Dateline Pittsburgh for 10/28/12

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Justin M. Erdner was named manager of the Cranberry Township Office for Northwest Savings Bank.


The Nominating Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees nominated George L. Miles Jr., chair emeritus of Chester Engineers and retired president and chief executive officer of WQED Multimedia, and Thomas H. O'Brien, retired chair of PNC Financial Services Group, for election as emeritus trustees of the board.


Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. named associates of the firm: Daniel E. Dow, regional service group manager, water and energy, and Benjamin L. Gilberti, project manager, civil group.


Karen L. Hartley, financial advisor, joined Ameriprise Financial.


Premier Medical Associates announced that Karla Cepeda has joined as a family medicine physician, working at the Golden Mile Highway office.


Denielle Gower was appointed director, transportation and logistics for Koppers North American business operations.


The Center for Theater Arts named Michele Philage is the new artistic director.

Focus On Renewal appointed Greg Quinlan executive director.


IABC/Pittsburgh said Rebecca Lucore, chief of staff, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, received the 2012 Business Communicator of the Year award. The award is presented annually to an individual who exhibited outstanding business communication skills throughout the year.

InVision Human Services said that Nancy Cader, program manager for InVision, was selected as one of only 35 students to participate in a pilot Behavioral Health Fellows program developed by The Staunton Farm Foundation and the Pitt's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. The 12-week curriculum is based on the current mini-MBA course in the Katz Executive Education MBA Program.

"Principles of Uncertainty," written by Carnegie Mellon University's Joseph B. "Jay" Kadane, won the International Society for Bayesian Analysis' coveted DeGroot Prize. The prize, awarded every two years to honor an outstanding statistical science book, was established to recognize Morris H. "Morrie" DeGroot, the founding head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Statistics and renowned author of statistics and decision theory books.

Greg Barnhisel, associate professor of English, has received the top award for leadership in ethics at Duquesne University. The Eugene P. Beard Award, presented annually to a faculty member, honors those who best exemplify the university's commitment to moral and spiritual values through outstanding leadership in ethics in family life, or in university or community service. The award is named in honor of Eugene P. Beard, who has supported the former Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics, as well as the new Beard Institute at Duquesne.


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