Thought Leadership

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Barbie’s world: Why the story and marketing of ‘Barbie’ matters
Type: News Story
Temple faculty experts analyze Barbie’s cultural significance.
July 19, 2023
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Temple experts weigh in on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision
Type: News Story
Experts provide insight on how the Supreme Court’s decision could potentially impact Temple students.
July 19, 2023
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Who was Oppenheimer? What to know about Christopher Nolan’s new film
Type: News Story
Temple professors Alan McPherson and Bernd Surrow discuss the mysterious subject of Christopher Nolan’s newest film, "Oppenheimer."
July 14, 2023
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The importance of representation: What Disney’s Black Little Mermaid means for the film industry
Type: News Story
Temple professors Sherri Hope Culver and Roland Williams explain the impact of casting a Black actress in the starring role of Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action movie.
May 17, 2023
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The future of affirmative action: Experts explain the upcoming Supreme Court cases
Type: News Story
Temple law experts discuss expectations for the pending Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.
April 27, 2023
How Michael Jordan revolutionized the sneaker industry—and our relationship to shoes
Type: News Story
An athlete brand development expert talks through the world’s most influential sneaker.
April 3, 2023
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Falling into place: piecing together Tetris' enduring legacy
Type: News Story
A mathematician and a videogame designer weigh in on the world’s most iconic puzzle game.
March 22, 2023
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Your guide to the upcoming Supreme Court cases on student loan forgiveness
Type: News Story
Temple University Professor Mark Rahdert discusses what to expect from the upcoming Supreme Court ruling and how it will impact student loan borrowers.
February 16, 2023
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Temple professor wins Society for Music Theory award for article analyzing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’
Type: News Story
Temple University professor Noriko Manabe’s article was the first article on hip-hop to win a Society for Music Theory Award.
February 14, 2023
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Temple professor discovers 5,000-year-old silver jewelry in Oman
Type: News Story
The discovery of rare, multicultural artifacts was the first of its kind in the region.
February 7, 2023
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Breaking down the hidden messages in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
Type: News Story
Temple University Professor Timothy Welbeck breaks down the hidden meanings in Wakanda Forever.
November 11, 2022