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Boyer Jazz Student Named Top Saxophonist in North America—Daniel (Danny) Janklow, a 20-year-old junior at Boyer College of Music and Dance, was awarded top honors and a $1500 prize from the North American Saxophone Alliance Corporation.
Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards—Temple students and alumni won SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards for work in multiple categories of online journalism, television feature reporting and photography that will be considered for national recognition.
Temple-China Liaison Office—A newly established Beijing office, which has two bilingual Temple representatives, will assist international undergraduate and graduate student recruitment in China.
Community Learning and Research—The Community Learning Network (CLN) will advance and support civic engagement in learning and research and serve as a central resource for local community groups seeking partnerships with Temple's academic partnerships.
Fairmount Park Trees—Ambler Arboretum and the Philadelphia Zoo are partnering to add thousands of trees to Fairmount Park as part of the Philadelphia Zoo's reforestation project.
Policy Research Leadership Award—Temple University's Criminal Justice Department presented The Honorable Legrome Davis, a federal district court judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, with its first Criminal Justice Policy Research Leadership Award, an award that highlights research that helps generate policy reform.
Temple's Emergency Action Corps (TEAC)—More than 100 Temple medical students who are members of TEAC are working with two homeless shelters to help improve access to care for the city's homeless population.
Seismometer at Ambler Campus—Temple's Department of Earth and Environmental Science installed a broadband seismometer, purchased by the College of Science and Technology, on the Ambler Campus to monitor seismic activity along the East Coast of the U.S., which enabled Temple to join the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
White House Drug Czar Visits Temple—Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), met with Temple administrators and faculty members to discuss successful Philadelphia drug control strategies. The model initiatives will be shared with other institutions around the country.
First Lady Lauds CORE Research—First Lady Michelle Obama visited North Philadelphia and lauded the work of Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) directed by Gary Foster, as "extraordinary and revolutionary," and said that she hoped it could serve as a model for the country.
Study on Reversing the High School Dropout Trend—Education professors Erin Horvat and James Earl Davis pinpointed lessons from successful Youthbuild programs that are working to combat Philadelphia's huge dropout rate—almost 50 percent.
Certificates of Merit for Rent—Temple's main stage production of Rent won Certificates of Merit for Scenic Design, Choreography, Costume Design, Directing, and Stage Management from the Region II Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.
Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Production Center—The Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation has given $1.2 million to Temple University's School of Communications and Theater to launch a new Media Production Center, which will be the home of TUTV, Temple's new digital cable station.
World Premiere of "La Banda"—Former professor at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Bill Cunliffe, teamed up with the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, which is the first to perform his composition "Fourth Stream…La Banda."