May 19, 2005
Vol. 35, No. 30

   < /strong>Temple joins Mid-American Conference for Football (MAC)
   Temple University President David Adamany today announced that the University has accepted an invitation for its football program to compete in the Mid-American Conference. [more]

    Ambler Dean leaving to become chancellor
of Penn State Delaware County

Temple University Ambler Dean Sophia Wisniewska has announced that she will become chancellor of Penn State’s Delaware County Campus effective July 11.  [more]

    Law Professors Collective Bar gaining Association, Temple reach agreement
    Temple University and the Temple Law Professors Collective Bargaining Association have reached agreement on a three-year contract that provides for salary increases and bonuses based exclusively on performance for law faculty and legal writing faculty.  [more]


  • Honors program grows, even as standards increase
  • Xerox donates $25K toward undergraduate research
  • Tax program brings $1.5 million to North Philadelphia

Chanel Dennis: Future U.N. secretary-general?

   On the eve of her graduation from Temple, Chanel Dennis should have a lot on her m ind.

She could reminisce about her accomplishments at Temple: a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs fellowship her sophomore year, a $26,000 Truman Foundation scholarship her junior year and a near miss as a Rhodes Scholarship fi nalist in her senior year. Or she could savor what’s to come: her address to her classmates as this year’s student speaker at the University Commencement, two years of graduate school at Columbia University’s School of International Publ ic Affairs and a post waiting as a foreign-service officer with the State Department, thanks to her Pickering award. [more]

Honors political science graduate Chanel Dennis represents the Class of 2005 as this year's Commencement speaker. Dennis leaves Temple for Columbia University, where she will study economics, politi cal development and African affairs.


Group connects current students
with Temple alumni
    The Temple University Student-Alumni Association, a year-old student group that connects current students with Temple graduates at alumni events like the Founder’s Dinner, formed in respons e to alumni calls for greater interaction with current students.

Around Temple
    President Adamany honors doctoral degree recipients [more]


Four Temple students to go abroad on Fulbright grants [more]

'Screen' installation adorns
new Art School site

Library awards three $1,000 prizes for research savvy [more]
Cent.$.able Kid$ idea wins
Business Plan Competition
Center for Asian Health awarded
$5 million to reduce cancer health disparities
School of Dentistry launches
Distinguished Speakers Series
Teacher corps training comes
to Temple this summer

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
May 20, 1976

  The Paley Library introduced a computerized search service of 30 databases with citations to journal articles, proceedings, technical reports and dissertations. Results from the single computer terminal were ava ilable in “a matter of minutes,” with off-line printouts delivered to the user about a week later at a cost of 15 cents per citation. Usage costs for the library were $1.20 per minute on average.

  Today, Temple’s electronic resources, including 300 databases, 25,000 electronic journals and more than 132,000 electronic books, cost more than $5 million annually and comprise the bulk of the library&rsq uo;s budget for materials — but are available 24 hours per day at no cost to staff, faculty or students.