May 7, 1997 |
The Learning for Life Career Fair for high school students was held yesterday at the CoreStates Center. The Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America, said 80 corporations and other organizations would be represented.
January 5, 1996 |
It is typical of the deadpan wit and acid insight of Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard that the entire film is narrated by a corpse. The body is floating in a swimming pool, and Wilder's mordant demolition of the Hollywood dream factory and its bizarre custodians was also a reflection of Gloria Swanson's waning career when she took the role of faded silent star Norma Desmond in 1950. Swanson was 52 at the time and Wilder gave her the part only after Mae West, Pola Negri and Mary Pickford declined.
May 12, 1989 |
A conference for blacks and Hispanics interested in careers in science and mathematics will be held tonight and tomorrow at Lincoln University in southern Chester County. Students at all Philadelphia-area high schools are invited to attend. Among the speakers are Rosalyn Yalow, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1977, who will give the keynote address at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Other speakers include Rustum Roy of Penn State University; Niara Sudarkasa, president of Lincoln University; Thomas Smith of Howard University, and Carl Mansfield of Thomas Jefferson University.
February 21, 1992 |
The difference between the careers of educators Ruth Wright Hayre and Dora W. Campbell can be measured in time and isms. Hayre could not get a job as a secondary school teacher in Philadelphia when she graduated from college in the early 1930s. She was black and a woman. Forty years later, the baggage of racism and sexism would be lighter for Campbell. But not light enough that she didn't seek mentoring and moral support from others like her. Campbell's help came from the Black Women's Educational Alliance (BWEA)
March 30, 2004 |
Local writer Bruce Graham has been writing for the stage for 20 years, and, for most of that time, he has also been writing scripts for movies and television. With these two careers going simultaneously, it appeared inevitable that, sooner or later, Graham would either write a play about Hollywood or a movie about the theater. The play has arrived first. According to Goldman, given its world premiere by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, is an engaging mix of Graham's two careers.
May 16, 1995 |
They know their stuff, these people on the Republican presidential campaign trail. How to respond to disasters. How to regulate financial markets. How to steer federal money to public television. And they may never get to use this know-how. They are not the candidates for president. They are the candidates' wives. More than ever before, the field of potential first ladies in the Republican Party includes women who have their own careers, their own professional identities.
January 21, 2000 |
Robert Lyman Thayer Sr., 83, whose varied career included public relations, his own business and social work, died Sunday of heart-related problems in the medical facility of the Brittany Pointe Estates retirement community in Upper Gwynedd Township. He had resided in Trooper, then in Lower Salford Township before moving to the retirement community six years ago. Mr. Thayer worked in public relations for General Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., then owned and operated a chain-link fence business in the Florida Keys.
March 9, 1989 |
Careers in technology will be the focus of a fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at Delaware County Community College, Route 252 and Media Line Road, Marple Township. Careers to be highlighted include allied health, electronics, telecommunications, graphic design, computer-assisted design, construction, architecture, computer repair and composite materials. Companies participating in the fair include Fidelity Bank, SEPTA, Philadelphia Electric Co., IBM, Wang Laboratories, Boeing Helicopter and Du Pont Co. The fair is free and open to the public.
February 2, 1994 |
Friends and fans of the Curtis Institute must have been feeling good on Monday when two students made auspicious debuts with the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra at the Walnut Street Theatre. Ignat Solzhenitsyn, heard in October playing piano with the chamber group, led them in a program of Handel, Beethoven and David Diamond that evening, filling in for indisposed emeritus conductor Max Rudolf. Solzhenitsyn's piano soloist Monday evening was 18-year-old Curtis colleague Ye Zhu. Fine careers appear justified for both, given the confidence and joyousness of their musicmaking.
June 7, 2009 |
When he was 61 in 1975, Gil Scheetz decided he needed a bit more education. Way back in 1932, his formal education had ended with a Bucks County high school graduation. So he went to four nearby colleges and, by the time he was 69, had earned four degrees. And then he began yet another career. On May 12, Gilbert A. Scheetz, 94, a man of several accomplishments, died of colon cancer at his home in Sellersville. Mr. Scheetz graduated from the Consolidated Sellersville-Perkasie High School the year after it opened, and was a lineman on its 1931 football team.