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Football team garners 24 letters of intent

First-year head coach Al Golden addressed the media Feb. 1 to announce 24 national letter-of-intent signees poised to wear the cherry and white.

The football program, under the leadership of first-year head coach Al Golden, has signed 24 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

The group comprises 19 high school and five prep school entries, all of which arrive in Owl Country with true freshman eligibility.

Three of Temple’s postgraduate signees are already enrolled as mid-year transfer students.

“We signed just about a full team on offense and a full team on defense,” Golden said in making the announcement Feb. 1.

“I think it’s safe to say that this is the strongest class academically in a long time, and we are very proud of that.

“We have 15 team captains in this class, an outstanding number that speaks to the leadership capacity of these young men and to the type of young men we are attracted to.”

Podiatry School creates seminar series


To improve awareness of how podiatry professionals are educated and what they do in the field, the School of Podiatric Medicine has created a seminar series that’s open to the entire University.

With an emphasis on helping students to recognize podiatric medicine as a viable career option in the health professions, three Temple professors will speak on their areas of expertise.

The lectures will be in the areas of surgery, sports medicine, diabetic wound care management, and dermatology and primary podiatric medicine.

• Monday, Feb. 20: Tracey Vlahovic, dermatology and primary podiatric medicine.

• Monday, March 13: Howard Palamarchuck, sports medicine.

• Monday, March 27: Jason Miller, surgery.

All lectures take place in Ritter Hall Annex, Walk Auditorium, at 4 p.m. The School of Podiatric Medicine will host an open house for prospective and future physicians on April 1 at 10 a.m.

Tracing Marco Polo’s footsteps

Photo courtesy Michael Yamashita

Photographer Michael Yamashita (right) once said that “photography must be your obsession if you want to take it to the highest level.”

That obsession has made Yamashita one of the world’s most-respected photographers and helped fuel one of the most grueling projects of his career — a three-year assignment for National Geographic magazine to retrace the footsteps of Marco Polo’s legendary 13th-century expedition across Asia.

Yamashita, who has photographed dozens of National Geographic stories since his debut in the magazine in 1979, will recount his journey from Venice to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka at Annenberg Hall, room 302, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2:40 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Communications and Theater’s journalism department.

- Hillel J. Hoffmann

‘On the Razzle’ playing at Tomlinson


Temple Theaters’ “On the Razzle,” an adaptation by Tom Stoppard of an 1842 Viennese farce, continues through Saturday.

The witty, quick-paced dialogue is prismatic through the talents of Temple theater students (clockwise from top) Austin Durant as the blustering Zangler, Kunal Nayyar as his new personal assistant, Melchior, and Allyson Frick as his dim, roly-poly servant Gertrud.