Temple Trustee H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a community leader, will discuss the importance of giving back in a Thursday, April 17, event that kicks off the new Provost Lecture Series.
April 17, 2014
Owls are gearing up for Temple's 127th Commencement ceremony, to be held Thursday, May 15. In this video, Chief Marshall for Academic Ceremonies Jack Klotz, SMC ’89, explains the history and tradition of academic regalia, and the placement of graduation tassels.
April 16, 2014
Temple will host fun and informative events throughout Campus Sustainability Week, April 14–18, including two panel discussions, a walking tour about edible and medicinal plants that grow on Main Campus, and a clothing swap.
April 14, 2014
On Thursday, April 10, former Owls Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of a class that included Peter Gabriel, KISS, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
This week, both 'The Philadelphia Inquirer and 'The Philadelphia Business Journal' took note: Nearly 2,000 former Community College of Philadelphia students are enrolled at Temple, and they collectively receive about $11 million in scholarship funds. Temple and CCP also have a dual admissions program.
Last year, Temple had its best-ever fundraising year, with $65.8 million in new gifts and pledges. Thank A Donor Week celebrates the impact that kind of philanthropy has on the Temple community.
Throughout April, various financial-support associations at Temple will host events in Alter Hall and the Howard Gittis Student Center to help students and staff achieve financial wellness.
This week's highlight: Temple graduate student Erin Bernard's Philadelphia Public History Truck, an innovative project that shares untold stories of local residents and communities, was featured in a front-page story in "Magazine" section of "The Philadelphia Inquirer." It was the fourth time in two weeks that Temple students and faculty were the subject of front-of-section "Inquirer" stories, an unprecedented run of coverage.
Three distinguished alumni—Lewis Katz, Jill Scott and James West—will be recognized for their outstanding achievements during Temple’s 127th Commencement ceremony. The event takes place May 15 at 10 a.m. in the Liacouras Center on Temple’s Main Campus.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will visit the Liacouras Center April 10 to address an audience of more than 8,000 people. Clinton was invited to speak by the Temple Law Foundation, a group founded in 1959 to promote excellence in the Beasley School of Law. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will moderate a question-and-answer session after Clinton’s remarks.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter visited Temple's Rome campus, located in the historic Villa Caproni on March 25.
Temple research featured prominently in the media this week, including Yuanzhi Li's paper on stock prices (in "The Wall Street Journal") and Domenico Praticò's study on the links between sleep deprivation and Alzheimer's (on the front page of the "Health" section in "The Philadelphia Inquirer").
A video showcasing the faculty, research, facilities and growth in Temple’s Department of Physics in the College of Science and Technology debuted at the March meeting of the American Physical Society in Denver.