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‘Golden’ era
UVA’s Al Golden signs on as Temple head football coach.
Thanksgiving pairings
International students get a taste of the U.S. holiday.
December 8, 2005
Vol. 36, No. 15


Call for summer reading 2006 nominations [more]

2005 address verification and year-end W-2 reporting reminders [more]

Standard mileage rate update [more]

Parking schedules available for 2005 holiday break and spring 2006

Changes to the Billing and Confirmation process


Creative writing students encourage young authors

   Natacha Leonard and Mecca Sullivan, both second-year students in Temple’s graduate program in creative writing, knew at a young age that they wanted to become writers. Sullivan decided on that career as early as fifth grade, and Leonard had an elementary school teacher who prodded her to keep writing.

   Now, thanks to an initial series of young author workshops at the Tree House Books children’s bookstore in North Philadelphia, Leonard and Sullivan are returning the favor for a group of students from Duckrey Elementary School. [more]


Precious Young, a student at Duckrey Elementary School, reads while behind her two Temple graduate students in the Creative Writing program, Natacha Leonard (left) and Mecca Sullivan, look on.

TU begins yearly effort
to benefit United Way
  Temple Way, a yearly Universitywide campaign on the behalf of the United Way, mobilizes the organization and resources of the University and its employees to collect
funds to distribute to a variety of health and social services agencies in the Philadelphia community. [more]

Students displaced by Katrina making mark at Temple
    University of New Orleans senior Christian Stevens is determined to get his college degree. Never mind that his mother is fretting about his safety or that the New Orleans recovery effort is off to a wobbly start 12 weeks after Hurricane Katrina came ashore. Stevens won’t hear it: “Whatever it takes. I’m too close to stop now.” [more]

Theater department revamps acting M.F.A.
    With a curriculum geared to attract professional actors with extensive national experience, Temple University’s Theater Department will unveil its newly designed MFA Program in Acting beginning in Fall 2006. [more]

Rao to head work in hematology and thrombosis
    A. Koneti Rao, professor of medicine, thrombosis research and pharmacology, has been named head of hematology and the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the School of Medicine. [more]

Lindback winners
Teaching, music both have their charms for Klein [more] ... Lindback winner Goldstein: Scientist, practitioner, role model [more] ... Lindback award certifies Terry as a ‘gem’ of a geology teacher [more]

Around Temple
    Protecting kids from lead poisoning ... Biology major wins conference award ... Drop-in tutorials held during finals week ... Club to tackle banned book [more]


Ways to Give
The Temple community works to make holiday season brighter — here are ways you can help [more]
Skorski receives prestigious award from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [more]
Owl Watch: The eyes and ears of Temple [more]
TU community opens doors to internationals for holiday [more]
Soccer standout Donatelli invited to MLS combine [more]
TU dental professors give thumbs-up to time-saving implant [more]
Levis, Lyyra elected as fellows of American Physical Society [more]
Pharmacy School to offer new concentration in pharmacodynamics [more]


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