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Class of 2020 Starts Their Temple Journey


It’s always inspiring to meet someone smart, talented and driven.  And when you meet hundreds of people like that in a single day, it’s worth celebrating.  Today we marked the beginning of the academic year by welcoming more than 700 new undergraduate students to the College of Public Health at Temple’s 2016 Convocation.  They join a diverse group of 167 faculty members and over 4000 current students, who together represent one of the most innovative institutions of public health education and research in the country. 

Posted:  August 26, 2016

New CPH Program Reinvents Movement Research


A new direction in movement research

How do we learn and control movement?  That might sound like a basic question, but as the students graduating from the College of Public Health’s new neuromotor science program will tell you, the answers are anything but simple.  The new graduate program brings together top faculty from across the college to uncover those answers—and in the process, it places Temple at the forefront of human movement science.

Posted:  August 24, 2016

A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Temple University Occupational Therapy Cancer Survivors Camp Discovery

Yoga classes. Granola-making. Scrapbooking. It might make you think of a childhood summer camp.  But take a look around Camp Discovery and you’ll see that things are different. Each of the participants is an adult woman—and each is here because she is recovering from or living with cancer. 

Posted:  August 15, 2016

"MSWs Are More Relevant Than Ever"

Never underestimate the power of a social work degree.  That’s according to Chong-suk Han, an alumnus of Temple’s Master of Social Work program and associate professor of sociology at Middlebury College in Vermont.  Han’s roots in social work remain strong, and he says hardly a day goes by when he doesn’t use the skills he learned in his Temple MSW courses. 

“An MSW provides you with real skills in terms of how you deal with people, read a situation, learn to anticipate an environment and how people interact within that environment,” says Han.  “It’s a phenomenally flexible degree.”

Posted:  August 3, 2016

"Powerful beyond measure"

Social Work Alum Veronica Joyner

At The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School (MCSCS) in Philadelphia, every student starts the morning with a pledge.  In one colorful classroom, twenty third-graders stand and begin reciting.  “I’m 100% committed to my education,” they say in unison. “I believe in myself and my ability to do my best at all times.  I am powerful beyond measure.  I will learn.”

It’s not your average school pledge.  But neither is this an average school.

Posted:  July 8, 2016

Commentary: A hate crime in gay pride month

In an opinion piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jacqueline Warr-Williams discusses the need to refocus attention on "the unbelievable hate that still exists for gay and transgender individuals." Warr-Williams is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in providing mental health services to LGBTQ+ youth and teaches clinical courses including institutional racism within Temple's School of Social Work. Read the opinion piece here.

Posted:  June 22, 2016

White House Initiative Includes Temple Researchers

Two Temple researchers are part of a White House effort to establish a national clearinghouse of educational resources about kidney transplant and living donation. Heather Traino, associate professor in the College of Public Health, and Avrum Gillespie, assistant professor in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, are part of the initiative which will allow patients, living donors, and the interested public to access information that was previously privately-held, and which will help them make informed decisions about kidney transplants and donation.

Posted:  June 15, 2016