Alford welcomed
Temple’s 17 libraries federated under new vice provost.
Film notes
‘Flying Daggers’ editor, M.F.A. alum Long Cheng shares secrets of success.

Illusion and desire
Faculty member Philip Grosser to present concert of new choreography.

www.temple.edu
February 24, 2005
Vol. 35, No. 20

Announcements
    Message from Human Resources Payroll Management regarding March WageWorks commuter benefits
   
It has come to our attention that some employees have either experienced delays in receiving their March transportation passes or may still be waiting to receive their passes. [more]

    MediaSmart Seminars help educators harness meida technology
   
Beginning next month, area educators from kindergarten to college will come to Temple's Center City campus for the first in a series of MediaSmart seminars that will explore strategies for effectively integrating media and technology as tools for communication, problem-solving and creativity. [more]

    Carver Science Fair Judges Sought
   
The George Washington Carver Science Fair, co-sponsored by Temple University, needs judges for the 26th annual fair for 7th- through 12th-graders to be held Tuesday, March 8, at McGonigle Hall. [more]   

Women's Health Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
   
March 15th & 16th
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, Associate Director for Research on Women's Health; Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health
[more]   

   Candidate for Dean of Tyler School of Art to visit campus
   
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]   


 
Temple helps Carver High School students lift off to new heights

   Members of the Temple University–Carver High School FIRST team watch as their robot delivers a tetras onto a goal as they practice last Thursday for the 2005 Philadelphia FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Competition in March.    A dozen Carver students have been working with four Temple electrical and mechanical engineering students to design and build their 28- by 38- by 60-inch robot under the supervision of John Helferty, associate professor of Temple’s electrical and computer engineering department and adviser to the Temple-Carver FIRST team. Carver would have been unable to participate in this year’s competition without the Temple support and sponsorship. In addition to the University, the Temple-Carver FIRST team has also received sponsorship from the Pharmaceutical Sourcing Group Americas and NASA. Described as “equal parts NASA launch, NCAA Finals, and rock concert,” FIRST — the nation’s largest high school robotics competition — was founded in 1989 as a fun and competitive way to develop critical skills in science and technology among high school students. In addition to the Temple-Carver team, 41 other teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut and Florida will compete in the Philadelphia regional.
- Preston M. Moretz

Library tools lead the way to research
- and $1,000 prize

   Temple’s new Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes students who have used Temple or non-Temple library resources to complete their research papers or projects during the 2004-05 academic year.[more]

Spotlight | Trustee Nelson A. Diaz
    In 1992, Diaz began his first term as a Temple trustee. He continues to be an advocate for underrepresented populations and wants Temple to look at the students from Latino countries as potential University students. [more]

   

Temple biology faculty help 7-year-old win science fair [more]

Temple welcomes vice provost for libraries [more]

Fox School students assess
leadership skills at CSPD retreat
[more]

'House of Flying Daggers' editor and M.F.A. alum speaks to students [more]

HRMatters
In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes

Bits&PCs

This Week in Temple History
February 24, 1994

    The University announced that it would increase the final goal of its fund-raising campaign by $10 million to $40 million, due to its unprecedented early success.
    The campaign, called “The Commonwealth Challenge Plus,” would help the University qualify for state matching funds of $62 million for major construction and renovation projects including:
• The Learning Center (now the Tuttleman Learning Center), and
• The Apollo of Temple (now the Liacouras Center).