July 28, 2016 |
Sohrab Rabii, 78, of Philadelphia, professor emeritus of electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, died Monday, July 18, of pancreatic cancer at his home in the city's Spring Garden section. A gifted teacher and adviser, Dr. Rabii was chair of Penn's department of electrical engineering from 1978 to 1982. In 1985, he received the Lindback Award, the university's premier teaching award. Dr. Rabii also was a researcher known for his contributions to the condensed matter theory of carbon-based materials - what happens when carbon electrons and nuclei function in a condensed state.
December 20, 2015 |
Arcadia University and Salus University said Friday that they have entered into a strategic alliance to share educational, clinical, and administrative resources. Students at Arcadia would be able to study advanced health technologies offered by Salus, while Salus students, faculty, and alumni could take part in Arcadia's programs abroad, the two Montgomery County schools said in a news release. The universities already share an optometry program. Students complete three years of pre-optometry science studies at Arcadia, in Glenside, followed by four years at Salus, based in Elkins Park.
November 20, 2015 |
Brother Daniel Burke, 89, former president of La Salle College and founder-director of the La Salle University Art Museum, died Saturday, Nov. 14, from cardiac problems at De La Salle Hall, a nursing home for members of the Christian Brothers in Lincroft, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, he received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all in English, from Catholic University of America. He taught English at West Catholic High School and elsewhere before joining the faculty at La Salle, now a university, in 1957 as an assistant professor of English.
November 7, 2015 |
Katherine Y.M. Gordon-Clark, 80, of Swarthmore, a specialist in learning disabilities, died Sunday, Oct. 25, from complications of multiple myeloma at the Quadrangle in Haverford Township. For 35 years, Dr. Gordon-Clark worked for the Child Study Institute, a clinic run by Bryn Mawr College, where she rose from intern to assistant director. For years, she co-taught a graduate-level course at the college on psychological assessment, and mentored the students in her classes. Dr. Gordon-Clark became interested in identifying learning disabilities, including dyslexia, from time spent as an English teacher in her 20s. She received a bachelor's degree in English, and master's and doctoral degrees in psychology, all from Bryn Mawr College.
October 7, 2015 |
Harry L. Clark Jr., 77, of Hatboro, a broadcast pioneer, educator, and Hatboro councilman, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, of aplastic anemia in Abington Hospice, Warminster. The son of Harry L. Clark Sr. and Lillian Dameron, he graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Susquehanna University. Bucky, as he was called, completed master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration, both from Temple University. From 1971 until 2014, he was principal of the Log College Middle School in Warminster.
October 3, 2015 |
Greg R. Weisenstein, who presided over a 20 percent enrollment increase during his seven-year tenure as president of West Chester University, says he will retire as of March 31. Weisenstein, 68, was choked with emotion as he announced his departure to 650 faculty, staff, and students at the annual State of the University address. The audience stood and applauded. He said in an interview this week that he plans to "pursue some other opportunities," perhaps in higher education. "It's a good time for a presidential transition," he said, noting the school's growth and improvement in college rankings.
September 29, 2014 |
Mario Maurin, 85, the Eunice Morgan Schenck 1907 Professor Emeritus of French at Bryn Mawr College for two decades, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maurin, of Rosemont, received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all by the age of 22, "a noteworthy accomplishment" for so young a man, said Bryn Mawr College president Kim Cassidy. He joined the staff at Bryn Mawr College in 1953 as an assistant professor in the French department.
September 17, 2014 |
Henry Day Fisher, 90, formerly of West Chester, a retired Scott Paper Co. executive and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, of kidney failure at his retirement home in Willow Street, Lancaster County. Mr. Fisher spent a 35-year career with Scott, now part of Kimberly-Clark. He retired in 1985 as vice president of the natural resources division. Although his work was demanding, he found time for family, hobbies, social outreach, and church activities, his relatives said in a tribute.
February 14, 2014 |
BRYN MAWR Kimberly Wright Cassidy, interim president of Bryn Mawr College since July 2013, was named to the permanent post Wednesday, the college announced. Cassidy, 50, an expert in psychology, is a native of Elverson, Chester County, and has spent her entire career at Bryn Mawr. She joined the faculty at the women's college in 1993 and served as provost for six years before stepping into the interim presidency. Cassidy replaces Jane McAuliffe, who stepped down in June after five years, the shortest presidential tenure in the college's history.
January 20, 2014 |
Cecile Kaplan Dalton, 77, of Radnor, a retired chemistry teacher at Philadelphia-area colleges, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, in her sleep after surgery for breast cancer in Houston. For many years, Dr. Dalton taught organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple University. She had a passion for teaching the serious, focused postbaccalaureate students who returned to college to complete the requirements for medical school. "She enjoyed helping them pursue their dream of becoming a doctor," said her son Aaron.