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Showcasing the latest achievements, accolades, research, events and stories from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies  in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.
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NJ Sea Grant Consortium Hires GUS PhD Candidate as New Resilience Expert and Extension Agent

Geography and Urban Studies PhD Candidate Mike Schwebel was recently hired by New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute as their community resilience and climate change adaptation specialist.   For more information about the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and  Mike’s position, visit

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New Master’s in GIS Beginning Fall 2015

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is excited to announce a new Master’s in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS, beginning Fall 2015 pending approval from the Board of Trustees.  For more information, please submit your contact information through the link here or email Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a rapidly growing field and non-profit, governmental and…
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Winterstein and Briggs, GUS ’08, are Finalists in the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge

Geography and Urban Studies 2008 alumni poet/performance artist Jacob Winterstein and journalist Ryan Briggs are finalists in the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge. Jacob and Ryan are among 126 finalist that emerged from 7,000 proposal. If they win they will ride their bicycles down all 2,575 miles of city streets in Philadelphia, engaging residents in a multimedia…
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GUS and ES Students on the Winning Teams at Student Design Charrette

On January 31st, Temple students collaborated on interdisciplinary teams to design a tiny house to be located in the Temple Community Garden at Broad and Diamond. Geography and Urban Studies major Molly Mattes was on the winning team and Environmental Studies majors Jeffrey Karmazin and Peter Usilton were on the team that placed second.   More information…
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Open Position: Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies ( invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional) position specializing in Geographic Information Science for academic year 2015-2016. The initial appointment will be for one year, including summer, renewable annually, pending continued college-level funding and satisfactory performance. The position is intended to support…
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The Rad Dish Co-Operative Cafe to Open February 5th

The Rad Dish Co-op, a cooperatively-student-run cafe, has brought together students from a variety of backgrounds at Temple, with one common interest: to serve local, ethical, fair-trade food on campus. Developed out of an independent study project with Allison Hayes-Conroy, a GUS faculty member, students have worked to put together to plan that would not only provide…
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Michele Masucci Named Vice Provost for Research

We are excited to announce Dr. Michele Masucci, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, has been named the Vice Provost for Research at Temple University. Dr. Masucci joined the Department of Geography and Urban Studies in 1997. During her time at Temple, she has held a several academic and leadership positions including Chair, and was a…
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Intern with the Rad Dish Co-op!

The Rad Dish Co-Op, cafe will be opening this winter in Ritter Annex as a cooperatively-student-run cafe serving food sourced from local, ethical, fair-trade sources. This project has been long in the works, and we are so excited to see it open next semester! The Rad Dish is run by Temple students with a wide…
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