'Taking Steps'
Temple premieres Ayckbourn’s comedy in Philly.


Minor addition
Fox courses now open for non-majors in general business minor.

Great Teachers
Awards Convocation honors nine faculty members.
April 14, 2005
Vol. 35, No. 26

   New HR software improves application process, provides online computer training
The Human Resources Department has announced a partnership with Kenexa Prove It!, a Web-based application that assesses technical and office skills. [more]

   Commencement Web Site Available
  Temple University's 118th Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 19, at the Liacouras Center. Instructions, individual diploma ceremonies and other information is available at www.temple.edu/commencement. 

   Accounts Payable Fiscal Year-End Close - June 30, 2005
Temple University's fiscal year-end close is rapidly approaching. It is critical that you review, resolve and approve all check requests (invoices), travel expenses, and receivers, which pertain to FY05, and deliver to Accounts Payable no later than the following due dates.  [more]  

   Notice for debit card parkers
  If you are not currently having parking payroll deductions, complete and return the form with the payment of $54, no later than Wednesday, May 18.  If you are currently having payroll deductions, simply complete and return the form and your payroll deduction for the hangtag/decal will occur in July. [more]

Spotlight on undergraduate research

Research symposium expands to include three schools, colleges   
   Fifty-five undergraduate students across three schools and colleges will gather Thursday, April 14, to present their research at the 12th annual Temple Undergraduate Research Forum and Creative Arts Symposium (TURF-CAS).
   For the first time, TURF-CAS will feature student creative works, a reflection of a growing commitment to undergraduate research and scholarship across the University.     The conference includes student participants from the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Communications and Theater, the College of Science and Technology and the University Honors program. [more]

Chemistry professor Robert Stanley (left) helps David Yearsley prepare his slides for the Temple Undergraduate Research Forum and Creative Arts Symposium. Yearsley, a junior biochemistry major in the Honors program, worked with Stanley during the past year to research a protein that fixes DNA damaged by UV rays.

Podiatry School opens
foot center for diabetics

   The School of Podiatric Medicine has opened a new Diabetes Center for Excellence at the Health Sciences Center to provide foot and ankle care to the surrounding North Philadelphia community, which has a large African-American and Latino population. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Loretta Duckworth
    There are 30 years between Loretta Duckworth’s first Temple degree, a bachelor of arts in English, and her most recent degree, a master of arts in fine arts administration earned in 1992. She also has a masters in English and most of a doctorate in philosophy, also from Temple. [more]



Forum to feature Nobel winners [more]

School of Business puts focus
on corporate ethics

Temple Theaters to present Ayckbourn’s ‘Taking Steps’ [more]
Temple undergraduate’s paper published in Australian law journal [more]
New general business minor opens
Fox School courses to non-majors
Temple Ambler readies
for Cherry and White Day revival

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
April 17, 1975

   The Temple Times announced the installation of an astronomical observatory on the University’s Ambler Campus. Astronomy students would use the 14-inch Celestron telescope to view some six moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and other areas of the universe. In 1986, it was used to view Halley’s Comet as it passed through the inner solar system.
   The large, 14-inch telescope was reported stolen in the late 1980s, and the remaining observatory equipment was moved to Main Campus. It now is used for student and public astronomy events, such as viewing the June 2004 transit of Venus between the Earth and Sun (www.temple.edu/temple_times/6-14-04/at.html).