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Wildlife attends writing class
Inhabitants of the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic made guest appearances in Assistant Professor Dan Featherston’s 'First-Year Writing' class.
April 9, 2014
Expansive legacy of Holocaust scholar now available at Temple
The life’s work of Emeritus Professor of Religion Franklin Littell, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Holocaust studies, is now available in Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. The collection opens Wednesday, April 9, with a discussion and a reception in Paley Library.
April 7, 2014
Photo slideshow: Scenes from 'Hair'
Temple Theaters' production of "Hair" is currently showing in Tomlinson Theater. The popular musical offers a countercultural commentary on love, war and youthful rebellion in the 1960s.
March 31, 2014
Broadway's Melba Moore offers advice to Temple's aspiring actors
Melba Moore—Tony award-winning actress, recording artist and member of the original Broadway cast of “Hair”—visited Tomlinson Theater Friday, March 14, to share advice with student-actors from Temple's production of the hit musical.
Temple University Press authors win NAACP Image Award
Temple University Press authors Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer's book, 'Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,' has won an NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction.'
Temple follows “Tamenend’s Track” at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show
A walk through Temple’s Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit is a walk through time. Seventeen landscape architecture students and four horticulture students spent months developing the exhibit. In the Ambler Campus Greenhouse, horticulture staff have been working since August to help select the plant palette and ensure the plants and trees were ready for the show.
The Art of Spring
From a play about teen aggression to Hadyn at the Kimmel Center, performances of all kinds bloom at Temple this semester. Here are some highlights.
‘Classical World’ journal comes to Temple
One of the foremost academic journals about the classics, “Classical World” is moving from New York University—where it was based for the past 20 years—to Temple.
The Diamond Marching Band’s banner year
Temple’s Diamond Marching Band is ready for its close-up: Among other high-profile performances this year, the band will appear in the new Martin Scorsese film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and in the remake of “Annie,” starring Jamie Foxx (pictured).
'The Brother/Sister Plays' explores the importance of community
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “The Brother/Sister Plays” is a trilogy of interconnected stories set in a fictional Louisiana town. The plays includes “In the Red and Brown Water,” “The Brothers Size,” and “Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet,” the plays are being presented as a rotating repertory in two parts in Tomlinson Theater through Sunday, Nov. 24.
'Anchorman 2' director Adam McKay, CLA ’90, reflects on his career
Adam McKay, CLA ’90, first took the stage to try stand-up comedy while a Temple student—and he was terrible at it. McKay later found success as one-half of the duo behind movies including Anchorman, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, and as a founder of the website
Tyler School of Art adds flair to boutique hotel
Student artists are adding a splash of color to the walls of the Independent Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Temple’s widely acclaimed Tyler School of Art partnered with the Independent Hotel to present a rotating art program—featuring 14 original pieces—on display in the main areas of the hotel. The exhibit will be open through February 2014.
Temple hosts free concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra at TPAC
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted his first free neighborhood concert at the Temple Performing Arts Center last week. Yannick, dressed in a cherry and white Owls football jersey, lead the orchestra through several selections, including Tchaikovsky’s "Romeo and Juliet" and Ravel’s "Bolero." The concert was hosted by the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, and was presented by Wells Fargo.