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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.

Political Science Chair Robin Kolodny shared some of the biggest takeaways from the 2018 midterm election with College of Liberal Arts students as part of the History Department’s final Teach-in event of the 2018 fall semester.

History, Political Science

photo of Erik Oberholtzer at one of his restaurants

Erik Oberholtzer, CLA ’91, is the founder of fast-casual chain Tender Greens and charitable organization the Sustainable Life Project. Oberholtzer recently accepted a 2018 Temple Gallery of Success Award and spoke with Environmental Studies students about fostering sustainability.

Environmental Studies, Psychology

photo of jewish families at memorial

Following the tragic deaths of 11 Jews in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the College of Liberal Arts’ History and Religion departments invited students to a forum on the history and current state of anti-Semitism in the U.S.

History, Religion

photo of Kelly Shannon presenting to audience

Florida Atlantic University Associate Professor Kelly Shannon, CLA ’10, recently visited campus to talk about how the feminist movement successfully changed U.S. foreign policy and altered public opinion on Muslim women’s rights.

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.

Intellectual Heritage

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