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Irvin Borowsky

Raise a glass to University of the Arts trustees Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman, who will be honored Sept. 19 at a reception held at the university. The tribute is for the Borow­skys' support of its glass arts program, which will be known from now on as the Irvin Borowsky Center for Glass Arts. Also to be announced: The establishment of the Irvin Borowsky Prize for Glass Arts. ... Aish is singing the praises of Joy Hoffman, who received the group's 2012 Young Leadership Award at its Supper Under the Stars for women at the home of Ellen and Ron Caplan in Villanova. ... What a nerve -- and what an honor: Donald Silberberg, emeritus prof of neurology at the Penn School of Medicine, has been named recipient of the Cicente Rocafuerte Medal, given by the National Assembly of Ecuador for the neurologist who has worked his medical talents in that nation. ... Sisterly love in the City of Brotherly Love: Judy Kellem and Susan Rade, along with her husband, Steve, honored their late mom, Sylvia Kellem, by establishing a memorial fund in her honor at the National Museum of American Jewish History, whose monies will help enable school groups to attend the museum. ... Gina F. Rubel and Eric H. Weitz are among the panelists set to discuss "Social Media and the Practice of Law" at next month's Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, the confab of the Philadelphia Bar Association to be held at the Revel in Atlantic City. ... Granted: Dr. Yuri Persidsky, prof and chair of Temple U. med school's department of pathology and laboratory medicine, is part of a three-member research team examining the potency of selected cancer drugs to slow down the dementia associated with many of those with HIV. The study is now on the fast track thanks to a $2.3 mil grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. ... Excuse me, Mitch, do you have the time? Yes, it's time for another book. Indeed, Akiba Hebrew Academy pride and joy Mitch Albom is coming out with another one: The Time Keeper, a novel musing about the man who first started to keep track of where all those hours went and became known as Father Time. ... Ya gotta have heart -- and there's no doubt Paige Florin has plenty of it. The youngster, a student at Sandy Run Middle School, has teamed up with Simon's Fund for her Bat Mitzvah project: scheduling free heart screenings on Sept. 23 at Upper Dublin High School. The fund is named for Simon Sudman, whose death as an infant from an undiagnosed heart ailment served as impetus for his parents, Phyllis and Darren Sudman, to establish the org in his memory in 2005. ... How to train your Dragon? Drexel U. LeBow business school students Logan Levenson, Rachel Kobol, Zachary Schaeffer and Jill Weingarten were among a group of classmates to take top prize in the Scholastic Achievement Award/Market Research Campaign dealing with getting a local start-up on its feet. ... Hershey unwrapped: And over at Drexel's graduate division, newly minted Earle Mack School of Law grad Matthew Morrison was a key player on the AIDS Law Project's suit against the Hershey School, charging discrimination against the school for not admitting a 14-year-old with HIV. Morrison took part through the Earl Mack School of Law's Civil Litigation Field Clinic.

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