Honorable Michaela Winberg covers this Fall's Honors course "Evolution of the Temple Campus", which rose out of the student body's desire to learn more about the future of Temple.
Honors Professor Ralph Young was on WHYY's Radio Times to discuss Black Lives Matter and its place in the current climate and history. Listen here!
Well, his book was anyways. Ervin's debut novel, Burning Down George Orwell's House, was reviewed by Christopher Buckley for the New York Times' Sunday Book Review. His novel is out now via Soho Press.
Temple's Mechanical Engineering Chair, Professor Harsh Deep Chopra, has teamed up with a materials science professor at the University of Maryland to discover a new class of magnets. These new magnets will potentially create huge changes in the way electronic devices are manufactured, making them smaller and less expensive. Current Merit Scholars are working on this project with Dr. Chopra.
Honors Student Ifeoma S. Ezeugwu (CLA '15) was the 2015 Commencement student speaker. You can relive Ifeoma's speech here and get inspired!
Honors professor Andrew Ervin's new novel, Burning Down George Orwell's House, was recently reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air. His novel was released on May 5th through Soho Press.
7 Temple Honors students were recognized for their contributions to Undergraduate research with this year's Library Prize. These awards are given annually to students who produced the University's most complleting research. Winners from Honors this year are:
Research on Sustainability and the Environment
- Katharine Ament for Exploring the Food Hub Network in Philadelphia supported by professor Deborah Howe
- Kevin Carpenter for Rethinking Conservation Goals for North America's Gray Wolves supported by professor Laura Toran
- Bethany Burns-Lynch for "The Widow Carried on the Business": Elizabeth Willing Powel and Widowhood in Early National Philadelphia supported by professor Travis Glasson
- Patrick DeBrosse for "Men of Instinct, Impetuousness, and Action": Chivalry and the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland supported by professor Travis Glasson
- Kadijatou Diallo for Explaning Variations in Treaty Entry into Force Thresholds supported by professor Sarah Bush
- Julie Seidman for A Rhetorical Analysis of "Epoch of Clemency": Homophobia and Invisibility in Russian Society supported by professor Scott Gratson
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Each year, the Division of Student Affairs presents a select group of students with the Diamond Award. It is the highest recognition given by the Division to deserving juniors and seniors who exhibit leadership, academic excellence, service, and impact on the campus, community, and the world.
19 of the 24 students honored were members of the University Honors Program and we would like to further recognize their accomplishments here:
- Katherine Ament
- Thomas DiAgostino
- Alexandra Fleming
- Lindsey Hildebrand
- Tyler Horst
- Molly Lawrence
- Madeline Luebbert
- Kelly McArdle
- Gaelen McCartney
- Lori Moore
- Kevin Murray
- Nadia Ouazzi
- Kristine Polizzano
- Nathan Rost
- Julie Seidman
- Katey Steinberg
- Melissa Tucker
- Elizabeth Yazvac
- Alisha Zafar
Congratulations to all of the winners!
From Press Release:
Lucas P. Wozniak, a graduating senior at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA and future Temple Honors student has been named a semifinalist in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities. With an eye on studying film, Mr. Wozniak chose Temple because:
“Temple emphasizes independent productions with a focus on finding the filmmaker’s own voice. After touring the school and meeting with faculty and current students, I knew I found the program for me.”
Congratulations Lucas, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Kadijatou (Kadija) Diallo, an Honors Student in the History department, followed up her Library Prize victory of last year by being selected for Humanity in Action's Fellowship program. As a Fellow, she will take part in a month long program in Paris, France this summer with counterparts from universities across the United States and Europe. Humanity in Action Fellowship is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and avtivists, as well as site visits to goverment agencies, non-profit and community orgranizations, museums, and memorials. The program seeks to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice relating to diverse societies. Congratulations Kadijatou!