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April 11, 2019

Marlise Brown (PhD candidate, Art History) awarded a Fulbright to study in Germany

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Marlise Brown will use the Fulbright to conduct research to complete her doctoral dissertation, "The Markgrafin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth". Through an examination of primary source documents and the visual language of five architectural sites built under Markgrafin Wilhelmine von Bayreuth (r. 1735-1758) - three palaces, an opera house, and an outdoor theater - I investigate how Wilhelmine utlized the rhetoric of "magnificence" to establish her legacy and perform roles that were often at odds with her limited social and political powers as a woman consort. In Germany, she will work with a renowned specialist in her field of research, Dr Dagmar Eichberger, at the University of Heidelberg. She will also spend time in Bayreuth, Berlin, Munich, Bamberg, and Erlangen, to access several archival collections. Read More

March 14, 2019

Vision Zero Conference PHL 2019

Author: lmandara

The Planning and Community Development department is excited to be the local host and sponsor for the VisionZero PHL 2019 conference on March 16. The goal of VisionZero is to reduce the the number and severity of traffic crashes each year with the goal of reaching Zero incidents.  The conference is being convened by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and will be held at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Mayor Keeney is scheduled to make concluding remarks at 3:00pm. To register and learn more visit the s conference schedule click here The link with take you to the conference page at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Read More

November 28, 2018

Tyler Associate Professor Baldev Lamba Receives Several Awards and Honors for Design, Publication, Teaching and Community Service

Author: Gracie A. Laychock

American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Merit Award, General Design Category, Project “Pop Up Parks: Low Cost, Low Risk, High Impact Installations.” 2018.  These temporary Pop Up Park installations, located in Doylestown, PA, represent creative and innovative design experiments that have helped overcome resistance against losing parking, and have changed public perceptions about green spaces as catalysts for social, economic and environmental benefits. These Pop Up Parks have attracted a following asking for its annual return, they were used as models for similar installations in other locations and communities, and they have started serious conversations about ways of making them permanent. Read More

June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Duntemann to take residency at the Center for the Art and Architecture of Port Cities, Naples, Italy

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth (PhD candidate, Art History) writes, "I am pleased to share that I have accepted a 9-month Research Residency at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities/Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, in Naples, Italy. I will be part of an inaugural group of Ph.D. candidates invited to live and work on the grounds of the Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte, at La Capraia. This residency will facilitate unprecedented access to resources in the city, foster professional connections with other graduates and scholars, and create a platform to share research across academic, museum, and public spheres. The residency project I have proposed to complete will contribute a vital strand to my dissertation research, which re-centers port cities, including Naples, as hubs of cultural production, to examine how art and architecture negotiated constructs of chronic infection and healing during the sixteenth century.   Read More

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