April 25, 1989 |
Five faculty members at Temple University yesterday were named winners of the school's 1989 Great Teacher Awards, which are given annually for outstanding teaching. The awards, which are decided by a faculty committee, carry a cash prize of $10,000 for each winner. "It's one of the greatest thrills of my life," said award winner Edwin Gordon, a professor at Temple's Esther Boyer College of Music. "I am shocked because I never think of myself as outstanding. I just do my work and get very involved in it. " Gordon, a music psychologist who focuses on how people learn music, said he planned to donate his prize money to the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, a nonprofit research center he plans to establish to study how young children acquire musical skills.
June 11, 2010 |
Terence A. Oliva, 67, of Southwest Philadelphia, an award-winning professor of marketing and management at Temple University, died Sunday, June 6, of complications from lymphoma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Oliva had been on the faculty at Temple's Fox School of Business and Management since 1990. He was also an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Though he cowrote a book, Operations and Production Management, and published more than 50 articles in professional journals, his primary career focus was on his students, his son Mark said.
November 21, 2011 |
Morris Hamburg, 89, of Society Hill, emeritus professor of statistics and operations research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, died of strokes Monday, Nov. 14, at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Dr. Hamburg began teaching at Wharton in 1946 while earning his doctorate in economics. Though he joked that the lecture system was "the mysterious process by which the notes of the professor are transferred to the notes of the student without passing through the minds of either," he was an enthusiastic teacher, said his son, Neil.
January 6, 1991 |
A memorial service was held yesterday for mathematician John C. Oxtoby, 80, author of the landmark work Measure and Category and professor emeritus of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. "He was really dedicated to his work in mathematics," said Mr. Oxtoby's wife of more than 45 years, Jean, whom he met while he was a professor and she his student at Bryn Mawr. "It was a seven-day-a-week occupation; he loved thinking mathematically. " Mr. Oxtoby died Wednesday at his Haverford home.
November 18, 2009 |
Jane Mills Glick, 65, of Swarthmore, a biochemist, died Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of head trauma from a fall in her home. From 2002 until she retired in May 2008, Dr. Glick was faculty administrator of the Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Previously, she was director of education in the gene-therapy program at Penn for eight years, and also associate professor in cell and molecular biology.
April 19, 2016 |
During her five years as principal at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, Karen Dean has stressed academics and the importance of going to college. The veteran administrator also has encouraged staff and students to build partnerships with groups and businesses in the school's Upper Roxborough neighborhood and beyond. Those relationships and Dean's ability to delegate tasks paid dividends after vandals destroyed parts of the school's nearly 17-acre campus in February, including students' gardens.
April 29, 1990 |
Dawn B. Marks is one of five Temple University faculty members who received a "Great Teacher Award" and $10,000 from the university last week. Marks, a resident of Plymouth Meeting, is an associate professor of biochemistry and assistant dean for graduate studies at Temple's School of Medicine. She has earned a national reputation for developing innovative techniques to teach biochemistry and molecular biology. In the laboratory, her major research interest deals with the regulation of protein levels in the cell.
February 1, 1995 |
William Sherman Perry, 65, a retired professor and former director of the affirmative action office at Temple University, died Thursday of lung cancer at his home in Center City. Mr. Perry joined the faculty at Temple in 1970. Later he was appointed chairman of the School of Social Administration's department of social welfare and, in the early 1980s, became head of the affirmative action office. Mr. Perry taught social work at Smith College during the summer. In 1973, he was appointed a Danforth Associate in recognition of his excellence as a teacher.
January 26, 2009 |
Paul Kaczmarczik, 86, of Huntingdon Valley, a physics teacher at Drexel University for 37 years, died of coronary artery disease Tuesday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kaczmarczik grew up near Seventh and Brown Streets in the Northern Liberties section of the city. He was president of his graduating class at Central High School, his son Paul M. said, and earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Drexel in 1948 and his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952.
August 16, 2011
J. Richard Houston, 76, of Bala Cynwyd, a professor of physics at St. Joseph's University for more than 50 years, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 11, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City. Dr. Houston grew up in Chester and Ridley Park, and graduated from St. James High School in Chester. After earning a bachelor's degree from St. Joe's in 1958, he was invited to teach a class. He did not even have to fill out an application, said his daughter, Catherine Dougherty. When he joined the faculty, St. Joe's was an all-male college, and he remained when it transitioned to a coed university.