Blog Archive

January 23, 2017

AECAP Faculty Presenting at the 2017 National Art Education Association Convention

Author: tuf71058

Art Education and Community Arts Practices faculty will be presenting several panels and presentations at the 2017 National Art Education Conference in NYC on March 2-4, 2017. Scheduled times for these panels and presentations are to be announced. March 3, 2017 CAC Forum: Alliance for Creative Change - Socially Engaged Arts Education Along with socially-engaged artists and community arts educations, Pepón Osorio will explore related goals, strategies, and possibilities for cross-pollination of practices, while considering the implications of creating a more direct dialogue between the disciplines. Changing the Discourse: Aren't We All "Special"? Lisa Kay will join members of the NAEA Special Needs in Art Education and the Women's Caucus on a panel to dialogue about the language of "special" in current educational discourse. Read More

January 12, 2017

Temple Graduate Challenges Stereotypes

Author: tug69032

Recent M.Arch graduate Opalia Meade is challenging the stereotypes associated with the architecture profession.  Along with 4 other young professionals, she co-founded Designing in Color, a think-tank collaborative whose goal is to “challenge forms of oppression in architecture education and practice, defined by systems of socioeconomic class, racism, and patriarchy.” They are developing a platform that students and professionals can use as a resource to begin to deconstruct forms of oppression in architecture.   Designing in Color hosted a workshop at the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference in Los Angeles at the beginning of 2017.  The goal of the workshop was to engage students and professionals in a conversation about oppression, and to raise awareness of this pressing matter.  The discussion topics were threefold:   Read More

January 5, 2017

Tyler Professor Pepón Osorio Nominated to NCA Post

Author: Kari Scott

President Obama announces his intent to nominate Professor Pepón Osorio to the National Council for the Arts!  Congratulations to Professor Pepón Osorio, Community Arts Practices! Just a few days ago the White House released the news that President Barack Obama intends to nominate him for a position at the National Council for the Arts (NCA). His nomination is pending confirmation by the Senate. Regarding the nominees, President Obama said, “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service. I look forward to working with them.” Professor Osorio will continue his teaching and creative work at Tyler while serving on the NCA. Read More

January 4, 2017

Tyler Glass Alumni Featured on Amy Poehler's Blog!

Author: Anonymous

Smart Girls is an organization that was founded by Meredith Walker and comedian Amy Poehler. The Smart Girls organization's mission is to help young people cultivate their authentic selves by emphasizing intelligence and imagination rather than "fitting in."  Tyler Glass alumni Julia Eckenrode and Kat Iannitto have been featured on the Smart Girls blog for a class they offered in Philadelphia to contributing writer Amy Semigran.  Semigran writes of the empowering experience she had while taking the course offered by Eckenride and Iannitto. Check out her article at the link below! http://amysmartgirls.com/getyourhairwet-adventures-in-glassblowing/ Read More

January 3, 2017

Dr. Jane DeRose Evans testifies at CPAC hearing in Washington DC

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Jane DeRose Evans, in her role as a specialist in studying coins from ancient excavations, testified at the hearings for the Memorandum of Understanding renewal for Italy on April 8, 2015.  This Memorandum, part of UNESCO's Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, will be signed (or rejected) by President Obama, after a review of the Cultural Property Awareness Committee's findings. Read More

January 2, 2017

Tyler Architecture Building Obtains LEED Silver Status

Author: Anonymous

Written by Stephanie Haller, BSArch '15 Interview with Kathleen Grady, Director of Sustainability, Temple University Kathleen Grady shared her ecstatic thoughts on the fact that the Architecture Building, as of December 1st, was the first university-wide campus building to obtain LEED Silver status. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, authorized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is well-known as being dedicated to today’s environmentally conscious, energy efficient initiatives, specifically for the built environment. For Kathleen Grady, this is another attribution to how the Temple community can become aware and take part in the sustainable practices that are spread across campus. The Office of Sustainability holds three objectives when considering their projects’ effects on the community: 1)     Advocate for green buildings and operations Read More

January 2, 2017

The Urban Workshop at Temple University Wins Honor Award from AIA Pennsylvania in the 2014 Architectural Excellence Program

Author: Anonymous

Sally Harrison AIA, director of the Urban Workshop and professor at Temple University accepted an Honor Award for Digging Deeper at the AIA Pennsylvania Awards Gala held at the Barnes Foundation. A social impact design project, Digging Deeper: The Village of Arts and Humanities was broadly collaborative, including in its scope future visioning, architectural and landscape design, design-build and preservation. It offered both long range strategies and short term "acupunctural" proposals for the renowned Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia. Jurors praised its design interventions as “very thoughtful and provocative" with “far reaching and broader impact… a very fine example of working from the ground up with direct engagement with the community.” The project was selected from over 130 submissions, the only university-based project to be recognized in the Honor category. Digging Deeper was funded by the Pew Center for Arts and Culture. Read More

January 1, 2017

C.T. Jasper and collaborator Joanna Malinowska have been selected to represent Poland in the 56th Venice Biennale this summer!

Author: matthews

C.T. Jasper and collaborator Joanna Malinowska have been selected to represent Poland in the 56th Venice Biennale this summer! Their installation and film, 18°48′05′′N 72°23′01′W, will fill the Polish Pavilion.  "It is an incredible opportunity for us to work on an ambitious international project." said Tomaszewski. Read More