End of Days
Temple professors
to appear in WWII series.
Planning for disaster
New multidisciplinary center will
help states prepare for the worst.

Irwin A. Hyman dies
Children's rights advocate fought corporal punishment.
February 17, 2005
Vol. 35, No. 19

   Candidates for Dean of Tyler School of Art to visit campus
Holly Clayson, Professor of Art History at Northwestern University, will visit on Monday and Tuesday, February 21 st and 22nd. David Sigman, Professor and head of the Patti and Rusty Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, will visit Wednesday and Thursday, February 23rd and 24th. [more]   

   Gov. Rendell proposes to cut Temple funding by $2.25 million
   Gov. Edward G. Rendell proposed cutting state funding to Temple by $2.25 million, or 1.32 percent, for the 2005–06 fiscal year, in his budget address on Feb. 9. [more]

   Comments invited on report for Middle States Commission
Temple faculty, students and staff are invited to review and comment on a draft report that will be submitted this spring to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. [more]


   TUJ becomes first ‘Foreign University, Japan Campus’

   IELP seeks good

   New field hockey coach named

University, faculty reach agreement

    The tentative deal for
a four-year contract must now be ratified by TAUP’s membership.
After months of negotiation, Temple University and the Temple Association of University Professionals jointly announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract on Monday, Feb. 14.
   “We believe that this is a strong agreement for our faculty, students, the University and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” President David Adamany said. “The agreement is fiscally responsible, honors the strengths of our outstanding faculty and will contribute to the ongoing transformation of Temple into one of the nation’s premier urban research universities.”
   “I think that this is a win-win contract,” added William W. Cutler, president of TAUP. “Both sides bargained hard, but all of us were motivated to reach a contract that we believe is in the best interests of Temple’s students and the faculty who prepare them for success in life. We have achieved that with this tentative agreement.”
   The tentative agreement will be sent via e-mail to dues-paying TAUP members for a vote. Cutler anticipates that the agreement will be ratified before spring break begins on March 6.
   Details of the agreement are not being released at this time, pending ratification by the TAUP membership.

President David Adamany (left); associate professor Arthur Hochner, chief negotiator of the Temple Association of University Professionals (center); and professor William W. Cutler, TAUP president, talk after the University and the faculty union reached a tentative agreement Monday.

Students build hydroponic gardens for Rio’s poor
   Using hydroponics, a little hard labor and lots of ingenuity, five Temple undergraduates spent their recent winter break in Rio de Janeiro designing a farming apparatus that turns the walls and roofs of Brazilian homes into small gardens. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Jon Boscia
    When Jon Boscia sees the progress being made at Temple, his perspective is different than that of most trustees. Boscia grew up in western Pennsylvania and is a relative newcomer to Philadelphia. And after serving for three years on the Board of Trustees, he is encouraged with what he has seen at the University. [more]

Around Temple
Undergrads win grants for research overseas ... Temple students help low-income workers get a break at tax season [more]


Temple historians to appear
in new World War II TV series

Multidisciplinary center will help states prepare for disasters [more]

Leukemia drug shows promise in overriding all Gleevec resistance [more]

A lesson in the politics of pharmacy [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
February 19, 1981

   Manuel Vider of the radiology department at Temple University Hospital reproduced 14 of the Dead Sea Scrolls for the Dead Sea Scrolls Project, a museum in Claremont, Calif., dedicated to the preservation and study of the ancient manuscript.
   A handwriting specialist by avocation, Vider copied the scrolls by hand in the original script and donated a copy to the Special Collections Department of Paley Library.