It’s that time of year again—time to pitch in and recycle your bottles, cans and paper. For the past six years, Temple has been an award-winning finalist in RecycleMania, an intercollegiate competition to promote waste-reduction activities. This year’s goal is to collect 415,000 pounds of recycled material before March 29.
February 27, 2014
The College of Engineering at Temple will host Pennsylvania’s first Google in Education Summit March 1 and 2 on Main Campus. The two-day event will feature workshops led by Google master education experts and local education and technology specialists.
February 27, 2014
Temple faculty members in the national media spotlight this week included human resources management expert In-Sue Oh (featured in a 'Wall Street Journal' article about employers looking for applicants' SAT scores); historian Bettye Collier-Thomas (quoted in the 'Washington Post' about a black women's history archive in Mary McLeod Bethune's house) and physicist Rongjia Tao (whose new research on building walls to prevent tornadoes was featured in 'USA Today').
February 27, 2014
Temple’s Fly in 4 initiative and 20/20 scholarships received praise from state-elected officials Tuesday, when President Neil D. Theobald made the university’s annual appeal for state support. He appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee in the morning and the House Appropriations Committee in the afternoon.
In a letter to the Temple community, President Neil D. Theobald announced that the men's crew and women's rowing teams will be reinstated to their previous statuses. The city of Philadelphia and Temple University Trustee H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest have come together to ensure that Temple can have a home on the Schuylkill River once again.
President Neil D. Theobald will appear today in Harrisburg before the House and Senate Appropriations committees, advocating on behalf of Temple’s annual commonwealth appropriation. Today’s Senate hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with the House hearing set to start at 2 p.m. PCN will carry the hearings live on its broadcast channel (Comcast 186 on campus) and at pcntv.com.
Highlights from recent stories about Temple faculty members, students and programs in the media include a rare front-page story in the "Science Times" section of the New York Times (the subject: the science of itch) and a Philadelphia Inquirer feature story on a Fox School study exploring biological reactions to Super Bowl ads.
After graduating from the Beasley School of Law in 1984, Carlton Johnson founded the Civil Rights Unit for the city of Philadelphia's solicitor's office, which aims to both fight for the rights of Philadelphians and represent the interests of the city.
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple has launched Temple Dental eCampus, the first online educational system offered by a U.S. dental school. Kornberg’s eCampus will provide lectures, webinars and ePortfolios to dental students and practicing dentists.
Highlights from recent media coverage of Temple faculty and programs include a "U.S. News" story on Fly in 4, an appearance by Temple historian Heather Ann Thompson on NPR's "Tell Me More" and two columns by faculty members in Slate (psychologist Laurence Steinberg on America's failing high schools and international law expert Peter Spiro on the fading relevance of citizenship in the Olympics).
Yaba Amgborale Blay, CLA ’04, ’07, founder of (1)Drop Project and Pretty. Period., was inspired to explore racial identity while a student at Temple.
From coverage of President Neil D. Theobald's 'Fly in 4' initiative in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" to Assistant Professor Joseph Glennon's Super Bowl advertising market analysis on ABC's "Good Morning America," Temple faculty members and programs have been featured prominently in the national and regional spotlight in recent days.
Kurt Sensenig, SMC ’05, ’09, creates web videos for high-profile media outlets, such as “The New York Times.” In January, “Flying Robot Dance” premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For that project, Sensenig choreographed a group of tiny, autonomous aerial robots called quadrotors.