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Robert Lana, 74, former chair of Psychology Dept.

Dr. Robert E. Lana, a longtime professor and department head of Temple’s psychology department, died Oct. 17 after battling respiratory and cardiac problems. He was 74 years old. Lana, who is survived by his wife, daughter and grandson, taught social psychology at Temple for more than 39 years before retiring in 2005.…

Showcasing the dangers of drinking

In recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness presented frozen scenes at the Bell Tower to show the dangers of drinking. Tiffany Johnson, one of the organizers of the event said, “CASA wanted to do something that people couldn’t ignore.” It was hard for students to ignore the facts splashed across poster boards and students acting out scenes, such as pretending to throw up after a night of binge drinking during the presentation on Oct.18.…

Researchers look to track obesity in middle-schoolers

In order to combat the findings that show that nearly half of all American children are projected to be overweight by the end of the decade, researchers at Temple are addressing the potential epidemic of childhood obesity.…

University ranks low in survey done by LGBT mag

“The Advocate,” a national monthly magazine that caters to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, recently listed Temple in its annual college guide of the top 100 colleges and universities across the nation that best suit the needs of LGBT students.…

Religious group seeking to pass on ’saving knowledge’

Like sentinels stationed at the Pearly Gates, they stood at Main Campus street corners, outside of lecture halls, in front of dorms and – in their view – before God. Their mission: spreading a “saving knowledge” of Jesus Christ by helping people gain admittance into heaven.…

Campus PNC Bank expanding

Businesses on Liacouras Walk can brace for a new neighbor – except it’s not exactly new to students. The space on Liacouras Walk, formerly occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts, will become the home of a full branch of PNC Bank.…

Obama Nation

The most popular figure at Saturday’s Democratic Party rally here won’t be found on any ballots in the state of Pennsylvania. At least not this year. Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, spent the day stumping for area Democratic candidates – and continuing a national tour for Democratic candidates that has added some fuel to the speculation that he is considering a run for the presidency in 2008.…

Search for new provost begins

In the midst of searching for the next provost of Temple, the Provost Search Advisory Committee held an open meeting with students Oct. 19 to hear concerns of the student body, which, as the committee noted, is a “key component” in the selection of candidates.…

Students, professors participate in political rally

Angry voices echoed through downtown Philadelphia streets and at over 234 places nationwide Oct. 5 as protestors demanded removal of President George W. Bush from office. World Can’t Wait, a group opposing the Bush administration, organized a protest at the Municipal Building Plaza at 15th and John F.…

Jury split again, no verdict in student’s murder trial

The second trial of Irina Malinovskaya, a former University of Pennsylvania student suspected in the murder of Irina Zlotnikov, a Temple pharmacy student, ended in a second mistrial Oct. 12. On Dec.…