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Stars of David Week of 6/28/2012

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Singing the praises of -- Jonathan Singer, an assistant prof at Temple U.'s College of Health Professions and Social Work, who has been named one of 10 honored with a 2012 Media Award by the National Association of Social Workers. ...

Israel advocate, controversial broadcaster and author Glenn Beck was presented the Patrick Henry Award by the David Horowitz Freedom Center of Philadelphia. ...

Backhanded compliment: Philly's Julia Cohen has tennis-acity: She made it into the third round of the French Open's women's qualifier. ...

With partner Ed Zwick, Philly's Marshall Herskovitz broke down many a creative wall with such TV trend-setters as thirtysomething and Quarterlife. Now they're building one up for the movies: The two are co-scripting The Great Wall, served up, no doubt, on some fine China. ...

Man of steel: Attorney Jonathan A. Saidel of Cohen, Placitella & Roth just addressed the United Steelworkers District 10 Conference in Atlantic City. Topic: Unions and those who would like to see them weaker. ...

Jacob Orloff; Michael Posner and Michael Siegel are those sharing in the John Coloucoundis Prize handed out by the Penn Engineering School for mechanical engineering and applied mechanics. ...

Movin' on up -- that's Stewart L. Cohen; after the past year serving as vice chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, he's now Mr. Chairman. ...

Score! Flyers net another post-season honor (if not a playoff title), this one for owner Ed Snider, named recipient of the John Wanamaker Lifetime Achievement Award. ...

Dr. Elisa Stein, who served her surgery residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, is newly named med head/lead surgeon of Healing Waters Spa & Cosmetic Clinic in Durham, N.C. ...

Manchester, England, England -- no this isn't a salute to Hair but to Marc P. Weingarten, a partner with the legal eagles over at Locks Law Firm, who addressed the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Asbestos Conference gathered in Manchester, England. ...

The high and the mighty: A session on "High Drama in Newark" was offered up by Leslie Reidel, professor at the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware, at the school's acclaimed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. ...

Hawke eye on area playwright: Native Philly guy Jonathan Marc Sherman is having his new play directed by Ethan Hawke, who also will star in the off-Broadway production of Clive, the second joint effort by the actor and playwright, who four years ago teamed with The Things We Want. Seems Sherman got his wish. ...

Of a mind: Former Sen. Arlen Specter received the Public Service Award of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College for his work on behalf of mental health care and biomed research and education, receiving the honor at the confab of the American Psychiatric Association in Philly. ...

Harris Steinberg, a prof at the U of P design school as well as exec director of Penn Praxis, has designs on taking the high road in life -- and so do his students. His Penn design students, under his aegis, just did some spring cleaning as part of the Highway Tear-down Studio teams, spending the season putting into effect highway designs that would improve traffic flow and aesthetics for six cities around the country. ...

Penn pal -- that's Evelyn Wiener, head of University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services, named winner of the American College Health Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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