International business
Fox School IB programs earn renewed grant, top-20 ranking.

The greater benefit VanDerhei sees social responsibility in his work.
Multimedia 'soapbox'
Temple VOICES Project empowers local youth.
May 4, 2006
Vol. 36, No. 30


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.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition open for 2007–08
Through Oct. 2, students may apply for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants through Temple International Programs.

Parking Operations Schedule - 2006 Summer Sessions

Univ. of New Hampshire’s Hart recommended as next president

   The Presidential Search Committee of Temple University announced last week its intention to recommend to the University’s Board of Trustees that Ann Weaver Hart, president of the University of New Hampshire, become the ninth president of Temple University.

   Hart visited campus Tuesday to meet trustees, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The Search Committee is expected to make its formal recommendation to the board this afternoon.

   Since Jan. 19, the Search Committee has evaluated the qualifications of more than 100 nominees, reduced the list to 35 active candidates for more intensive review, and interviewed eight.

   After further deliberations and interviews, Dr. Hart emerged as the strongest candidate and as the unanimous choice of the committee.


Night of Argentine tango benefits dance projects
   On May 13 from 8 p.m. until 3 in the morning, Temple will host its second Mighty Milonga, an extended evening of Argentine tango music and dance performances, dancing to live music, refreshments and a silent auction benefiting dance education in local schools. [more]

Celebration to mark campaign success
   For Temple University’s first comprehensive faculty and staff campaign, this has been an amazing year. And now the time has come to say “Thank you!” [more]

Around Temple
   Young techies compete at computer fair ... Building blocks to health ... ROTC battalion presents awards ... To your health! ... Gala features talented youth ... The ‘fore’-front of technology [more]

Professor emeritus donates $1M to School of Medicine [more]
FDA Alumni Assn. awards scholarship to School of Pharmacy [more]
Grad student pairs beauty, brains as Miss Black Pa. USA [more]
New 20-Year Club members announced [more]
25-Year Club faculty members announced [more]

In The News

Awards & Achievements

  This Week in Temple History
May 13, 1927

 The Temple University Weekly reported that women’s varsity sports teams were abolished by an administrative ruling that stated University women were to participate only in “play dates.” These “play dates” were argued to be better because it promoted women to participate in sports without the need to be competitive. Most universities around the nation at this time were also abolishing women varsity sport teams.

Today, Temple has 12 women’s varsity sports teams, while men follow close behind with 10.

Information courtesy of the Templana Collection, Temple University Libraries.