PEOPLE & OPINION

Roderick, Pepe, Goldstein, Powell, Carter, Xu, Tonkinwise

Danny Roderick is CEO of Westinghouse Electric Co. He is a 30-​year veteran of the nuclear and utility industry, most recently as senior vice president of nuclear plant projects at GE-​Hitachi Nuclear Energy in Wilmington, N.C. He replaces interim CEO Shigenori Shiga, who will remain as board chairman. Roderick is…

E Pluribus Unum

This fall, Pittsburgh Quarterly had a subscription campaign. Along with many of the returned cards, a nice note accompanied the check. Three people, however, returned notes sans check, saying they wouldn’t subscribe to a magazine that supports Marcellus Shale drilling. One ended his letter: “You should be ashamed of yourself!“

Clan Carnegie

The fact that the Carnegie Museum complex in Oakland happens to be located on Forbes Avenue wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy except that Andrew Carnegie and Brigadier General John Forbes both hail from the small town of Dunfermline, Scotland.

Stocks & Pedestal, Fall 2012

Early four years ago, businessman and philanthropist Henry Hillman called Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon with an idea. With the wealth of information technology experts at CMU, why not apply some of that brainpower to regional transportation issues? Improving transportation-​related technology could improve the lives of regional residents, build…

Last Chapter: Fall ’12

Paul R. Jenkins, 80 As the former leader of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Jenkins was a key regional leader who spurred numerous improvements in Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia for more than 40 years. A Pittsburgh native who received an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a law degree from…

Billionaire by mistake

Thanks to a computer glitch in our online brokerage account, I knew what it felt like to be Mark Zuckerberg for a glorious few days.

Edgar Snyder, Attorney

It all started back in 1977 with the U.S. Supreme Court case, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona. In that case, the Court held that lawyer advertising is commercial speech and as such is protected by the First Amendment. That decision totally upset the longstanding belief among lawyers that advertising…

The sky is falling

In June I bowed to the demands of my three college-​aged children and got the whole family smart phones. As I waited in line at the AT&T store, a guy behind me suggested I should get the “Siri” iPhone. “You can ask it anything, and it answers,” he said. Perhaps…

The Watery Part of the World

The standing watch was sent below for wet– weather gear, and the clattering of their feet on the ladder awakened me. I headed above deck, blinking in the light and trying to align the fair skies behind us and the gentle roll of two-​foot waves with the urgency of the…

Winkenwerder, Driscoll, Prewitt, Poll, Cohn, Magee, Martino

Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr. is president and CEO of Highmark Inc., America’s eighth largest health insurer. He comes to Pittsburgh from Alexandria, Va., where he was chairman and CEO of The Winkenwerder Company, a healthcare consulting firm. From 2001 to 2007 he was assistant secretary of defense for health affairs…

Richard P. Simmons

I am convinced that I am absolutely, positively the luckiest man in the world.

Shaver, Haller, Root, Nordan, Krieger, McDowell, Chalfant, Psihoulis, Fawcett, McNall

Dr. James Shaver, 77 A master with the stethoscope who could both diagnose and mimic the sounds of the human heart, Dr. Shaver was a 45-​year cardiologist at UPMC who taught generations of cardiologists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He was chief of cardiology for 25 years and…

Stocks & pedestal — Summer 2012

Between Feb. 13 and April 21, 46 bomb threats struck the University of Pittsburgh. The anonymous emails closed buildings, forced middle-​of-​the-​night dorm evacuations and cancelled classes. The threats targeted the heart of our city, taking aim at the region’s most important institution.

Keeping your Deals

I never really wanted a dog. But all eight of our children kept clamoring for a dog. One night — I think it was a summer night, because the Cardinals were in town — I finally said, “OK, you can have a dog.” Lots of cheering.

Changing the cottage

In April, my wife and I made the 600-​mile drive to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula unusually early. We went to meet with contractors to begin fixing up the old cottage.
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