College of Liberal Arts

National Coming Out Week: Morgen's story
Type: News Story
In recognition of Temple's sixth annual National Coming Out Week celebration, meet Morgen Snowadzky, recipient of Temple's MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship Award.
October 14, 2014
Temple psychologist redefines adolescence as an 'Age of Opportunity'
Type: News Story
In his new book, 'Age of Opportunity,' Psychology Professor Laurence Steinberg challenges the stereotypes regarding adolescence. Drawing on the latest scientific findings on brain development, Steinberg calls adolescence an opportunity to help young people be happier, healthier and more successful.
September 18, 2014
CLA supply drive helps elementary school in North Philadelphia
Type: News Story
After a summer of collecting donated school supplies, representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and its alumni association delivered more than 4,200 items to Philadelphia's Tanner Duckrey School.
September 8, 2014
Faculty Focus: Laurence Steinberg
Type: News Story
In this Faculty Focus segment, psychologist Laurence Steinberg explains the science behind risk taking and decision making during adolescence.
July 10, 2014
Sociology Professor Dustin Kidd pens field guide to popular culture
Type: News Story
In his new book, "Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society," Associate Professor of Sociology Dustin Kidd puts his knowledge of popular culture in the spotlight and examines how mass media influences identity.
June 18, 2014
Double major pens 'code poetry' on gender issues
Type: News Story
English, information science and technology major Sandra Trinh addresses gender issues in the fields of STEM and humanities through 'code poetry.'
May 21, 2014
Wilfred Beaye: Harvard bound
Type: News Story
Wilfred Beaye, a transfer student from Bucks County Community College, will attend Harvard Law School this fall. Beaye, who is the first in his family to attend college, says he owes much to his mother, who left behind her life and family in Liberia to move to the U.S. after his father’s death.
May 9, 2014
Temple’s first Washington Semester
Type: News Story
This spring, Temple's Institute for Public Affairs expanded its internship offerings to include the Washington Semester. It is a partnership between that institute and the Washington Center, an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
May 2, 2014
Edie Windsor, CLA ’50, returns to Temple
Type: News Story
Edie Windsor, CLA ’50, is coming back to Philadelphia for a historic celebration Saturday, April 26, during Alumni Weekend 2014. She will be receiving an alumni fellowship award from Temple before a screening of “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement” and a question-and-answer session.
April 23, 2014
Brittany Redfern: Experience and determination
Type: News Story
For her senior research project in sociology, Brittany Redfern drew on her personal experience as a single mother to shed light on the poorly understood causes for socioeconomic and racial disparities in breast-feeding rates among women in the U.S.
April 15, 2014
Wildlife attends writing class
Type: News Story
Inhabitants of the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic made guest appearances in Assistant Professor Dan Featherston’s 'First-Year Writing' class.
April 9, 2014
Temple awarded $1.235 million grant for watershed restoration
Type: News Story
The Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple has been awarded a $1.235 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide oversight, expertise and support for dozens of restoration projects in five watersheds in the Philadelphia region.
April 3, 2014
The burglary that exposed illegal surveillance by the FBI
Type: News Story
Temple’s John Raines, emeritus professor of religion, has been all over the national news lately. “The New York Times,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” National Public Radio, NBCNews and more have all covered the story of the burglars—of which Raines and his wife, Bonnie, were two—who broke into an FBI office nearly 43 years ago and made off with numerous documents.
March 12, 2014
Temple follows “Tamenend’s Track” at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show
Type: News Story
A walk through Temple’s Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit is a walk through time. Seventeen landscape architecture students and four horticulture students spent months developing the exhibit. In the Ambler Campus Greenhouse, horticulture staff have been working since August to help select the plant palette and ensure the plants and trees were ready for the show.
February 27, 2014
Faculty Focus: Lori Pompa
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Faculty Focus series, Lori Pompa—founder and director of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and criminal justice instructor in the College of Liberal Arts—discusses the growth of that educational program and the impact it has had since its inception in 1997.
February 26, 2014
CLA alumna researches and writes about race and identity
Type: News Story
Yaba Amgborale Blay, CLA ’04, ’07, founder of (1)Drop Project and Pretty. Period., was inspired to explore racial identity while a student at Temple.
February 10, 2014
Understanding how children make memories
Type: News Story
Young children are great at remembering facts, but not as good at remembering experiences. That’s because the ability to recall details about autobiographical moments is not fully developed until age five. Temple psychologist Nora Newcombe has designed a way to test this kind of memory in children.
January 31, 2014
Faculty of the Game: Istvan Varkonyi
Type: Accolade
Istvan Varkonyi, associate professor of German, was honored with the "Faculty of the Game" award during the Temple men's basketball game Jan. 11. The Temple men’s basketball team studied with Varkonyi while traveling and playing exhibition basketball in Europe.
January 15, 2014
Temple Made: Michael Madeja
Type: News Story
There are plenty of good reasons to go to school in a world-class city. For one, that's where you'll find world-class zoos.
October 25, 2013
Temple Ambler alumni reimagine Philly's abandoned Reading Railroad
Type: News Story
Two School of Environmental Design graduates took a senior studio project and turned it into a successful exhibition featuring student and community ideas for ways to reuse the abandoned site of the Reading Railroad. For their work, they have been nationally recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
October 25, 2013
Temple's doctoral program in African American Studies celebrates 25 years
Type: News Story
Twenty-five years ago, Temple's Department of African American Studies became the first such program in the country to offer a doctoral degree. On Oct. 17, the department will celebrate the program's 25th anniversary with a conference, “Africana Studies: Inspiring Excellence,” designed to bring together its most prominent alumni.
October 15, 2013
Children learn best during real-time interaction, new study finds
Type: News Story
Researchers know that while children can learn new words by interacting in a live conversation with an adult, they have far more difficulty learning words from video or television screens. Now, a new study from researchers at Temple University's Infant Lab demonstrates that children are able to learn new words through live video chat technology.
September 25, 2013
Cable news is not polarizing America, says Temple political scientist in new book
Type: News Story
At a time when ideologically-based news options on cable television are proliferating, many are concerned that such programming may be polarizing American voters. But, in his new book Changing Minds or Changing Channels: Partisan News in an Age of Choice, Temple political scientist Kevin Arceneaux shows that partisan news is not polarizing America.
September 13, 2013
Temple Made: Tia Solomon
Type: News Story
Tia Solomon came to Temple prepared to study classical music. When she leaves, she'll be starting a job as a park ranger.
September 9, 2013
Grad student preserves stories of African-American AIDS activists through oral history project
Type: News Story
While researching his dissertation, doctoral history student Dan Royles interviewed activists who served on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic in African-American communities to uncover the strategies they used to incite action. Royles' collection of interviews is now being archived for the use of future scholars as the African American AIDS Activism Oral History Project.
August 7, 2013