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.
October 4, 2013 |
When you take a picture of something that measures just a few atoms across, you need an awfully steady place to mount your camera. This explains why, on the corner of 32d and Walnut Streets, construction crews hammered and dug their way 18 feet into the ground. They sank stout caissons into the underlying Wissahickon schist. And then, in a "sweet spot" designated for a series of high-tech basement labs, they poured a slab of concrete three feet thick. The result, despite the nearby urban rumble of trucks, buses, and trains, is an unyielding platform for "cameras" - really, electron microscopes - to study particles that are billionths of a meter in diameter.
September 22, 2013 |
In terms of foreign aid, it felt like a bit of role reversal Friday at the University City Science Center. An audience of science center reps, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs heard about funding opportunities, not from their own country with an eye to expanding globally, but money coming from the European Union. That's right: The 28 countries that make up the European Union have put up 70 billion euros, or more than $90 billion, to promote science and research aimed largely at bolstering Europe's position in the world but also with an eye to tackling issues of global significance as well, such as climate change.
September 20, 2013 |
Alfonso R. Gennaro, 87, who spent more than 50 years at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia died of renal cell cancer Sunday, Sept. 8, at his home in Ambler. Mr. Gennaro was at the university so long he witnessed its name change. He was an undergraduate back when it was known as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and was a professor when it got its new identity in 1997. Before his college career began, the Philadelphia native served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 and saw action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. The electronic technician's mate was aboard the USS Blue Ridge when the vessel took part in the liberation of the Philippines.