College of Liberal Arts

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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
Alumnus Pete Angevine standing in the Philadelphia ice cream shop he founded.
Ice cream for everyone
Type: News Story
Little Baby’s Ice Cream, founded by Pete Angevine, CLA ’08, is not your ordinary ice cream shop.
December 8, 2015
Professor Miriam Solomon wearing a blue shirt and gray jacket.
Philosophy: asking life’s toughest questions
Type: News Story
Miriam Solomon, professor and chair of philosophy within the College of Liberal Arts, explains the critical role philosophy plays in making ethical decisions across a variety of fields.
November 6, 2015
Faculty reflect on Ramsey’s legacy as police commissioner
Type: News Story
After Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey announced his retirement, scholars in Temple’s Department of Criminal Justice commented on his tenure.
October 20, 2015
Temple professor discusses Chinese capitalism in 'Washington Post'
Type: News Story
China manages capitalism for its own gain, says Roselyn Hsueh, assistant professor of political science at Temple. She explains how in this 'Washington Post' story.
October 1, 2015
Temple religion professor reflects on pope's 1979 visit
Type: News Story
With Pope Francis' visit this week to Philadelphia, Terry Rey, associate professor of religion at Temple, reflects on Pope John Paul II's historic visit to Philadelphia in 1979 in this NewsWorks story.
September 24, 2015
Hire an Owl: Verishia Coaxum, CLA '15
Type: News Story
Verishia Coaxum, CLA '15, hopes to continue fighting for victims' rights.
September 18, 2015
Dental School offers free exams to nearby residents
Type: News Story
As a part of a new initiative, Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry will offer free dental exams to uninsured residents in the 19140 ZIP code from Sept. 14 through March 2016.
September 4, 2015
Temple experts available to speak on Pope Francis
Type: News Story
Many Temple University faculty are experts on issues related to Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.
August 31, 2015
Assistant professors nominated for Philly Geek Award
Type: News Story
Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, both assistant professors of English, will attend the 2015 Philly Geek Awards on Saturday, Aug. 15. Their podcast, ‘Book Fight!’, is nominated for Streaming Media Project of the Year.
August 13, 2015
Owls listed among PhillyVoice’s ‘creative class’
Type: News Story
PhillyVoice recently named 18 talented young Philadelphians to the city’s “creative class.” Eight of them are members of the Temple community. Learn how they're making their mark on the city.
August 13, 2015
Economist’s take on Clinton proposal in ‘Chronicle’
Type: News Story
On Monday, 'The Chronicle of Higher Education' published a commentary by Assistant Professor of Economics Douglas Webber on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “New College Compact” proposal.
August 13, 2015
Temple faculty, alumnus awarded Pew Fellowships
Type: News Story
Three faculty members and one alumnus are recipients of 2015 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage fellowships, which support the arts in Philadelphia.
July 30, 2015
Study finds closing achievement gaps will boost economy
Type: News Story
A study supported by Temple's Center on Regional Politics released Monday showed that closing the gaps in Pennsylvania’s student achievement levels would result in major economic gains.
July 16, 2015
Temple economist testifies before Senate on student debt
Type: News Story
Temple Economics Professor Douglas Webber testified before the U.S. Senate as part of a full-committee hearing on whether colleges and universities should share in the risk of federal student debt.
June 4, 2015
Philadelphia’s first Confucius Institute launched at Temple
Type: News Story
Temple is collaborating with China’s Zhejiang Normal University to launch the Confucius Institute at Temple University. This center for the teaching of Chinese language and culture is the first of its kind in greater Philadelphia.
May 19, 2015
Next stop: More education
Type: News Story
Hoping to serve as examples to their children and nephew, husband and wife Stephen and Colleen Specht are planning to continue their educations in professional programs following graduation.
May 4, 2015
Jason Chein knows what’s inside his students’ heads
Type: News Story
The ability to demonstrate psychology’s real-world application is one reason Psychology Professor Jason Chein is so easily able to engage his students.
March 17, 2015
Students dig into the Bronze Age
Type: News Story
A group of Temple undergraduates traveled to northern Oman to analyze the area’s shifting Bronze Age mortuary traditions.
February 9, 2015
New leadership team named for CLA
Type: Announcement
President Theobald has appointed William Stull, who served as chair of economics at Temple for 18 years, as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He will be assisted by Richard Deeg, chair of political science, who has been appointed senior associate dean for operations. Rebecca Alpert will continue as associate dean for academic affairs.
February 3, 2015
CLA celebrates winter Commencement
Type: News Story
On Thursday, Jan. 22, graduates of Temple’s College of Liberal Arts and School of Environmental Design gathered in the Temple Performing Arts Center with faculty, friends and family members to celebrate their graduation.
January 22, 2015
Science museum becomes Temple classroom
Type: News Story
Last semester, students enrolled in Ken Finkel's ‘Museum Studies’ class met weekly among the mounted skeletons and preserved animals at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, located just a few blocks from Temple's Main Campus.
January 15, 2015
Teresa S. Soufas steps down as dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Type: Announcement
Teresa S. Soufas, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has resigned effective immediately due to health reasons. Following a sabbatical, Soufas, an expert in Spanish literature, will return to faculty life at Temple to teach, complete a book and launch a research center for global studies.
January 7, 2015

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