College of Liberal Arts

rendering of CLA construction project
CLA construction project closes part of Polett Walk through 2020
Type: News Story
The yearlong project will reinvent Anderson and Gladfelter halls and close Polett between 11th and 12th streets to foot traffic during construction.
August 13, 2019
2019 graduate Ashton Dunkley
From the track to a doctoral program, Temple senior is running her own race
Type: News Story
After graduation, Ashton Dunkley will research Native American history through the University of Minnesota’s doctoral program in American studies.
May 6, 2019
Annette Cruz and Thatyana Morales
Mom, daughter face cancer, conquer degrees together
Type: News Story
Metastatic breast cancer was no match for 2019 graduate Annette Cruz’s determination—she’ll earn a degree alongside her daughter this month.
May 3, 2019
Megan Maxwell on campus
Megan Maxwell, a graduating senior, becomes Temple’s first Carnegie Endowment junior fellow
Type: News Story
A Temple University student is one of 12 to 14 graduating seniors nationally to earn a prestigious Gaither Junior Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment.
March 18, 2019
researchers Marisol Tellez Merchán and Richard Heimberg
Temple attains $2.59 million grant to combat dental anxiety
Type: News Story
A collaboration between Temple University's dentistry and psychology researchers is showing promising results in the battle against dental anxiety.
October 1, 2018
Lisa Grunberger standing on stage
English professor prepares play for Fringe Festival
Type: News Story
Associate Professor Lisa Grunberger’s play brings levity to the serious subject of infertility.
September 3, 2018
If you’ve visited City Hall, or just passed by it in the last couple weeks, maybe you noticed a colorful neighbor to our nation’s flag—the rainbow flag.   It’s been a symbol of pride and unity for the LGBTQIA+ community since 1978 (it’s a little different in Philadelphia as of last year—more on that later) and the flag is raised at City Hall every June to celebrate Pride Month.   Temple Now talked with Associate Professor of English and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Brad Windhauser to dig d
The idea of Pride is thought to have started in Philadelphia, says professor
Type: News Story
Associate Professor Brad Windhauser discusses Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA+ history in celebration of Pride Month.
June 26, 2018
the Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center’s 3-Tesla Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma MRI scanner
Cutting-edge neuroscience and imaging facility opens at Temple
Type: News Story
The new Temple University Brain Research and Imaging Center offers a centralized location, state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive research team.
May 4, 2018
Stained glass on Temple's campus
Temple professors win coveted Guggenheim Fellowships
Type: News Story
Two Temple professors, Jeremy Schipper and Mark Franko, recently won Guggenheim Fellowships to pursue academic research.
April 24, 2018
Chera Kowalski, a Temple graduate, inside McPherson Square Library.
Alumna leads charge to prevent overdose deaths at library
Type: News Story
Chera Kowalski, CLA ’07, a librarian at McPherson Square Library, is making headlines for helping fight the heroin epidemic.
July 3, 2017
Labor economist Douglas Webber
Research shows economic value of a college degree
Type: News Story
Meet Temple labor economist Douglas Webber, whose pioneering recent research sheds light on the economic value of a college degree.
June 9, 2017
‘Soar Time’: Behind the scenes
Type: News Story
Find out more about how Assistant Professor Aaron Smith’s graduation hip-hop video came to life.
May 4, 2017
Nahla Ward standing and smiling on Temple's campus
For this Temple senior, the next step is a leap
Type: News Story
Ward has an impressive resume that has given her confidence to pursue work in entertainment.
May 3, 2017
A cap bejeweled with a Temple “T.”
Highest education
Type: News Story
Four Temple alumni have each earned five degrees from the university, the most of 317,000 alumni worldwide.
May 4, 2017
Christopher Persaud standing in front of flowering trees smiling with his arms crossed.
Lavender Graduation ceremony honors LGBTQIA Owls
Type: News Story
Senior Christopher Persaud found that at Temple his interests in gender and sexuality could be explored in an academic arena.
May 2, 2017
Next stop: U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Type: News Story
Political science major Jemie Fofanah's next stop is a gig of judicious proportions in Washington, D.C.
May 2, 2017
graduate student Zoe Ngo working with a child at a computer.
Temple researchers delve into childhood memory
Type: News Story
Professor Nora Newcombe and graduate student Zoe Ngo are some of the first researchers to study pattern separation in children.
April 26, 2017
Robert Berry at the front of a classroom talking.
Temple alumnus, now with Homeland Security, discusses Syrian refugee crisis
Type: News Story
College of Liberal Arts alumnus Robert Berry said the crisis in Syria presents unique challenges because of scale.
March 7, 2017
Dr. Joseph D’Orazio holding naloxone in a trauma bay at Temple Hospital.
Faculty join city task force to fight opioid crisis
Type: News Story
Four Temple researchers were recruited to join the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
March 6, 2017
flags of countries around the world hanging in an atrium.
Immigration order: Temple experts weigh in
Type: News Story
Temple experts provide insight into the ongoing developments and debate around President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
February 14, 2017
Books on a bookshelf in Samuel Paley Library.
Alumnus’ history of racism wins National Book Award
Type: News Story
Ibram X. Kendi, CLA ’07, ’10, credits Temple as the place where he honed the “cultural critique” that helped him write the book.
January 16, 2017
 Lori Pompa talking to two men.
Inside-Out founder earns lifetime achievement award
Type: News Story
Lori Pompa, founder of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching from the American Society of Criminology.
December 7, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates talking with a black curtain behind him.
A semester on plunder
Type: News Story
Students in the history department take an in-depth look at the concept of “plunder.”
November 3, 2016
Assistant Professor of Religion Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez.
Professor on communication in a culturally diverse classroom
Type: News Story
Assistant Professor of Religion Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez wrote a piece on diversity and class discussion for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
September 26, 2016
Morgan Hall.
Temple professor on FiveThirtyEight: Why college tuition keeps going up
Type: News Story
The primary culprit isn’t fancy buildings or employee salaries. It’s declining state funding.
September 16, 2016

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