Adamany visits Duckrey students
President David Adamany visited Duckrey Elementary School on March 2, “Read Across Philadelphia Day,” to celebrate the birthday of beloved author Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Adamany visited classrooms and read Dr. Seuss’ I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Duckrey School is one of the four schools in North Philadelphia managed by Temple’s Office of Partnership Schools, which has focused on increasing children’s literacy achievement through a multi-faceted Literacy Initiative, designed to boost the reading and writing abilities of the 1,800 students enrolled at the schools. The other schools in Temple’s Partnership consortium are the Dunbar, Ferguson and Meade schools.
That same week, Temple announced a gift of $6,000 worth of books on African-American history and culture ($1,500 to each school) to increase students’ opportunities to read and broaden their horizons.
‘Nature Nurtures’ wins Flower Show award
Last week, Temple’s Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit garnered a “PHS Award of Merit” by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in the Academic Educational category.
This marks the fifth straight year that the Ambler Campus has garnered a major exhibitor award at the Flower Show.
Temple’s 2006 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit, “Nature Nurtures — Mind, Body, Spirit,” emphasized the healing potential for gardens of any size, educated visitors about how to make healing gardens, and explored the medicinal use of plants over the course of human history.
Trial team sweeps regionals
In mid-February, Temple’s National Trial Team successfully defended its National Trial Competition Region III championship title at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, marking Temple’s 18th consecutive regional championship.
The team will now travel to Texas on March 22 to compete for the National Trial Championship against the 24 winners and runners-up from the 12 other regional contests. Temple has won the NTC national championship three times in the past 11 years.
The teams are coached by professor Maureen McCartney, director of Trial Advocacy Programs, and 2003 graduate Elizabeth Lippy (center) of Rubin, Glickman & Steinberg. The members of the championship teams are second- and third-year law students (left to right) Brad Terebelo, Marian Braccia, Tiffany Gainer and Justin Oshana.
No. 19 women’s basketball took its third straight A-10 title with its March 6 win over George Washington, while Candice Dupree earned her third straight Most Outstanding Player Award.
Dupree is just the second player in A-10 history to earn MOP honors three times (2004, 2005, 2006) and the only player to win it outright in all three years.
The Owls drew a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and will play America East champion Hartford (26-3) at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Sunday at noon. The game can be seen live on ESPN2.
Nobel to address environmental ethics
Claes Nobel (left), chairman and founder of the National Society of High School Scholars, champion of environmental stewardship and member of Sweden’s Nobel Prize family, will be coming to Temple next Wednesday.
Nobel established NSHSS in 2002 to highlight the accomplishments of high school students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
In his keynote address, “Earth Ethics: A Nobel Approach,” Nobel will share his vision of the planet and its future with a gathering of local high school students and their families, as well as any interested members of the Temple community.
Sponsored by the Temple University Honors Program.
WHERE: Anderson Hall, room 17
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m.
Boyer’s Unsworth to perform
For Adam Unsworth, the classical and jazz idioms have always been part of his musical mix. And the French hornist with the Philadelphia Orchestra — who is also instructor of horn and coordinator of brass repertoire at the Boyer College of Music and Dance — readily admits it’s not an easy marriage.
“The overall styles are worlds apart,” he said. “Playing jazz requires a completely different approach — it just doesn’t fly if you put air into the instrument in the same way you do for classical.”
With the release of his debut jazz CD excerpt this!, Unsworth is indeed flying. The groundbreaking soundtrack features six of his original compositions and includes three unaccompanied jazz works for horn as well as pieces for his studio jazz sextet.
The release coincides with two Philadelphia performances for Unsworth and the sextet: On Friday, March 17, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (two sets, 5:45–6:45 p.m., and 7:15–8:15 p.m.) and Sunday, March 19, at Rock Hall, 3–4:30 p.m.
“I love getting out onstage and just blowing. Being able to create the music rather than reading what someone else wrote — that’s when I’m happiest.”
- Harriet Goodheart
Symposium to address women at work
Shinae Chun (right), director of the women’s bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, will deliver the keynote address at Temple University’s “Women in the Workplace: Research, Policy and Advocacy” symposium on Thursday, March 23, in Mitten Hall.
The daylong event, sponsored by the Center for Women’s Health Research, Leadership and Advocacy, part of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, will feature many distinguished women from business and academia, as well as an afternoon research session focused on women and work.
“Our goal is to promote the growth and development of interdisciplinary collaboration in research relating to women’s health and well-being that includes: economic, educational, legal and social factors as well as physical and mental health issues in the workplace,” said Sally Rosen, co-director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, Leadership and Advocacy.
All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and asked to register by contacting Nancy Kolenda at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 215-204-8487. The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 17.
For more information, read the program agenda at