High-tech housing
E-laundry, smart classrooms take up residence.
Making an imprint
Temple U. Press title wins prestigious Merton book award.
Homecoming 2005
Owls vs. Hurricanes, Philly buffet at the Linc.
TU Football player
October 13, 2005
Vol. 36, No. 8

Great Teachers nominees sought [more]
Football's Wallace won't seek to return [more]
Fraudulent e-mails target PCard users [more]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Temple University management science professor Ed Rosenthal and his new book, The Era of Choice: The Ability to Choose and Its Transformation of Contemporary Life
Choosing one thing no longer means giving up the opportunity for as many others as it used to, says management science professor Ed Rosenthal in his new book, The Era of Choice: The Ability to Choose and Its Transformation of Contemporary Life. For Rosenthal, choice has big-picture effects far beyond consumerism: "It's not just walking into a supermarket and choosing among 30,000 things; in today's world, we can choose our own lifestyle and our lives' paths."
Professor Ed Rosenthal, a specialist in decision-making, has written a book about choice.
   Until recently, to most people camping meant getting back to nature. Taking a break from civilization. “Roughing it.” But what if you want to sit under the constellations without missing your favorite TV stars?
   These days, portable television, video games, showers and air mattresses are common at campgrounds around the country. “Luxury camps” even offer four-star amenities such as queen beds, gourmet kitchens, wireless Internet and massage stations, for up to $300 a night.
   Choosing one thing in today’s world — such as a couple of nights in nature — no longer means precluding as many other things as it once did. That’s the message behind management science professor Ed Rosenthal’s new book, The Era of Choice: The Ability to Choose and Its Transformation of Contemporary Life (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press). [more]


Report: Gap between school satisfaction, test scores in suburbs
    Temple's second annual Metropolitan Area Survey examined an array of issues, including attitudes about schools compared with performance. [more]

Professor emeritus pledges $1M
to College of Engineering
    Teaching came naturally to professor emeritus Alvin T. Greenspan. Although he never set out to be an educator, he continually found himself at the front of a classroom, first in the Air Force and later at the College of Engineering.
    Now Greenspan has pledged $1 million through his estate to establish an endowed scholarship that will provide full-time tuition support to four undergraduates in the College of Engineering. The four Greenspan Scholars will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. [more]


Temple Japan hits record high enrollment numbers [more]
Adamany praises customer service, pushes for even more [more]
Classes to begin in 1300 Residence Hall [more]
In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
Oct. 14, 1993
   The Temple Times announced a new program called "The First Year Experience Working Group," which offered a new coupon inviting faculty and students to get together over a free lunch or dinner. The program was designed to give freshmen an opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators.
   Today, the tradition continues. Freshman students are able to use a coupon found in their residential handbook that provides a Temple staff member with a free lunch. The coupon can be used at the Louis J. Esposito Dining Court (located in the Johnson/Hardwick Complex) through Oct. 31.