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Studying obesity-cancer link
Eva Surmacz joins the Sbarro Institute and the Center for Biotechnology.
An inspiration
Author/businessman Stedman Graham encourages students.
December 2 , 2004
Vol. 35, No. 14


  Trustees approve new general education program
   Temple’s Board of Trustees has approved a new program of general education (or “gen-ed”) for all undergraduates. The new gen-ed program will replace the current core curriculum in fall 2007. [more]

  Temple returns Sugarloaf to Greenfield Foundation
   Temple University has reached agreement with the Greenfield Foundation to return ownership of the Sugarloaf Conference Center to the foundation.  Temple will cease operating the center effective Jan. 31, 2005. [more]

  Changes in H-1B Processing Fees
   On December 8, 2004, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a press release confirming that President George W. Bush has signed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY 2005, which contains provisions affecting the Nonimmigrant Worker (H-1B) visa category. [more]

  Larry P. Alford appointed to new Libraries position
   In a significant move to comprehensively enhance its library systems, Temple University President David Adamany has announced the appointment of Larry P. Alford to the newly created position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian. [more]

  New paycheck location
   On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Payroll Department will relocate from the 10th floor of Carnell Hall to the University Services Building, room 201. Beginning Wednesday, paychecks (and any other information that needs to be submitted to Payroll) should be picked up or dropped off at the new location.

  Dec. invoice reminder from Accounts Payable   
    The Accounts Payable Department requests that all invoices, request for payments, receivers and travel expenses be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in order to make the Wednesday, Dec. 22 check run. [more]


Ways to help those less fortunate this holiday season

Students: Fund your diamond dollars early

Second 7-Eleven opens on Main Campus

Campus Safety Services reminder: Buckle up!

Entrepreneurship club for grad students established

Undergrads see ‘green’ fix for hunger in Brazil

Five Temple undergraduates will enter the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro this winter break with an unusual plan to grow crops for Brazil’s neediest residents by farming on their rooftops.

    Using this technique, known as green roof technology, the students hope to compensate for severe farmland shortages. The population density is so high in Rio’s favelas (shantytowns) that, in many areas, there is no discernible space between one home and the next.

    Green roofing is popular in Europe for its environmental benefit, where many businesses and property owners grow plants atop city buildings. In a first, Temple students hope to demonstrate that the technology can also provide sustenance for the poor ... [more]

AP photo by Victor R. Caivano

A cyclist rides along a dirt road at Cidade de Deus under a tangle of electrical cables in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The neighborhood is one of many
favelas, or impoverished neighborhoods, in Rio.

Turner Construction helps student
build engineering career

    Electrical and computer engineering freshman Darius Williams is attending Temple on a five-year, $25,000 scholarship that Turner created last year ... [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Christopher W. McNichol
    I graduated from the Wharton School at a time when that institution’s curriculum was geared to producing one-dimensional specialists and technicians. My greatest concern is that Temple students be offered a more well-rounded curriculum.[more]

Soccer stars prove 'student'
and 'athlete' can go hand-in-hand

    The Vietry twins: Identical not just in appearance, each has succeeded to similar levels on the playing field and in the classroom .... [more]
    Senior midfielder Steven Wacker: "I feel in order to be a successful student-athlete you must have good time management skills” .... [more]

Around Temple
'Mr. Manson' speaks to art history students ... Exchange students give samba lesson ... Podiatry students help at MS Walk ... Kidney transplant patient share experiences [more]


New home for the humanities
to open this month

During visit, Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf shuns sold credit [more]

Panel addresses issues with internationally adopted children [more]

Women's Entrepreneurship Conference focuses on details
of launching a business

NIH grant to help Med School
create health disparities center
Professor sees conflict resolution education as a solution for declining teacher retention [more]
Nerve damage in spinal surgery may be preventable [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
Dec. 6, 1990

  The Temple Times reported that a majority of the University’s buildings reflect its history. Some of them include:

Anderson Hall: Named after Paul R. Anderson, the University’s fifth president.
Annenberg Hall: Named the Center for Performing Arts in 1963 before receiving grants from the M.L. Annenberg Foundation and Triangle Publications.
Barton Hall: Samuel G. Barton, a 1903 graduate, became a noted astronomer. After his death in 1958, he left much of his estate to the University. [more]