June 16, 2005

   College of Liberal Arts Dean Herbst to depart

   Keith Morrison named dean of Tyler School of Art

   Temple names its first AVP of Multicultural Affairs

   Jenny Rose Carey to be new director of the Landscape Arboretum at Temple Ambler

   Keya Sadeghipour to take over as acting dean of the College of Science and Technology

   University holiday schedule posted for Fiscal Year 2005-06

Rocker-turned-professor Lisa Rhodes examines
how women in '60s rock culture were portrayed

   In Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture, Temple professor Lisa Rhodes goes beyond dishing interesting music industry tidbits about Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Grace Slick, Joni Mitchell and others.

   The book also examines how female rockers were portrayed by popular music journals Rolling Stone and the Village Voice, as well as by a number of mainstream publications, from 1965-75. And Electric Ladyland delves deeper into the culture itself with a scholarly look at how the experiences of the women in rock, particularly celebrated and sought-after groupies, correlated with the women's movement and changing sexual attitudes and mores in America.

   "Like the journalists, female musicians — and even the more self-possessed groupies — were attempting to expand the social possibilities for all women in the face of hostility and indifference," writes Rhodes, an assistant professor of American Studies. [more]

In Depth: How Lisa Rhodes went from living the rock 'n' roll life to researching it, writing about it and teaching it. [more]



Vanessa R. Rose to become associate vice president for budget and fiscal affairs

Vanessa R. Rose, an assistant vice president at Detroit’s Wayne State University, has been named associate vice president for budget and fiscal affairs. Rose will join Temple effective Aug. 8, succeeding Richard Chant. [more]


Ken Ihrer named new chief information security officer

Ken Ihrer has been named Computer Services’ chief information security officer, effective June 6. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of all security components of the University's information technology architecture. He is ultimately responsible for the University's IT security policies, standards and guidelines. [more]

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