Intellectual Heritage News

For five decades, Temple undergraduate students have taken part in the Intellectual Heritage program. With such a rich history of liberal arts learning, the College has many stories to share about our students, alumni and faculty. Read them below and contact us if you have an Intellectual Heritage story you think might fit here. Intellectual Heritage exposes students to intellectually and artistically relevant works of literature from diverse global cultures. During these core humanities courses, faculty and students explore the significance of the works and their influence on ancient and modern society.

photo of the teaching award winners on a zoom call

Every year, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes five outstanding members of our teaching faculty with the Teaching Awards. The ceremony, held over everyone’s favorite video conferencing app, looked a little different this year, but the faculty’s accomplishments were as impressive as ever. Perhaps even more so given the extraordinary conditions they had to overcome.

Mar 23, 2020

Frank Leib: 1944-2020

Photo of Frank Leib

It’s with a heavy heart that the College of Liberal Arts announces we have lost one of our own. Intellectual Heritage Assistant Professor Frank Leib will be dearly missed by our entire community. The college extends its deepest sympathies to his friends and family.

Each summer, the College of Liberal Arts’ Intellectual Heritage program takes its core text seminar abroad, giving dozens of students a mind and horizon-opening learning experience that lasts with them long after the monthlong trip ends. 

New York Times Journalist Maya Salam recently visited campus to speak with College of Liberal Arts Intellectual Heritage students about the need to fairly incorporate all genders in media coverage.

photo of author Jenny Nordberg giving presentation to students

In Afghanistan, families sometimes dress their daughters as sons in a practice called bacha posh. Journalist and author Jenny Nordberg gave recently gave an on-campus talk to Intellectual Heritage students about this relatively secretive practice.