June 23, 2016 |
A new college ranking has declared the University of Pennsylvania one of the top places in the United States to study computer science. The rankings by College Choice put Penn at No. 15 out of 50 schools nationwide for undergraduate degrees in computer science. Penn scored 88.35 on a scale of 0 to 100. The report lauded the university's Center for Human Modeling and Simulation - which animates human movement for medical research - as a top selling point, and said that students who graduate from Penn's program typically get entry-level jobs starting at $60,000.
June 14, 2016 |
Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear. "I'm getting anxious," Okafor said on the podcast hosted by Jon Scheyer, a Duke assistant coach. "I got in trouble a week and a half ago for going out there and shooting.
March 26, 2016 |
Mike Vasturia was the rangy righthander. Billy Chillari was the athletic lefthander. That was true when Vasturia and Chillari became teammates as 10-year-old members of the South Jersey Young Guns travel squad. That remains true today, as Vasturia and Chillari prepare to begin their final season together as senior leaders for the St. Augustine Prep baseball team. "In school, on the field, we're basically best friends," Chillari said of his relationship with Vasturia. "We've been together so long.
February 7, 2016 |
For William Earle Williams, it was just a gate, distinct from the imposing stone pillars that flank the other entryways to Haverford College, but still just a gate. The limestone columns, with attached benches, along Old Railroad Avenue were graceful, light, and simple. They invited passersby to sit, rather than simply walk through. For decades, Haverford students, staff, and visitors had no idea that the Edward B. Conklin Memorial gate was the work of one of the nation's most influential and underappreciated architectural designers.
January 31, 2016 |
Richard B. Lieb, 67, of Valley Forge, director and former executive vice president of SEI Investments in Oaks, died in his sleep Monday, Jan. 25, in San Francisco, where he had been visiting his son. The cause of his death was not immediately known pending an investigation, the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office said. Mr. Lieb was born in Boston and grew up working in his family's delicatessen in Belmont, Mass. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Duke University, where he developed a lifelong passion for Duke basketball.
December 31, 2015
Robert Spitzer, 83, a psychiatrist who played a leading role in establishing agreed-upon standards to describe mental disorders and eliminating homosexuality's designation as a pathology, died of heart problems Friday in Seattle, said his wife, Janet Williams, a Columbia University professor emerita. Dr. Spitzer's work on several editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the D.S.M., defined all of the major disorders "so all in the profession could agree on what they were seeing," said Williams, who worked with him on D.S.M.-III, which was published in 1980.
December 23, 2015 |
Carroll A. Weinberg, 87, a Wynnewood psychiatrist and human-rights expert, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, of cancer. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Weinberg spent the bulk of his career in psychiatry, working with children and adults, and teaching at Drexel University's College of Medicine. Locally, he practiced at the Philadelphia General Hospital and at Hahnemann University Hospital. Professionally, he explored the psychology of suicide terrorism, torture, and ethnic conflict; personally, he was deeply interested in civic affairs and the arts.
October 9, 2015 |
Kiersten Rickenbach stood out for both her long blond hair and sharp mind at Washington Township High School, where she often spoke of her plans to attend Duke University and become a pediatric oncologist. Nicknamed "Blonde" and "Barbie," she was voted "Most Studious" and "Most Likely to Succeed" by her classmates. In 1995, when she graduated, she was valedictorian. "With Kiersten, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that she was going to become a physician," said Karin Eckert-Carpenter, her guidance counselor, who helped her apply to Duke.
July 3, 2015 |
MARY MILUS YOH, matriarch of the family that owns Day & Zimmerman, the worldwide service company that is one of the Philadelphia area's major employers, died June 28 at the age of 78. She had been living in Key Largo, Fla., but had lived in Bryn Mawr most of her life. As the wife of Harold L. "Spike" Yoh Jr., retired chairman and chief executive of Day & Zimmerman, Mary was always an active participant in the company's activities as it grew from a local engineering firm to a diversified entity with projects all over the world.
July 3, 2015 |
Mary Milus Yoh, 78, of Haverford and Key Largo, Fla., the matriarch of the Yoh family and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Philadelphia region and in Florida, died Sunday, June 28, of congestive heart failure at her Key Largo home. Mrs. Yoh, whose father worked for the DuPont Co., grew up in Delaware and attended Duke University, where she met Harold L. "Spike" Yoh. The two married after she graduated in 1959, and started a family in California. They settled on the Main Line in 1963 to raise their five children.