HIGHER EDUCATION

The Knight Foundation awarded two Temple University projects $100,000 via its art and technology Prototype Fund. The school’s Institute on Disabilities received $50,000 to make art performances more accessible for the hearing impaired and non-English speakers. And Monument Lab received $50,000 to explore implementing technology into their work. Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

 

HEALTHCARE

Working in partnership with the National Cancer Institute, Bala Cynwyd-based Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation spent $550,000 to fund the release of genomic data on 270 cancer tumors, making the information available to researchers in an effort to advance cancer treatments. Read more at Technical.ly Philly.

 

TOURISM

Part of Frank Gehry’s redesign of The Philadelphia Museum of Art will include a 76-seat fine dining restaurant set to open in October. The remainder of the $196 million redesign broke ground last year and is scheduled for completion in 2020. Read more at Curbed Philly.

 

INFLATION

The Labor Department announced that the consumer price index was up 0.1 percent in June versus the year prior, but inflation increased 2.9 percent from the same time last year, the largest annual gain since February 2012. Read more at Long Island Business News.

 

RETIREMENT

Gallup’s State of American Well-Being ranks South Dakota as the best state in which to retire. The findings are based on the results of over 2.5 million surveys to judge how people feel about five aspects of their lives: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. Read more at Bank Rate.