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The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Babs Carryer to serve as director of education and outreach for the Innovation Institute. In addition, biotechnology industry executive Evan Facher has joined the Institute's Office of Enterprise Development as its associate director.

Carnegie Mellon named department heads within the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Christopher R. Genovese, department of statistics, and David Danks, philosophy department.


Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. named Daniel D. Santoro, director of land development services.

Industrial Services

Harsco Corp. announced the appointment of David S. Martin as its director, investor relations.


The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh said Monique McIntosh joined as vice president of programs and services.

Vision Benefits of America named James R. Davies, president/CEO.

Carnegie Science Center is welcoming Severn T. McMurtry as the newest member of its board. He is senior vice president of operations planning and engineering for FedEx Ground.


Pittsburgh Public Theater elected new members to the Board of Trustees: Mark Hager, senior government affairs representative, Williams Companies; Courtney C. T. Horrigan, partner, Reed Smith; Richard W. Moriarty, a retired pediatrician and the creator of Mr. Yuk; and Manny H. Smith, a recently retired Federal Administrative Law Judge.

Awards and Honors

Arturo Valentin, Ph.D., is the recipient of an American Heart Association Great Rivers Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship for "A predictive computational tool for creating tissue engineered arteries" (Award Period: January 1, 2014-December 31, 2015). Mr. Valentin is a postdoctoral researcher with a focus on mechanobiology in Swanson School's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Pitt.

California University of Pennsylvania announced that three individuals have been selected to receive the inaugural Cal U Community Champions Award. Wildlife educator Joseph Stefko, Civil War Roundtable organizer Walter Klorczyk and residence life professional Justin Schiefelbein were honored at a luncheon in the Kara Alumni House, on the Cal U campus in California, Pa. The Cal U Community Champions Award honors men and women who have made significant contributions of time and talent to Cal U and its students. The campus community nominates potential award winners, who are not Cal U students or university employees.

Mr. Stefko, a recently retired wildlife conservation officer at the Pennsylvania Game Commission, worked to create an internship program for Cal U students, and he has mentored and trained students in Cal U's fisheries and wildlife biology program.

Mr. Klorczyk, whose volunteer work has been instrumental in the success of the university's Civil War Roundtable, is a founding member of the roundtable, which attracts more than 100 members to its educational programs each month.

Mr. Schiefelbein, assistant director at the Vulcan Village housing complex on Cal U's upper campus and an employee of EdR Inc., which manages Vulcan Village, supervises and mentors Cal U students who serve as Community Assistants at the complex.

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