Chera Kowalski, a librarian who works in Kensington, found herself at the heart of an epidemic.
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Chera Kowalski sitting at a table in the library
Alumna makes headlines for bringing lifesaving training to Philadelphia library
If you’ve read the news recently, the name Chera Kowalski probably sounds familiar. The 2007 College of Liberal Arts graduate made national news for bringing life-saving Narcan training to the Kensington library where she works.
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Larry Atkins with a copy of his book, Skewed
How to sort through media bias and avoid “fake news”
Larry Atkins, an adjunct professor in Klein College of Media and Communication, talks “fake news,” advocacy journalism and educated news consumption in his new book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias.
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From foster care to campus
A group of teens in foster care came to Temple for a weeklong real-life college experience, visiting the Ambler Campus, Klein College of Media and Communication and Kornberg School of Dentistry, among other schools and colleges. Read about their journey exploring future paths.
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New director takes helm at Center for Sustainable Communities
Temple flags outside Philadelphia City Hall
Melissa R. Gilbert is an expert in urban geography, feminist and critical race studies and social action research.
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Hai-Lung Dai assumes new role as vice president for international affairs
Hai-Lung Dai standing in the Student Center atrium
Dai will lead the Office of International Affairs in working closely with Alumni Relations, deans, faculty, Institutional Advancement, the Provost’s Office and the Research Office to implement a cohesive globalization strategy.
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Solomon Jones poses in a radio studio.
In seventh grade, when a classmate challenged Solomon Jones, KLN ’97, to write a rap, he rose to the occasion. Decades later, Jones still hasn’t stopped writing: He went on to author eight novels and land his current gig, hosting Wake Up With WURD weekday mornings.
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