RMU Business School Ranks No. 10 in U.S. for ROI

Robert Morris University makes PayScale.com's list of top 10 business schools with the best return on investment.

Robert Morris University School of Business


RMU students' return on investment tops charts
Data-crunching website PayScale conducts annual rankings of institutions ranging from state schools to research schools. Robert Morris University rounds out PayScale’s 2013 list of top 10 business schools with the best return on investment for students’ tuition. Rankings are based on how much money students spend on tuition versus the salaries they earn after graduating. RMU credits the success of its students to various aspects, including the university’s Student Engagement Program.
Fun fact: Recent data shows that out of RMU 2012 graduates, 93 percent went on to either start their careers or further their education with graduate degrees.
— Krystal Hare, PM Fact-Checker

WVU gears up for summer dance academies and adds dance major for Fall term
This year’s Summer Dance Academy of West Virginia University’s School of Theater and Dance, scheduled for June 16-23, will be held at the Elizabeth Moore Hall at WVU’s downtown campus. In past years, the weeklong intensive has provided workshops for children and teens interested in dance. This summer, the program will also cater to instructors.
The new Teachers Academy has the same mission as the Young and Teen academies: to strengthen dancers in development and refine technique. The Teachers Academy will offer professional enrichment for dance instructors in classes that focus on technology and dance for artistic and business needs, dance and multicultural education and other areas of focus.
But WVU director of dance Yoav Kaddar says that’s not all: “With the new addition of the Teachers Academy, the summer dance program at WVU will augment the exciting future of dance at WVU as we launch the first bachelor’s degree in dance this coming fall.”
Visit the website, call 304/293-2020, or email theatre@mail.wvu.edu to learn more about the academy.
— Abby Maddigan, PM Editorial Intern

Area grad students receive ARCS awards for their research
As the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS) celebrates a 10-year million-dollar milestone in doling out awards to science and tech students, 71 students in science-related tracks at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University are also celebrating how ARCS is helping them in their endeavors.
Here are a few examples of ARCS’ funding at work: Katharine Harris, a doctoral student at Pitt’s School of Medicine, is trying to figure out how our immune systems react to viruses transmitted through digestion. Penn State student Denise Finney is looking for a balance between commercial corn-growing practices and environmentally friendly ways to enhance growth of the American super crop without causing pollution. CMU student Matthew Edwards is designing a robot no bigger than a human hair; his hope is that it will be able to travel through the body with ease for medical procedures, such as direct placement of drugs to an affected area. “Science is a lot of work, but it’s work that I enjoy. Every day is exciting,” says Edwards.
For more about local ARCS awardees, visit the site or click here for an inspiring story.
— K.H.


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