Artists, Lectures and Programs

Week of November 18

CofFREE Monday – Every Monday, 7:45 to 9:45 a.m., Temple Contemporary. Stop by Temple Contemporary for a free cuppa to start your week off right!

Tyler Family Meal of Thanks – Monday November 18, 1 p.m., Temple Contemporary. All of Tyler School of Art and Architecture is invited as we dig in for our Annual Tyler Meal of Thanks. There will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie, and vegan options galore – with a special musical guest! No need to register for this one. Come one, come all, come hungry!

Harriet Tubman: The Philadelphia Connection Interview with Curator Emeritus Charles L. Blockson – Monday, November 18, 2 p.m., Blockson Collection, Sullivan Hall

Foundations of Study Abroad – Monday, November 18, 3:30 p.m., Tuttleman 200. Repeats Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Friday at 2 p.m.

Ambler Campus mac and cheese Monday – Monday, November 18, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Ambler Learning Center Lobby

Therapy Dogs & Bunnies – Tuesday, November 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Architecture 104. The semi-annual visit with therapy dogs and bunnies! Coffee and tea will be served.

Study in Israel Info Session – Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 p.m., Tuttleman 200

Basics of Map Making – Tuesday, November 19, 2 p.m., Charles Library 315

Human Rights in a Polarized World: Achieving Justice – Tuesday, November 19, 3 p.m., Alter Hall MBA Commons

Temple Japan Internships Info Session – Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 p.m., Tuttleman 200

Free class on listening: Lisa Sonneborn and Nicki Pombier Berger – Tuesday, November 19, 4 p.m., Temple Contemporary. In this session, we will be listening and learning from Lisa Sonneborn, the Director of Media, Arts and Culture at The Institute on Disabilities, and oral historian Nicki Pombier Berger. For over twenty years, Lisa Sonneborn’s documentary film and video work has been used to promote social action in the disability community. Nicki Pombier Berger brings an oral historical approach to collaborative work across disciplines, with an interest in how the process and products of these collaborations reflect, and enact desires for change.

Cookie Jar & Java – Every Wednesday, 11 a.m., Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery. Free coffee, tea and cookies to celebrate the opening of the student galleries

Stetson Bell Concert Series – Every Wednesday, noon, Temple Contemporary

Poster Presentation Best Practices – Wednesday, November 20, noon, Charles Library 202

Ambler Campus: American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting – Wednesday, November 20, 1 p.m., Bright Hall Perch

Social Entrepreneurship Summit – Wednesday, November 20, 2–8 p.m., Alter Hall MBA Commons

Ambler Campus Feast – Wednesday, November 20, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Ambler Learning Center Lobby

Sergio Coscia and David Moos Lecture – Wednesday, November 20, 4 p.m., Architecture 104. Join us for a lecture with Sergio Coscia and David Moos Lecture. Coscia Moos Architecture, founded in 2010, provides architectural design, interior design and planning for clients throughout the United States across a broad range of project types, including higher education facilities, laboratories, healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use residential, commercial buildings and interiors.

Critical Dialogues: Ralph Lemon – Wednesday, November 20, 6 p.m., Temple Contemporary. Ralph Lemon was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lemon has been classified as many things; an African American dancer, a choreographer, company director, a writer and a visual artist but he chooses to categorize himself as a conceptualist.

Ambler Campus Arboretum Speaker Series: Landscape Lighting Fundamentals – Wednesday, November 20, 7 p.m., Campus Lounge. Presenter Lori Metz will emphasize on the effects and patterns that can be created to make the most of your landscape plants and architecture after dark.

Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America – Thursday, November 21, 3 p.m., Anderson Hall 811

Free class on Listening: Ronnie Polaneczky – Thursday, November 21, 4 p.m., Temple Contemporary. Ronnie Polaneczky is an award-winning journalist who uses her Deliberate Listening and reporting skills to bring life to stories about what matters to us the most: Our families. Our communities. Our work. Fairness, respect and accountability from those in power. She’s adept at seeing the unexpected ways that decisions and actions – our own and others’, deliberate or unintended – impact our everyday lives and well-being. Ronnie brings these insights and more to her work as a public speaker, onstage interviewer and emcee whose warmth, smarts, honesty and humor quickly engage and connect her with audiences – and audience members with each other.

“Fighting with Allies: The United States and the World War II Grand Alliance” – Thursday, November 21, 4:30 p.m., Gladfelter 914

FulFill micro-granting meal – Thursday November 21, 6 p.m., Temple Contemporary. Fulfill is a micro-granting initiative inspired by community-based organizations such as Sunday Soup and Philly Stake. For a $20-30 donation you will be served a delicious, locally sourced meal in dishware made by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture Ceramics and Glass Programs, with napkins created by the Fibers & Material Studies Program. All of the money raised will be evenly re-granted to three non-profit organizations: City of Elderly Love, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services and Philly Tree People. Register here to reserve your seat now!

The Mediated World: A New Approach to Mass Communication and Culture – Friday, November 22, 10 a.m., Annenberg 304

Coffee, Tea and… gratitude – Friday, November 22, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 pm, Tyler Lobby. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Grab a free cup of coffee or tea and learn tips to practice gratitude in this drop-in workshop

Engaging in community-based participatory research: what, why and how to establish and sustain effective, equitable community-academic research partnerships – Friday, November 22, 11 a.m., Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall

Ambler Campus Society for Ecological Restoration Meeting– Friday, November 22, noon, Bright Hall Perch

Week of November 25

It’s Fall Break this week!

Week of December 2

CofFREE Monday – Every Monday, 7:45 to 9:45 a.m., Temple Contemporary. Stop by Temple Contemporary for a free cuppa to start your week off right!

World AIDS Day Service Project – Monday, December 2, noon–2 p.m., Student Center 200C

I know you got soul: tracing black music from R&B to Hip Hop – Monday, December 2, 1 p.m., Blackson Collection, Sullivan Hall

Giving Tuesday – Tuesday, December 3, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Student Center 200. Join us to help celebrate Giving TUesday and tell us how you make an impact in the Temple community. Whether it is volunteering in your community or helping a classmate with homework, we want to hear about it! You will also have an opportunity to make food donations to the Cherry Pantry and give your class gift.

Foundations of Study Abroad – Tuesday, December 3, 4 p.m., Tuttleman 200. Repeats Friday at 3 p.m.

Quizzo & Game Night – Tuesday, December 3, 6 p.m., Keystone Mini-golf and Arcade, 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The Temple University Young Alumni Association will host a private quizzo and games night at Keystone Mini-Golf & Arcade. There’s a little something for everyone – Temple-themed quizzo, arcade games, and access to unlimited mini-golf on Keystone’s unique course. This will be a fun evening and a great way to make new friends. 21+

Cookie Jar & Java – Every Wednesday, 11 a.m., Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery. Free coffee, tea and cookies to celebrate the opening of the student galleries

Stetson Bell Concert Series – Every Wednesday, noon, Temple Contemporary

Ambler Campus: American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting – Wednesday, December 4, 1 p.m., Bright Hall Perch

Ambler Campus: Wings Wednesday – Wednesday, December 4, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Learning Center lobby

Critical Dialogues: Walid Raad – Wednesday, December 4, 6 p.m., Temple Contemporary. Walid Raad’s films, photography, multimedia installations and public performances examine Lebanon’s contemporary history—particularly its wars between 1975 and 1991. His work also explores the representation of traumatic events, as well as how film, video and photography function as documents of physical and psychological violence. Raad is an associate professor at the Cooper Union School of Art.

Tyler MFA Open Studios – Wednesday, December 4, 7–9 p.m., Tyler building studios.

Documenting Work: Photography + Lighting WorkshopThursday, December 5, 3–5 p.m., Tyler 3rd floor Painting crit space. Did you make a piece this semester that you want to document but don’t know how? Maybe it is very shiny, detailed, small, large, colorful, or dark and you’re not sure how to capture its full character through the lens? Problem solved. Space is limited; registration required.

Coffee, Tea and… TBD – Friday, December 6, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 pm, Tyler Lobby. Grab a free cup or coffee or tea and get some quick information in this drop-in workshop

Ambler Campus Society for Ecological Restoration Meeting– Friday, December 6, noon, Bright Hall Perch

TU Write-in – Friday, December 6, 2–6 p.m., Charles Library 201. Temple community members gather in a focused time and space to write, research, revise, and get help from Temple librarians and Writing Center writing tutors. Please register.

Stressing out: supporting mental and behavioral health – Friday, December 6, 4:30 p.m., Charles Library

Ambler campus: Winter Wonderland at Temple Ambler – Friday, December 6, 6–8:30 p.m., Campus Lounge

Ambler Arboretum Bark Walk – Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.–noon, Women’s National Farm and Garden Visitor’s Center. The Ambler Arboretum is going to the dogs! Join Ambler Arboretum of Temple University Director Kathy Salisbury for a special dog walking-friendly event in the Ambler Arboretum!

Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band – Sunday, December 8, 4 p.m., Temple Performing Arts Center

Week of December 9

CofFREE Monday – Every Monday, 7:45 to 9:45 a.m., Temple Contemporary. Stop by Temple Contemporary for a free cuppa to start your week off right!

Foundations of Study Abroad – Monday, December 9, 11 a.m., Tuttleman 200

Ambler Campus: Mac and cheese Monday – Monday, December 9, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Learning Center lobby

City and Regional Planning/Community Development Public Lecture: Ann Hutchinson – Monday, December 9, 5:30 p.m., Architecture 404. Ann Hutchinson, AICP is senior director of community planning at Natural Lands, which is a non-profit organization that saves open space, cares for nature, and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Ann works with municipal officials and planners in developing ordinances and subdivision plans that enable communities to conserve their open space and natural resources as part of the development process.

Find Your Wingman: meet cofounders and collaborators – Tuesday, December 10, 4 p.m., Blackstone Launchpad, Student Center

Launchpad Roadtrip – Wednesday, December 11, 9:15 a.m.–3 p.m., Blackstone Launchpad, Student Center. Pre-registration is required.

Cookie Jar & Java – Every Wednesday, 11 a.m., Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery. Free coffee, tea and cookies to celebrate the opening of the student galleries

Stetson Bell Concert Series – Every Wednesday, noon, Temple Contemporary

The Pride Network – Thursday, December 12, noon, IDEAL Lecture Hall

Tyler Holiday Bazaar – Friday, December 13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Student Center Atrium. Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Visit the Student Center and peruse works of art for sale, made by many of Tyler’s students. 5% of proceeds will be donated to the Cherry Pantry.

Ambler campus Sustainability Council meeting – Friday, December 13, 11 a.m., Widener Hall

Paint Party! – Friday, December 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Charles Library Event Space

Week of December 16

Ambler campus: stress relief party – Monday, December 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Campus Lounge

Crunch Time Café: destress with dogs – Monday, December 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Charles Library Event Space

Spring 2020

Will Ryan: Splendour in the Grass: Investigating high-conservation-value herbaceous plant communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania – Friday, January 21, 12:30 p.m., Ambler Learning Center 103. Dr. Will Ryan, Field Botanist and Restoration Ecologist, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will present his research on diverse, native herbaceous plant-dominated meadows and grasslands.

Bryan Hanes: Poetics of Public Planting – Friday, February 14, 12:30 p.m., Amber Learning Center 103. Bryan Hanes, RLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect, Founder and Principal of Studio Bryan Hanes will lecture on planting design within the public realm and will focus on the poetics of plants as a design medium.

Landscape Architecture + Horticulture Exhibit, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Flower Show – Saturday, February 29–Sunday, March 8, Philadelphia Convention Center

Temple Libraries 6th Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Charles Library. The Art+Feminisim Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an event designed to generate coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. The event features workshops and tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend. Come edit with us!

Leslie Sauer: The Once and Future Forest – Friday, March 20, 12:30 p.m., Ambler Learning Center 103. Leslie Sauer, MLA, Landscape Architect, Author, and co-founder of Andropogon Associates, will address themes in her book ‘The Once and Future Forest’ including major hurdles to sustaining and restoring our native landscapes, as well as landscape resilience. A book signing will follow Ms. Sauer’s presentation.

Brandon Specketer: Unpaving Paradise: Biophilic, Sustainable, Resilient Urban Regeneration – Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m., Architecture 104. Brandon Specketer, AIA, Partner at COOKFOX Architects, will present recent transformative projects that express a new vision of contemporary urbanism that is diverse, resilient, adaptable and deeply rooted in the ecological and cultural history of place.

Julie Snell + Lisa McDonald Hanes: Beyond the Visual in Planting Design – Friday, April 3, 12:30 p.m., Ambler Learning Center 103. Lisa MacDonald Hanes, PLA, Sites AP, and Julie Snell, MLA, ISA, Co-Principals at TEND, Landscape Inc., will discuss the multitude of layers to consider in building a planting design that will thrive. This will include several recently installed or in-process projects.