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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The Center for Sustainable Communities’ Envisioning an Anti-Racist Sustainable Philly webinar will promote equitable practices and support solutions to pressing social and environmental justice issues. Learn more about the event’s content and register to attend here.

Environmental Studies, Geography and Urban Studies

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We check in with Geography and Urban Studies PhD Rebecca Croog and Sociology PhD CiAuna Heard now that they’ve begun their ACLS Emerging Voice Fellowships at Harvard University and Emory University, respectively.

Geography and Urban Studies, Sociology

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In just five years, Temple University’s Global Studies Program has gone from 11 majors to over 230! With Sanjoy Chakravorty taking over as the program’s new director, Global Studies is poised to expand its focus to new parts of the world as it continues growing.

Global Studies

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Sociology Professor and Founding Director of the Hope Center Sara Goldrick-Rab recently worked with the Well-Being Trust, at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, to establish a COVID-19 recovery blueprint for higher-education. Here, she shares what students can do to help make the plan possible.


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Navigating graduate school can seem like a challenge. To make it easier for incoming Master of Public Policy students, four current students in the program are offering up some quick tips for getting acclimated and making the most of the program.

Public Policy