Faculty Experts

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The mouse is out: Disney’s original Mickey enters the public domain
Donald P. Harris from Beasley discusses the implications.
January 31, 2024
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Temple news media highlights from 2023
Temple University faculty members were routinely quoted in the media during this past year.
January 10, 2024
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Do melting ice sheets spell doomsday? Glaciologist weighs in
Temple professor Atsuhiro Muto explains how climate change is affecting our planet’s vital ice sheets.
January 9, 2024
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Shohei Ohtani is MLB’s new $700 million man. What does it mean moving forward?
Temple’s George Diemer discusses implications of Shohei Ohtani's new contract
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Temple University experts discuss the many facets of the Trump indictments
Three Temple faculty discuss how Donald Trump’s indictments could present unique challenges for him in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
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What you need to know before watching ‘The Marvels’
The newest MCU film, out in theaters on Nov. 10, is poised to break barriers and promote diversity in Hollywood.
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Barbie’s world: Why the story and marketing of ‘Barbie’ matters
Temple faculty experts analyze Barbie’s cultural significance.
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Who was Oppenheimer? What to know about Christopher Nolan’s new film
Temple professors Alan McPherson and Bernd Surrow discuss the mysterious subject of Christopher Nolan’s newest film, "Oppenheimer."
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The importance of representation: What Disney’s Black Little Mermaid means for the film industry
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.
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The future of affirmative action: Experts explain the upcoming Supreme Court cases
Temple law experts discuss expectations for the pending Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.
How Michael Jordan revolutionized the sneaker industry—and our relationship to shoes
An athlete brand development expert talks through the world’s most influential sneaker.
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Falling into place: piecing together Tetris' enduring legacy
A mathematician and a videogame designer weigh in on the world’s most iconic puzzle game.
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Your guide to the upcoming Supreme Court cases on student loan forgiveness
Temple University Professor Mark Rahdert discusses what to expect from the upcoming Supreme Court ruling and how it will impact student loan borrowers.