Dante at the Belltower

1920 x 1080 Dante

On October 8, 2015, the Italian program celebrated the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth by hosting a marathon reading of the Divine Comedy at Temple University’s bell tower. The event succeeded in introducing the Temple and Philadelphia communities to the medieval text and helped to promote Italian culture. Over 100+ students attended the event and shared cookies, …

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A Summer in Leipzig


LAUREN WELLER If you’ve ever spoken with Dr. Waskie, you’ve probably heard him mention Temple’s study abroad program in Leipzig. This month-long intensive language immersion program is a spectacular experience that I got to have this summer. The program starts in Berlin with an orientation to Germany. We visited museums, …

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Students Return from Germany

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

Riannon Caflisch and Annalina Oriz recently made a presentation in Professor Anthony Waskie‘s German 1001 class on their experiences as exchange students in Tübingen, Germany from 2014 – 2015. Temple University German Society (TUGS) President Mikayla Lynn Appell just returned from spending the summer at University of Hamburg. German students Matt Campbell, Lauren Weller, Josh Greiner and Alex Cabrey successfully completed the four-week Intensive …

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Visit With the Mayor of Rome


As part of the Fall Provost Lecture Series, the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, spoke at Temple on September 24 prior to participating in events with Pope Francis. Faculty members Joan Levin and Karen Hersch had the opportunity to meet the Mayor outside Mitten Hall as he greeted a group of majors and students.