A real challenge
Temple students take the course to self-discovery.
When senses fail
Study examines impact of — and treatment for — adult sensory defensiveness.

Temple ties strong at Miss America pageant
September 23, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 5

  Temple University Adverse Events Tracking System Mandatory Training and Authorization Registration  
Training sessions have been scheduled to allow all Principal Investigators and their designated reporters (Study Coordinators) to gain access to the system. [

  Candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director   
From Tuesday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Sept. 30, we will have a campus visit for the first candidate, Larry Alford.
  Trustees announce tenure, promotion actions

   Come Temple University announces the following tenure and promotion actions, made by the Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 3, 2004, through Aug. 30, 2004.

  Federal radiation reporting rules
now available for employees
The University expects that everyone who works with radioactive materials and witnesses unsafe practices or violations of regulatory requirements or University policies associated with the use of radioactive materials will bring their concerns to Temple’s attention. [more]


Getting ready for the real thing

Medical and health science programs are increasingly using simulation to prepare students for patient encounters.
    Throughout the Health Sciences Center, simulation is an increasingly hot new teaching tool. Practically, it allows professors to actually plan and schedule lifelike medical events. And students are able to “practice” without fear of real-life complications or consequences.
    Simulation can take the form of a computerized mannequin, an actor trained to portray a patient, or something much like a flight simulator that is used to learn complex surgical skills.

headline photo
Senior nursing student Clifton Richardson takes a look at SimMan, a computer-driven patient simulation mannequin, with Kim Alexander Noble, associate professor of nursing.

Institute for Public Affairs to debut new political polls   
    Just in time to help citizens and campaign decision makers learn more about the state — particularly the swing-voter-rich Philadelphia area — Temple has created the Institute for Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary public policy research center committed to studying the lives of Pennsylvanians and Philadelphians. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Patrick O’Connor
    In 1971, Patrick O’Connor was only four years removed from Villanova’s School of Law when the president pro tempore of the state Senate appointed him to Temple’s Board of Trustees. At 28, he became the youngest trustee in the University’s history. [more]

Around Temple
Miss Georgia Danica Tisdale, who earned a master’s degree at Temple, placed in the top 10 at the Miss America pageant Saturday ... Temple has sponsored a number of voter registration drives this month in anticipation of Monday, Oct. 4 — the registration deadline ... Students at the School of Pharmacy donned their first white coats at a ceremony last week at the Health Sciences Center [more]


‘Caucasia’ author Senna provides insight into race, writing [more]

Research at Temple
Fibromyalgia prohibits sufferers from breast-feeding, study finds [more]
Impact of, treatment for sensory defensiveness examined in study [more]
    Researchers seek lung disease clues at cellular level [more]
Study to assess telemedicine as tool to monitor gestational diabetes [more]

    Gene expression in lymphoid cells can determine lymphoma cancer [more]

Challenge course spurs students to self-discovery [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes

This Week in Temple History
September 24, 1987

    The Temple Times announced that the Temple Band had performed on Chestnut Street as part of Philadelphia’s 200th-anniversary celebration of the U.S. Constitution. The band also played at the unveiling of the William Penn statue atop City Hall, which had been encased in scaffolding for more than a year, in the opening event of the city’s Constitution Week. As the Temple Band played “America the Beautiful,” a crowd of 10,000 onlookers cheered, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.