TUJ Times Online

August 22, 2007 (vol. 23)

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TUJ Alumni Web Pages Sport New Look and Links

The Alumni and Friends section of TUJ's website has gained a brand-new look, direct links to the latest issues of TUJ Times and TUJ Times Online, and an archive page for TUJ Times Online. Other features worth checking out are the alumni benefits page and the "Recognized Giving" page; the latter lists people who have made donations to TUJ. The main campus has also renewed its Alumni Online Community, which you can access through the following link: myowlspace.com. Please visit these pages regularly and stay connected to TUJ!


In Memoriam: Former TUJ Acting Dean Robert E. Linneman

Robert E. Linneman, who served as TUJ's acting dean from 1985 to 1986, died of heart failure at Paoli Hospital in Philadelphia on May 30. He was 78. Professor Linneman originally joined Temple University's faculty in 1964 as a marketing professor. He took on various administrative roles later in his career, including serving as associate dean of the Fox School of Business from 1972 to 1975. Long-time TUJ employee Kiyomi Hirooka remembers Professor Linneman as being "serious about work, but with a good sense of humor." Professor Linneman, who received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1976, was also a sought-after business consultant and an innovative researcher. After retiring, he used his talents to contribute to the community, volunteering as a mentor for low-income students at Chester County Futures.

USJF-Funded Study Tour for High School Teachers a Big Success

TUJ conducted a transpacific program from July 23 to 29 that gave 16 Japanese high school teachers the chance to study at both TUJ and the main campus on selected topics related to American studies. The program, funded by the United States-Japan Foundation, started off with a two-day orientation and lectures at TUJ. The participants then traveled to Temple University's main campus for three days of lectures and historical and cultural study tours in the Philadelphia area. TUJ Associate Professor Bill Clark worked with Bryant Simon,director of the American Studies program at Main Campus, to put this innovative program together. A follow-up workshop in early November will give the participants an opportunity to discuss the best ways to utilize their program experience in the classroom.

Dr. Kawate-Mierzejewska Trains Minato Teachers

Dr. Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska of TUJ presided over a three-day training session on teaching and related topics for a total of 25 Minato elementary school and junior high school teachers. The morning sessions addressed the theory and practice of teaching English to Japanese elementary school students, and the afternoon sessions - organized mainly for the junior high school teachers - focused on developing "pragmatic and communicative competence." This is the second year TUJ has done the program, which is hosted by the Minato City Board of Education.

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