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    JANUARY 20, 2005
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TAUP contract extended through Feb. 15

Temple University and the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP) jointly announced Jan. 10 that they have agreed to formally extend the previous TAUP contract through Feb. 15.

TAUP represents 1,165 full-time faculty and other academic professionals in Temple’s library system and 13 of its schools and colleges.

The previous contract expired on Oct. 15, 2004. Faculty have continued to work under the terms of the previous contract as the parties continue to negotiate under the contract extension.

Human Resources spring training catalog available

The Human Resources spring course catalog is now available at www.temple.edu/HR/training/index.html.

Staff members should discuss their developmental needs with their supervisors and obtain permission prior to registering. It is highly recommended to register as soon as possible as classes tend to reach capacity early.

CST dean search under way

A committee has been formed to conduct a national search for the deanship of the College of Science and Technology.

Anyone who would like to make a nomination should contact the committee’s chair, Ron Brown, dean of the College of Health Professions, or Harry Young, associate vice president in Human Resources.

In addition to the chairman, Brown, the members of the committee are: Carolyn Adams (professor, geography and urban studies department), Martin Dorph (vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer), Omar Hijab (professor, mathematics department), Despina Kontos (graduate student representative, computer and information science department) Zoran Obradovic (professor, computer and information science department), Peter Riseborough (professor, physics department), Joel Sheffield (professor, biology department), Dianne Soprano (professor, biochemistry department), Ron Taylor (professor, psychology department), Dennis Terry (professor, geology department) and Michael Tramontana (undergraduate student representative, biology department).

Temple returns Sugarloaf to Greenfield Foundation

Temple has reached agreement with The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation to return ownership of the Sugarloaf Conference Center to the foundation. Temple will cease operating the center effective Jan. 31.

Sugarloaf, a 32-acre, multiple-building Chestnut Hill estate, was donated to Temple by the Greenfield Foundation in 1969, with the stipulation that the University use the facility primarily as a residential conference center serving as a think-tank for urban-related issues. In the intervening years, Temple and other organizations have used Sugarloaf for conferences and corporate and social events.

“Given the competitive nature of the conference-center market in Philadelphia and the restrictions on Temple’s use of the property, it is in the University’s best interests to exit from the business of managing Sugarloaf as a conference center,” said Temple’s chief financial officer and treasurer Martin S. Dorph. “By returning Sugarloaf to the Greenfield Foundation, the University has placed the property in good hands.”

All conferences and other events scheduled to occur up to Jan. 31, will take place as scheduled. The University will assist organizations that have events planned for Sugarloaf after Jan. 31 in finding alternative locations.

The term “Sugarloaf” has long been associated with the Chestnut Hill area — so named by the 18th-century early settlers who though the unusual land formation resembled an old-fashioned loaf of refined sugar.