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Planting seeds for (school) success

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Children in the Dunbar School’s Head Start program helped representatives from Temple and PNC Bank announce a $1 million grant to establish the PNC Professorship in Early Childhood Education during a celebration last week.

Joining Temple President David Adamany (back, center) are (from left): James E. Rohr, chairman and CEO, PNC Bank; Barbara Wasik, a College of Education professor who will be nominated for the professorship; J. William Mills III, president of PNC Bank of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey; and C. Kent McGuire, dean of the College of Education.

The PNC Foundation, the charitable foundation of PNC Bank, made the grant as part of its 10-year, $100 million commitment to early childhood education through PNC Grow Up Great.

- Barbara Baals

Undergraduate research seminar

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Victoria Palermo (left) worked with professors Shohreh Amini (right) and Mahmut Safak to research the JC Virus at the Center for Neurovirology and Cancer last year as part of the Diamond Scholars program. The program connects undergraduates with top researchers in their fields.

Why is undergraduate research so important?

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, join a discussion about Temple’s many undergraduate research opportunities, led by professors Borguet, Lyyra and Tanaka from the chemistry, physics and biology departments.

Information about paid summer undergraduate research opportunities, as well as other programs not widely advertised to students, will be available. Sponsored by.

For more information, e-mail tucs@temple.edu or visit www.temple.edu/tucs.

Nov. 30, 4:30–6 p.m. Tuttleman Learning Center, room 300 AB.

Visit http://calendar.temple.edu for more events taking place during Thanksgiving week and beyond.

‘Mix’ exhibit at Temple Gallery

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Image courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, N.Y.

The still at left from Cory Arcangel and Frankie Martin’s video “414-3-RAVE-95,” 2004, is part of the exhibition “Mix” at Temple Gallery in Old City, Nov. 18 through Feb 18.

The group exhibition is organized around the theme of artistic practice as utopian activity, one in which private worlds are both the basis of artmaking and its product.

It includes works by Anri Sala, Althea Thauberger and others using media ranging from paper to video projection.


Film examines medical experiments

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“Acres of Skin: Medical Abuse Behind Bars,” a documentary by geography and urban studies professor Allen Hornblum, will air on WYBE-TV, a Philadelphia public television channel, on Nov. 17 at 9 p.m.

Based on his 1998 book of the same name, Hornblum’s 45-minute film describes harsh medical experiments performed on inmates at Philadelphia’s Holmesburg Prison from 1951 to 1974.

The film gives voice to many prisoners who were used as human guinea pigs and exposed to dangerous substances such as radioactive isotopes, dioxin and chemical warfare agents.

The film is narrated by geography and urban studies professor Rickie Sanders and includes interviews with Beasley School of Law professor Frank McClelland about the unethical treatments at Holmesburg.

WYBE airs on cable systems throughout Greater Philadelphia. Viewers should check their local listings for more information.

- Ted Boscia

 

 


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