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Army officer shores up planning skills at Temple Ambler
In the midst of an active and decorated military career, Terrence Harrington successfully earned a master’s degree from Temple’s Department of Community and Regional Planning. “I think my military training has helped greatly in the program and vice versa,” he said.
May 14, 2013
Army Corps, FEMA will discuss Sandy recovery at EarthFest
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will talk with schoolchildren and others at Temple Ambler EarthFest about efforts to restore communities hit by Hurricane Sandy. The event, which will take place on Friday, April 26, will feature more than 90 exhibits and activity stations.
April 16, 2013
Senior horticulture major finds beauty in the macabre
In the eight years that he has been showing his plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple Ambler Horticulture student Brandon Huber has garnered more than 250 ribbons. His extensive and diverse collection of exotic plants includes a hanging begonia, a climbing onion, a variegated ivy and a “corpse plant," which gives of a stench of rotting meat when in full bloom.
March 10, 2013
'Wilde' exhibit takes major awards at Philadelphia Flower Show
Temple’s 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibit, “WILDE! Cultivating wonder in everyday places” was awarded The Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy, given to the “Educational major exhibit that demonstrates the most successful use of a variety of plants in a unique fashion,” and a PHS Special Achievement Award.
March 11, 2013
Temple Made: Denise Racquel Snook
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Denise Racquel Smith, a 31-year-old horticulture major with a passion for plants. She has overseen the planting of native trees in Fairmount Park, helped build shade houses at Temple Ambler, worked to restore a meadow in Elkins Park, studied the Philadelphia region's lichens and held botanical samples collected by Lewis and Clark.
February 18, 2013
Student exhibitors ready for ‘wilde’ ride at annual flower show
Students and faculty in Temple Ambler’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture are taking a walk on the “wilde” side in preparation for their 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. The exhibit, titled “WILDE! Cultivating wonder in everyday places,” seeks to present simple, attractive and affordable ways to cultivate wildness.
February 14, 2013
Study examines deterrent effect of urban greening on crime
A study led by Temple undergraduate student Mary Wolfe and Department of Geography and Urban Studies Associate Professor Jeremy Mennis found that well-maintained vegetation lowered the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in urban neighborhoods. The study was funded by a Temple CARAS (Creative Arts, Research And Scholarship) Program grant, established by the Provost’s Office to support undergraduate research.
February 11, 2013
Little snow, but winter sports go on for Temple students
Lack of snowfall in Philadelphia this season hasn't dampened Temple students' enthusiasm for winter sports. Twice in past two weeks, Temple organizations have created opportunities for students to participate in wintertime activities — without leaving the confines of campus.
February 1, 2013
Temple honors veterans during Military Pride Month
Temple's Office of Veteran's Affairs has designated November as Military Pride Month, an opportunity for the university community to honor students, faculty and staff who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces. As part of the month-long recognition, Temple will host Veteran's Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 9, with 11 a.m. ceremonies at both Ambler and main campuses.
November 1, 2012
Scientists re-install seismometer at Temple Ambler
Initially installed in 2010, a broad-band seismometer that has recorded some of the major seismic events of the past two years was brought back into service last week on the Ambler campus after taking on water and going off-line this past summer.
October 18, 2012
Changes to Shuttle Bus service between Main and Ambler Campus
Beginning Monday, August 27, the Shuttle Bus service from Ambler to Main Campus will run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last bus departing for Main Campus will leave the Ambler bus shelter located near East Hall at 5:30 p.m. The Shuttle Bus service from Main Campus to Ambler Campus will operate from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The last bus departing Main Campus for Ambler will leave 12th and Polett Walk at 6:30 p.m. There will continue to be Shuttle Bus service between the Ambler Campus and the Ambler Train Station for access to the SEPTA Lansdale-Doylestown/Center City trains.
Beginning Monday, August 27, Shuttle Bus service from Ambler to Main Campus will run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last bus departing for Main Campus...
August 15, 2012
Summer science lessons click at Lego robotics camp at Temple Ambler
Temple Ambler's “Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics for Beginners” recently gave a group of students aged 8-14 an opportunity to boost their creativity by building robots out of Legos. Using a variety of Lego pieces, including a brick containing a microcomputer, the students built robots and programmed them to complete a series of challenges.
July 3, 2012
Babysitting camp teaches teens childcare basics
A babysitting camp hosted at Temple Ambler teaches prospective babysitters important skills for caring for infants and toddlers, including how to hold, feed and burp them and how to change a diaper. The program has the added benefit of introducing middle and high school students to life on a college campus.
June 26, 2012
Criminal Justice programs teach policing with “Heart”
The Temple University Municipal Police Academy, offered at Temple Ambler, is one of the first to incorporate Cynthia Brown's book "Brave Hearts" into its curriculum. The book, which follows 15 New York City police officers, is used to give academy cadets a better understanding of the law enforcement profession.
June 4, 2012
In work, in life, Ambler grad walks the talk of sustainability
Julia McCabe, M.S. Community and Regional Planning. At Temple Ambler, McCabe, 36 from Upper Dublin, Pa., is president of the Temple Planning Student Organization, co-chair of the Ambler Campus Sustainability Council and a research assistant with the Center for Sustainable Communities.
May 3, 2012
Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit celebrates Hawaiian history and ecology
Students and faculty in Temple Ambler’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture are busy preparing for their 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show exhibit, “Aloha ‘āina: A Return to Life with the Land,” which seeks to show how the Hawaiian concept of living with the land can be applied in the northeast. The show runs runs March 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
February 22, 2012
Warm winter weather confuses plants, insects and animals
Experts at Temple's Ambler Arboretum say this winter’s unseasonably warm weather has created confusion among local flora and fauna. Early spring bloomers’ growth cycles are happening three to five weeks early, according to director Jenny Rose Carey.
February 9, 2012
Faculty Focus: Nora Newcombe
As part of a periodic video series profiling Temple faculty, Nora Newcombe, professor of psychology discusses her experience working in Temple’s Infant Lab. Newcombe’s area of expertise in psychology and cognitive development is spatial thinking in people, especially in children.
January 25, 2012
Center City park rededication honors late Temple professor John F. Collins
Philadelphia's Center City District recently rededicated Chestnut Park as John F. Collins Park in honor of the internationally recognized landscape architect and founding chairman of Temple’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Collins, who died in August, spent decades designing and significantly adding to Philadelphia’s greenways.
January 19, 2012
Ambler marks 100 years with new book and artifacts
Temple Ambler will host a book signing and launch party for the book, "A Century of Cultivation 1911 to 2011: 100 Years from the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women to Temple University Ambler," which offers an in-dept look at the history of the college. The book's authors, Arboretum Director Jenny Rose Carey and Mary Anne Fry, who graduated from the school in 1958, will discuss the history of the campus, lead a tour of the Hilda Justice Artifacts Collection and host a book signing.
December 7, 2011
Interactive play develops kids' spatial skills
In a recent study published in Mind, Brain and Education, researchers at Temple's Infant Lab found there are benefits to playing with that old toy classic — blocks. The researchers found that when playing with blocks under interactive conditions, children hear the kind of language that helps them think about space, such as "over," "around" and "through."
November 1, 2011
Temple trainers help athletes be their best
Athletic training professionals like Travis McCormack, who supports Temple's men’s and women’s soccer, softball and baseball teams, help athletes stay healthy and perform at their peak.
October 3, 2011
Young Harry Potter fans flock to Temple Ambler for Quidditch and other camp fun
Held July 5 through 8 at the Ambler Campus, the camp hosted a full slate of young wizards and witches ready to put on the sorting hat and join House Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin.
July 13, 2011
Collaboration seeds new trees in Fairmount Park
On Sept. 30, students and faculty from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, planted more than 100 trees, which had been nurtured at Temple University Ambler. The event was part of a collaboration between the Department of Horticulture, Ambler Arboretum, the Philadelphia Zoo and Fairmount Park to plant 2,000 trees in the park in the next three years.
October 4, 2011
Hard work pays giant dividends for horticulture student
Temple University Ambler horticulture student Brandon Huber poses with the two 600-plus pound pumpkins he raised from seed. The gourds are a star attraction at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Meadowbrook Farms in Abington Township.
October 7, 2010