College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

Artwork of an asian woman wearing a mask that reads "hate is a virus"

Today (Oct. 26), the college will host this semester’s signature event, the Rise in Anti-Asian Sentiments: Racism, Xenophobia & COVID-19. Please join us for this virtual, interactive discussion and come back the next two days as we continue these crucial, critical talks about issues you or your classmates may be facing right now.

Intellectual Heritage, Political Science

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Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Cheryl Irons, a former prosecutor whose courses cover grand jury hearings, has her doubts about whether or not justice was served in the grand jury hearing over Breonna Taylor’s killing. The professor also shares some insight as to how students can work towards a more equitable criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice

illustration of a ballot going into an envelope and into a voting box

As you may have heard, there’s an election coming up. Actually, it’s going on right now in many places across the U.S., like Temple University’s home of Philadelphia. Since the College of Liberal Arts hopes all our students will make their voices heard this election, we asked an election expert to break down the options for voting early in Philly.

Political Science

photo of Vishnu Murty presenting

College of Liberal Arts Neuroscience Assistant Professor Vishnu Murty is hosting a livestream event on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. During the stream, the professor will discuss the psychology of memory distortion and answer student questions.