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    NOVEMBER 3, 2005
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A rising star


Paul Martini, a 1995 Temple graduate in physics, recently returned to campus to speak at the physics department’s weekly colloquium.

Now an assistant professor of astronomy at Ohio State University, Martini discussed “X-rays and Black Holes in Clusters of Galaxies” before an audience that included physics faculty, students and alumni.

Upon graduating summa cum laude from Temple, Martini earned his master’s degree and doctorate in astronomy from Ohio State.

He also earned a Carnegie Starr Fellowship and a Clay Fellowship to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Among the physics alumni who came to hear Martini were physics alumni Seth Freilich, an intellectual property lawyer in Los Angeles, and Arthur Congdon, who is now a graduate student in physics at Rutgers University.

- Preston M. Moretz

Lt. gov. speaks with pharmacy students


At a recent visit to the Health Sciences Center, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll spoke with School of Pharmacy students about the importance of political action, and pharmacists’ potential for political involvement in healthcare.

At left, Baker Knoll (left) speaks with 2006 doctor of pharmacy candidate Teresa M. Anderson.

Anderson recently completed an internship with the House Health and Human Services Committee in Harrisburg, where she worked on a plan that would allow pharmacists to supply medications during emergencies and disasters.

Anderson’s interest in politics was sparked by a course unique to Temple: “Practical Politics in Pharmacy.”

Temple’s was the first pharmacy school to offer such a course.

For a lesson in the politics of pharmacy, visit www.temple.edu/temple_times/2-17-05/pharmacy.html.

- Tyana McAllister

Film Friday: ‘Kiss Me Deadly’


Film Friday on Nov. 4 features the 1955 film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly (right), in which a doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious “great whatsit.”

Unravel the mystery at 4:30 p.m. in Annenberg Hall, room 3.

For more film options, check out the Reel, the new cinema in the Student Center Annex.

The Main Campus Cinema Series plays the ghost-plagued thriller Dark Water on Nov. 3, and Fantastic Four Nov. 4–10.

Tickets are $2 with TUid; $4 all others (Diamond Dollars accepted). Visit http://develop.temple.edu/sac/studact/cinema.htm for more information.

‘Playboy of the West Indies’

Samira Wiley (left) and Donja Love perform in the Philadelphia premiere of Playboy of the West Indies, which playwright Mustapha Matura adapted from the J.M. Synge comedy The Playboy of the Western World. The Temple Theaters production runs through Nov. 5.

A rum shop in a sleepy fishing village in Trinidad provides the setting for Playboy of the West Indies, playwright Mustapha Matura’s relocated adaptation of the classic Irish comedy Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge.

The Temple Theaters production — which will mark the play’s Philadelphia premiere — opens Oct. 27 and runs through Nov. 5 in the Randall Theater.

Performances continue through Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 3–5, at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18. Seniors, students and Temple employees and alumni pay $13.

Temple students are free with TUid, as well as confirmation card with GAF codes.

Tickets are available at the Liacouras Center Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or via Charge-By-Phone at 215-336-2000.

For more information, call the Temple Theaters Information Line at 215-204-1122 or visit www.temple.edu/theater.