• Merit Scholars Working On New Magnets

    Temple's Mechanical Engineering Chair, Professor Harsh Deep Chopra, has teamed up with a materials science professor at the University of Maryland to discover a new class of magnets. These new magnets will potentially create huge changes in the way electronic devices are manufactured, making them smaller and less expensive. Current Merit Scholars are working on this project with Dr. Chopra.

  • Honors Student Ifeoma Ezeugwu Bids Fond Farewell to Temple in Commencement Speech

    Honors Student Ifeoma S. Ezeugwu (CLA '15) was the 2015 Commencement student speaker. You can relive Ifeoma's speech here and get inspired!

  • Prof. Andrew Ervin's Novel Featured on NPR's Fresh Air

    Honors professor Andrew Ervin's new novel, Burning Down George Orwell's House, was recently reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.  His novel was released on May 5th through Soho Press.

  • Honors Students Recognized for Research With Library Prizes

    7 Temple Honors students were recognized for their contributions to Undergraduate research with this year's Library Prize. These awards are given annually to students who produced the University's most complleting research. Winners from Honors this year are:

    Research on Sustainability and the Environment

    • Katharine Ament for Exploring the Food Hub Network in Philadelphia supported by professor Deborah Howe
    • Kevin Carpenter for Rethinking Conservation Goals for North America's Gray Wolves supported by professor Laura Toran

    Undergraduate Research

    • Bethany Burns-Lynch for "The Widow Carried on the Business": Elizabeth Willing Powel and Widowhood in Early National Philadelphia supported by professor Travis Glasson
    • Patrick DeBrosse for "Men of Instinct, Impetuousness, and Action": Chivalry and the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland supported by professor Travis Glasson
    • Kadijatou Diallo for Explaning Variations in Treaty Entry into Force Thresholds supported by professor Sarah Bush

    Honorable Mention

    • Julie Seidman for A Rhetorical Analysis of "Epoch of Clemency": Homophobia and Invisibility in Russian Society supported by professor Scott Gratson

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

  • 19 Honors Students Recognized at 2015 Diamond Awards

    Each year, the Division of Student Affairs presents a select group of students with the Diamond Award. It is the highest recognition given by the Division to deserving juniors and seniors who exhibit leadership, academic excellence, service, and impact on the campus, community, and the world. 

    19 of the 24 students honored were members of the University Honors Program and we would like to further recognize their accomplishments here:

    • Katherine Ament
    • Thomas DiAgostino
    • Alexandra Fleming
    • Lindsey Hildebrand
    • Tyler Horst
    • Molly Lawrence
    • Madeline Luebbert
    • Kelly McArdle
    • Gaelen McCartney
    • Lori Moore
    • Kevin Murray
    • Nadia Ouazzi
    • Kristine Polizzano
    • Nathan Rost
    • Julie Seidman
    • Katey Steinberg
    • Melissa Tucker
    • Elizabeth Yazvac
    • Alisha Zafar

    Congratulations to all of the winners!

  • Incoming Honors Student Named Presidential Scholar Program Finalist

    From Press Release:

    Lucas P. Wozniak, a graduating senior at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA and future Temple Honors student has been named a semifinalist in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities. With an eye on studying film, Mr. Wozniak chose Temple because:

    “Temple emphasizes independent productions with a focus on finding the filmmaker’s own voice. After touring the school and meeting with faculty and current students, I knew I found the program for me.”

    Congratulations Lucas, we look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Honors Student Kadijatou Diallo Selected As Humanity in Action Fellow

    Kadijatou (Kadija) Diallo, an Honors Student in the History department, followed up her Library Prize victory of last year by being selected for Humanity in Action's Fellowship program. As a Fellow, she will take part in a month long program in Paris, France this summer with counterparts from universities across the United States and Europe. Humanity in Action Fellowship is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and avtivists, as well as site visits to goverment agencies, non-profit and community orgranizations, museums, and memorials. The program seeks to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice relating to diverse societies. Congratulations Kadijatou!

  • Honors Prof Encourages Students to Take Leadership to the Community

    Leadership belongs to everyone. At least that's how, Honors Professor Crystal Harold sees it. In her Honors course, The Leadership Experience: Leading Yourself, Leading Change, Leading Communities, her students are tasked with being active members of the community by creating events focused on social responsibility and activism. Fox School of Business has highlighted her course on their website, click over to learn even more about this incredible in- and out-of-class experience.

  • Honors Students Shine Bright at College of Science & Technology Awards

    The College of Science & Technology hosted their annual awards ceremony on April 10th and several Honors students were recognized for their achievements. Congratulations to all of the winners!

    • Chelsea Alvarado- Alliance for Minority Participation Award for Academic Achievement

    • Emily Dabashinsky- Florence R. Berg, CST ’49, Endowed Scholarship

    • Laura Baratta- J.A. Poole Award for Exceptional Department Service by an Undergraduate

    • Yamuel Del Valle- Jules J. Sheldon, DDS Scholarship

    • Stuart Olshevski- Natan Luehrmann-Cowen Memorial Award

    • Kevin Rothenberger- Natan Luehrmann-Cowen Memorial Award

    • Allison Hess- Robert and Rita Cook Science Scholars Fund

    • Jeffrey Timlin- Robert and Rita Cook Science Scholars Fund

    • Melanie Rehfuss- Seda Tarzian Endowed Scholarship

    • Claire Stoms- The College of Science and Technology Student Advisor Award

    • Jeffrey Timlin- Undergraduate Research Program Symposium Awards

    • Jennifer Jovinelly- Andrea Broad Scholarship in Biological Sciences

    • James Grivas- Barak Artzy Memorial Award

    • Rachel Axman- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Nathan Frankfort- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Abhinav Gabbeta- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Shea Heilman- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Julia Kastner- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Samantha Shepard- The Charles Hodge IV Prize in Biology

    • Priyanka Patel- Richard Kramer Memorial Award

    • Brandon Schweibenz- Richard Kramer Memorial Award

    • Laura Baratta- Albert B. Brown Chemistry Scholarship Fund

    • Thomas Collins- Edward and Francis Fineman Scholarship in Chemistry

    • Claire Burns-Lynch- Hazel M. Tomlinson, PhD Memorial Scholarship

    • Priyanka Patel- Hazel M. Tomlinson, PhD Memorial Scholarship

    • Priyanka Patel- Jasco Analytical Award

    • Daniel Chung- Shirley and Bernard Brown Scholarship in Chemistry

    • Lisa Clark- Computer & Information Sciences Department Award for Outstanding Achievement

    • Darren Olah- Computer & Information Sciences Department Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Course Assistant

    • Giovanni Adiletta- Francis James and Helen C. Sholomskas Progress to Excellence Scholarship

    • Louis Graup- Francis James and Helen C. Sholomskas Progress to Excellence Scholarship

    • Daniel Reich- Francis James and Helen C. Sholomskas Award for Outstanding Students

    • Nirali Patel- The Most Promising Mathematics Major Award

    • Fiona Galzarano- The Most Promising Mathematics Major Award

    • Syeda Nahri- Morna Brennen Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Honors Professor Ralph Young on Dissent

    From the Square, the New York University Press blog as an interview with Honors Professor Ralph Young on a topic he knows better than most- Dissent. Dr. Young's newest tome on the topic, Dissent: The History of an American Idea, is out this month from NYU Press. 

    UPDATE: This book was named to Publisher Weekly's Books of the Week for April 20, 2015. Congrats Dr. Young!