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Thursday, May 1, 2014

A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

April 2014

The RMU Polling Institute Powered by Trib Total Media continued to generate media coverage, including in the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/04/08/obama-takes-executive-action-to-lift-the-veil-of-pay-secrecy/?hpid=z3

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/04/08/slatest_pm_obama_s_equal_pay_push.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/tom-corbett-reelection_n_5184608.html

http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/5702659-74/corbett-state-pennsylvania#axzz2zW6ITZaD

Bronze Bob got plenty of coverage:

http://tinyurl.com/ngjt9u4

http://triblive.com/news/education/5966014-74/morris-robert-bronze#axzz2zW6ITZaD

http://tinyurl.com/pf9adh9

http://tinyurl.com/mx285ys

http://tinyurl.com/k6ar22v

The RMU nursing trip to Nicaragua was featured in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2014/04/03/Robert-Morris-students-return-from-Nicaragua/stories/201403270020

RMU students wrangled some of their own publicity for their philanthropic work:

http://www.wpxi.com/videos/news/web-exclusive-rmus-balancing-out-hunger/vCXmTy/

http://tinyurl.com/klstokk

The Post-Gazette highlighted volunteer efforts at RMU to help low-income filers prepare their taxes:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/finance/2014/04/04/Vets0404/stories/201404040012

Health care economist Steve Foreman lent his expertise to the media for several stories, including about Medicare payment data:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2014/04/10/Agency-releases-Medicare-payments/stories/201404100187

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5917038-74/million-medicare-doctors#axzz2yUJXhxB8

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2014/04/18/primary-care-docs-get-highest-medicare-payments.html

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2014/04/20/Area-to-get-taste-of-Tennessee-style-for-profit-care/stories/201404160001

Sports psychologist Samantha Monda discussed the resilience of runners in the Boston Marathon:

http://tinyurl.com/mphzr3z

Anthony Moretti, associate professor of communication, talked to KDKA-TV about local YouTube stars:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/21/locals-become-youtube-stars-with-popular-video/

Daria Crawley, associate professor of management, talked about the Heinz buyout offers to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5953208-74/heinz-company-employees#axzz2z2xC2qMW

These stories in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Business Times looked at the planned new nursing school building, the campus facilities that Moon Township now considers historic, and the newly named PNC Colonial Cafe:

http://tinyurl.com/p9z6ukm

http://tinyurl.com/mfpngl8

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2014/04/22/pnc-gifts-rmu-400k-to-boost-business-school.html

Dave Synowka, head of the Department of Sport Management, talked about the economic impact of the Penguins' playoff run:

http://triblive.com/business/headlines/6001945-74/penguins-game-playoffs#axzz30DG2KmAJ

Peggy Outon, executive director of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, commented for this story about the Highmark Walk for Health:

http://tinyurl.com/pccgzno

The RMU/Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of Les Miserables got a favorable notice in the Pittsburgh City Paper:

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/les-misrables-at-pittsburgh-musical-theater/Content?oid=1741047

The Post-Gazette and the Trib took note of the passing of Jack McCartan, former Robert Morris vice president:

http://tinyurl.com/lh9doxe

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5953892-74/mccartan-morris-robert#axzz2z2xC2qMW

OK, so we missed this when it aired in March, but Maria Kalevitch, dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science talked RMU's efforts to get young women interested in STEM careers on Our Region's Business:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bdZ-jJM9JE

Athletics:

Football
Banaszak Pleased With Spring, Eager For August (4/13/14): https://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1630951&PT=4&PR=2

New Offense Fitting Blackmon Perfectly (4/15/14): https://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1631599&PT=4&PR=2

Men's Basketball
Robert Morris Lands Junior College Guard (4/28/14):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2014/04/29/Robert-Morris-lands-junior-college-guard/stories/201404290071

Women's Basketball
Former Robert Morris Star Artemis Spanou Lands WNBA Tryout (4/15/14):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2014/04/16/Former-Robert-Morris-star-Artemis-Spanou-lands-WNBA-tryout/stories/201404160100