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    MARCH 24, 2005
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Music professor Matthew Greenbaum received a $7,500 Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters on March 2. The award honors outstanding achievement. Greenbaum will also receive an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work.

Igor Rivin was named the mathematics department’s distinguished scholar award for 2005–06. The award, given annually to a member of the department, recognizes outstanding scholarly activity.

Michael P. McNeil, coordinator of the Temple Health Empowerment Office, presented “Street Smart: Pharming” at a Bacchus & Gamma peer education conference at Rutgers University on Feb. 26. The session focused on the use and abuse of over-the-counter and prescription drugs by college students.

Robert J. Reinstein, dean of the Beasley School of Law, spoke at the March 5 Lincoln Legacy Project, a collaborative series of monthly town meetings sponsored by the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia and the National Constitution Center. Reinstein spoke about “Civil Liberties in Wartime.”

Temple hosted the fourth annual “College Counseling 101” Professional Development Conference on Jan. 8 at the Tuttleman Learning Center. For the past four years, David Kaiser, director of enrollment management, and Katie Gerst, associate director of enrollment management, have coordinated this program.

Philip C. Kendall, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology and director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, has been awarded the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Research Recognition Award. This is the first year that the award is being given for research with youth, and Kendall is its first recipient.

Fox School professor Masaaki Kotabe received the 2005 Hans P. Thorelli Five-year Best Paper Award at the 2005 American Marketing Association Winter Conference mid-February. His paper is titled “An Assessment of Theoretical and Methodological Development in International Marketing: 1980-1990.”

Paul Lyons, associate professor of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine, was among 65 nominees from U.S. medical schools for the 2004 Association of American Medical College’s Humanism in Medicine Award. Nominees were selected for their positive mentoring skills, professional ethics and compassion and service to the community.

Albert Wertheimer, professor of pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy and director of Temple’s Center for Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, recently traveled to Central Asia as part of a program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). During his stay in Bishkek, the capitol city of Kyrgistan, Wertheimer lectured on the concepts of pharmacoeconomics and drug-supply management. USAID is a federal government agency that works to support long-term economic growth and advancement in U.S. foreign policy.