College of Liberal Arts

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
Richard Deeg wearing a suit and sitting at his desk smiling.
Richard Deeg appointed Dean at College of Liberal Arts
Type: News Story
A celebrated teacher and widely published scholar with more than 25 years of Temple experience, Deeg steps into a new role as dean of CLA.
September 13, 2016
Spanish certificate programs ranked No. 1 nationally
Type: News Story
Foreign Language Colleges recognizes the diversity and uniqueness of Temple’s Spanish certificate programs.
July 6, 2016
Rebecca Alpert accepting the Great Teacher Award from Temple’s provost.
A passion for teaching
Type: News Story
Rebecca Alpert, senior associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of religion, was a recipient of the 2016 Great Teacher Award.
June 8, 2016
A blond woman holding books on Liacouras Walk.
Class of 2016 boasts Temple’s first Fly in 4 graduates
Type: News Story
By combining the credits they earned at Temple with their credits from previous institutions, two transfer students become the first to complete the program.
May 4, 2016
A man in a gray suit holding a sign that reads finance at New York Life.
Next stop: New York Life
Type: News Story
Political science major Taylor Ray parlayed the critical thinking skills he cultivated at Temple into a job as a wealth management consultant.
May 2, 2016
 man in a blue shirt standing between two buildings on Temple’s Main Campus.
Next stop: Yale Law School
Type: News Story
Internships with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia prepared philosophy major Bill Kelly for his next stop—Yale Law School.
April 27, 2016
A red, white and black roulette wheel.
Temple historian discusses Atlantic City on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’
Type: News Story
Professor of History Bryant Simon visited the WHYY program to talk about the city's ups and downs.
March 1, 2016
A wooden, blue police line barricade in Chicago.
Temple criminologist’s commentary draws media spotlight
Type: News Story
Assistant Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve commented on Chicago's criminal justice system in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald shooting.
February 19, 2016
Adam McKay posing at an event for his film The Big Short.
Owl earns Oscar nominations
Type: News Story
Adam McKay’s film 'The Big Short' is in the running for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Directing.
January 15, 2016