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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.

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You did it. You overcame a global pandemic, virtual classes and myriad other challenges and now it’s time to make the leap from CLA student to CLA alumni. The college is extremely proud of every member of the Class of 2021, and we’re celebrating by highlighting just some of your amazing accomplishments.

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts’ Baccalaureate Awards are won by graduating students who excel academically in the college’s many disciplines. Please join us in celebrating 2021’s winners!

Being a great educator means more than just giving great lectures and presentations. As the 2020-2021 academic year comes to a close, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes the year’s most excellent faculty members with the annual Teaching Awards.

Thanks to a little persistence (and a lot of hard work) Zimri Hinshaw, a 2020 CLA alumnus who majored in Economics, has secured half a million dollars in investments for his company, Bucha Leather. As part of the investments, Bucha Leather is currently taking part in New York City’s IndieBio Accelerator.


Almost three months ago, a political protest at the United States Capitol Building tragically turned violent. Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Steven Windisch explains what might have led ideologues to those disturbing ends and what the criminal justice system can do about it.

Criminal Justice