Communications director hired
Raymond Betzner’s hire is part of a comprehensive reorganization.

Musser Award 2004
James E. Nevels recognized for excellence in leadership

Shall we dance?

Tango festival to benefit dance education
October 28, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 10

Fourth Libraries candidate to visit
On Thursday, Nov. 4, and Friday, Nov. 5, Temple will host the third candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director, Paley Library, Jay Starratt.


  List of polling locations in Philadelphia County
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are scheduled to print Philadelphia County polling locations on Monday, Nov. 1.

  Use the ward and division number on your voter registration card to verify your polling place. If you do not have a voter registration card, call the Philadelphia voter registration office at
  Election Day is Nov. 2    

  Settlement reached in
Medicare billing audit
Temple University Physicians has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding billing errors identified during a nationwide audit program initiated in 1996 called PATH (physicians at teaching hospitals). [


The Fox School receives $15M for new building

The gift from Gisela and Dennis Alter is the largest in The Fox School’s history.
    Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management today gratefully accepted a lead gift of $15 million from Gisela and Dennis Alter to build Alter Hall, a new building for The Fox School.
    This transformational gift, the largest in the history of The Fox School and the second largest in the history of Temple University, comes at a crucial point for The Fox School, which has outgrown its current home, Speakman Hall. Fox School faculty and students occupy space in nine other University buildings. Alter Hall will be constructed adjacent to Speakman Hall and will include the site where Curtis Hall currently stands. [

headline photo
Photo by Lisa Godfrey
Dennis and Gisela Alter at The Fox School’s 2003 Musser Award for Leadership Dinner, where Dennis Alter was the award recipient.

Survey: TU 4th-most ‘connected campus’
in U.S.

    Temple has earned national recognition for its ongoing dedication to providing students, faculty and staff with consistent access to state-of-the-art technology. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Richard J. Fox
    Richard J. Fox thinks before he acts. In 1967, when trustees chairman Judge Charles Klein asked the entrepreneurial builder to bring his construction know-how to a board trying to manage numerous building projects, Fox spent days wandering the campus, talking to students. [more]

Around Temple
Peace piano visits WRTI... MTV, BBC bring election coverage to Temple [more]


Students team up to train, aid needy [more]

Podiatric professor brings silicone brace to the U.S. and School of Podiatric Medicine. [more]

Top students recognized with Wachman Awards [more]

University ranked among top 25 entrepreneurial campuses in U.S. [more]

Grad student wins film award [more]
Med students sometimes remiss in investigating domestic abuse [more]
Book drive collects 22,000 books for Philadelphia schools [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
November 2, 1977

    Temple representatives broke ground for a new 15,000-square-foot building on Ambler Campus, behind Cottage Hall. The building was funded though money willed to the University specifically for a new building on Ambler Campus by George D. Widener. The building opened for fall semester 1978 with 15 classrooms, 12 faculty offices and an audio-visual center.
Today, Widener Hall is home to audio-visual classrooms and Ambler’s Distance Learning Center.