Entries by Danielle Hagerty

Peirce College Launches Its First-Ever Master’s Degree Program

Peirce College launched its first-ever Master’s Degree program — a significant milestone in its nearly 150-year history as one of Philadelphia’s most respected institutions of higher learning. The inaugural master’s degree will be a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management (MSOLM), beginning fall 2013. The introduction of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & […]

Maney Publishing Expands North American Presence in Philadelphia

Maney Publishing, an independent publishing company specializing in academic journals, celebrated the opening of its new North American at 2 Penn Center Plaza in Philadelphia last month. The office will extend the publisher’s existing relationships and bring new opportunities to widen its reach in Canada and the USA. Maney publishes academic journals in materials science […]

Temple League for Entrepreneurial Women Inducts RoseAnn B. Rosenthal as Hall of Fame Member

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal joined the Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame, during the 13th annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference. Held Oct. 23 in Mitten Hall on Temple’s Main Campus, the conference featured a keynote speech by World TeamTennis CEO and Commissioner Ilana Kloss, two panel discussions focused on succeeding in the sport industry […]

Zack Seward Focuses on Innovation Reporting at WHYY

WHYY hired its first innovation reporter, Zack Seward, to cover high-tech innovation and social entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia. Seward has covered stories such as the dispersal of venture capital, the biotech incubator along the Route 202 corridor and the death of the callbox along the Atlantic City Expressway. “It’s exciting to cover such a wide-ranging […]

Aclaris Formed to Develop Novel Dermatology Treatment; Raises $21 Million in Series A Financing

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company based in Malvern, PA, secured $21 million in Series A financing. The Series A was led by Vivo Ventures and Fidelity Biosciences with participation from Sofinnova Ventures. Proceeds from the financing will be used to fund the development of a novel topical dermatological product. Dr. Neal […]

The Wistar Institute Celebrates 40 Years as an NCI-Designated Cancer Center

The Wistar Institute, an international leader in basic biomedical research, reached the 40th anniversary of its designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center this month, highlighting four decades of progress in cancer research. Of the approximate 1,500 cancer centers in the United States, fewer than 70 have earned the distinction of an NCI […]

Future of Energy Creates Training Opportunities at Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia President Stephen M. Curtis, PhD. addressed a crowd on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Center for Business and Industry (CBI) to discuss the creation of the College’s new Energy Training Center. The center will offer post-secondary career, certificate and academic programs and work with leading companies on workforce development. Nearly 235,000 […]

New Foundation to Support Minority and Women Business Owners

National small business expert, Melinda F. Emerson, known online as SmallBizLady, launched The Melinda F. Emerson Foundation for Small Business Success (http://www.melindafemersonfoundation.org) on October 15, 2012. This foundation was established to enable more people to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams, by providing free tools, educational materials and executive education opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. The […]

Startup Company Launches Subscription Program for Healthy Eating

Real Food Works Inc. (http://www.realfoodworks.com), which recently completed a successful 14-week pilot program, launched of its healthy-eating program last month. The firm, located in Conshohocken, PA, has created a subscription-based service that provides ready-to-eat meals that are prepared by local restaurants and delivered fresh to consumers. The firm’s currently serves nine counties in Greater Philadelphia […]