January 19, 2006
Vol. 36, No. 16


Weekend Parking Reciprocity now limited to TUHS Ontario West Garage


HSC parking garage opens

Music Prep classes to be offered at Kimmel Center

Real Estate Institute introduces online courses for continuing ed

IEI announces Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

What has 700 computers, is open day and night and makes coffee?

TECH Center opens for business

    Visitors to the new $17 million TECH Center, which opened quietly on Jan. 5 in advance of the return of students and faculty for the spring semester, will quickly discover it offers much more than computers.
    Designed to position Temple as a premier technology institution, the TECH (Technology, Education, Collaboration and Help) Center boasts 24-hour accessibility to state-of-the art technology, 13 breakout rooms for collaborative learning and study, six specialty labs, an Internet lounge, multiple laser printing stations, the Computer Services Help Desk, and wireless access throughout the facility.
    It is believed to be the largest computer technology center of its kind in the nation. [more]



Pa. legislators visit Temple
in search of ideological bias
    State lawmakers came to Temple last week to continue their investigation of alleged liberal political bias at college campuses in Pennsylvania. [more]

Temple center awarded new $4.7M grant from NIH to study drug abuse
    “Eventually, as in the case of marijuana or morphine, the hope is to block the negative effects of the drugs while enhancing the positive, such as pain management,” said Martin Adler, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Pharmacology and director of CSAR. [more]

Around Temple
    ‘Sandman’ author to speak ... Experience Ben Franklin’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs [more]


Curtis Hall makes way for new Fox School building [more]
Top tech: 'Computerworld' names Stahler a top IT leader [more]
Toran named fellow by the Geological Society of America [more]
SSA hosts White House videoconference aimed at stemming drug trade [more]
Temple earns recognition
for diversity in athletics
Arbitrator denies TAUP grievance over tenure [more]

News Briefs
In The News

In Memoriam
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
Jan. 24, 1980

   The Temple Times announced that the College of Liberal Arts curriculum was adopting two intellectual heritage courses that would be required for all students. The change was proposed to begin for the fall of 1980.
   The need for the course grew out of what many professors saw as a problem facing students that they were wholly ignorant of the culture in which they lived. The goal of the course was to acquaint students with some of the traditions that formed them, to give them a sense of the connectedness of these traditions and to have them understand the traditions. Intellectual heritage continues to be an integral part of the current curriculum, and is required for all students.