Amy Gutmann, president of the U of P, was named one of the top 10 “Most Popular College Presidents” in a survey by Glassdoor. Also, on behalf of the university, Gutmann recently accepted the 2012 Design Champion Award from DesignPhiladelphia, which honored Penn Park as an “urban sanctuary.”
Leonard Goldberger, an attorney with Stevens & Lee, recently made a presentation at Tsinghua University in Beijing on the topic of Chinese investing in this country.
Gerald Prince, a romance languages prof at Penn as well as French department chair, has been named recipient of the Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to and accomplishment in narrative studies. He will receive the honor in June, in Manchester, England.
Mark Burstein, executive vice president of Princeton University, is assuming the presidency of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc.
David N. Hofstein, president of the domestic relations firm of Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C., has been voted in as president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Attorney David H. Marion, a partner in Archer & Greiner, PC, will be handed the 2013 Judge Learned Hand Award at the Jan. 23 dinner of the AJC Philadelphia/ Southern New Jersey Office, at the Rittenhouse. The 2013 First Amendment Lawyer of the Year — chosen that, among other honors, by Best Lawyers in America — has held a number of legal titles, including chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Dr. Marshall Z. Schwartz, a prof of surgery and pediatrics at the Drexel U College of Medicine, recently moderated the local gathering of the Surgical Health Care Quality Forum.
Julie Benioff, a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, has been named to the position of rabbinic intern at Arcadia University in Glenside.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has just been voted “L’Oreal Paris’ 2012 Woman of Worth” as part of an online poll. The salute comes perfumed with a $25,000 grant for Ferman’s Mission Kids, a children’s advocacy group she co-founded.
Shayne Anneliese, 6, a student at the Actors Center of Philadelphia, is making strides as an actor, now appearing in national commercials for Stride Rite, Geico and Huggies.
Michael J. Heller, president/exec partner over at Cozen O’Connor, has been given another post: member of the board of consultors at Villanova Law School.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell keynoted a colloquium on early childhood education held recently at Arcadia University in Glenside. Among those taking part in the colloquium: Shelly Yanoff, retiring head of the Public Citizens for Children and Youth.