The art of business
New initiative is a bridge to entrepreneurship.
Neighborhood advocate
Tyler program crosses disciplines to create community art.


Media maven
‘Hardball’ host to receive Lew Klein award.
October 20, 2005
Vol. 36, No. 9


Planting the seeds of hope

TempleTheatersPhoto by Douglas Engle,
Temple grad Elisa Ranck installs plants in a hydroponic grower near the Christ the Redeemer statue in the Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August.

    Josh Meyer is used to people saying no.

    When he first traveled to Rio de Janeiro’s
shantytowns and envisioned hydroponic rooftop gardens as a fix for Brazilian malnutrition, many people rejected his ideas as too costly and his designs as too unwieldy.    
    Still others told him that his quixotic plans would never fly in the favelas, slums overrun with drug trafficking gangs and corrupt cops.

   Meyer even faced self-doubt about how much hope he, an outsider, could bring to the grim realities of Dona Marta, Rio’s most-known — and most-guarded — favela.

    Upon returning to Temple in August 2004 with his plans for Rio, however, Meyer started to hear lots of yeses. [more]


Wachman looks back on life of education
    Marvin Wachman has been in school a very long time. In a winding path determined by focus, connections and in some cases, luck, Wachman’s experience ranges from professor at a small, comfortable college in upstate New York to director of an international scholars program in Austria to president of a large urban university in southeastern Pennsylvania. [more]

Around Temple
    Intern-turned-exec encourages students ... Volunteers show that Temple cares ... Stepping out in style ... Volleyball team flying high [more]


Working green roof unveiled
at Ambler
Council aims to nurture entrepreneurship [more]
Steroids reduce heart damage risk in children with Kawasaki’s disease [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
Oct. 21, 1993

   The Temple Times announced the dedication of the newly finished dining facility in the Johnson/Hardwick complex and a new residence hall on Broad Street, between Diamond Street and Susquehanna Avenue. The goal of the combined construction was to improve the quality of on-campus housing.
   The residence facility, which houses 560 students in four-person suites, was memorialized in 1999 as James S. White Hall after the respected trustee. The dining facility was later named the Louis J. Esposito Dining Court in tribute of Louis J. Esposito, who was named an honorary life trustee in 2002.