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    December 5, 2006
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Temple showcases its global presence


Global Temple
(Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg / University Photography)

Last month, almost 500 Temple students, faculty and staff members attended a two-day conference that showcased the University’s international strength.

The Global Temple Conference, subtitled “Temple in the World/The World at Temple,” featured 24 faculty-led panel discussions on vital international topics from Mexico’s elections to China’s economy; 10 poster sessions; music, dance and poetry performances; art exhibits; and film screenings.

The event, held Nov. 16 and 17, was highlighted by performances of faculty members and students of Temple’s schools and colleges, as well as from Temple University Japan.

Global Temple
(Photo by Joseph V. Labolito / University Photography)

The first day featured Global Temple Live!, a series of concerts that included dance professor and chair Kariamu Welsh’s ensemble Kariamu & Company: Traditions, as well as Mexican folk dance artist Liliana Ruiz Davis (above right), who performed to the music of Latin Fiesta, a Philadelphia-based ensemble.

Members of the women’s Temple tennis team presented as part of the second day’s sessions (pictured at left), giving attendees insight into their very different cultural backgrounds. The athletes come to Temple from such faraway places as Russia, Ukraine and India.


Global Temple

A panel of faculty members from the College of Education presents an overview of its program that sends students and faculty to train teachers in Jamaica. The program helps inspire dialogue between Jamaican teachers and Temple members about effective teaching methods. (Photo by Joseph V. Labolito / University Photography)

The conference was hosted by the Faculty Senate’s International Programs Committee, which designed the event to reflect the breadth and quality of international research and expertise at Temple.

“We were really pleased with the turnout that conference received,” said Denise Connerty, director of Temple’s Office of International Programs.

“For our first conference, we were delighted with the feedback we got from those who attended. We can’t wait to start planning for the next one.”

— Karen Shuey

For the Temple Times


Global Temple

Student Tom Carroll (right) discusses his personal photographs from his travels to Italy with architecture faculty member Elizabeth Masters as she explains the images she took on her voyage to Guatemala. (Photo by Joseph V. Labolito / University Photography)





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