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Friday, August 9, 2013


-- RMU is hosting a performance tonight by the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band  at 7:30 in the Sewall Center in partnership with MCG Jazz. Tickets can be purchased in advance at  or by calling 412-322-0800.

-- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has received a $923,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare DNP students to become family psychiatric mental health nurse practicioners who are capable of caring for patients of all ages with chronic mental health conditions. RMU will be working with the Heritage Valley Health System to address a critical shortage of psychiatric care providers throughout the region. Look for more details on this program in the coming weeks at

-- has ranked RMU as one of the top colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for providing students a good return on investment. Schools that make the list have relatively low net costs plus graduates with high lifetime earnings. This latest recognition comes on the heels of RMU's ranking by as a top 10 business school nationwide for providing students a good return on investment.

-- RMU in the News has been updated with July's media coverage of the university. Anthony Moretti and RMU honors students were among those shining the media spotlight on RMU last month.


-- The North American Actuarial Journal has accepted for publication a paper co-authored by Chris Groendyke, an assistant professor of actuarial science, titled “Model Selection and Averaging in Financial Risk Management.” Co-authored with Brian M. Hartman of the University of Connecticut, the paper tests a more accurate predictive model for simulated asset returns. Simulated asset returns are used in many areas of actuarial science, including pricing annuities, life insurance, and investment guarantees.

WELLNESS TIP -- Heat can have damaging effects on all parts of the body. If you usually take a hot shower, try using lukewarm to cold water to boost metabolism, protect dry skin and attain shinier hair. Avoid heatstroke in the summer months by staying in the shade and staying hydrated.

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