History News

Who are we, and where are we going? For the answers, the Department of History looks to the past to see where we came from. Below you’ll find chronicles of our History students, alumni and faculty, and you can contact us if you think you have a History story that should be published here. Students learn about the political, cultural, industrial and revolutionary movements that led to the rise and fall of civilizations across time. Their interest in uncovering the patterns and watershed breaks from tradition that shaped our world is encouraged by a passionate faculty eager to show them the past while preparing them for their future.

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Andy Satinsky, CLA ’03, founded Weckerly’s Ice Cream with his wife Jen in 2012. He credits Temple University with helping introduce him to some small business resources and the College of Liberal Arts with providing him a multifaceted education.

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The College of Liberal Arts has another class of outstanding Fulbright students for 2019. Discover who they are, why they chose the College of Liberal Arts, what they want to study with their scholarships and what steps they recommend aspiring Fulbrighters take to follow in their footsteps.

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Today, June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the freeing of slaves. For Americans who aren’t as familiar with Juneteenth as they are with the Fourth of July, CLA History Professor Wilbert Jenkins discusses the holiday’s origins and importance.

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A first-generation college student, Maha Ouni is graduating with honors and will share her story as one of the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 student commencement speakers. Ouni has some ambitious long-term plans, but there’s something much simpler that’s just as important to her.

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The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

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