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.
December 30, 2013 |
Mike Mittelman, the new president of Salus University, believes strongly in the importance of a sound body for a sound mind. During his three decades in the Navy, he ran a dozen marathons and participated in several Olympic-distance triathlons. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the institution that evolved into Salus, he is frustrated that so few people are familiar with Salus, what it offers, and the exciting work it is doing not only to improve vision but also to enhance health care in a wide variety of realms.
November 19, 2013 |
William C. Davidon, 86, a player in the peace movement in Philadelphia during the Vietnam War, died Friday, Nov. 8, of Parkinson's disease in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where he had lived since 2010. He was a leader in the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. A physics professor at Haverford College starting in 1961, Dr. Davidon led various campus, scientific, and other peace organizations. He worked with Philadelphia Resistance, which provided support to young men who refused to be drafted into the military, and to soldiers already inducted who wished to leave because of their opposition to the war. Dr. Davidon told his family that one of the most gratifying aspects of his antiwar activism was the time he spent discussing the war with troops at a coffeehouse near Fort Dix. As the war unfolded, Dr. Davidon was drawn to more aggressive protest, including participation in draft board raids conducted by the Catholic peace movement in Philadelphia and Delaware.
November 18, 2013 |
MOORESTOWN As professional football players go, Randy Lyles is not a big man. But Lyles, 28, thinks big. "We've got 60 players in tryouts," the owner of the Moorestown Saints arena football team said in an early November interview at his Mount Laurel office. And he said the Saints would play home games at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center. "I think it'll be real good," he said, twisting at his giant Super Bowl ring. He held it out to show the red-and-blue logo of the New England Patriots, mounted on a dome of diamonds.
November 3, 2013 |
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, for Gerald Clifford Weales, 88, a former English professor at the University of Pennsylvania widely known for his theater reviews. The memorial will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at Penn, 3420 Walnut St. A reception will follow. Dr. Weales died Friday, Aug. 30, at the Pines, a nursing facility in Easton, Md. His greatest joy was the theater, which he first experienced as a boy when his sister Louise Rauch took him to a play.
October 19, 2012 |
Question: A close friend and I are entering health science careers via graduate school. We are pretty competitive individuals, and she puts a lot of her competitive emphasis on the academic realm. She is going through medical school now, and I am going to school this spring for physical therapy. My problem is that she consistently, unintentionally dismisses my profession as easier than hers or less difficult to get into. The fact is, many universities are seeing more applications for physical therapy than for their medical programs, for fewer available slots.
October 16, 2012
Brown University Current president : Christina Hull Paxson Age : 52 Date of appointmen t: July, 2012 Speciality : Economics Previous position : Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton Ties to Philadelphia region: Received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College. Columbia University Current president: Lee C. Bollinger Age: 66 Date of appointment: June 2002 Speciality: Law Previous position: President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Cornell Univerity Current president: David J. Skorton Age: 62 Date of appointment: July 2006 Speciality: Medicine Previous position: President of the University of Iowa Dartmouth College Interim President : Carol.