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.

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CLA Public Policy Lab Director Judith Levine spoke about how poverty research can be turned into meaningful practice at the 2019 Prosperity Symposium. Here’s how Dr. Levine and her fellow panelists recommended Philadelphia make progress on the issue.

Greek and Roman Classics Associate Professor Karen Klaiber Hersch recently appeared on the Science Channel’s Mythical Beasts to speak about the origin and evolution of legendary creatures like the Cyclops, Sphinx and Minotaur.

Greek and Roman Classics

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The First Year Writing Program has been selected as the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2018-2019 Certificate of Excellence! Small class sizes, a well-supported faculty and a curriculum that focuses on issues of diversity and systemic oppression were all keys to winning the award.

English, First Year Writing Program

Senior Alexa Gingerich didn’t let the fear of trying something she’d never done before or the intimidation of fierce competition stop her from pitching her sustainability idea. Good thing she didn’t. The Italian major became one of the finalists for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute’s 21st Annual Innovative Idea Competition.


College of Liberal Arts history PhD alumni Bob Wintermute, CLA ’06, and David Ulbrich, CLA ’07, sit down to chat about the work that went into and the findings from their new book, Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare.