Check out the original song created by a professor to send off the Class of 2017.
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Aaron Smith rapping to the camera in a classroom full of students.
How does one faculty member send off the seniors? A hip-hop video, of course.
According to College of Liberal Arts Assistant Professor Aaron Smith, there is nowhere in the world like Temple University. That’s why he was the inspiration who brought faculty, staff and students together for this graduation song. Watch the video and read how it all came together.
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Congratulations, graduates!
Today is the day! The Class of 2017, faculty and staff, friends and family—and everyone’s full hearts—will fill the Liacouras Center for Temple’s 130th Commencement ceremony. Can’t make it? Watch the livestream of the universitywide ceremony. School and college-specific ceremonies will be held throughout the day today and tomorrow.
Lei Zhao holding a sign that says “Starfish Kitchen (my cooking show!)”.
Next stop: Connecting China and the U.S. through consulting—and cooking
Fox School of Business senior Lei Zhao’s consulting company landed a six-figure investment, and her popular online cooking show gains more subscribers each day.
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Megan Rubino holding a sign that says “Independent pharmacy”.
Next stop: Independent pharmacy
Megan Rubino will be the latest in a long line of family members to graduate from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy and go on to open an independent pharmacy in her hometown.
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Jemie Fofana holding a sign that says “U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit”.
Next stop: U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Political science major Jemie Fofanah is heading to our nation’s capital for a gig of judicious proportions.
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Samuel Nebyu playing violin.
Next stop: Master’s in violin performance
Samuel Nebyu came to Temple from Belgium to study violin with Boyer College of Music and Dance Professor Eduard Schmieder. After four years of calloused fingers and international awards, Nebyu is ready to push himself even further at Boyer. Hear him play and see just how fast his fingers can move.
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Decades apart, two Owls share aspirations—and a gown
Musu Davis holding a graduation gown.
A College of Education alumna donated her gown from 1975 to a graduating doctoral student. Find out why in this touching story.
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Science for real
A student holding up a small tank of water and looking at the fish inside.
Check out how two seniors became members of research teams to gain hands-on experience alongside faculty scientists through the College of Science and Technology’s Undergraduate Research Program.
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