October 27, 2012
Jacques Barzun, a Columbia University historian and administrator whose sheer breadth of scholarship - culminating in a survey of 500 years of Western civilization - brought him renown as one of the foremost intellectuals of the 20th century, died Oct. 25 in San Antonio, where he had lived in recent years. He was 104. His son-in-law Gavin Parfit confirmed his death, the Associated Press reported. Barzun was 92 when he published what is widely regarded as his masterwork, From Dawn to Decadence, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life: 1500 to the Present . Journalist David Gates spoke for a majority of critics when he wrote in Newsweek magazine that the book, which appeared in 2000, "will go down in history as one of the great one-man shows of Western letters.
April 27, 2012 |
The vice dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania resigned Thursday, one day after he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into his false claim to have a doctoral degree. Penn announced the resignation of Doug E. Lynch, who has been a top official in the education program since 2004, after The Inquirer raised questions about his academic background Wednesday. Lynch said on his resumé that he received the degree from Columbia University.
May 25, 2011
Chemist Corwin Hansch, 92, who pioneered the field of relating a molecule's chemical structure to its biological activity, an approach widely used in developing new drugs and other commercial chemicals, died in Claremont, Calif., on May 8. He had suffered from a prolonged bout with pneumonia. Dr. Hansch was known as the "father of computer-assisted molecule design" for his development of Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships, known colloquially as QSARs, a series of equations that allow chemists to modify drugs and other molecules in a predictable manner to achieve desired characteristics.
January 25, 2001 |
The previously unbeaten Avon Grove boys' swim team rebounded from its loss to Coatesville in a three-team meet Friday by beating Unionville, 100-70, in their big Southern Chester County League showdown Tuesday. In the three-way meet, which also involved Unionville, Avon Grove lost to the Red Raiders, 58-43, despite wins by Kevin Ko in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Unionville bowed to Coatesville, 69-32, despite wins by Eddie Chan in the 50 and 100 freestyles.
May 1, 2013 |
Edward Gosfield Jr., 94, of Center City, a longtime cardiologist at Graduate Hospital, died Thursday, April 25, of complications following surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. So respected was Dr. Gosfield in the practice of cardiology and internal medicine that he was designated attending physician to Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the United States in 1976. He was a dapper dresser, almost never appearing in public without a signature bow tie. His sons, grandsons, and many medical residents all learned how to tie one by watching him. Dr. Gosfield matriculated in 1947 at the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, completing his training as a resident at Graduate Hospital in 1950.
August 26, 2011 |
Evan Maschmeyer, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wing guard from Jeffersonville (Indiana) High, has enrolled at St. Joseph's and will be eligible to play for the Hawks this season. A solid three-point shooter, Maschmeyer averaged 15 points a game and helped Jeffersonville reach the Indiana Class AAAA semifinals. Maschmeyer said injuries to his ankle and wrist limited him through most of his senior season, and recruiting interest dropped off as a result. He visited Boston College after his junior season, when he also attracted interest from Wisconsin and several Ivy League schools, including Penn.
September 29, 2011
NO, IT'S NOT something out of any "Star Wars" prequel. Robert Griffin III is Baylor's fourth-year junior quarterback, who has already thrown for over 7,000 yards and rushed for 1,700 more in his career. And the Bears, who opened with a 50-48 win over TCU, are ranked 15th heading into Saturday's game at fellow Big 12 unbeaten Kansas State, which is coming off that win at Miami. The Bears haven't won a conference road opener since 1995. It's their first 3-0 start since 2005, when they finished 5-6. They haven't been 4-0 since 1991, which was also the last time they've been this high in the polls.
December 2, 2011 |
On the campus of Cheyney University, a school that is no stranger to financial hardship, professor Adedoyin M. Adeyiga is a rainmaker. The African-born chemistry professor, whose father is a king in Nigeria, has secured more than $5 million in grants for programming to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). An additional $1.35 million is pending. Adeyiga, or "Dr. A. " as he is known on campus, works furiously to stop students from shunning a subject and career path that many consider scary and intimidating.
September 3, 2013
VNA Community Services Inc. , an Abington nonprofit that provides health care and health-related community services to vulnerable populations, named Harvey Portner president. He is a partner with the Professional Healthcare Institute and vice president of the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners. RSVP of Montgomery County, a nonprofit that promotes volunteerism among area adults, appointed Deborah Hong to its board. She is a partner at Stradley Ronon's Malvern office and vice chair of the firm's mergers-and-acquisitions practice group.
May 17, 2014 |
Rowan University Police Sgt. Joseph Barnett and two fellow officers were keeping the peace on a bar-closing detail shortly before 2 a.m. a year ago when a young man on a bicycle clipped a curb, catapulted over the handlebars, and, tangled in his bike, crashed like a torpedo. "When he hit the ground, he hit headfirst," Barnett said. "You could hear him hit. " Blood pumped from his nose and mouth, pooling fast around him. Despite the possibility of a neck injury, the officers moved him. "If we didn't move him, he would have aspirated and drowned," Barnett said.