News and Announcements

Temple University offers free volunteer income tax assistance to low-to-moderate income families

/vita-2021-required-documentsThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, available for free to those with families, individuals and students with low-to-moderate incomes, will be offered virtually in 2021.

Temple University Ambler Officially Designated a Field Station

Today researchers from a variety of disciplines currently conduct research at the Ambler Campus in everything from urban hydrology and stormwater management to ecology and seismology. Now researchers from Temple and well beyond have a new home and access to a broad range of natural resources and technology.

Amy Freestone: Teaching Locally, Researching Globally

Dr. Amy Freestone knows a little something about field research, having called Antarctica and Madagascar home while conducting hands-on research. That experience made her the perfect candidate to take on the role of Director of the new Temple University Ambler Field Station.

Mariana Bonfim: Research and Teaching as Connecting Bridges Between People and Nature

Mariana Bonfim, a PhD candidate in Biology at Temple University and Research Assistant with the recently established Temple Ambler Field Station, has been thinking a lot lately about relationships. But not in the way you might think. “Nature has a lot of different patterns, but why is an organism exactly the way it is? Why do sea anemones, for example, attach to hermit crabs? What is that relationship bringing to each of them?” asked Bonfim, 29, who arrived at Temple and Field Station Director Dr. Amy Freenstone’s Freestone Lab in 2015 having already amassed years of diverse research and teaching experience in Brazil.

Saul and Faye Katzman at a tree dedication ceremony.

It is with deep sadness that we inform the Temple University community of the passing on December 6 of Saul Katzman. Saul and his wife Faye contracted COVID-19.

Behind the Scenes at the Ambler Arboretum - Plant Records and Inventories

One of the main differences between a public garden and a public park, is the existence of a documented plant collection to support the mission of the garden. Superficially, some public parks look like gardens and some public gardens have a park-like aesthetic. But, behind every public garden are plant records that capture the history of individual plants.

Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

On Wednesday, March 27, Dr. Chantel White will present “Plants with a Past: Botanical Archeology,” for the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium.

Temple Small Business Development Center and Warrior Rising launch Small Business Special Forces Incubator

A printmaker, a health and wellness coach, a cardboard manufacturer sit in a classroom among other classmates with two major things in common. All are veterans and all are entrepreneurs ready to grow their business. The Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Warrior Rising are launching a Small Business Special Forces Incubator, a six-month program located at the Temple University Ambler Campus SBDC location.