August 28, 2016 |
This week at the Shore: Sixers, songsters, and a circus act. AVALON | SAT. 3 P.M.: On Sat., Aug. 27., the 17th annual 76ers Beach Bash bounces into Avalon. Stop by Jack's Place (3601 Ocean Dr.) from 3 to 6 p.m. to mingle with Sixers players - including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, who will sign autographs - and to catch performances by the team's Phlight Squad and Dream Team dance squad. Additional activities include inflatables, a dunk tank, and face painting. All-day passes are $20 and can be purchased at entry, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Sixers Youth Foundation.
July 2, 2016 |
Howard Neukrug, who retired as Philadelphia water commissioner at the end of 2015, is joining two University of Pennsylvania research centers on Friday as a senior fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. Neukrug, who worked with the city for 37 years including five as the Water Department's chief executive, will jointly serve the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at PennDesign and the Fels Policy Research Initiative at the School of Arts and Sciences. A graduate of the university's civil and urban engineering program, Neukrug was an adjunct professor at Penn.
June 13, 2016 |
A YOUNG mother gives up her newborn baby boy for adoption only months before her own high school graduation. The mother is 17. Nearly 50 years later, the mother, Victoria Huggins Peurifoy, tells the story in a letter to a son she saw only once. In a poem based off a family photograph, which includes a little girl, Carol Richardson McCullough writes of the sister she never met. The toddler died before McCullough was born. These are samples of the stories and poems collected in two new books, Anthology 2 and Portraits Through Time.
February 1, 2013 |
A battle over University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann's commitment to diversity has been playing out on the pages of the student newspaper this week. In a letter to The Daily Pennsylvanian published Wednesday, a group of senior faculty in the Africana Studies department blasted Gutmann for failing to add leaders of color to her administration, while she has touted diversity as an initiative. Their letter was prompted by Gutmann's decision earlier this month to appoint Steven J. Fluharty, who is white and had been senior vice provost for research and professor of pharmacology, psychology and neuroscience, as the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
January 9, 2013
Peirce College will begin to offer its first master's degree program in organizational leadership and management next fall, officials said. The Philadelphia-based college, a nonprofit that primarily serves working adults and offers degrees in business, health care, information technology, and legal studies, was a two-year institution before adding bachelor's degrees in 1997. The school expects from 25 to 30 students in its first program and eventually plans to add other master's programs, said president James J. Mergiotti.
May 2, 2012 |
The president of Lafayette College in Easton will become Haverford College's 14th president, but he won't start the job for over a year, Haverford officials announced Tuesday. Dan Weiss, who has been president of Lafayette since 2005, was approved by Haverford's Board of Managers on Saturday, following a national search that began last fall. He starts at the 1,200-student liberal arts college in July 2013, which allows him to complete his eighth year of presidency at Lafayette, Haverford said.
March 6, 2012 |
Dr. Royal T. Popper, 88, formerly of Center City, an orthodontist, sculptor, and arts patron, died of complications from hip surgery Sunday, Feb. 26, at Ann's Choice, a retirement community in Warminster. For 35 years, Dr. Popper maintained an orthodontics office in Olney. He had a busy practice straightening the teeth of students at nearby Central and Girls High Schools, said a son, Howard. For several years, Dr. Popper also had an office in Delaware County and taught anatomy at the Temple University School of Dentistry.
February 22, 2012 |
After she moved into the Beaumont at Bryn Mawr retirement community in its early days, Helen Stephens took into her hands the first repairs to a deteriorated organ there. "She climbed up into the organ loft," her son, Richard, recalled, "and handed down the pipes to strong men below. " Some of them had declined to go with her, he said, "the ceiling partly having fallen down. " But, her son said, "for the three or four years that project went on, she was one of the organizers.
February 5, 2012 |
VALENCIA, Spain - This ancient city on Spain's Mediterranean coast has long drawn visitors to its UNESCO-cited, late Gothic silk exchange; its restored modernist central market; its plenitude of paella restaurants; and its old-fashioned cafes serving horchata , or chilled tiger-nut milk, a smooth and refreshing local specialty. But in recent years, it's a futuristic attraction more so than the historical and culinary ones that has landed Valencia on various travel publications' must-see lists.
June 4, 2009 |
Barbara Casacci Millard, 66, of Doylestown, an English professor and former dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at La Salle University, died of cancer Monday at home. Dr. Millard joined the La Salle faculty in 1972, two years after the all-male school administered by the Christian Brothers became coeducational. In 1985, she became the second woman on the faculty to become a full professor, and she was president of the faculty senate from 1987 to 1990. In 1993, Dr. Millard became the first faculty member other than a Christian Brother to be appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.