Faculty News

    May 3, 2024

    Associate Professor of Architecture Publishes Book on Urban Design Interventions in Latin America

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Tyler School of Art and Architecture Associate Professor Pablo Meninato has released a new book titled Urban Labyrinths. Informal Settlements, Architecture, and Social Change in Latin America. Published by Routledge and co-authored with Gregory Marinic, the book explores how contemporary architects, researchers, and other stakeholders have developed innovative urban design tactics that enhance the quality of life in informal settlements built by migrants across Latin America. Read More

    May 3, 2024

    Dr Ashley West selected as Visiting Scholar at the Bard Center for fall 2024

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    The Bard Graduate Center hosts scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds for the Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships, which are intended to provide scholars with workspace in the Bard Graduate Center Research Center and enable them to join the dynamic, intellectual, and scholarly community in New York City. Visiting Fellowships represent Bard's commitment to conversation and scholarly communication to pursue  work in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Dr. West will be a Bard Visiting Scholar while she is on leave. Read More

    April 22, 2024

    Tyler Professor of Sculpture Creates Monument at Stenton Museum

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    In 2019, Tyler Professor of Sculpture Karyn Olivier was selected from three finalists to create a monument to Dinah, a Black woman remembered by history for saving Stenton—a colonial-era mansion, now a museum at 4601 N. 18th St. in Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood—from destruction during the Revolutionary War. Though records of her life are sparse, and no images or likenesses of her exist, Stenton staff began researching to learn more about Dinah in preparation for the monument. She was an enslaved woman at Stenton, who asked for her freedom and was emancipated on April 15, 1776, remaining as a paid caretaker.  Read More

    April 18, 2024

    Emily Neumeier publishes book on the Hagia Sophia

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Emily notes that, "I am the co-editor, along with Benjamin Anderson (Cornell University) Hagia Sophia in the Long Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh University Press). I also contributed a chapter." You can find the book here: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-hagia-sophia-in-the-long-ninet... Read More

    April 10, 2024

    Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

    March 19, 2024

    Tyler GAID Professor Honored Among Women Leading the 175th Initiative

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    Every year for Women’s History Month, Pennsylvania State Rep. Mary Isaacson, in coordination with community leaders and advocates, honors exceptional women living or working in her legislative  district who have led efforts to improve the daily lives of Pennsylvanians. The 2024 cohort includes Abby Guido, Associate Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design. Isaacson, who represents Philadelphia’s 175th State Legislative District, selected Guido for the recognition, “due to the actions [she has] taken in shaping the everyday lives of Pennsylvanians, future of our neighborhoods and our great City” through her community-focused volunteer work. The district includes Fishtown, Northern Liberties, part of Center City, Society Hill and Queen Village. Read More

    March 18, 2024

    Prof. Kopta Shares Research at the Medieval Academy of America

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Joseph Kopta spoke at the Medieval Academy of America's 99th Annual Meeting at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, on March 15, 2024. His paper, "Bookmaking as Knowledge Construction in Byzantine Codices" explored the ways that late Byzantine colophons and recipes for inks and dyes help us understand that the act of bookmaking was itself considered a form of knowledge construction in Byzantium. The session, "Conceptualizing the Knowledge of Artists and Builders in the Global Middle Ages," is the first of two panels on this theme; the second will take place at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May 2024. This material comes from Kopta's in-progress book project, tentatively titled The Materiality of the Byzantine Codex. Read More

    February 22, 2024

    Professor Pepón Osorio and Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) Named 2024 Arts and Letters Awardees

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Pepón Osorio, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art, and Tyler alum Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) have been honored as 2024 Awards in Art recipients by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the organization announced in a press release. Since 1942, the awards have been selected annually by Arts and Letters members. The 2024 awards, totaling $125,000, were granted to eleven established and emerging artists. Read More

    February 19, 2024

    Prof Durusu's survey in Turkey highlighted in ASOR News

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    The survey explores the area around the city of Polatlı in the province of Ankara in central Anatolia to understand the area's landscape context, construct site biographies, and study material culture through a sample surface collection. You can find the report here: click here Read More


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