by Kaitlyn Sutton

From award-winning alumni and faculty, to visits from notable speakers, to Owls pursuing their life's work around the world — it was a banner year at the College of Liberal Arts. Read on to discover what stood out in 2017.


Ibram X. Kendi, the 2016 recipient of the National Book Award for nonfiction, told us how his graduate work in Temple's Africology and African American studies department shaped the ideas that comprise his latest book.
A Temple Alum Twice Over Discusses National Book Award Win 


The senior environmental studies major has big plans for his degree. Watch the video as Darion tells us how he's making a positive impact on the world.
Changing the World with Darion Porter '17


The Constitutional Convention, Greenwich Village in 1913 and Athens in 403 BC are all settings for Intellectual Heritage's historical role-playing game.
Reacting to the Past at Temple: Not Just Fun and Games


The Elyse Ruth Scholarship Fund will support students returning to education after at least a 7-year absence.
Elyse Ruth (CLA ’71) Establishes Scholarship Fund for Nontraditional Students

What do a New York Times film critic, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an expert in urban policy have in common? They all visited the College of Liberal Arts in April.
April Events Bring Notable Speakers to College of Liberal Arts


Graduating senior Jemie Fofanah learned to manage her time wisely and say “yes” to the right opportunities — which led her on a path straight to Washington, D.C. 
The Power of No

Robin Kolodny (Political Science), Lauren Alloy (Psychology) and Ralph Young (History) were among a select group of faculty members honored by Temple for their outstanding accomplishments.
Liberal Arts Faculty Honored with University Awards


We caught up with Brad Windhauser, an associate professor of instruction in the English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies programs, about how his latest book was informed by the city he lives in.
A Story Made in Philadelphia


Steven Belenko has devoted his career to using data to change the criminal justice system.
Criminal Justice Professor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award


Longtime poet, performer, activist and purveyor of ‘hiraeth’ Yolanda Wisher spoke to us about what it means to be Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate. And why the world doesn’t need another Hemingway.
Q&A: Yolanda Wisher is Philadelphia’s Poet


Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program Director Judith Levine remembers a campus visit from the fearless pioneer.
In Memoriam: Edith Windsor, CLA ’50


Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson joined a panel during the College of Liberal Arts Graphic Thinking Conference to talk suppression and resistance in art.
Art in the Age of the Tweet


David Lopez ’13 credits Temple for paving his path to the White House. Now he’s a policy wonk in Silicon Valley.
From 1800 North Broad Street to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue


Author Liz Moore, who has won numerous literary awards and published three novels, was hired this past fall to work with graduate students in the English Department’s Creative Writing Program.
Writer-in-Residence Reflects On First Semester as Faculty and Discusses New Novel Set in Philly

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