April 1, 2016 |
Philadelphia's new and burgeoning genre of chain restaurants has less to do with burgers and fries than it does with quinoa (the protein-packed grain) and kale (the leafy vegetable once relegated to the bottom of deli trays). Healthful eating is the theme of a segment of fast-casual restaurants, so defined by counter service and customization. Credit a heightened awareness of nutrition combined with a soaring population of millennials and Generation Xers who seem to have a few bucks to spend.
March 30, 2016 |
Temple University has selected Moody Nolan, which calls itself the largest African American-owned and -managed architecture firm in the country, to design a proposed football stadium for its North Philadelphia neighborhood, officials announced Monday. Curtis J. Moody, president and CEO of the Columbus, Ohio-based company, already has met with community members, said Ray Betzner, a university spokesman. Betzner said the firm's willingness to work with neighbors made it a clear choice for the job. "Moody Nolan is regarded as a national leader in designing beautiful sports and recreation facilities that not only fit their purpose but also fit the communities in which they exist," Temple president Neil D. Theobald said in a statement.
March 28, 2016 |
Yale Rabin, 88, a Philadelphia urban planner who was a plaintiffs' witness in the court cases that successfully sought to provide affordable housing in Mount Laurel, died of heart failure Tuesday, March 22, at his home at Foulkeways, the retirement community in Gwynedd, Montgomery County. Peter J. O'Connor, a lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, said that Mr. Rabin testified, in 1976 for the case decided in 1983, "as an expert witness on issues of equal facilities at the time between the black and the white communities.
March 24, 2016 |
Temple University researchers used a gene-editing technique to remove HIV DNA from the type of human immune cells where the virus can maintain a simmering reservoir of infection. The experiment, building on the researchers' previous HIV gene-editing work, was conducted in T cells growing in lab dishes. Whether it works in actual patients remains to be seen. Still, the study bolsters the concept that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be cured, not just controlled in a latent stage by antiviral drugs.
March 24, 2016 |
Peter Chodoff did not hide his affection for Temple University. "On my discharge from the U.S. Navy in WWII, I entered Temple as a biology major with the goal of becoming a physician," Dr. Chodoff wrote on a fund-raising page of the university website. "The education and personal attention I received at Temple changed me from a shy . . . young man . . . into a person who had a distinguished academic medical career. " On Monday, March 21, Dr. Chodoff, 91, of Cherry Hill, an anesthesiologist who helped finance the sports-practice Chodoff Field at 10th and Diamond Streets, died at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
March 22, 2016
Philadelphia FIGHT has named Barbara L. Bungy chief operating officer for its Community Health Centers. A member of FIGHT's board of directors since 2012, Bungy most recently served as secretary. She had been with Drexel University College of Medicine within the department of pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in several management positions, including as executive director for the Center of the Urban Child, HIV prevention services program manager. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a Berwyn firm working to increase career opportunities for military veterans, has named Marine Corps vet Kevin Kopa the national franchise's new vice president of quality assurance.
March 11, 2016 |
Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania have been chosen to participate in what has been billed as the largest study of concussion and head trauma ever conducted. The $30 million research project, paid for by the NCAA and the Department of Defense, also involves 28 additional schools and health-care institutions, including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It was launched in 2014. The study eventually will track about 25,000 student athletes. Each volunteer will receive a comprehensive preseason medical evaluation.
March 11, 2016 |
When Temple University said it wanted to hire her, Sara Goldrick-Rab asked: "Are you sure you know who I am? Use Google. Read Twitter. Come back and talk to me. " Temple officials had already done that. They knew that the 39-year-old educational policy studies and sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had gained a national reputation as a social media firebrand. She had called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a "fascist" on Twitter for wanting to weaken tenure protections.
March 10, 2016 |
Rayna Block Goldfarb, 70, of Bryn Mawr, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia School District, died Saturday, March 5, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Goldfarb graduated from Olney High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Temple University and a master's degree in English education from St. Joseph's University. She spent her 45-year career teaching English literature in the city's public schools, retiring in 2011 after 12 years as English department head at Lincoln High School.
March 7, 2016
Here is a list of major award winners at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Floral: Robertson's Flowers & Events PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Landscape: Stoney Bank Nurseries Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Floral: American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Landscape: Hunter Hayes Landscape Design Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy (Educational)