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‘Playboy of the West Indies’
Theaters’ latest resets
classic comedy in Trinidad.

Baseball’s catch
Gloucester County College’s
Rob Valli named head coach.

October 27, 2005
Vol. 36, No. 10

Jr. college champion coach Valli to take over baseball program [more]

Improv acting troupe bridges generation gap

    It doesn’t seem likely that a mother of 10 children, a former insurance broker, a retired teacher and a high school student would have much in common.
    But for more than 20 years a Temple program has brought people just like this together, while at the same helping to bridge the age gap through a shared interest — improvisational acting.
    Full Circle Theater Troupe is an intergenerational improvisation group at Temple’s Center for Intergenerational Learning that specializes in enhancing the nature of age relations and dispelling age-related myths.
    “What really makes [improvisational acting] so unique as an educational tool is its ability to reach audiences of all ages and encourage change,” said 97-year-old retired radio personality Nate Lazowick. [more]

Members act out a scene as part of Temple’s Full Circle intergenerational theater troupe, which uses improvisational performances as a teaching tool while helping to break down stereotypes that young and old might have about each other.


St. John’s wort protein suppresses HIV-1 gene expression
    A novel protein, p27SJ, extracted from a callus culture of the St. John’s wort plant suppresses HIV-1 expression and inhibits its replication, according to researchers at the School of Medicine’s neuroscience department and Center for Neurovirology (CNV). [more]

Around Temple
    Wachman Award winners honored ... Evelyn Oates Transfer Scholars recognized ... Thrills and chills at Temple Ambler ... Critic to speak on Philly’s comeback ... ‘From Talent to Venture’ [more]


Temple Law grads acing Pa. bar exam [more]
CST’s Davis wins Cope Award for work in organic chemistry [more]
Faculty, staff can have big impact at TU [more]
Dental students jump at chance
to volunteer at ADA conference

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This Week in Temple History
Oct. 21, 1987

   The Temple Times announced the first season of a women’s crew team. The program started out as a small group, with about eight varsity rowers and 20 novices. Today, the women’s crew team has expanded its team to 25 varsity rowers and 20 novices.