Library update
New depository to free much-needed space in Paley.

Advancing diversity Multicultural Affairs' Brown shares her vision.
Hurrah for spring
Spring Fling was a sunny carnival at Main Campus.
April 27, 2006
Vol. 36, No. 29


Search Committee recommends Ann Weaver Hart as Temple's 9th president 
Dr. Hart will come to the Temple campus to meet trustees, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends early next week.

Provost Ira Schwartz steps down, will lead local non-profit
Provost Ira Schwartz, Temple University's chief academic officer since 2001, will be stepping down in June to assume the positions of president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, effective July 1, 2006.

Accounts Payable Fiscal Year-End Close – June 30, 2006
Temple University’s fiscal year-end close is rapidly approaching. It is critical that you review, resolve and approve all check requests, invoices, travel reimbursements and receivers pertaining to FY06.

Energy to burn

   On the eve of David Adamany’s retirement, a reflection on
the achievements of his eventful
six-year tenure — and on
Temple’s future challenges

   Soon after David Adamany took office as Temple’s eighth president in May 2000, he began to work on a project that would herald a new era of progress at the University. The task took eight months to complete and drew on his decades of experience as a leader and a teacher as well as on consultations with dozens of students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and community leaders.

   Finally, in June 2001, he unveiled his creation.

   It wasn’t a blueprint for a redesign of the Main Campus. It wasn’t a new organizational chart of the University’s administrative hierarchy. Nor was it an announcement of a new logo, stadium or lab. It was a list. [more]


The Baptist Temple was given new life under President David Adamany’s watch; since his arrival in 2001, more than $400 million in capital projects has either been completed or is about to begin. Above, Mike Natale, project supervisor for contractor J.S. Cornell & Sons, Richard Brodhead, Boyer College of Music associate dean, and President Adamany toured the now-115-year-old Baptist Temple in fall 2003, after its first phase of preservation was complete.

Community groups get boost with Temple’s help
   After the schools in North Philadelphia have closed for the day, the learning is just getting started for youngsters at Centro Nueva Creacion, a community center in the Fairhill neighborhood. [more]

Around Temple
   President’s Scholars honored ... Lofty eggs-pectations ... Athletics hosts games, barbecue ... Spring in the air [more]

International law programs ranked in U.S. News’ top 20 [more]
Medical School’s Rosen tapped
for leadership program at Drexel [more]
Deputy medicine chair publishes guide to hospital pitfalls [more]

In The News

Awards & Achievements

  This Week in Temple History
April 28, 1988

 The Temple Times announced the presentation of the “Red Owl” to the University during a ceremony at Berks and Park Malls. The 34-inch-high sculpture depicting the head of an owl was perched on top of the existing Alumni Circle.
 The 3,000-pound figure, hewn from flecked Italian earth-red marble, was created by Italian artist Beniamino Bufano and donated to Temple by Bell Atlantic.