The Temple University Postdoc Association (TUPA) meets for monthly lunches at Main Campus on 2nd Friday of the month and at Health Science Campus on the 3rd Friday of the month. Bring your own lunch and come catch up with other postdocs.
While campus is closed due to COVID-19, we are holding virtual lunches on Zoom. Contact Em (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Main Campus Lunch
Pictured left to right: Sarah, André, Katie, Amilkar, Jason, Drew, Emily, Emily
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Jennica, Sarah, Yulia, Charlotte, Jason
The Temple University Postdoc Association (TUPA) has held monthly social events since December 2018. Highlights include dinner outings, happy hours, museums, potluck meals, and park days. These multidisciplinary events have included postdocs from over 15 departments, fostering inter-departmental networking. Our socials are a great way to form meaningful relationships and explore Philadelphia together!
While on-campus activities are limited due to COVID-19, we are hosting virtual socials. Check out the Events Calendar for more details on upcoming virtual events.
TUPA joined Jefferson University postdocs for a Halloween-themed social, including a costume contest, scavenger hunt, and escape room.
TUPA and alumni celebrated National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week #NPAW with a night of online trivia. High fives to Battuya for her win!
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Jennica, Charlotte, Battuya, Sarah, Lauren, Emily, Brooke
The postdocs shared readings on the theme of pets & plants in an event inspired by Lit Atlanta.
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Jennica, Sarah, Battuya, Emily, Charlotte
The postdocs baked and decorated focaccia bread with the theme Temple Pride!
The postdocs enjoyed hearing each other’s musical talents at our virtual open mic night.
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Lauren, Charlotte, Dimos, Battuya, Jason, Angelo, Jennica
A group of postdocs got together for a virtual game night.
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Sarah, Battuya, Em, Kathy, Brooke, Charlotte, Inez, Shubhmita
The postdocs had fun playing trivia and other games over Zoom!
Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Charlotte, Sarah, Jason, Brooke, Battuya, Drew, Jennica, Helene, Lauren
The postdocs enjoyed a fun outing exploring the science exhibits at the Franklin Institute.
Pictured left to right: Inés, James, Sarah, Jennica
This month, we enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner followed by an outing at Manayunk Brewing Company. A huge thank you to Jennica for hosting us for the potluck!
Pictured top left to bottom right: Charlotte, Kayleigh, Jason, Amilkar, Blaine, Mir, James, Inés, Mary, Jennica, Lauren, Helene, Brooke, Battuya, Sarah
The postdocs had a great time cheering on the Temple men’s basketball team. Many thanks to Sharon Barkley and the Office of the Vice President for Research for hosting us!
Pictured top left to bottom right: Mir, Rebecca, Rafael, Battuya, Antonia, Angelo, Brian, Jason, Jennica, Sarah, Brooke
TUPA celebrated the one-year anniversary of our monthly social events with a holiday party at Strangelove’s.
Pictured top left to bottom right: Drew, André, James, Tom, Jason, Sarah, Charlotte, Cristina, Amilkar, Yulia, Emily, Nick, Iva, Jennica, Helene, Brooke, Alvaro, Angelo
The postdocs shared their interesting and amazing research (and some drinks) in a series of short talks.
Pictured left to right: Angelo, André, Sarah, Antonia, Alvaro, Jason, Drew, Yulia, Charlotte
The postdocs enjoyed an authentic Italian dinner at Angelina’s restaurant in South Philly.
Pictured left to right: André, Blaine, Brooke, Yulia, Amilkar, Charlotte, Angelo, Dimosthenis, Jennica, Battuya, Anand, Loukmane
In honor of National Postdoc Association Week, we gathered for coffee and refreshments. Many thanks to Mat Wimmer from the Psychology Department for sponsoring this event!
Pictured top left to bottom right: Brian, Drew, André, Sarah, Amilkar, Dimosthenis, Shinichi, Emily, Charlotte, Charlotte, Yulia, Battuya, Jennica
To celebrate National Postdoc Association Week, we participated in a joint event with UPenn, CHOP, Jefferson, Wistar, and Drexel at The Post at Cira Garage. It was great to do some networking and meet postdocs from other universities.
Drew and Charlotte pictured with leadership teams from participating universities.
The postdocs enjoyed a cultural evening as we explored the exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pictured left to right front: Rafael, Jennica, Sarah, Blaine, Amilkar, Brooke, Rebecca
This happy hour social at Goose Island Brewhouse was a great way to enjoy the nice summer weather.
Pictured left to right: Alex, Angelo, Sarah André, Clara, Charlotte, Battuya
This Sunday afternoon potluck was held at Fairmount Park. We enjoyed a picnic and some fresh air in a beautiful, wooded setting.
Pictured top left to bottom right: Charlotte, Drew, Mir, Debbie, James, John, James, Sarah, Tiffany, Chih-Ru, Sayeda, Clara, Emily, Yi
The group got back to our roots with a happy hour at Draught Horse Pub, where we had our first social back in 2018.
This potluck event was held at Love City Brewing. We spent a Sunday afternoon chatting and sharing dishes from across the globe. This was also our first event open to friends and partners!
Pictured left to right: Drew, Vianney, Amilkar, Antonia, Yulia, Anand, Battuya, Sarah, Tom, Charlotte
We met at U-Bahn bar for dinner and drinks followed by live music at Maison 208.
Pictured left to right: Amilkar, Antonia, Battuya
We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sampan restaurant in Center City, followed by an outing at Time whiskey bar and taproom.
Pictured left to right: Charlotte, Drew, Chih-Ru, Wenyu
The postdocs escaped the cold with dinner and drinks at The Black Sheep Pub in Rittenhouse Square.
Our very first social event was held at Draught Horse Pub, a local favorite on Temple’s main campus.
Pictured left to right: Charlotte, Drew, Angelo