February 7, 2014 |
Ground was broken Wednesday at the site of Philadelphia's latest high-rise rental effort - a 28-story, $110 million project at 36th and Market Streets in University City. Called 3601 Market Street and due for delivery in spring 2015, the building will be constructed on a portion of the 17-acre University City Science Center campus that is now a parking lot. The 364-unit, 443,000-square-foot, mixed-use structure is a joint project of the Science Center and Southern Land Co., of Nashville.
January 18, 2014 |
Philadelphia Electrical and Technology's James Suber was well prepared for Thursday evening's Public League Division A matchup against Math, Civics and Sciences. In particular, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound senior forward was ready to square off with former Bartram teammate Mike Watkins, a 6-9, 220-pound junior and Penn State commit. "He's my brother, a close friend," Suber said. "Having played with him at Bartram, I kind of knew his game. I wanted to keep him off the block, make him use his left hand.
December 16, 2013
Maybe science belongs on Pennsylvania's endangered species list. Some political leaders are already acting as if science is irrelevant. Gov. Corbett has named a former prosecutor who admits to a lack of scientific curiosity to be his environmental secretary. Pennsylvania was late to join efforts to reduce the pollution blowing into Northeastern states from the west. And the legislature is ignoring science in trying to remove animals from the endangered list. Corbett's new environmental secretary, E. Christopher Abruzzo, turned heads during recent confirmation hearings when he downplayed climate change and the role government should play in mitigating its effects.
December 11, 2013 |
THE SNOW got deeper Sunday and the Eagles seemed to get stronger. The Detroit Lions, impenetrable defensively and able to do everything but score offensively through nearly three-quarters of the game, suddenly seemed frozen in place. It was an amazing turnaround. "This front seven for the Detroit Lions is just starting to take this game over," said Fox play-by-play voice Kevin Burkhardt, with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, and Detroit leading 14-0. Ah, not so much, Kevin.
November 23, 2013 |
Alice Marie Hess Brandt Crowell, 84, of Newtown Square, a businesswoman who specialized in marketing, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Dunwoody Village, a retirement facility. For 10 years starting in 1966, Mrs. Crowell worked as an owner-operator of the Old Bennington Woodcrafters in Vermont. On returning to the Philadelphia area in 1976, she began a 23-year career with the University City Science Center. She was hired as assistant to the president and rose to vice president.
November 22, 2013 |
A local scientist and two area doctors, whose pioneering work has helped thousands and could lead to helping millions, will receive a prestigious Philadelphia science prize Friday. The John Scott Award was created in 1822 as a legacy to Benjamin Franklin, intended to honor "ingenious men and women who make useful inventions" to benefit society. Recipients have included 15 Nobel Prize winners as well as the Wright brothers, Jonas Salk, and Thomas A. Edison. This year's recipients are P. Leslie Dutton, a biochemist and biophysicist at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and two physicians who will share an award, N. Scott Adzick, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Robert L. Brent, former chairman of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University.
October 23, 2013 |
Theodore W. Wing II, 65, of Wynnefield, a special-education teacher who also worked for the City of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from an earlier heart attack. At the time of his death, Mr. Wing, known as Ted, was a special-education teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden. He had worked there for two years and at Camden High School for about six years. Before that, he had been vice president of government sales for Ray Communications; a deputy commissioner of public property for Philadelphia under Mayor Ed Rendell; vice president of data and voice technologies for AT&T in Bala Cynwyd; and interim manager of the African American Historical and Cultural Museum in Philadelphia through AT&T's loaned-executive program.
October 21, 2013 |
Charles Dilks, 72, thoroughly enjoyed the party at the Hotel Monaco, where he and 400 others toasted the University City Science Center on its 50th anniversary. "We had a great time," he said. That was Thursday. In the mid-1960s, when Dilks was the second employee hired at the science center, it was an entirely different story. "We were at the very edge of bankruptcy," said Dilks, who went from being an all-everything administrator to head of operations as the complex grew in stature and physically expanded.
October 20, 2013 |
University of the Sciences junior Kaileen Bevenour (Washington Township) notched her 2,000th career assist in a 3-1 volleyball victory Friday over Holy Family in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action. She becomes just the third player in program history to record 2,000 or more assists. The Devils are 9-15, 5-6, and the Tigers are 10-11, 6-5. Sophomores Meg O'Day and Keri Godbe combined for 26 kills as Haverford College swept past visiting Johns Hopkins University, 3-0, in Centennial Conference action.
October 13, 2013
SOCCER PUBLIC LEAGUE Science Leadership 2, Masterman 0: Alyssa Winner scored on offense in the first half and then shut out visiting Masterman as a goalie in the second. SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Wissahickon 4, Upper Merion 1: Stacie Rocco notched a hat trick and Ashley Laskowitz chipped in a goal and an assist in a home win for Wissahickon. Plymouth Whitemarsh 4, Norristown 1: Rachel Konowal scored twice and Aurora Mills and Allison Spinelli had a goal and an assist each in Norristown.