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Temple University Horticulture major Autumn Ayers’ approach to plants might be a little different from many horticulturists. Rather than propagation or cultivation, Ayers is more interested in identification and sussing out the story the plants have to tell about where they are growing, when and how they were planted and how the gardens in which they thrive came into being.
With a continued commitment to determining new and better ways to care for the campus’ tree collection, Temple University Ambler, home to the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, has been awarded a “Tree Campus USA” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the campus has also received the recognition for 2018.
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.
On Thursday, March 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. Rosenberg will present The Musical Brain: Neurological Curiosities of Music, Musicians and the Rest of Us. He will bring his expertise in neurology and 50 years of musical performance to a conversation about who the brain decodes, interprets and, at times, corrupts the appreciation of music, melody and rhythms.
It wasn’t so very long ago that Dr. Kimberly Cooney was in the same position as the students she is dedicated to guiding in her new role as Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler. “I had to answer the same questions when I was an undergraduate at Temple. What is the right major for me? What profession? How do I achieve my goals,” said Cooney, who graduated with a degree in Psychology from Temple in 2006. “Each student has different needs, particularly when they are starting out; it can be a very complicated process. My goal is to help them determine how they got here and where they want to go.” As Manager of Student Success and Retention, a new position at the Ambler Campus, Cooney will work with the Office of Academic and Student Services to provide direct student services to all current and prospective transfer students at Temple Ambler from initial recruitment through graduation.