In an effort to encourage and foster more international collaboration opportunities for Temple faculty, College of Science and Technology Dean Michael Klein organized two daylong research symposiums last month in Japan and Korea.
December 18, 2013
In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident that struck Japan in March 2011, enrollment at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), Temple’s pioneering campus in Tokyo, took a hit. But now, buoyed by the energy of the Japanese economy and renewed optimism about the nation’s future, the number of degree-seeking and study-abroad students at TUJ is bouncing back. The sense of momentum is palpable. “This,” says Dean Bruce Stronach, “is TUJ's time.”
November 14, 2013
To help Temple's growing international student population get acclimated to their new home, the Office of International Admissions offered "Football 101," an hour-long tutorial designed to introduce new students to the rules the game and increase international student participation in sports-related activities. Members of the Owls' football staff, including Head Coach Matt Rhule, offered hands-on instruction at the Edberg-Olson practice facility.
September 17, 2013
To highlight the connections and collaborations between Temple University and Italy, Italian Ambassador to the United States Claudio Bisogniero visited Temple's Main Campus and the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine last Friday. Bisogniero met with Temple President Neil Theobald, Provost Hai-Lung Dai and Sbarro Director Antonio Giordano and toured some of the Sbarro Institute's state-of-the-art labs.
More than 70 Temple students — from undergraduates to Ph.D. students representing at least eight schools and colleges — volunteered as interpreters throughout the four-day Active America China Summit, a gathering to promote inbound tourism from China to North America by creating networking opportunities. Hosted by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the summit was held from March 25 to March 29 at sites throughout Philadelphia.
On Monday, President Neil Theobald addressed 75 University of Ghana students visiting the Fox School of Business. The daylong International Business Certificate Program also featured remarks from Ghana's U.S. Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum.
Over winter recess, Temple History Professor Ralph Young taught a two-week version of his popular Temple course “Dissent in America” at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Young offered the Czech students a deeper understanding of Americans and our history, while at the same time reinforcing his own perspective of the deep connections among nations.
Through a consortium of universities from Europe, Canada and the United States, Temple science majors can now study at one of 19 European universities in 10 countries for up to a full academic year and still graduate on time.
Now in its third year, the Temple University Women of Color Multicultural Bazaar brings local vendors to the Howard Gittis Student Center to market scarves, jewelry, totes and other crafts to students and faculty. Proceeds from table rentals support a book scholarship fund that helps selected Temple female students of color purchase books and supplies.
Now in its seventh year, the Global Temple Conference showcases the university’s range of international programs and creative ventures. Held Wednesday in the Howard Gittis Student Center, this year's event featured more than 100 student and faculty projects focusing on worldwide issues.
Offered by Temple’s Office of Student Activities, the Memorable Moments program introduces students to new cultures and traditions by sponsoring a trip to a different ethnic restaurant each month. For the first event of the academic year, 40 students got a taste of Burmese culture during a Sept. 20 visit to Rangoon.
Four students and a faculty member from Temple’s School of Pharmacy traveled to Vietnam on a month-long medical mission this past summer. The group treated more than 1,500 patients, assisting in the fitting of over 200 prostheses on amputees, and donated more than 450 gift packages containing rice, noodles and other supplies.
Last week, Temple’s Office of Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses hosted its second annual Study Abroad Week. Events included a meet and greet with the Education Abroad staff, a Mini Study Abroad Fair and information sessions about studying abroad at Temple’s Rome and Japan campuses, as well as at other locations around the globe. Additionally, the Education Abroad staff held joint sessions with academic advisors from individual schools that informed students about how studying abroad can complement their degrees.