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HR on the Ground—In partnership with Target, and led by Human Resources Management Professor Katherine Nelson, the Fox School instituted an experiential learning course in which undergraduates interact with employees and executives in Target stores through research assignments, enabling Target to recruit Fox School students.
Online MBA Program—Fox School launched its first online MBA program, which incorporates virtual web conferencing, on-campus residencies and networking opportunities.
SCT Students Receive National Honor for Creative Work—MFA candidate Chinonye Chukwu ($24,000 to produce her thesis film), and junior Craig Bazan (for 15-week apprenticeship at The Shakespeare Theater in Camden, NJ) won Princess Grace Awards, which provide grants for scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.
Student Conduct and Community Standards—New Code reflects procedures for creating an atmosphere in which students learn from errors in judgment or inappropriate behavior.
Temple Medical School Partnership with St. Luke's Hospital—Temple University School of Medicine and St. Luke's Hospital collaborated on the first medical school program in the Greater Lehigh Valley incorporating experience at a Philadelphia hospital.
Temple's Pennsylvania Capital Semester (PCS) program—A new internship program, managed by Temple's Institute for Public Affairs and hosted by Temple University Harrisburg, places Temple students in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital for a semester.
Temple Student Government (TSG) Student Pledge—Student leaders developed pledge that will now be recited by all incoming freshman and transfer students at convocation and at sporting and other university events to show affinity.
Temple Task Force—Comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives and chaired by President Ann Weaver Hart, this group is streamlining bureaucracy and reducing expenses by eliminating or changing ineffective and outdated policies and procedures.
University Internship Program—In fall 2009, the Provost's Office piloted a new on-campus internship program, which offers students academic credit for a professional development experience in a university office relevant to their major.
Dental, Medical and Podiatric Support for Haiti—Students and faculty in the Kornberg School of Dentistry's Haiti club traveled to the rural town of Jeremie to provide oral health care to residents affected by the quake; fourth-year medical student Ewerre Osian volunteered with Glory Unlimited Ministries to provide medical triage; and fourth-year podiatric surgical resident Sebastian Demony joined a team of doctors to help earthquake victims.
Future University of Egypt—Temple has signed a collaborative agreement with Future University of Egypt for the exchange program of faculty and students in engineering, dentistry and pharmacy.
Haiti Relief Coordination—Karl-Lydie (SCT'10) and her brother Stéphane Jean-Baptiste (SCT'06) are helping coordinate the relief effort in their homeland: Stéphane is the community development co-chair of Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) and Karl-Lydie is president of the Temple Haitian Student Organization.
International Culture and Language Exchange—Temple students and alumni exchange language and culture with international students and scholars through TemPALS (student-alumni) and Language Exchange (student-student).
International Educators Academy—Human Resources launched a 30-hour professional development opportunity designed to train faculty and staff in internationalization strategies.
Marshall Scholarship Winner—For the third time in the past four years, Temple has a Marshall Scholarship winner—this year's winner, William Dougherty, a Boyer College of Music and Dance composition major and Honors student, will study music composition at the Royal College of Music, London.
New International Partnerships—This academic year, the university established new partnerships in China, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Romania, Singapore and Taiwan this academic year.
New Leader for International Affairs—Hai Lung Dai, dean of the College of Science and Technology (CST) and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry, was appointed senior vice provost for International Affairs.
Student Fulbright Scholarships—Five Temple University students are spending the 2009-10 academic year abroad in Colombia, Finland, Germany, Ghana and Russia as Fulbright awardees.
2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show Award—Temple Ambler's exhibit, "METROmorphosis – Transforming the Urban World," created by students and faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, won the Best in Show Award in the Academic Educational category.
Active Living for Persons with Aphasia—Susanne Lesnik-Emas, assistant professor of Therapeutic Recreation in the College of Health Professions and Social Work, integrates practice with theory in the therapeutic recreation curriculum, helping people with aphasia build confidence to participate in recreational activities.
Architectural Excellence Certificate of Merit from the American Institute of Architects (PA)—The Urban Workshop directed by Associate Professor of Architecture Sally Harrison, AIA, in collaboration with Diana Nicholas and Temple Architecture students, received recognition for "Shared Prosperity and Beyond: A University Community Partnership," an ongoing project that encompasses urban design, architectural design and design-build work with the Village of the Arts and Humanities of North Philadelphia.
Arts in Community Certificate—Tyler's Department of Art and Art Education offers a sequence of courses that gives students the opportunity to collaborate with the North Philadelphia community while developing their own art projects.
Bike Temple Program—Temple, in conjunction with Fuji Bicycles, Breakaway Bikes and Fitness and Neighborhood Bike Works, is building a bike culture on campus that links students, faculty and staff to bike-related information and resources while promoting sustainability.
Blockson Collection Preservation of Abolitionist's Legacy—Supported by a $46,777 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Save America's Treasures program, Temple's Charles S. Blockson Afro-American Collection is ensuring the legacy of abolitionist William Still by digitizing and displaying 140 of his personal letters and 14 photographs.
Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) Receives Grant—CENFAD received a grant of $225,000 (from Roger Hertog, president of The Hertog Foundation), for preparing tomorrow's foreign policy leaders.
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University Awards—Two students—Nina Morris and Trevor Sell—won 2009 CGI Outstanding Commitment Awards for their projects that address global problems with practical, innovative solutions.
Computer Recycling Center Receives EPA Environmental Achievement Award—The EPA awarded Temple's Computer Recycling Center--which has recycled and rehabbed more than 27,000 computers, monitors, printers and scanners since its inception in 2003--with one of its 2009 Achievement Awards.
Foot Patrol Research—Research (featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education blog) which the Philadelphia Police Force collaborated with Jerry Ratcliffe, professor of criminal justice, and his colleagues, to assign 200 officers to foot patrols in the city's highest-volume crime areas for three months, showed a 22 percent drop in crime in areas covered by foot patrols.
Imaginarium Interdisciplinary Theater Troupe—A grant from the Provost's Commission on the Arts enabled junior theater major Steff Cryor, and other arts students to bring theater to North Philadelphia children.
Law School, Fox and Medical School Days of Service—These schools hosted their first day of service for their students: law students worked in Kensington for "Serving Neighbors, Connecting Communities; Fox MBA students, in partnership with City Year, volunteered at a North Philadelphia community athletic recreation center; and Medical School students worked at four sites: Laurel Hill Mansion, Wyck House, Elmwood Zoo and Sun Circle Garden.
Media Education Lab Online Workshops—In collaboration with WGBH Frontline, Renee Hobbs, professor of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media, and her colleagues have developed a series of online workshops to help parents and educators understand the complex digital culture in which today's children are growing up.
New Temple Community Gardens—In addition to the original garden they created at Temple, TCG students have helped create a garden at the Penrose Recreation Center (with Student Peace Alliance and Students for Environmental Action) and at the Dunbar Elementary School (with Philly Eco Kids).
Philadelphia FRESH (Family Rules for Establishing Smoke-Free Homes)—Brad Collins, an assistant professor of public health at the College of Health Professions and Social Work and his team have been going door-to-door in North Philadelphia to provide intensive, yet tailored smoking cessation treatments for new mothers and, in turn, eliminating second-hand smoke for their babies.
Podiatric Medicine's Step-Out Team for Diabetes Mellitus—Temple School of Podiatric Medicine initiated an annual fundraising event for Type 1 Diabetes through its Step-Out Team in the Diabetes Walk.
Power Management of University PCs—Supporting Temple's commitment to creating and maintaining a sustainable campus, the Office of Sustainability collaborated with Computer Services to implement a power management program.
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Partnership with Hotel Palomar—STHM students assisted with the opening of a new center city hotel, the Hotel Palomar.
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Partnership with Cape May—The city and STHM entered into a partnership to manage Cape May's future Convention Hall and coordinate tourism promotion.
Temple News Awards—Temple's official student newspaper won eight Keystone Awards for Excellence in Collegiate Journalism.
Theater Production of "SHOT!"—A new play, written by Associate Professor of Theater, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon and directed by Theater Professor Doug Wager that tells the story of North Philadelphia and its residents, was selected to be performed in NYC and at the Kennedy Center in Washington (one of three productions chosen).
Tree House Books Summer Program—Danielle Mancinelli, a senior English and political science major used money from the Diamond Research Scholar award she won to set up a summer program at Tree House Books to help neighborhood kids take pride in North Philadelphia.
Year-Long Cape May Trail and Park Revitalization Project—Ambler Landscape Architecture and Design students in the Senior Studio course are developing a plan to revitalize several Cape May parks and create new pedestrian and biking trails.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Names Franklin Davis Inaugural Fellow—Dr. Davis, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry, was inducted into the inaugural class of ACS fellows, which recognizes the top 1-2 percent of ACS members for scientific or professional excellence and contributions to the society.
Center for Advanced Photonics Research (CAPR)—A new laser analysis technology developed by researchers in Temple's CAPR, which is directed by Robert Levis, could possibly tell whether tissue is cancerous or normal in a matter of seconds.
Chemistry Department Receives NSF Grant for Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)—The National Science Foundation awarded the College of Science and Technology its first Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Grant (Chemistry Professor Dan Strongin, principal investigator) of approximately $450,000 to support the purchase of a TEM that will allow researchers to image nano-particles.
Dedication of New Sbarro Health Research Organization Bio-Life Research Center—The College of Science and Technology received funding of a $1.5 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to build a new home for the Sbarro Center.
Graduate Fellows Research Symposium—To encourage graduate student research, Temple held its first annual research symposium for graduate fellows.
Institute for Computational Molecular Science (ICMS)—ICMS, a group housed in the College of Science and Technology, which applies principles from quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics to model molecular phenomena with computer simulations, is collaborating with researchers on several multi-disciplinary research efforts.
International Award for Psychology Research—The Jacobs Foundation awarded Temple Distinguished University and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology Laurence Steinberg the inaugural Klaus J. Jacobs, a $1 million prize for his research on youth development.
Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research (MCDRR)—The Center has been expanded to facilitate collaborative research on drug design and lead optimization, bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical research in support of translational medicine and provide students, faculty and future researchers with training and a good understanding of modern drug discovery and development.
National Brain Injury Study—Temple University Hospital will serve as the regional hub for a new, nationwide study called ProTECT III, coordinating the efforts of three Level-I trauma centers in Philadelphia — Hahnemann, Thomas Jefferson, and Temple—as well as Penn State–Hershey Medical Center and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., to determine whether the use of progesterone will help stave off permanent brain damage in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award—Through Stephen Houser, director of Temple's Cardiovascular Research Center, the School of Medicine received its first MERIT award, a 10-year research support award.
Outstanding Educator and Trainer Award—The Clinical Psychological Association recognized Distinguished University and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Phil Kendall for his contribution to the development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and for training post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students.
Recovery Act Funding—Temple received three highly competitive NIH Challenge Grants funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: RC1 Challenge Grants were awarded to Scott Rawls in pharmaceutical science and Keith Latham of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology; and an RC2 Challenge Grant was awarded to Steven Kelsen in pulmonary critical care medicine and Salim Merali in biochemistry.
Study on Barriers to Prevention of Childhood Obesity—According to a new study from Temple's Robert Whitaker, program directors at Head Start have identified several barriers that could prevent them from helping children in the program stave off obesity, including lack of time and money for physical fitness.
Up to $1,000,000 in Seed Grants—For the third consecutive year, the Provost's Office is offering one-year seed grants of up to $50,000 (totaling up to $1,000,000) to support pilot research/creative projects by interdisciplinary teams of two or more Temple faculty members.
Alter Hall, Tyler School of Art, new Medical School Building and renovated Presser Hall—Business School, Art School, Medical School and renovated music buildings provide expanded state-of-the-art spaces for campus life.
Dreaming of Diamonds: The Conwell Project—Professor Marie Ann Chiment, Professor Dan Boylen, Brenna Geffers (THEA '06, MFA) and current Theater student Joseph Robert Glodeck received Certificates of Merit from the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for the "Production Conception and Design" of Temple Theaters recent production Dreaming of Diamonds, commissioned by Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico in honor of the 125th anniversary of Temple University.
KiXX at Liacouras Center—The new home of Philadelphia's professional indoor soccer team on Temple's campus provides an opportunity to reach the college audience and grow the fan base for indoor soccer.
Laramie Project Update—Temple was selected as the only Philadelphia site for a nationwide event, a reading of the "The Laramie Project Ten Years Later – An Epilogue," the sequel to the landmark play about the homophobic slaying of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming ten years ago.
Med School's $2.5 Million Library Opens—The Simmy and Harry Ginsberg Library opened officially on October 31, bringing together services and resources formerly housed separately at the Kresge and South libraries.
Office of Campus Development and Capital Planning—In order to ensure the best coordination of the many complex physical elements of the Academic Strategic Compass and the Temple 20/20 framework (PDF), the offices of Space Management and Sustainability have been reorganized under a new operation, to be known as the Office of Campus Development and Capital Planning.
Philadelphia Jewish Archive Moved to Temple—One of the nation's finest regional collections documenting Jewish culture and history moved to Temple Libraries.
Project Ergo—Disability Resources and Services, Student Affairs and Computer Services launched a pilot to introduce ergonomic computer equipment and furniture to students, faculty and staff.
Provost's Art Collection—Exhibition highlighting outstanding student work, which will become part of a permanent collection around campus, celebrates artistic achievement of Temple students.
Temple 20/20, PDF—A framework plan for campus revitalization that will provide for additional on-campus housing, retail and recreation facilities that provide enhanced spaces to live, learn and create; promoting greater