For 10 years, Antonio Giordano—director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple—has been collaborating with Italian scientists to examine the ever-increasing cancer rates in Italy’s Campania region, resulting from unregulated industries and decades of illegal toxic-waste dumping. Today, thanks in part to his work, the Italian government has acknowledged the severity of the problem.
June 3, 2014
President Neil D. Theobald signed an inbound study-abroad agreement with Wang Yanxin, president of the China University of Geosciences (CUG) in Wuhan. Beginning in the fall, students from CUG will come to Temple to study as non-degree students for either one year or one semester.
February 7, 2014
Tyler School of Art alumni Candace Jensen, TYL ’08, and Owen Schuh, TYL ’07, met while studying at Temple Rome in spring 2007. As a part of their 2013 wedding registry, they asked for gifts for the Temple Rome Scholarship Fund to help students fund trips to Italy.
January 22, 2014
Temple University Japan and Miyagi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December, in order to begin working together on academic programs, initiatives and exchanges.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.