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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.

Professor David Bartelt, 1944-2015

David W. Bartelt PhD July 31, 1944 – May 15, 2015 We at the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University are greatly saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, David Bartelt on May 15, 2015.  David retired in 2012 after thirty-two years on the faculty at Temple University, but remained…
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Alan Wiig and Michele Masucci

New PhD Alan Wiig Offered Tenure-Track Position

Recent PhD graduate Alan Wiig has accepted a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, focusing on urban economic development. Alan recently defended his dissertation titled “After the Smart City: Global Ambitions and Urban Policymaking in Philadelphia. His publications include ” IBM’s smart city as techno-utopian policy mobility”…
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2015 awards

Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 award recipients! Departmental Awards Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies Kalie Mackey and Michelle Stanley Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies Jonathan Szczesniak Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize Kamol Sarker Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award Samantha Johnson Environmental Studies Award Katherine Ament Geography and Urban Studies Department Award…
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Meet a GUS Senior: Jonny Szczesniak

Jonny Szczesniak first became interested in geography while studying at the Community College of Philadelphia. After taking human geography and environmental science classes there, when he enrolled at Temple, it was a logical transition into the Geography and Urban Studies major. During the Fall semester of his senior year, Jonny took both a GenEd on…
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Dr. Carolyn Adams Retires from GUS Faculty

After over thirty years as a faculty member at Temple University, Dr. Carolyn Adams will be retiring from her position of Professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. While at Temple, she has taught courses on urban development, city problems, and government policies to address them.  Dr. Adams has been an integral part of the GUS community and she…
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Katy Ament and Allison Hayes-Conroy

Meet an ES Senior: Katy Ament

During her time at Temple, Environmental Studies major Katy Ament has been involved with a number of environmentally-focused organizations on campus. This has included working as an Outreach Assistant in the Office of Sustainability, serving as President of the Temple Community Gardens and being one of the founding members of the Rad Dish Cooperative Cafe.   During the summer…
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New Professional Science Master’s in GIS Beginning Fall 2015

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is excited to announce a new Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS, beginning Fall 2015.  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 private employers are…
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Dr. Chakravorty in BBC, New York Times

Dr. Sanjoy Chakravorty’s book The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence, has, since publication in 2013, become influential in India’s national debate on land policy. The BBC recently published an article in which Dr. Chakravorty outlines the historical significance of land acquisition in India, the currently proposed bill, and the controversy it has sparked. The…
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