The National Science Foundation granted Temple $1 million.
A team of researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine seeks approval to open their technology to patients.
The money was awarded to Temple to fund research into brain injuries and creating new materials.
Jeff Manza, who teaches sociology at New York University, rounds out the four finalists who are vying for Temple's open CLA dean seat.
Richard Deeg, who has worked with Temple for more than 20 years, wants to prepare students for non-academic settings post-graduation.
Eric Arnesen, a history professor at George Washington University, discussed the future of liberal arts Friday with a handful of students.
Susan Roberts, one of the four candidates for the dean of College of Liberal Arts, met with students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon.
The project will cost an estimated $170 million, and will be finished by mid- to late 2018.
Temple Athletics, the neuroscience department and kinesiology department will take part in a $30 million initiative started in 2014 by the NCAA and Department of Defense.