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Daniel Gottlieb

Daniel Gottlieb leaves no doubt he learns from the heart. In all the years the psychologist has hosted a call-in radio show and written for The Philadelphia Inquirer — and penned a number of books, including Learning From the Heart — he has served as a balm for the hearts of listeners and readers. Now, Gottlieb is being honored with the Tikvah Righteous Persons Award at a special luncheon held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El on Nov. 18. Also on the receiving end of honors that day: Tamara Marcus and Rochelle Pressler. … If not now, when? Children and Penn State need not automatically cause raised eyebrows when mentioned together these days: Arnold and Bette Hoffman have committed a $2 mil gift for the Child Study Center at Penn State. The two PSU alums are using the funds to endow a director’s post at the center, part of PSU’s College of Liberal Arts. … Beth Segal is the new exec director of the Kaiserman JCC, moving on up from her position as assistant exec director. … Circle of life: Dr. Jacqueline Gutmann, an endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia, recently was honored with a Circle of Support Award from  the Young Survival Coalition, a group dedicated to helping area breast cancer patients. … Allyson’s wonderland: Hard to believe she got a thumbs down when first seeking the Democratic endorsement in a congressional primary eight years ago. But now, Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), who won yet another term this week, was recently named one of The Hill’s “25 Women to Watch.” … Ooh, that smarts! Josh Kopelman and Wayne Kimmel seem to have a lot of them. Philadelphia Magazine just named the two venture capitalists, both active in the Jewish community, to its elite list of “The Smartest People in Philadelphia” for business and economics. Kopelman’s money is on First Round Capital, with the mag noting “the city’s been abuzz over FRC’s recent move from West Conshy to University City, because where Kopelman goes, Internet start-up success follows.” And following Kimmel’s Artists & Instigators fund phenom is easy as they are “pushing innovation and companies that ‘re-imagine’ the world—what Kimmel and partners call ‘the maker class’ — into the venture market.” … Other smart choices: Sam Katz — on his mission to make “Philadelphia — Get to Know Us” more than a slogan — and Brian Roberts — who will never have to wait for the cable guy — are among the mag’s “The 10 Best Philadelphians.” … Reach out and touch: The Please Touch Museum has done just that and brought back Shelly Yanoff to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. The exec director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth gets honored Nov. 8 at the museum’s 17th annual Great Friends to Kids Event. … Get your mind out of the academics, Princeton Tiger; there’s the fluff stuff of life to study, too: Amy Lerman, Princeton U. prof at the Woodrow Wilson School, has been acclaimed by the Daily Princetonian as one of the Top 10 “Most Beautiful Professors” while Gideon Rosen, who chairs Princeton’s Council of Humanities, has broken the Top 10 as one of the school’s “Best Looking Professors.” Einstein would never have had a chance!


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