Blog Archive

October 26, 2016

Prof. Jane DeRose Evans testifies in favor of the MoU for Cyprus before the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof Evans testified yesterday in Washington, DC on behalf of the extention of the Memorandum of Understanding to impose import restrictions on Cypriote antiquities into the United States.  The bilateral agreement between Cyprus and the United States lasts for five years, and Evans noted the dangers of looting to the national security of the US, as smugglers do not specialize in antiquities, but use the smuggling networks to move arms, drugs and humans as well as antiquties.  She wanted to especially bring to the attention of the advisory committee the special vulnerability of coins, which are found using metal detectors (the use of metal detectors is highly regulated on Cyprus, as in most antiquities-rich countries).   Looters searching for coins destroy important information about entire sites, leading to the loss of the knowledge of not only the history of Cyprus, but all human history. Read More

October 24, 2016

A Long Battle Finally Won for the PECO Delaware Station

Author: Andrea Smith

In the Fall of 2014, potential owners bid on the PECO Delaware Station with many visions for the site. Whether or not these projects included keeping the 223,000 sq ft building, changes would still be made that would not only affect the site, but the surrounding area of Fishtown. Designed in 1917 by John T. Windram and William Eglin along the Delaware River, the original PECO building served as a culturally and historically important structure for the changing Philadelphia area. Stephanie Haller, BS Arch and Arch Pres. ’15, decided to nominate the exterior of the building to be added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places as her Architectural Preservation Capstone Project. She came in contact with Fishtown Neighbors Association member Jill Betters, who assisted Stephanie in the advocacy to save the building. Another close contact was Kim Broadbent of the Historical Commission, who assisted in editing the nomination of the building. Read More

October 20, 2016

Prof. Tracy Cooper lectures at Warwick University

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Tacy Cooper gives the Warwick in Venice Bienniel Lecture in the History of Art, "The Last Dogaressa: Material Presence, Gender, and Elite Identity in Early Modern Venice", October 21, at the Palazzo Pesaro Papfava, Venice. Read More

October 14, 2016

Students Win IFMA Foundation Scholarships

Author: mary stiger

This year, five Temple students have been awarded International Facilities Management Association Foundation scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to Facilities Management students worldwide, and in addition to the scholarship value, students also had the opportunity to attend IFMA's World Workplace (WWP) in San Diego, California.  This event offers students the opportunity to network with professionals, attend workshops and social events, as well as explore a new city.   This year's scholarships recipients are: Jason Gonzalez (Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management '16): Greater Philadelphia Chapter Scholarship Joshua Krawiec (Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management '17): Aramark Scholarship Mary Paschos (Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management '18): Corporate Facilities Council Benjamin Sotomayor (Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management '17): Central Pennsylvania Chapter Scholarship Read More

October 12, 2016

Call for Submissions! Tyler Continuing Education 2017 Summer Poster

Author: Laura Hricko

Tyler Continuing Education is looking for artwork submissions from the Tyler student body for our 2017 Pre-College Summer Programs Poster.  All media and styles are welcome. Painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, we are open to all art mediums. We encourage you to be creative! We are looking for fun, vibrant artwork that expresses art making and enjoying the summertime in Philadelphia. If you can create something that embodies that, feel free to submit! These posters are shared with thousands of individuals and schools nationwide and will make a great addition to your portfolio. You will be credited for your work on the poster. Artwork image must be 8.25" wide by 17" high.  This is the image that falls between the header and footer text. *The text is handled by our graphic designer.  Submissions are due by December 5th, 2016 Read More

October 12, 2016

Temple graduate student speaks at Byzantine Studies Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Michalis Kappas, Mihail Mitrea, Agnieszka Szymańska (PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History at Temple University), and Alberto Bardi, attending a reception at the Byzantine Studies Conference that took place between October 6 to 9, 2016, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Agnes spoke at the conference. Read More

October 10, 2016

MEd Candidate Presents at PAEA

Author: issarevell

What does the art of make-up aging teach us about value and form? MEd candidate Molly Porter, a former Hollywood makeup artist, delivered a presentation to this year's PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association) Conference on how makeup techniques for film and television can be used for dynamic lessons on how to use light and shadow to shape 3D appearances. In the picture above, Molly Porter is giving a hands-on demonstration of her lesson plan to Professor Renee Jackson's Science and Art of Teaching class. Read More

October 7, 2016

Visiting artist Helena Parriott's lecture on Oct.12th

Author: Pan

We are honerd to have artist Helena Parriott to give a lecture at Tyler 121 this Wednesday. Helena Parriott, a painter and sculptor, received a BFA with distinction in 2010 from California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, California. Parriott’s work has been shown with galleries and institutions including VICTORI + MO, Brooklyn, NY, Novella Gallery, New York, and Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY. In Fall of 2015, she presented a series of performances through the Community Activation Program at UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been selected for the ArtBridge Off the Grid project, and won Honorable Mention in ArtSlant’s annual ArtPrize, which exhibited in Miami at Aqua Art Fair. Parriott has been awarded a fellowship through the Creative Glass Center of America scheduled for fall of 2016. Read More

October 5, 2016

Community Based Organization class tour with APM

Author: Tracy Purdy

In September, Dr. Jeff Doshna took his Community Based Organizations class to visit Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit, located just east of Temple Main campus. The tour was led by APM employee Bradley Vassallo (CDEV ’16). The students were quite impressed with APM's broad scope of work . Read More

October 4, 2016

Yixuan Pan at New Boone Gallery

Author: Pan

Yixuan Pan (MFA '17) is a part of 3-Person Exhibition Wish List, at New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia. The curator Stephanie Price introduces the show as a "comprised of work utilizing crafting techniques such as rug making, candy creating and tile laying. This gentle group of works focuses on earnest messages from the artist to the viewer. The artists have created works about language, tender love gestures and self care. " Yixuan Pan has included a number of work from sculptures, to installations of sound and videos.  Preview & conversation about Wish list on Thursday 6th at 7:30pm. Wish list will open Oct. 7th from 7pm til 10pm. This exhibition can be seen at New Boone from the 8th to the 9th of October during gallery hours 12pm-3pm or on the selected dates by appointment.  Read More