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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September 16-20 is Wellness Week around Temple University. Several workshops are being held around campus and a wealth of resources available to help students adjust to the rigors of the fall semester and maintain their wellbeing, and CLA has six useful tips for students. Check them out!


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The College of Liberal Arts’ Public Policy Lab proudly hosted a series of panels during its daylong inaugural symposium. Capping off the day’s events was a keynote presentation about evictions from Princeton University Professor Matthew Desmond.

This month, history PhD alumna Jessica Bird and political science PhD alumna Caroline Tynan began their Mellon/ACLS fellowships at the Center for Court Innovation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, respectively.

History, Political Science

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Former anthropology major Autumn Lukomnski-La Police, CLA ’19, came to Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts as a transfer student and studied abroad while here. Now she’s back on campus every week as part of her job with The Food Trust.


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Last spring, Professional Development’s Experience PHL event exposed a group of CLA students to internship opportunities at the Philadelphia International Airport. Amazingly, five of them ended up in paid internships there this summer.

Economics, Environmental Studies, Political Science