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Faculty Affairs Newsletter

Volume 2 • Issue 3 • Apr. 2018

Faculty Spotlight

Two Temple University professors were awarded prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships for exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creativity in the arts.

Mark Franko, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Dance, will be working on a project titled Serge Lifar and the Crisis of Neoclassicism, a study of French dance and politics in the first half of the twentieth century.

Jeremy Schipper, Department of Religion, will be writing a book currently titled Denmark Vesey’s Bible: Biblical Interpretation and the Trial that Changed a Nation.

Maria Lorenz has been awarded the 2018 Mathematical Association of America EPaDel Section's James P. Crawford Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Lorenz joins a group of people with outstanding teaching records recognized through this regional teaching award.

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab has been awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Education, which “pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world.” More information »

Center for Biodiversity - Photo credit: Claudio Contreras Koob

Did You Know?

The Center for Biodiversity at Temple University is involved in the research, education and conservation of species. Research in the Center for Biodiversity seeks to understand how species evolved (the tree of life), what currently exists (systematics and taxonomy), how species interact with each other and the environment (ecology), and how we can save species from extinction (conservation). The Center for Biodiversity also hosts workshops and meetings that facilitate biodiversity and conservation science.

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University Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards

Annual faculty awards honor exemplary teaching, research and creativity.

Educators and scholars from disciplines across the university including economics, law, medicine and music, are being honored for their accomplishments and contributions at the annual faculty awards ceremony.

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Upcoming Events

Presidential Humanities and Arts Showcase

The Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program—now in its third year—recognizes and fosters faculty research, scholarship and creative activity in the humanities and arts. The response to this presidential initiative continues to be overwhelming, and underscores the highly creative and innovative work of our faculty. This goal has been clearly realized through the awarded projects, which include scholarly books and journal publications, dance, drama and musical performances, community-based arts and culture programs, digital arts and humanities projects, artistic and museum installations, and film documentaries. This event will take place April 23 from 2-4 p.m. in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200.

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