Faculty News

September 8, 2017

Inquirer features I-95 Corridor PennDot Project including Tyler Professor Sasha Eisenman

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler Associate Professor of Horticulture Sasha Eisenman, PhD recently participated in a novel project between PennDot, Villanova University and Temple University to use gardens to mitigate rainwater runoff from Highway 95 as it runs through Philadelphia. The project uses plants identified by Dr. Eisenman to allow rainwater to soak into the ground instead of running into an overtaxed water treatment system in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's daily Inquirer wrote a feature about the project, which you can read here. Read More

April 26, 2017

Water Resources Association Tribute to Jeff Featherstone

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Lynn Mandarano, Associate Professor and Chair of the Planning and Community Development department, was invited to deliver a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone at the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin 35th Annual Recognition Awards Dinner.  The WRA selected Jeff to receive the Samuel S. Baxter Memorial award. The Baxter award is given to the nominated "candidate who best exemplifies the purposes of the WRA as evidenced by the contribution to sound water management that was the keystone of Philadelphia's former Water Commissioner. in recognition of his accomplishments in protecting water resources."  The award was presented to Nancy Featherstone at the Downtown Club in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017. Read More

April 24, 2017

Elisabeth S. Bolman's book reviewed in the NY Review of Books

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth S. Bolman's (Art History) new book, The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt (Yale, 2016) was reviewed by Peter Brown, an eminent scholar of Medieval Studies, for the NY Review of Books (April 2017). http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/05/11/gw-bowersock-muhammad-center-roiling-world/ Read More

March 1, 2017

Prof. Tracy Cooper elected to Board of Directors of Save Venice, Inc.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof. Tracy Cooper was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Save Venice, Inc. foundation, on the 50th anniversary of the devastating 1966 floods that inspired the formation of international organizations for conservation of the priceless heritage of now-World Monument cities. Read More

February 13, 2017

Prof. Jane DeRose Evans to speak at Harvard on the coins of Sardis

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof Evans was invited to be part of a colloquium, "City and Empire in Seleucid Asia Minor: Sardis from the King's Peace to the Treaty of Apamea", Feb  23-24, 2017 at Harvard University.  She will be presenting a lecture, "The Mint at Sardis amid the Changing Political Landscape of the Third and Second Centuries".  http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sardis-conference-2017/home  Read More

January 23, 2017

AECAP Faculty Presenting at the 2017 National Art Education Association Convention

Author: issarevell

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

November 7, 2016

Professor Lolly Tai Named Faculty of the Game

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler Landscape and Horticulture Professor Lolly Tai was named Faculy of the Game at Temple's October 29 football game against Cincinatti. Professor Tai is an accomplished, talented and innovative landscape architect and professor at Tyler School of Art. Dedicated to her students and Temple, Lolly has served as department chair and senior associate dean for the Ambler campus. Her creative approach to applied learning and hands-on education has helped shape Temple’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture department into one of the most unique in the country. An award –winning book author, Lolly has had a strong and lasting impact on her many students and alumni. Let’s give it up for Lolly! Read More

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 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


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