Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Kenneth Kaiser as Temple’s vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Kaiser, who has been a member of the university’s financial team for nearly 20 years, had been serving as interim CFO and treasurer since July 2013. “Ken brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of where the university has been and where we need to go,” Theobald said.
December 4, 2013
This fall, the College of Health Professions and Social Work was awarded more than $14 million in research grants, which will help further research of traumatic brain injuries, mental illness, public health and more.
December 2, 2013
In a surprise announcement made at an awards dinner Wednesday night, Temple University Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63, announced a $25 million pledge—the largest single gift in university history. Katz has a long legacy of generosity to Temple that he credits for opening doors of opportunity for the Camden, N.J., native.
November 21, 2013
Temple University earned a spot on U.S.News & World Report's “Best Colleges for Veterans” list. To qualify, institutions must be ranked among U.S. News’ “Best Colleges”; members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium; certified for the G.I. Bill; and participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal program that helps fund college tuition and fees for post-9/11 veterans.
The Beasley School of Law’s curriculum received a substantial boost when Murray H. Shusterman, FOX ’33, LAW ’36, decided to underwrite the Shusterman Professorship in Transactional and Business Law with a $1.1 million gift. Shusterman’s contributions to Temple Law include many years as an adjunct professor teaching corporate and real-estate law. He also served as a member of both the Law School Board of Visitors and the Temple University Board of Trustees.
With Temple’s assistance, alumnus David Carpenter, BYR ’11, was able to fulfill his musical dream. In 2008, as a doctoral student in the Boyer College of Music, Carpenter won a Temple Presidential Fellowship, one of the university’s most prestigious awards, and began composing an opera based on the Pulitzer-prize winning work "The Age of Innocence." He completed his piece in November 2011 and will show selected scenes later this month in New York City.
Every Nov. 11, the nation pauses to recognize the men and women who sacrificed in service to their country. But at Temple, one day isn't enough. Over the last several years, the university has led a campus-wide initiative to honor students, faculty, veterans and other service members for the entire month of November.
President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Laura Siminoff as the dean of Temple's College of Health Professions and Social Work, effective March 1, 2014. An eminent public health social scientist whose leadership accomplishments included the establishment of an academic department, Siminoff is widely recognized for her work in treatment decision-making and communication, informed consent and health disparities in cancer outcomes and organ and tissue donation.
Kevin G. Clark has been appointed vice president and director of athletics, Temple University President Neil D. Theobald announced Friday. Clark’s appointment was effective Nov. 1.
Temple University recently welcomed 18 new alumni into the Gallery of Success during a special awards ceremony in Mitten Hall. Each year, the Gallery of Success recognizes extraordinary Temple graduates from various schools and departments who have made noteworthy accomplishments in their respective fields and communities — showing what it means to be truly “Temple Made.”
Although the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" is a fictional drama, Temple alumnus Edward McGinty, FOX ’89, the show’s research advisor, helps ensure that the writers’ words are backed up with historical facts. In an exclusive interview, he talks about how growing up in Atlantic City helped land him a job on the acclaimed series.
Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management celebrated its 15th anniversary with an aptly-named event: Fifteen. The event, which raised over $100,000 in scholarship funds to support current and future students, featured 15 of the Philadelphia region’s finest chefs who prepared 15 meals for 15 tables with 15 guests. Participating chefs included Jasper Alivia of Cuba Libre, Anthony Goodwin of Parc, Jean-Marie Lacroix of Brulee Catering and Daniel Stern of R2L.
The who’s who of media in Philadelphia and beyond gathered in Mitten Hall on Oct. 17 for the 13th annual Alumni in the Media Awards hosted by Temple’s School of Media and Communication. This year's top honor, the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award, was presented to actor and comedian Whoopi Goldberg.