Professor’s Teaching Method Goes Viral

When Aaron Smith, an African American Studies assistant professor of instruction, noticed that the students in his Representing Race class needed some inspiration, he decided to mix things up. He performed his own, Temple-inspired version of Big Sean’s song “One Man Can Change the World.” Smith might have an advantage when it comes to engaging Temple students because he was one. In fact, Smith has four degrees from Temple: a BA

Q&A with Poet Jasmine Combs

It’s been a good year for Jasmine Combs ’16. Combs has won writing and poetry slam competitions and was featured in Philly Voice’s “18 Young Philadelphians Shaping the Future of the City’s Creative Class.” Between all of this, she’s finding time to complete two degrees at Temple. I caught up with Jasmine to talk about her exciting year and how she got her start in slam poetry. I picked this as a

More than Just Ice Cream

What do Pizza, Sawdust, and Thai Iced Tea have in common? They’re all flavors of Little Baby’s Ice Cream (LBIC), a company founded by geography and urban studies alumnus Pete Angevine ’08. Angevine’s favorite flavor: Earl Grey Sriracha or Everything Bagel (“This is kind of like picking your favorite child.”) Read full story.

Iraq to Ancient Greece

Temple Liberal Arts alumnus Eamonn Connor ’12 can disarm a bomb, identify the stages of rigor mortis, and describe the influences of Greek and Roman civilizations in everyday life. Connor and I met to discuss his his unique background and how he connected his life experiences through an education in the classics. “I conducted telephone and on-scene investigations of all non-natural deaths in our area. This included interviewing doctors, nurses, family members