A slew of area business schools make Top 100 social media ranking.
Area business schools rank in Top 100 for social media
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn … Currently, there are too many social-media sites to name — but maintaining an active presence is mandatory nowadays. After probing data from 400-plus business schools, OnlineMBAPage.com named four area universities to the Top 100 Most Social Media-Friendly MBA Schools for 2013: Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, CMU’s Tepper School of Business, Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and WVU’s College of Business and Economics. Schools on the list were ranked based on presence and activity levels on prominent social-media platform —Krystal Hare
Humanitarians will unite via public course at LaRoche
Helping during humanitarian crises doesn't require a master’s degree, but rather an itch for adventure and an ability to exercise cultural sensitivity. From June 30 to July 13, LaRoche College associate professor Jeff Ritter will partner with RedR, an England-based international disaster relief aid and training group, to launch a new public summer course, “Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training.” Participants can expect to explore emergency aid legality, hygiene necessities and natural-disaster preparation. There aren't many opportunities to receive training in international aid and development here in the States, so for humanitarians looking to break into this competitive field, the course provides a jump-start (note: organizers prefer that participants hold an undergraduate degree). Sign up before March 15 for a discounted registration.
Celebrated poet crosses gender lines at Chatham
Poet Stacey Waite, a former Pittsburgh resident and student/instructor at Pitt, knows how to twist the boundaries of man and woman like it’s nobody’s business. A published author (in various literary outlets) and recipient of several awards, Waite will return to the 'Burgh this Friday for a reading at Chatham University’s James Laughlin Music Hall at 8 p.m. If you’re open-minded to the idea of gender neutrality (or at least giving societal gender norms a second thought), Waite’s free event will feature poems from four separate collections. —K.H.