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    JANUARY 19, 2006
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HSC parking garage opens

On Dec. 19, the new Health Sciences Center Carlisle West Parking Garage was opened. With a total of 781 parking spaces, the garage is expected to reach near-capacity with the start of the spring semester. It serves student, employee and adjunct faculty parkers, and has some special-use parking available. Handicapped-accessible spaces are available on the garage’s first floor.

Construction of the garage is part of the first phase of the University’s plan that will page the way for construction of a new Medical School building. Additionally, reassignment of some employee parkers from Temple University Health System patient parking garages better positions TUHS to accommodate increased patient parking.

With the addition of the garage, the University’s total number of parking spaces at all campuses increased to 6,151.

Music Prep classes to be offered at Kimmel Center

Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division and the Kimmel Center announced in December the addition of Early Childhood Music Foundations (ECMF) classes to the Kimmel Center’s educational offerings beginning this month.

A leading source for introducing infants and toddlers to musical activity, the ECMF will, for the first time, expand the Kimmel’s educational outreach to include children in the 0–4 years age range. 

Classes are planned for Monday mornings in the Kimmel’s Merck Education Center, 260 S. Broad St.

For information on free introductory sessions and registration, contact the Music Prep office at 215-204-1512 or musicprep@temple.edu.

Real Estate Institute introduces online courses for continuing ed

Real estate professionals will now have the option of enrolling in online continuing education courses through Temple’s Real Estate Institute.

In an initiative geared to providing real estate brokers and salespeople with greater flexibility in completing their license renewal requirements, the Real Estate Institute has partnered with Dearborn Publishing to offer online courses.

The 10 courses, each from six to 12 hours, have been approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, the regulatory agency for licensing. Brokers and salespeople must complete at least 14 hours of commission-approved continuing education courses every two years. The deadline for the current renewal cycle is May 31.

For more information or to register for the REI’s online courses — as well as classroom offerings for spring 2006 — visit the REI Web site at www.temple.edu/tucc/rei or call the REI at 215-204-1530.

IEI announces Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at The Fox School of Business recently agreed to carry on work begun by the organization Diamond State Ventures more than five years ago. These activities — delivering high-quality coaching and advisory services to technology and science entrepreneurs and regularly hosting venture forums at partner institutions around the region — will be performed under the name Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV), which will be part of and administered by IEI.

The first MADV Venture forum will be held Feb. 10 at Rutgers University Camden Campus. For more information about MADV or the forum, visit www.fox.temple.edu/madv.