July 7, 2005

Tallarida returns to faculty; new VP for faculty affairs sought
   Provost Ira M. Schwartz has announced that Ronald J. Tallarida will step down as vice provost for faculty affairs effective July 31 to return to the faculty and concentrate on his research. While serving as an administrator, Tallarida maintained an active research program with several externally funded grants. [more]

Dawn Staley takes the popular vote
Photo courtesy Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Left to right: Ambassador of Basketball for the 76ers World B. Free; Dawn Staley; Robert P. Levy, chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress; and Tom Muldoon, president of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau at the 2005 John Wanamaker Athletic Award ceremony.   

Dawn Staley, women's basketball head coach WNBA star and three-time Olympian, was awarded the 2005 John Wanamaker Athletic Award by the Philadelphia Sports Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, at a ceremony and luncheon on June 29.

Staley also won the Wanamaker in 1997, and joins Joe Frazier (’68, ’71) and Steve Carlton (’73, ’83) as the only two-time individual winners of the award.

Since 1961, the award has been presented to the “athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel.” [more]

New merit pay awards for faculty, librarians, academic professionals

Provost Ira Schwartz announced that 421 faculty members, librarians and academic professionals — more than one-third of the employees represented by the Temple Association of University Professionals — have been awarded merit salary increases for their outstanding performance and achievements in their respective fields. [more]

Temple religion professor joins American scholars on South Asia tour to promote dialogue, cooperation [more]

TUJ hosts NextFrame Nippon student film festival July 15–20 [more]

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