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    JANUARY 26, 2006
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Diabetes campaign hits the streets


Thanks to School of Pharmacy students, more than 75,000 people will learn more about diabetes, a disease that strikes 14.6 million people in the United States.

The students have placed a billboard at 15th and Vine streets in Center City to raise awareness and increase early detection of the disease.

The prevalence of diabetes is at least two to four times higher among African Americans and Hispanics, two populations widely served by the University and Temple University Hospital.

Early detection helps prevent long-term complications of diabetes such as amputations, blindness, gum disease, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.

The billboard is part of a comprehensive effort by the pharmacy students called Operation Diabetes, which also includes diabetes screenings at health fairs, nursing homes and pharmacies.

The American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists’ chapter at the School of Pharmacy helped fund these efforts.

- Tyana McAllister

When in Rome

Image courtesy Paula Cagli

Artist and Temple alumna Paula Cagli’s photography, including “Pantheon Fountain,” above, is on display at Temple’s Rome Campus through Feb. 3.

Cagli’s exhibition, “Aqua,” traces the history of the Roman fountain from the Renaissance to the present, with particular focus on a fountain designed by Roman architect Maria Cristina Tullio.

The exhibit includes working drawings, plans, photographs and site documentation.

Established in 1966, Temple Rome is housed in the Villa Caproni, a building facing the Tiber River in the heart of Rome.

For more information about Temple’s Rome programs, visit www.temple.edu/studyabroad.

‘The Right Role’

U.S. Air Force photo by
Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Bloom
From left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chuck McDermott, attached to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., talks to local Ethiopians after inspecting a water pump in the Gode Zone, Ethiopia, on Jan. 15. 

This Friday, Jan. 27, the popular “Dissent in America” teach-in, led by history professor Ralph Young, will begin its spring series with a look at one of the U.S. Army’s most misunderstood missions: the role of civil affairs in military operations.

Cols. Daniel L. Rubini and Michael J. Cleary, both retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, will lead the discussion, “Civil-Military Operations: The Right Role for the Military in Nation-Building.”

“While combat may be the ultimate test of any military organization, the American military has devoted more time to post-war/post-disaster occupation, recovery and peacekeeping operations than to conventional warfare,” said history professor Gregory J.W. Urwin, who studies military history.

“It takes a special kind of soldier to work in civil affairs. He must be both warrior and diplomat.”

Join the discussion Friday at 3:40 p.m., in Anderson Hall, room 821.