of an outstanding alumnus? You can submit nominations for the 2015 awards program via a short form on the Web site. The nomination deadline is July 1, 2014, and all nominations stay active for five years. 

Pitt to Host May 28 Lecture “Israel—A Study of Irony”
Alumni are invited to a free lecture from renowned scholar Dan Ben-David on Israel’s innovation-driven economy at 7 p.m. in Sennott Square (register using the link). Pitt Business faculty member Paul Harper is scheduled to deliver the introduction.

Pitt Black MBA Network Expands its Mentoring, Recruiting Reach
Find out how you can get involved in the Pitt Black MBA network.  The organization offers mentoring programs for diversity students, helps to recruit high-quality MBA candidates, and fund-raises for the organization's student scholarship fund.

In the Headlines: Frank G. Ning (MBA ’85) in The Wall Street Journal
Frank G. Ning, chair of Cofco Corp. in China, was featured in an article earlier this year with the headline “Deal Put Cofco Chief on Center Stage.”

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.

Update Your Alumni Information
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School News:

Return on Katz MBA is No. 1 in U.S.
In a recent analysis by The Economist, the Katz MBA program had the No. 1 return on investment in the United States and No. 19 return on investment in the world. The average ROI for Katz MBAs one year after graduation is 42 percent.

Pitt-Grown Startup Aims to Reinvent College Career Counseling
Mark Visco (CBA ’14) is the co-founder of MeshNet Inc., a startup that is designed to help career counselors better serve college students. The startup won first place and the $25,000 prize at the 2014 Thrill Mill Business Bout Competition.

Business Students Lead the Way in Pitt Startup Competition
The University of Pittsburgh's largest startup-pitch competition featured ideas for solar-powered cell phone towers, a new safety device for pedestrian pathways, an online transaction system for real estate sales, and a biodegradable ring for knee surgeries.

See What's Trending on the School Faculty Blog
Is Minute Maid’s juice label an example of false advertising? What implications will the Supreme Court’s ruling on Aereo have for the Cloud? Should we ban the word “bossy” to describe girls? All these, and more, were the subject of a faculty blog post.

Faculty Spotlight: Jim Craft
Professor of Business Administration Jim Craft teaches courses in human resources and organizational behavior. He is frequently interviewed by the news media for management and labor issues affecting companies in Pittsburgh and nationally.

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